What Will People Say Scoops Amanda Awards

At the 46th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Saturday, winners of this year's Amandaprisen were revealed during a gala 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 of the 2011 terrorist attack in U – July 22. However, the dominant force on the night was

Skam Actress Awarded Bridge Building Prize

On Sunday night, Skam actress Iman Meskini was presented with the Brobyggerprisen by Prime Minister Erna Solberg on behalf of the 14th August Committee for contributing to "building a bridge of insight and understanding" between cultures and communities. The 14th August Committee was established in 2003 to celebrate Pakistan's national day in Norway and works towards building bridges between the Norwegian and Pakistani communities by fostering dialogue through increased knowledge of each other's cultures and values. The Brobyggerprisen recognises those who

Tommy Wirkola Directs Mel Gibson In War Pigs

Mel Gibson and Colin Farrell are on board to star in War Pigs, the forthcoming action thriller to be directed by Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow). In War Pigs, written by Nick Ball and John Niven, a group of disillusioned ex-marines go on one last mission to avenge the murder of one of their own by a cartel that also stole millions of dollars in drug money. Colin Farrell plays Drex and Mel Gibson plays The Pastor. Tommy Wirkola told Altaposten: "It's crazy

Maniac

OVERVIEW | NEWS | CAST | SEASON 1 Starring: Espen Petrus Andersen Lervaag, Ingeborg Raustøl, Håkon Bast Mossige 2014. Series Ended Maniac is the story of Espen, a man in his thirties who is loved by everyone. Every day is a party and there's no limit to what he can experience. His life is almost too good to be true... In truth, Espen has completely withdrawn from reality and is a patient on a psychiatric ward where his newly appointed therapist, Mina, has taken

Haugesund Premiere For Tuva Novotny Blind Spot

Blind Spot (Blindsone), the feature length directorial debut by Tuva Novotny which was filmed in a single 98 minute take, will premiere at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund (18 - 24 August). The film follows a mother’s struggle to understand the crisis her daughter is going through and how it affects the entire family. In so doing it places the spotlight on mental health care for Norwegian youth and asks how we can help them to open up about