Cinema Scandinavia: The musician St Thomas is perhaps best known in Norway. How did you hear about him and decide to make a documentary about him?

Richard Knights: ‘I’m Coming Home’ was the first St Thomas album I bought. This was back in 2001, after reading a review in the English press. Bookstore was my favourite song. For me, at only 1 minute and 52 seconds, it’s a perfect pop song. There’s a manic energy simmering just beneath the surface of that song, something intangible, ready to combust.

I’d only seen him play live . . .


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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.