The Norwegian Film Institute has announced support for two new feature films – Arild Østin Ommundsen’s Now It’s Dark and Eirik Svensson’s Harajuku.
In Now It’s Dark, a woman returns after leaving her husband and children. During the night she goes through dreamlike events and encounters with mysterious people carrying their own dark secrets. To have any hope of returning to her family, she must find out who she is before the sun rises. Arild Ommundsen has previously won a Canon award at Trondheim’s Kosmorama International Film Festival, and he has written the film himself.
In Harajuku, Vilde is a girl in her teens living in Oslo central. She’s a member of a gang but is searching for identity and belonging. She dresses and uses make-up as a Japanese cartoon character from Harajuki in Tokyo. At Christmas everybody is going away except Vilde, who has excuses – but not that she will meet her father for the first time.