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

Obituary: Minken Fosheim

Norwegian actress and children's author Birte Fosheim Wienskol, better known as Minken Fosheim, died on Thursday night at Lovisenberg Hospital after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 62 years of age. After graduating from the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre, Minken Fosheim had various roles on stage and screen, but is best remembered for presenting the Good Book (God Bok) literature programme on NRK in the 80s and 90s, and for playing Vigdis Reverud in the sitcom Karl &

Hero Of The Seas Awaits Green Light From NRK

An epic drama based on Hero Of The Seas (En sjøens helt) by Jon Michelet, who died on Saturday, is in development for NRK with a budget of NOK 130-150 million. The series of novels has sold 800,000 copies so far and the sixth volume, Krigerens hjemkomst, will be published this autumn. If greenlit, season one will be an adaptation of the first volume in the series, Skogsmatrosen, where 18-year-old Halvor Skramstad joins the Norwegian merchant navy in December 1939, and

Obituary: Jon Michelet

Norwegian author and journalist Jon Michelet lost his battle against cancer on Saturday night. He died, surrounded by close family, at 73 years of age. Since his literary debut in 1975 with Den drukner ei som henges skal, Jon Michelet has been one of Norway's most critically acclaimed and best-selling authors. He won the Riverton Prize twice for Best Norwegian Crime Novel: in 1980 with the first Vilhelm Thygesen book, entitled White As Snow (Hvit som snø), and then in 2001 with

HBO Nordic Orders Sci-fi Original Beforeigners

The first HBO Nordic original project to be ordered from from Norway will be eight-part science fiction drama Beforeigners (Fremvandrerne), written by Lilyhammer co-creators Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin about travellers seeking refuge from another time. Two individuals appear in Oslo under mysterious circumstances, but are just the first of many to arrive from the past who seek refuge in our time. However, The main focus of the series takes place seven years later, as the community is transformed by the