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Tuva Novotny’s directorial debut will premiere at the Norwegian International Film Festival

The directorial debut of Swedish actress Tuva Novotny, a film called Blind Spot (Blindsone in Norwegian), will have its world premiere at the Norwegian International Film Festival next month.

Blind Spot follows a mothers struggle to understand her daughter Tea’s crisis as it affects the entire family. The film has been shot in one take.

The cast includes Pia Tjelta as the mother, and Mathea Øien as Tea. The cast also includes Anders Baasmo Christiansen.

Novotny has became quite a well-known Scandinavian actress after starring in films such as The King’s Choice (Kongens nei, 2016) and Borg/McEnroe (2017), as well as television series like Nobel (2016). One of her earliest roles was in the Swedish comedy Jalla! Jalla! (2000), which also launched the career of Fares Fares. She has directed some television episodes of Dag, and wrote the script for Blind Spot.

Blind Spot will screen in the main programme of the Norwegian International Film Festival, which runs from the 18th until the 24th of August in Haugesund, Norway.

You can watch the trailer below.

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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.