A new American film will be set in the far-north of Norway

A new American film called The Sunlit Night will shoot in the far-north of Norway.

Set between New York and Norway, The Sunlit Night follows an American painter called Francis and the émigré Yasha – an unlikely pair who find each other in the Arctic Circle. Frances has arrived to jumpstart her career while Yasha has come to bury his father in the land of the Vikings. Together under a sun that never quite sets, they let go of the past and discover the future, and family, they didn’t know they had. The movie is adapted from Rebecca Dinerstein’s debut novel

The cast includes Jenny Slate, Alex Sharp, Zach Galifianakis, Gillian Anderson, and Jessica Hecht. German director David Wnendt has been attached to the film.


The film is a co-production between Deetailfilm in Germany and Ape&Bjørn in Norway.

The Sunlit Night will be shot in Norway this summer.


Source: Variety

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.