Netflix Backs Paul Greengrass 22/7 Terror Movie

Netflix is to back the forthcoming Paul Greengrass (Bloody Sunday) film about the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway carried out by far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik, based on the book One Of Us by Åsne Seierstad. On 22nd July 2011 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 mass murder, causing a fatal explosion, and terrorism. Greengrass told BT: "What

Skam Honoured By LGBT Denmark At Pride Festival

Norwegian drama Skam (Shame) has been honoured with the Salmon Award by LGBT Denmark, which is presented to people or organisations that have gone against the tide. Former winners include former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Morten Kjærum, and Nina Stork. Writer and director of Skam, Julie Andem, and actor Carl Martin Eggesbø who plays Eskild, received the award on the main stage at Rådhuspladsen on Saturday as part of the Copenhagen Pride Festival. Their appearance was accompanied by a video message

The King’s Choice Claims Eight Awards In Haugesund

On Saturday, the 45th Norwegian Film Festival (19 - 25 August) in Haugesund began with almost a clean sweep for Erik Poppe’s historical drama The King's Choice (Kongens nei) at the 2017 Amanda Awards, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema. The King’s Choice, which was shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards, was the most popular film in Norway last year with over 700,000 tickets sold and tells the story of three fateful days in April 1940 when German soldiers arrived

Skam Awarded Peer Gynt Prize By Prime Minister

Hit Norwegian youth drama Skam (Shame), which follows the everyday lives of a group of High School students in Oslo, has been awarded the Peer Gynt Prize for exercising social responsibility and showing Norway in a positive light abroad. The prize, which is voted for by politicians at The Storting, was presented to series writer Julie Andem and producer Marianne Furevold-Bolandby by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Peer Gynt Festival in Gudbrandsdalen yesterday. Head of the Peer Gynt Foundation, Rune Støstad,

Atle Antonsen In Remake Of Norske Byggeklosser

Atle Antonsen (Dag) is set to play eleven different roles in the forthcoming remake of 1972 comedy classic Norske Byggeklosser (Norwegian Building Blocks), which he wrote together with director Arild Fröhlich. The original film is as a parody of Norwegian bureaucracy, and revolves around frustrated home owner Olav Femte's meetings with various difficult bureaucrats, neighbours and artisans. However, the new version will focus on renovation rather than building. Arild Fröhlich told NRK: "A lot of what we have written about in this