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Here are the Nordic projects that received funding from the Nordisk Film og TV Fond in May

The Nordisk Film og TV Fond has announced its next round of funding. The Oslo-based fund is aimed at providing support to projects from all across the Nordics, including co-productions.

Here are the projects you can look forward to:

Daniel

Directed by Niels Arden Oplev, this film is an adaptation of the tragic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage by ISIS while working in Syria in 2013. The biopic will start shooting in October and received NOK 2.8 million from the Nordisk Film og TV Fond.

My Life as a Comedian

This coming-of-age film is directed by Rojda Sekersöz, whose Beyond Dreams was a festival favourite last year. The film is adapted from the bestselling novel by Jonas Gardell and is set in the 1970s where it follows 12-year-old Juha, who is the class clown and finds that humour is his only means of being accepted by his family and classmates. Johan Rheborg stars in the leading role.

A White, White Day

This Icelandic/Danish film comes from filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason who had a successful debut with the arty Winter Brothers. The film is about an off-duty police chief whose wife has recently died in a car accident, and he suspects that a local man had an affair with her.

Twin

This NRK television series stars Game of Thrones favourite Kristoffer Hivju as a pair of twins, Erik and Adam. Erik is a surfer bum who hasn’t seen business-orientated Erik in many years. When he visit s him to ask for help, he is rejected. During a quarrel, Erik’s wife accidentally kills her husband. Now Adam must replace his brother by assuming his identity. Twin will be released in Norway next March. Twin received NOK 2 million in production support.

Source: Rushprint (in Norwegian)

Source: Cineuropa

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.