The Norwegian International Film Festival has kicked off in Haugesund with new premieres of Nordic films.
A new addition to the film festival are the ‘Amanda stones’. Named after Norway’s official awards, the Amanda Awards, these stones are very much similar to the Hollywood Boulevard (albeit a lot smaller) and are there on Haraldsgata to commemorate Norwegian film and television stars.
Last year this new concept was inaugurated by Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp, the two stars of the incredibly successful The Wave.
This year they will be joined by Norwegian actress/director Liv Ullmann, who has acted in fifty eight films, was the long-time companion of Ingmar Bergman, and is also the honorary president of the Norwegian International Film Festival.
She will be accompanied by Jakob Oftebro, who will also be having a stone just for him. Oftebro has acted in many big-name films including Kon Tiki, Max Manus, Gold Coast, The Last King, A Conspiracy of Faith and is set to be in the new Jo Nesbø film The Snowman. He is the youngest actor to ever enter Norway’s National Theatre School and is also the host of this year’s Amanda Awards.
The stars will be present at the walk of fame on the 26th of August.