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BORDERTOWN wins at the Finnish Emmy’s

Finland’s Nordic Noir television series, Bordertown, has picked up three major awards at the annual Finnish Golden Venla TV Awards.

Overall, the series won Outstanding TV Drama of the Year, Best Actor for Ville Virtanen and Best Actress for Anu Sinisalo.

Bordertown follows Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen, who is one of the most respected officers at the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland. When his wife barely survives brain cancer, Sorjonen decides to take his family to an idyllic small town near the border of Russia to live a quiet, peaceful life. But life is not very peaceful on the border.

Season two is currently in development, with plans to start filming in mid-August and a release set for May 2018. When the series premiered in Finland, it had more than 1.3 million people watching. Federation Entertainment is handling world sales. No international releases have been announced.

Read our interview with one of the directors, Juuso Syrjä.

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.