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The Lion Woman / Løvekvinnen

Looking back to the past few years of Norwegian cinema, the film industry has clearly been affected by the Hollywood system of ‘the more money you spend, the more money you make’. In that sense, Norwegian cinema is increasingly becoming more Americanised, definitely more so than the other Nordic countries. It all started with the most selling film in Norwegian cinemas, Max Manus: Man of War (2008) and continues with Kon-Tiki (2012) and lately The Wave (2015), which had releases in almost every country in the world.

The latest blockbuster from Norway . . .

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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.