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‘The Sunlit Night’ to commence filming in Norway

The German/American/Norwegian co-production The Sunlit Night is set to commence filming in Norway, Cineuropa reports.

The film is based on the novel by Rebecca Dinerstein, which was published in 2015. The story follows the American painter and art student, Frances, and emigrant Yasha. The two meet in the far-north of Norway, with Frances there to kick off her career while Yasha is burying his father in the land of the Vikings. Both of them are trying to rid themselves of their past, as well as figure out their future and a family they never knew they had.

Alex Sharp and Jenny Slate are starring in the film, alongside Gillian Anderson, Zach Galifanakis and Jessica Hecht.

Principal photography started at the end of April in New York, and the production will move to Norway this summer.

The Norwegian Film Institute gave the production 2 million Norwegian kroner in its latest funding round.

The world premiere is set for mid-January 2019, perhaps for the Sundance Film Festival?

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.