Norwegian Film Institute supports new documentaries

imageThe Norwegian Film Insitute is supporting four new documentaries, including one for theatrical release.

Norwegian director Jon Haukelund will have his documentary released in cinemas. Titled What Young Men Do, the documentary is based on the Children Mugger Case in Norway’s Groruddalen, where in 2013 19 teenagers were arrested and charged with aggravated robbery of other youngsters.

Here is some information on the other three documentaries, via the Norwegian Film Institute:
My Favorite War
Dir: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen. Prod: Bivrost Film & TV. NOK 2.7 million
The 75% animated documentary tells the personal story of the directors’ early life in Latvia, during the Soviet regime, between 1970-1990.

Lebensborn – The Children of the Third Reich (Lebensborn)
Dirs: Karoline Grindaker, Hilde K Kjøs. Prod: Mica Film. NOK 1.4 million
The organisation of Lebensborn was built on völkisch thinking and pan-German ideas of securing the development of the Nordic, Arian or German race. Children involved in the Norwegian branch (from 1941) tell bout their lives.
The List of Dreams (Wanjas liste)
Dir: Paulina Cervenka. Prod: Motlys. NOK 685,000
A woman tries to figure out how to live before she dies. When diagnosed with the deadly ALS disease, Wanja realises that after a hard life with drug abuse she can now live the life she never had – without them.
Six new shorts
(Total € 439,680 /NOK 4,096 million)

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.