TrustNordisk picks up Tuva Novotny’s directorial debut

The Danish sales agency TrustNordisk has picked up the rights to Norwegian actress Tova Novotny’s feature-length directorial debut, Blind Spot.

Blind Spot is about a mother’s struggle to understand her teenage daughter’s crisis, when tragedy strikes the whole family. Novotny also wrote the script.

From the Nordisk Film og TV Fond:

Nordisk Film’s producer Elisabeth Kvithyll told nordicfilmandtvnews.com: “This movie is about the grey zones in mental illness, the blind spots hard to discover, as experienced by a mother realising her daughter is struggling with far worse issues then she imagined. Tuva‘s script was inspired by the tragic rise in suicides in Norway; her own sincere wish is to put a spotlight on mental health care and the preventive methods available to help those in need.”

Oia Tjelta, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Per Frisch and Oddgeir Thune star in the film.

The film will be released in Norway on the 14th of September and is produced by Nordisk Film Production.

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.

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