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New Scandi WWII drama launched at Cannes

A new World War II drama is coming from Scandinavia (see: Land of Mine, The King’s Choice) and has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival.

Titled The Bird Catcher, the story centres on a Jewish girl who struggles to survive in Nazi-occupied Norway by masquerading as a male farmland in Sweden.

The screenplay is written by newcomer Trond Morten Kristensen and is directed by British director Ross Clarke. The film has been shooting near Trondheim in central Norway and is due to wrap soon.

Laura BirnSarah-Sofie Boussnina, August Diehl, Arthur Hakalahti, Johannes Kuhnke and Jakob Cedergren star in The Bird Catcher.

Voltage Pictures has launched international sales at Calles and British production company Motion Picture Capital is producing. The film is currently listed as a Norwegian film, yet the official language is unknown.

The release date is currently unknown.

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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.