Cinema Scandinavia: We know you from the British series Fortitude. What was your experience working abroad and how does it differ from Scandinavian productions? 

Mia Jexen: I adore working in England with an international cast. The work process is almost similar; we tend to use more improvisation in Denmark both in preparation and also on set. There is not a tradition where you must say what it says on the paper. Of course, you can’t miss anything important for the plot, but the main focus is to make it sound as natural as . . .

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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.