Imagine turning a corner and bumping straight into Sarah Lund and Saga Norén, deep in conversation, brows furrowed as if they were putting their heads together on a hybrid case derived from the darkest elements of The Killing and The Bridge.

It sounds like the product of a Nordic Noir fan’s fevered imagination, but this is the kind of thing that happens at Nordicana, London’s annual celebration of Scandinavian TV drama with a strong emphasis on the crime genre.

It isn’t . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.