TIFF 2015 celebrates Norwegian cinema
by Stefan Dobroiu
- 16 Norwegian features, old and new, will be shown at the 14th edition of Romania's most important film event
The 14th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (29 May–7 June) will showcase a diverse selection of Norwegian films, grouped into the Norwave – Norway Focus sidebar. Financed by EEA Grants and Norway Grants through the Bilateral National Fund, the sidebar is presented in partnership with the Norwegian Film Institute.
Peter Flinth's Beatles [+see also:
film profile], Eirik Svensson's Must Have Been Love [+see also:
film profile] and One Night in Oslo, Liv Ullmann's Miss Julie [+see also:
interview: Liv Ullmann
film profile] (recently released in Romanian cinemas by local distributor Independenţa Film), Anne Sewitsky's Homesick [+see also:
film profile], Ole Endresen's Chasing Berlusconi [+see also:
film profile], Ole Giæver's Out of Nature [+see also:
interview: Ole Giæver
film profile], Gunhild Westhagen Magnor's documentary The Optimists [+see also:
interview: Ingunn Knudsen
film profile], Hisham Zaman's Letter to the King [+see also:
film profile], and Tommy Wirkola's Dead Snow [+see also:
film profile] and Dead Snow: Red vs Dead [+see also:
film profile] are the films selected in the sidebar. The Academy Award-nominated Nine Lives, directed by Arne Skouen in 1957 and recently voted the best Norwegian film ever released, is also part of the selection.
TIFF 2015 is also honouring Bent Hamer, one of the best-known Norwegian auteurs, in the 3X3 sidebar. Eggs, Water Easy Reach and 1001 Grams [+see also:
interview: Bent Hamer
film profile] are the three movies directed by Hamer to be screened at TIFF in a section that also pays homage to Catalan director Agustí Villaronga, and Israeli directing duo Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz.