John Carew To Star In Football Drama Home Ground

NRK has announced that its NOK 70 million drama Home Ground (Hjemmebane) will star Ane Dahl Torp (Occupied) as the first female football manager in Norway's Premier League, with John Carew as a player on the verge of retirement who returns home to end his career in Norway. Home Ground will follow manager of fictional team Varg i Ulsteinvik, Helena Mikkelsen (Ane Dahl Torp), as she navigates her way through the misogynistic world of professional football, facing a lack of respect

Nominations Revealed For 2018 Gullruten Awards

On Thursday, at a press conference at Østbanehallen in Oslo, comedian Sigrid Bonde Tusvik revealed the nominations for the 20th Gullruten Awards. Three series emerged as dominant across the dramatic categories, with Aber Bergen, Home Ground (Heimebane), and One Night (En natt) all represented in Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress. The Gullruten Awards will be presented by Sigrid Bonde Tusvik for the second year in a row at Grieghallen in Bergen on Saturday 5th May. BEST DRAMA: Aber Bergen, TV 3 Heimebane, NRK Skam,

Berlinale Shines Spotlight On New Nordic Dramas

DR's adaptation of the Jakob Ejersbo novel Liberty, and NRK sports drama Home Ground (Heimebane), have been invited to premiere at the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 - 25 February). Berlinale Series has selected seven dramas from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Norway, and the US that look into the depths of the human soul and prove that resistance to power structures is not only possible, but necessary. They depict reactionary political systems, turmoil in

Gabriela Pichler’s Amateurs Best Film At Göteborg

Gabriela Pichler’s second feature, Amateurs (Amatörer), has been awarded the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival, where it received its world premiere during the opening ceremony. In Amateurs, the small town of Lafors hopes to reverse its economic drought by attracting a German discount supermarket, and local teenagers are asked to produce films to promote the area. The films don't turn out quite as expected, so the project is called off, but two young girls decide

Nominees Revealed For Nordic Council Film Prize

On Tuesday, the five nominees were announced for the 14th Nordic Council Film Prize, which aims to raise interest in the Nordic cultural community and recognise outstanding artistic initiatives. The nominated films must have deep roots in Nordic culture, be of high artistic quality, and distinguish themselves by their artistic originality. This year's nominees are: Parents | Forældre | Denmark When their son moves away from home, Kjeld and Vibeke try to reignite the magic of their younger days, so move into the