Asger Leth Connected With Jakob Ejersbo’s Liberty

Director Asger Leth has revealed that five-part drama Liberty, which premieres as part of the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 – 25 February), reflects some experiences that he shares with Jakob Ejersbo, upon whose novel and childhood the series is based. Asger Leth says: "My father lives in Haiti, and has done for over 30 years. I came to Haiti for the first time when I was 12-13 years old... So I've also lived a life

Monster

OVERVIEW | NEWS | CAST | SEASON 1 Starring: Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Jakob Oftebro, Bjørn Sundquist 2017. Returning Series In the dark and remote landscape of northern Norway, a brutal murder reveals a mass grave which links old cases to missing people. Local police woman Hedda is assigned to the case along with special investigator Joel Dreyer from Oslo, and their different backgrounds, personalities and methods immediately set them against each other. However, when the investigation begins to spiral out of control, both detectives resort

Atlantic Crossing Reveals Story Of Princess Märtha

NRK's forthcoming eight-part drama Atlantic Crossing (Alt for Norge), based on the true story of Crown Princess Märtha's influence upon World War II, has been awarded a production incentive of over NOK 27,000 by the Norwegian Film Institute. Atlantic Crossing is an inspiring story of how Crown Princess Märtha of Norway escaped from Nazi occupation to become an influential figure in world politics, living in the White House and determined to convince President Roosevelt to join the war. Showrunner and director Alexander

A Better Life In The Country For Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen (The Legacy) stars in Michael Noer's powerful new movie A Better Life (Et bedre liv), which recently concluded filming on the Danish island of Zealand. A Better Life is set in the Danish countryside during the 19th century where its inhabitants face tough conditions and, with the prospect of yet another harsh winter ahead, farmer Jens (Jesper Christensen) has a difficult decision to make. If the family is to survive the winter, Jens must come to an agreement with the

Erik Poppe To Compete For Golden Bear In Berlin

Erik Poppe's film about the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway, U - July 22 (Utøya 22. juli), will compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition programme of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 - 25 February), where it will also premiere. On 22nd July 2011, far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a van in Oslo killing eight people, then shot dead 69 people at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. In August 2012 he was convicted of