Norwegian Film ‘Out of Nature’ Heading to Toronto

Out of Nature

Norwegian director Ole Giæver’s Out of Nature (Mot naturen) has been selected for the Toronto International Film Festival between 4-14 September, where it will have its world premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema sidebar.

The festival has previously reported it will present the first screenings of Norwegian directors Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie as a Special Presentation and Bent Hamer’s 1001 Grams (1001 gram) in the Masters section. Both films will be marketed by French international sales companies, Wild Buch and Les Films du Losange, respectively.

Runs to the hills

Scripted and directed by Giæver, who also plays the lead, his new drama comedy is the story of a family father in his 30s living in a small town feels alienated and longs to get away – from his job, his family, into the woods, into the mountains. Spending a weekend alone on a hiking trip, he is forced to confront the way he lives his life.

Domestic release in September

 With a cast including Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Rebekka
Nystabakk and Ellen Birgitte Winther, it was produced by Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film, which will also handle domestic release on 19 September. Foreign distribution is yet to be announced.

via the Norwegian Film Institute

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.