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Another 14 new films during “an historic year for Norway”

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- The first Palme d’Or contender at Cannes for 36 years, five family pictures, disaster, drama, comedy and horror are on the release schedule for the rest of 2015

Another 14 new films during “an historic year for Norway”
Louder Than Bombs by Joachim Trier

“It is an historic year for Norwegian cinema, with an outstanding achievement – for the first time in 36 years, there was a Norwegian film in competition at Cannes: Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile
]
,” said Sindre Guldvog, managing director of the Norwegian Film Institute, when the institute introduced the upcoming repertoire of local releases at Oslo’s Film House.

Norway is more present on the international scene than ever,” added Guldvog. France’s Les Arcs European Film Festival (12-19 December) will feature an extensive focus on Norway, and it will be the fourth international showcase this year with special programmes on Norway, including one at the largest film event in the Nordic countries, the Göteborg Film Festival (29 January-8 February). 

A total of 14 new Norwegian films – Louder Than Bombs, Norway’s first disaster movie (Roar Uthaug’s The Wave [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Roar Uthaug
film profile
]
), five family pictures, drama, comedy and horror (Pål Øie’s Villmark Asylum [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) – which will all reach local cinemas before the end of the year were presented by producers, directors and actors. Three of them are screening at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund (16-21 August): Trier’s, Uthaug’s and Kari Anne Moe’s Rebels.

Featuring among the new films for family audiences – traditionally strong performers on the Norwegian charts – are Arne Lindtner NæssCasper and Emma on Safari [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Rasmus A Sivertsen-Rune SpaansTwo Buddies and a Badger [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Arild Fröhlich’s Doctor Proctor Bubble in the Bathtub [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Thale Persen’s The Christmas King – In Full Armor [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and Sivertsen’s Solan and Ludvig – From Here to Pinchcliff [+see also:
trailer
interview: Rasmus A Sivertsen
film profile
]
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