The Icelandic film Cruelty has been sold to China and Japan via LevelK at the European Film Market in Berlin. The film follows two detectives determined to solve the worst crime in the history of Reykjavik, the murder of two young siblings. While one of the lead detectives is trying to help the grieving mother, the
After the huge success of 2015’s Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier‘s new film has proven to be popular several months before its theatrical release. His upcoming film, titled Thelma, is currently being sold by Paris-based sales company Memento Films. The film has been sold to Italy (Teodora), Benelux (Imagine), Baltics (Scanorama), Portugal (Alambique), Greece (Seven),Turkey (Bir Film), Poland
The Nordisk Film & TV Fond has partnered with the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, to strengthen Nordic and Asian genre film exchanges. The Far East Film Festival is the largest film festival in Europe that is for popular Asian cinema. During the festivities, around seventy films from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan,
The Norwegian Film Institute has announced that it will be funding seven Norwegian and international film and television projects with a total of NOK 49.2 million (€5.5 million) in funding. This is part of the new production incentive, which started in 2016. The poster-child of the new film incentive, the upcoming film The Snowman, has received €4.7 million
The upcoming Norwegian disaster movie The Quake has been pre-sold around the world. The film comes from the same producers who brought us 2015’s The Wave and is to be directed by John Andreas Andersen (Roar Uthaug, who directed The Wave, is currently working on Tomb Raider). The film is based on the concept of a potential earthquake hitting Oslo.
Nordic television dramas have been sold around the world, thanks to London-based company DRG. The Norwegian series Nobel was acquired by the Lumiere Group for Benelux and DBS Satellite Services for Israel, on top of the previously announced deal with Canal+ for France. Another NRK drama, Eyewitness (2014), continues to gain interest and was just sold by DRG