Series Mania has announced that Blackport (Iceland), Furia (Norway) and Kamikaze (Denmark) will compete for Best International Drama at this year’s festival in Lille, France (26th August – 2nd September).
The festival will welcome more than fifty series from over forty territories showcased at the physical event with fierce competition for the international prize coming from Anna (Italy), Germinal (France), Hamlet (Turkey), Jerusalem (Israel), and The Echo Of Your Voice (Israel).
The award for Best International Drama will be decided by a jury chaired by Hagai Levi, co-creator of Golden Globe winner The Affair, whilst guests of honour at the festival include Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, Dexter showrunner Clyde Philipps and The Good Fight actress Audra McDonald.
BLACKPORT (VERBUD) | RÚV
Inspired by true events, Blackport opens in the early 1980s when the fishing industry was booming in Iceland and follows a young married couple who build a small fishing empire in a village along with a group of friends, but see their livelihoods threatened when the government starts enforcing restrictive fishing quotas.
FURIA | VIAPLAY
In Furia, a shocking killing in an idyllic Norwegian town leads police investigator Asgeir (Pål Sverre Hagen) to undercover cop Ragna (Ine Marie Willmann) as she infiltrates a nationalistic subculture. A journey into a horrifying underworld of hatred follows as a terrorist plot is revealed that reaches to the very heart of Europe.
KAMIKAZE | HBO MAX
Shortly after her 18th birthday, Julie receives a final text message from her father. Seconds later, her parents and brother are killed in a plane crash in Uganda. Left alone in a giant mansion, Julie seems to have it all: youth, beauty and lots of money. But as the loss of her family sinks in, she embarks on a dangerous journey of rediscovery.