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The Norwegian International Film Festival

This year the 44th Norwegian Film Festival took place in Haugesund between the 20th and 26th of August.

The sleepy town of Haugesund in southern Norway is famous for King Harald Fairhair, the first king of Norway, living nearby the town. In the early years, the coastal waters off Haugesund were hugely popular as a large source of herring, and the town grew accordingly. In the last decades, the town, like its neighbours, have been turning towards the petroleum industry, with the herring being long gone.

Haugesund is rather . . .

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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.