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An Americanised Norwegian Cinema?

To international audiences, it seems like Norway is facing an identity crisis. In the year that Nordic Council Film Prize-nominated Out of Nature (2014) swept through international festivals and marveled us with its stunning portrayal of nature, the inner soul and the true dullness of the middle class, Norwegians were spending their money at the cinema to see racing film Børning (2014) and disaster movie The Wave (2015), neither of which have been able to captivate audiences abroad. Both films come across as American-style movies, something which is likely to deter international audiences looking . . .

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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.