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 Nymphe D’Or For Best Actor

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

Teenage Jesus Sets Collision Course For 2019

Filming has begun for Marie Grahtø’s female-led debut feature Teenage Jesus, a continuation of her 2014 graduation film Teenland, made whilst at the Super16 independent film school in Copenhagen. Set on a psychiatric ward, Teenage Jesus follows Viktoria (Lisa Carlehed), a young, determined psychologist who agrees to treat violent and suicidal patient Jenny (Victoria Carmen Sonne). From that moment on their lives are set on a collision course. The two women begin to form a complicated and intimate bond and, through

The Guilty Sells Worldwide Ahead Of Danish Premiere

Gustav Möller's debut feature The Guilty (Den skyldige), a psychological thriller set in real time at an emergency call centre, has been sold to 90 countries ahead of its Danish premiere on 14th June. When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy shift as an emergency dispatcher. But that all changes when he answers a distressed call from a kidnapped woman who abruptly disconnects. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use