Four Nordic series to screen at festival in France

Four new Nordic television series will screen at the festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle in France next month, including some premieres.

The Norwegian kids series ZombieLars, Denmark’s Something’s Rockin’, and the Swedish Black Lake will all screen at the festival, as well as the brand-new Norwegian crime series Borderline.

Borderline stars Tobias Santelmann as homicide detective Nikolai Andreassen, who becomes involved in criminal activities surrounding his own family. Ellen Dorrit Petersen, who is in Joachim Trier’s latest film Thelma, also stars in the series. Borderline will premiere in Norway this autumn.

The Danish series Something’s Rockin’ tells the story of the rise and fall of Radio Mercur, a pirate radio station founded by a small group of music lovers in the late fifties. The series premiered in Denmark in March this year, and its screening at the festival will be the series international premiere.

Black Lake is a Swedish crime series that premiered last year. The series follows Johan and his friends when they visit an abandoned ski resort, the scene of a horrific crime (good things never come from visiting places like this). The group are soon gripped with disturbing experiences. Black Lake stars Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Filip Berg, and Valter Skarsgård. BBC4 acquired the series for a UK release.

The French Festival de la Fiction de la Rochelle runs from the 13th of September until the 17th, and you can find out more information here.

Photo: Monster Scripted / source: Nordisk Film & TV Fond


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.