The Norwegian Films at Berlinale
Norway has a very strong presence in Berlin this year. Hans Petter Moland is entering for the third time in the main competition representing the Nordic region, and newcomer Eskil Vogt is screening his feature debut in the parorama section. Here’s an overview of all the Norwegian films at the festival:
In Order of Disappearance
This action/comedy will be screening in the main competition, and is about Nils, who is a snow blower and lives carefree in a remote winter location. His son’s sudden death puts him in the middle of a drug war between Norwegian mafia and the Serbians.
Blind will be screening in the panorama section, and is about Ingrid, who recently lost her sight and retreats to the safety of her home where she can feel in control. But Ingrid’s real problems lie within, not beyond the walls of her apartment, and her deepest fears and fantasies soon take over. Indiewire has three clips from the film which you can watch here
A Thousand Times Good Night
Rebecca is one of the worlds top war photographers. On assignment while photographing a female suicide bomber in Kabul, she gets too near, and badly hurt. Back at home, her husband and daughters can no longer bear the thought of her dying while at work, and Rebecca is given an ultimatum.
It’s not easy being a teenager, especially not through the eyes of three ballet boys – a film about friendship, ambitions, identity, and passions.
The Christmas of Solan and Ludvig
One of the biggest films so far this year in Norway gets to make an appearance at Berlinale. It’s almost Christmas, and what Ludvig wants most of all is snow. But when Reodor builds the worlds most powerful snow cannon, it ends up in the hands of Freeman Pløsen, editor of the Flåklypa Gazette”. Uh oh.
Dead Snow 2
I sure hope you’ve all seen the first one! In this sequel to the epic splatter zombie saga, Martin has to rpove that there is more devilry in Northern Norway than even Nazi zombies are prepared for. And so far, the zombie was has only just begun in a film which crushed bones and dead blood!
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
Oh Norway. the world described in this tale is not at all like our world. The dungeons are gloomier, the rich and their sons meaner, the parents much more self centered, the crazy inventors inventions crazier.
Love Me is about twenty year old Maria and her longing to be loved and her fear of being rejected – about the jealousy, uncertainty and cowardice we usually prefer to keep to ourselves. Maria is a troubled and lonely girl who falls in love with Adam, who is the first boyfriend to treat her nicely. However Maria has some struggles she must deal with.
Kaia and Andrew’s peaceful life is violently disrupted upon the unexpected arrival of Kaia’s sister, Christine, and her fiance, Ira. Prior tensions and jealousies burgeon as new alliances form and childhood patterns resurgace. When one of the four characters go missing, the three are left to fill in the blanks.
Letter to the King
This film portrays five peoples meeting with Norway outside the refuee game. They are given permission ot leave the snowy no mans land and travel to Oslo, a welcome change. But we soon realise that all of them have a purpose with this trip.
The Norwegian Film Institute has a lot more information, and you can check out the full info here