The nominees of the 2015 Nordic Council Film Prize


The 2015 nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize have been announced.  From the Nordisk Film & TV Fund, the Nordic Council Film Prize is “The purpose of the Nordic Council Film Prize is to promote the range and diversity of films produced in all of the Nordic countries, enhance the Nordic sense of cultural affinity, develop the Nordic Region as a home market for culture and boost the international standing of Nordic film.”

The nominees are:


Denmark: Silent Heart

Three generations of a family coming together over a weekend. A sick mother’s wish to die before her disease worsens gets harder to handle as old conflicts come to the surface.

Read our review here

Finland: They Have Escaped

Two teenage outcasts run away from a halfway house and embark on a rambling cross-country journey.

Read our review

Read our interview with director J-P (Jukka-Pekka) Valkeapää

Iceland: Virgin Mountain

Fusi,a 43 years old man still lives with his mother.His daily life is characterized by one of the monotonous routine.The appearance of vibrant Alma and young Hera will upset his old bachelor habits.

Our review will be available in the September magazine

Norway: Out of Nature

A journey inside Martin’s head. He’s on a weekend mountain trip, and we get to know his thoughts. Unsensored, essential, existential and silly about feelings and fantasies. A recognizable film about being human, and how we tick and think.

Read our review

Read our interview with director Ole Giaever

Sweden: Gentlemen

Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.



The winner of the 2015 Nordic Council Film Prize will be announced on the 27th of October 2015

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.