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Nordic Film Weekend at Oslo’s Film House

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- The Norwegian Film Institute will present the five nominees for the Nordic Council Film Prize, with introductions by the filmmakers

Nordic Film Weekend at Oslo’s Film House
Eskil Vogt's Blind is the Norwegian nominee for the prize

Ahead of the awards ceremony during the Nordic Council's session in Stockholm on 29 October, the Norwegian Film Institute will unspool the five nominees for the €47,000 Nordic Council Film Prize during the traditional Nordic Film Weekend from 25-26 October at Oslo’s Film House, with introductions by the filmmakers.

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“Oslo cinema audiences will get a unique opportunity to see good Nordic films, meet the filmmakers and make up their own minds about which film deserves this year’s award,” said Sindre Guldvog, managing director of the Norwegian Film Institute. 

Danish producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen will represent Lars von Trier's own cut of Nymphomaniac [+see also:
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, although von Trier has himself started to talk again. (When recently, on 10 October, he received the Film Award Cologne for Nymphomaniac II [+see also:
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 at the Cologne International Film and TV Festival, he said, “I have not spoken in public for three years, so I prepared a few words: thank you very much.”)

Finnish director Pirjo Honkasalo's Concrete Night [+see also:
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, which won six Jussis, including Best Film and Best Director, and has been named Finland’s official submission for the Oscar nominations, will be introduced by Finnish actor Jari Virman.

Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson and his Oscar-nominated producer, Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, will introduce Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men [+see also:
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, which has been sold to more than 30 countries and has collected more than 20 international awards, most recently for Best New Director at San Sebastian. It is Iceland’s official contender for an Oscar nomination. 

Norwegian director Eskil Vogt and his lead actor Henrik Rafaelsen will stand up for Blind [+see also:
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, Vogt’s feature debut after he supplied the scripts for three films by Norwegian director Joachim TrierBlind has collected, among other prizes, four Amandas, the Scriptwriting Award (World Cinema, Dramatic) at Sundance and the Europa Cinemas Label at the Berlinale. 

Swedish director Ruben Östlund, actress Lisa Loven Kongsli and actor Kristofer Hivju will talk about Östlund's Force Majeure (Turist) [+see also:
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, his third selection for the Cannes International Film Festival, where it received the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. The film, which is also Sweden's official submission for the Oscar nominations, will be launched in Norway on 24 October. 

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