Norwegian filmmakers celebrate The Wave and Louder than Bombs
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Roar Uthaug and Joachim Trier’s films came out on top when Norwegian filmmakers gave out their Cannon Awards at the Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival
Norwegian director Roar Uthaug’s The Wave [+see also:
interview: Roar Uthaug
film profile] – Norway’s (and Scandinavia’s) first disaster movie, which last year lured 832,649 local cinemagoers into the theatres, and was last week (10 March) released in the US by Magnolia Pictures – received four Cannon Awards when the Norwegian film industry celebrated its 2015 releases.
At the Kosmorama International Film Festival in Trondheim, which ended yesterday (13 March), The Wave won for Best Actor (Kristoffer Joner), Best Production Design (Lina Nordqvist), Best Producers (Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm) and Best Editing (Christian Siebenherz) after the vote by the members of the unions and associations of Norwegian actors, directors, film workers, producers, composers, sound designers and playwrights.
Joachim Trier’s Louder than Bombs [+see also:
interview: Joachim Trier
film profile] – Norway’s first contender for the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 36 years, which will be launched in America on 8 April by Orchard Distribution – came in second, with three prizes: Best Director (Trier), Best Original Screenplay (Eskil Vogt and Trier) and Best Cinematography (Jakob Ihre).
Here is the full list of Norway’s 2016 Cannon Award winners:
Best Sound Design
Svenn Jakobsen – The Accidental Rock Star
Best Production Design
Lina Nordqvist – The Wave
Martin Sundland, Are Heidenstrøm – The Wave
Best Original Screenplay
Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier – Louder than Bombs
Jakob Ihre – Louder than Bombs
Christian Siebenherz – The Wave
Filmweb’s Audience Award
The Accidental Rock Star – Leiv Igor Devold