State of Happiness Best Script At Canneseries

Norwegian period drama State of Happiness (Lykkeland), starring Pia Tjelta and Per Kjerstad, was presented with awards for Best Script and Best Score at the inaugural Canneseries drama festival on Wednesday, but was edged out by When Heroes Fly (Israel) for the accolade of Best Drama. It’s 1969 in the small coastal town of Stavanger and international oil companies have been test-drilling for years, but nothing has been found. They are in the process of leaving when, on Christmas Eve, a

Bullets Wins Hearts Of Drama Buyers At Cannes

Variety reports that Finnish thriller Bullets, written by Pesonen Matti Laine (Bordertown) and Kirsi Vikman (Mother of Mine), was presented with the inaugural MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit Coup de Coeur Award on Sunday in Cannes. The MIPDrama Buyers’ Summit focuses on new trends and upcoming series in production, and provides buyers with a first look at six new high-end dramas, selected for their writing and production values, originality and worldwide appeal. Bullets follows two strong women. Mari Saari (Krista Kosonen) is a cop

Eternal Road Dominates 2018 Jussi Awards

In Helsinki on Friday, AJ Annila's period drama The Eternal Road (Ikitie), starring Tommi Korpela, dominated the 2018 Jussi Awards with six wins including Best Film and Best Director. Set in 1930, The Eternal Road follows a trade union activist who flees to the relative safety of the Soviet Union, and where his future looks bright until Stalin's regime grows suspicious of foreigners. Alongside Best Film and Best Director, it's prize haul included Best Supporting Actor for Hannu-Pekka Björkman and Best

Marcus Lindeen’s The Raft Wins At CPH:DOX

On Friday at CPH:DOX 2018, The Raft by Swedish documentary film maker Marcus Lindeen was named winner of the festival's main competition programme, the DOX:Award. In 1973, five men and six women sailed across the Atlantic on a raft. This voyage was designed by a radical Mexican anthropologist to be both a social experiment and a scientific study of violence, aggression, sex and group behaviour. However, things didn't work out entirely as planned. In The Raft, Marcus Lindeen reunites the crew for

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,