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HAUGESUND 2022 New Nordic Films

New Nordic Films announces its Works in Progress and Market Screenings

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- The leading Norwegian industry event returns in Haugesund for four days, covering all of the major trends in regional cinema

New Nordic Films announces its Works in Progress and Market Screenings
Director Teemu Nikki, whose new project The Player has been selected

Running in parallel with the 50th Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund (20-26 August), New Nordic Films will present for another year the newest trends of the region from 23-26 August. The 28th edition of the market will welcome industry representatives both on site as well as online. The programme includes a selection of market screenings, work-in-progress presentations, projects in development, a number of Haugesund seminars and labs.

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A total of 20 selected titles are being featured in the market screenings that will open with Triangle of Sadness [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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by Ruben Östlund, and among them are three new local films, suspense thriller Storm [+see also:
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directed by debutant helmer Erika Calmeyer (read news), coming-of-age drama Norwegian Dream by Leiv Igor Devold and horror-thriller Leave by Alex Herron. From Sweden are coming the semi-autobiographical Burn All My Letters by Björn Runge (news), the episodic relationship comedy Locals by Måns Nyman, crime teenage drama Bullets by Peter Pontikis and drama The Store by Ami-ro Sköld (Granny’s Dancing on the Table [+see also:
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). Furthermore the period romantic drama A Letter from Helga by Iceland’s Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir (The Swan [+see also:
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interview: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
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), and the Finnish titles, The Grump: In Search of an Escort the latest work by Mika Kaurusmaki, coming-of-age drama Bubble, directed by Aleksi Salmenperä (A Man’s Job [+see also:
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); and dystopian drama Memory of Water by Saara Saarela (news), are included in the screenings.

A total of 17 projects in post-production have been selected to be presented on Thursday 25 August as works-in-progress. Some of the highlights included in the selection are A Happy Day, the fourth feature film by Norwegian director Hisham Zaman (Before Snowfall [+see also:
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), sports teenage drama Forever by Sweden writer-director Anders Hazelius (Thin Blue Line), Four Little Adults the latest work by Finnish director Selma Vilhunen (Stupid Young Heart [+see also:
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) that is a “contemporary look at the various forms of love” (news), along with the new World War II drama The Liberation, the first Danish feature by Anders Walter (I Kill Giants [+see also:
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) (news).

Furthermore, seasoned Norwegian film director and WWII survivor, Knut Erik Jensen (Ice Kiss), brings a a fable-like tale told through a girl’s dreams, memories and traumas in Longing for Today, Ukrainian director Ivan Tymchenko’s Oxygen Station, follows a Soviet dissident and human rights activist who is exiled in Siberia, one of Finland’s most prominent directors Teemu Nikki, who also won at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films with The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic [+see also:
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interview: Teemu Nikki and Jani Pösö
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, presents The Player, a film about addiction, friendship and forgiveness. Nils Gaup’s historical action drama The Riot explore the origins of the labour movement and workers’ rights in the mining city of Sulitjelma in the early 20th century (news), Lebanese director Karim Kassem is completing his trilogy that started with Only the Winds [+see also:
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with his third feature Thiiird, and Swedish film collective Crazy Pictures’ new project, a sci-fi adventure flick entitled UFO Sweden, comes on the heels of their first endeavour, The Unthinkable [+see also:
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 (news).

Here is the complete selection of the Works in Progress titles:

A Happy Day - Hisham Zaman (Norway/Denmark)
Producer: Hisham Zaman (Snowfall Cinema)
Co-producers: Marie Gade (Zentropa), Turid Øversveen (Rein Film Finmark), Mathis Ståle Mathisen (Take 1)

BlomsterNeil Widgart (Sweden)
Producer: Malin Hüber (Story AB)

Dancing QueenAurora Gossé (Norway)
Producer: Thomas Robsahm (Amarcord)

FeedJohannes Persson (Sweden/Denmark)
Producers: Paolo Vacirca, Alexander Eriksson (Scandinavian Content Group)
Co-producers: Nordisk Film, TV4/CMore, Ninetone

ForeverAnders Hazelius (Sweden)
Producers: Stefan H Lindén, Erik Lundqvist (SF Studios Production)
Co-producer: Film i Väst

Four Little AdultsSelma Vilhunen (Finland/Sweden/France)
Producers: Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi (Making Movies)
Co-producers: Hobab, Manny Films

The LiberationAnders Walter (Denmark/Finland/Iceland)
Producers: Miriam Nørgaard, Mette Høst Hansen, Tomas Radoor (Nordisk Film Production)

Listen Up!Kaveh Tehrani (Norway/Sweden)
Producers: Ingvil Berger, Yngve Sæther (Motlys)
Co-producers: Viaplay, B-Reel Film

Longing for TodayKnut Erik Jensen (Norway)
Producer: Aleksander Olai Korsnes (Rein Film)
Co-producers: Evil Doghouse North, Filmfond Nord, Filmcamp, Nordkappfilm

My Brother TedAnna Widerberg, Fredrik Ydhag (Sweden)
Producer: Håkan Hammarén (Fundament Film Gbg)

Oxygen StationIvan Tymchenko (Ukraine/Norway/Czech Republic)
Producers: Svitlana Solovyova (Svitlofor Film), Havard Wettland Gosse (Spætt Film), Alzbeta Janackova (Silk Films)

The PlayerTeemu Nikki (Finland/Italy)
Producer: Jani Pösö (It’s Alive Films)
Co-producer: Andrea Romeo

The RiotNils Gaup (Norway/Sweden)
Producers: Tom Vidar Karlsen, Trond Eliassen (Storyline)
Co-producers: Gøtafilm AB, Film i Väst, Handmade Films AS, Centaur Films, Filmfond Nord, Filmcamp, Film Invest

There is No Place Like HomePuk Grasten (Denmark)
Producers: Regner Grasten, Tove Grasten (Regner Grasten Film)

ThiiirdKarim Kassem (Lebanon/Sweden)
Producers: Karim Kassem, Johan Matton

UFO SwedenCrazy Pictures (Sweden)
Producers: Crazy Pictures
Co-producers: SF Studios, SVT, Film i Väst

UnmooredCaroline Ingvarsson (UK/Poland)
Producers: Naomi Despres, Michèle Marshall (Desmar), Mariusz Włodarski (Lava Films)

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