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STATE OF HAPPINESS picks up two awards at Canneseries

The Norwegian drama series State of Happiness has picked up two awards at the inaugural Canneseries television festival.

The series is set in 1969 in Stavanger and follows a group of people and how they are affected by the booming oil industry. International oil companies have been test-drilling for years, but nothing has been found and they are in the process of leaving. The night before Christmas 1969, the gas flare at the oil rig Ocean Viking is lit. And everything is about to change.

State of Happiness stars Pia Tjelta and Per Kjerstad and will premiere on NRK this autumn.

The winner of Best Drama went to the Israeli series When Heroes Fly.

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.