Four Nordic Dramas Compete At Canneseries

Atlantic Crossing (Norway), Man In Room 301 (Finland), Partisan (Sweden), and Top Dog (Sweden) have all been selected to compete in the 3rd edition of Canneseries (9 – 14 October), which has been postponed from March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In Atlantic Crossing, it is 1940 and Norway is occupied by Nazi Germany. Crown Princess Märtha and her children find shelter as political refugees in the White House. Her presence in Washington soon influences President Roosevelt’s views on the tragic events unfolding in Europe and significantly changes the dynamics of U.S. politics.

Man In Room 301 is a psychological thriller that weaves between the past and present to tell the story of the Kurtti family, whose lives irrevocably hanged when two-year-old Tommi was killed by a gunshot. Whilst on their family holiday in Greece 12 years later, they come across a man that looks just like the boy’s alleged killer.

Partisan takes place in the idyllic surroundings of Jordnära, a gated community that runs a very successful organic farm that distributes vegetables. When Johnny joins as their new truck driver, he begins to suspect human trafficking, and this begins to distract him from his main mission. Who is Johnny and what is his true agenda?

In Top Dog, a mysterious disappearance makes two worlds collide: lawyer Emily and ex-con Teddy. She wants up, while he wants out. She wants to secure her future, while he wants to leave his old life behind. But they are forced to think again when they get caught in a dangerous conspiracy, where the past catches up with them and nothing is what it seems.

Completing the competition line-up for Canneseries are 257 Reason To Live (Russia), Cheyenne And Lola (France / Belgium), Losing Alice (Israel), Moloch (France), Red Light (Belgium / Netherlands) and Truth Seekers (UK).

The winner will be revealed on 14th October, decided by a jury that comprises French actors Laetitia Eido, Grégory Fitoussi, Roxane Mesquida and Caroline Proust alongside American composer Randy Kerber and French director Jean-Pascal Zadi.