British Airways Eases Long-Haul Stress With Norwegian 7-Hour Rail Epic

 British Airways planes will screen a seven-hour film showing a rail journey through Norway in real time as its first foray into so-called Slow TV, a genre it says should appeal to long-haul passengers seeking relaxing viewing. Other offerings that could be available alongside the latest computer games, Hollywood blockbusters and television cop shows include knitting, a […]

Sweden, Denmark, Norway in Running for LUX Prize

  The top ten films in the Official Selection for the LUX Prize 2014 were announced yesterday at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Sweden, Denmark and Norway got the following films included in the selection: White God, by Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary, Germany, Sweden) Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland, Denmark) Turist (Force majeure), by Ruben Östlund (Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway) The […]

Norwegian dramedy HERE IS HAROLD sold to a large number of buyers

Presented for the first time in Cannes and based on a 3-minute promo, HERE IS HAROLD has been sold to Germany (NFP), Japan (Nikkatsu Corporation), Switzerland (Frenetec Films), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Greece (FeelGood Entertainment S.A) and Estonia (Estin Film). “International distributors have embraced this warm-hearted Norwegian dramedy just like we expected when we picked […]

Doctor Proctor farts his way to number one in Norway

Selling 368,832 tickets, Norwegian director Arild Fröhlich’sDoctor Proctor’s Fart Powdertook the number-one position on the Norwegian charts for the first six months of 2014, contributing to the 20.9% local market share – up from 11.6% in 2013 and the best result for the last five years. Also, Norwegian director Arne Lindtner Næss’ Casper and Emma’s Winter Vacationreached the […]

Blind around the world

Norwegian director Eskil Vogt’s feature debut Blind, which has been nominated for seven Amandas – Norway’s national film prize – will screen at five international festivals this month (July), starting in Karlovy Vary-Czech Republic between 4-12 July. The Ellen Dorrit Petersen-Henrik Rafaelsen starrer is among the 10 European films selected for the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! sidebar; […]

Systad Jacobsen still turned on, ready for tragicomic love story

Norwegian director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, whose screenplay for her feature debut,Turn Me on, Goddammit![+] (2011), won her the first prize in the World Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in the US, has collected €1 million in production funding from the Norwegian Film Institute for her new feature, The Remnants of Pontus Halmstrøm. Her second feature will be produced […]