Norwegian Film Institute supports four new international co-productions


The Norwegian Film Institute has announced that it will be supporting four new international co-productions. Here they are:

Cold Case Hammarskjold takes place fifty five years after the UN Security General Dag Hammarskjold was killed when his plane crashed in then Northern Rhodesia. But was it an accident or assassination? That’s what Danish journalist, TV host and documentary filmmaker Mads Brugger wants to investigate in his true-crime feature. Denmark’s Wingman Media is producing, and the NFI has given €1 million in production support.

In her feature debut, Swedish director Terese Andren portrays a successful real estate agent in Stockholm who gives up career goals in favour of an isolated life at a small farm in the countryside, driven by a deep unease and paranoia, convinced a major global crisis is approaching. Titled Oron, the film is produced by Sweden’s Garagefilm and co-produced by Norway’s Friland Produksjon.

Icelandic director Óskar Thór Axelsson will adapt a novel by author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir for I Remember You, the story of three young people who move from the city to a fjord in western Iceland, where they will restore an old building. Meanwhile, on the other side of the fjord, a psychiatrist is investigating a suicide. The film is produced by Zik Zak Filmworks and co-produced by Norway’s Ape&Bjørn.

Lastly, the German film Bright Nights, directed by Thomas Arslan, follows the story of a father trying to rekindle his relationship with his son after years of absence. He takes him on a car ride across northern Norway, hoping it is not too late. The film is produced by Germany’s Schramm Film Koerner & Weber together with Maria Ekerhovd from Norway’s Mer Film.


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.