Skam Successor Blank Returns This Autumn

The first season of Blank, the youth oriented successor to Skam which follows the lives of 19-year-olds after high school, drew to a close this weekend and has already been ordered to return for a second run this autumn. The NRK P3 series, which charts the lives of its protagonists through social media accounts and web clips, launched this Spring without any prior promotion and settled in to a respectable average audience of 182,000 viewers. It has yet to match

SVT Slates Sisters Period Drama For Christmas

SVT has announced that filming has just begun for new three-part relationship drama Systrar (Sisters), directed by Kristina Humle (Before We Die). Set in Ystad during the summer of 1968, Sisters follows newly graduated journalist Karin (Mikaela Knapp) whose dream is to work at Stockholm Dagblad but takes a summer job with a local newspaper. Karin then rents a room with the family who owns both the newspaper and a hotel in the city, and soon forms a close friendship with

Joachim Trier’s Thelma Tops Amanda Nominations

On Wednesday, the nominees were revealed for the 2018 Amanda Awards, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema. The winners will be announced during the 46th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Saturday 18th August in a ceremony hosted by Henriette Steenstrup and John Brungot. Joachim Trier’s supernatural thriller Thelma received the highest number of nominations with twelve to equal last year's record-breaking The King’s Choice by Erik Poppe, who returned this year with seven nominations for his chilling real-time account

Johannes Lassen Wins Best Actor Nymphe D’Or

On Tuesday, the 58th Festival de Télévision in Monte-Carlo awarded the Nymphe d’Or for Best Actor to Johannes Lassen for his role in Danish hostage drama Below The Surface (Gidseltagningen), against stiff competition from Ioan Gruffudd (Liar), Billy Campbell (Cardinal) and Charles Berling (The Frozen Dead). In Below The Surface, when fifteen people are taken hostage in a subway train, a terror taskforce led by Philip Norgaard (Johannes Lassen) and Louise Falk (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, reporter

And Breathe Normally Wins HBO Audience Award

And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega), the debut feature written and directed by Ísold Uggadóttir, has won the HBO Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 20th Provincetown International Film Festival in the USA, to add to its World Cinema Best Director accolade at Sundance, and the FIPRESCI prize in Göteborg. The film is set on Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland where Lara (Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir) works as a border patrol officer at the Keflavík airport. One day on the job, Lara