Magazine article Screen International

Northern Exposure

Magazine article Screen International

Northern Exposure

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Some of the world's most electric foreign-language titles are being made by Norwegian film-makers right now. Screen profiles a selection of new films and spotlights a trio of rising directors.All That Matters Is Past

Dir: Sara Johnsen

This third film from the director of quiet festival favourites Upperdog and Kissed In Winter is based on an intriguing original premise by Johnsen and could signal her most commercial film to date. All That Matters Is Past is a $5.3m romantic thriller about a women who abandons her lover for an old boyfriend only to be found barely alive next to two dead men. Leading Norwegian actors Maria Bonnevie, Kristoffer Joner, David Dencik and Maria Heiskanen star in the project which is in post-production and set for release in 2012. Turid Oversveen's 4½ Fiksjon is producing with Sweden's Bob Film and Denmark's Windelov-Lassen.

Sales: TrustNordisk - info@trustnordisk.comTheresienstadt Requiem

Dir: Vibeke Idsoe

John M Jacobsen's Filmkameratene is developing this $12m true story of a Czech conductor's efforts to stage Verdi's Requiem in the Jewish ghetto of Theresienstadt, north of Prague, as seen through the eyes of a Danish boy. Theresienstadt was set up by the Nazis in 1940 as a model Jewish settlement with artists from all over Europe, to convince the world nothing untoward happened to those Jews deported from their home countries. In fact it was a concentration camp. The project is being written and will be directed by Vibeke Idsoe, whose credits include well-received local titles Body Troopers and 37½. The project has received backing from the Norwegian Film Institute and will be released by Nordisk in December 2012. Casting has yet to be announced.

Contact: Filmkamaratene - film@filmkamaratene.noJourney To The Christmas Star

Dir: Nils Gaup

Moskus Film's $5.2m family adventure film about a young girl's search for the Christmas star is the first local film to be acquired by Walt Disney Company Nordic. Casting is yet to be announced on the project, which is being produced by Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen and Jan Eirik Langoen. Gaup's last film was The Kautokeino Rebellion, about the 19th century Sami revolt.

Contact: Moskus Film - smk@moskusfilm.noComrade

Dir: Petter Naess

Harry Potter star Rupert Grint heads an international cast which includes Germany's Florian Lukas (Good Bye Lenin!) and David Kross (The Reader) with Norway's Stig Henrik Hoff (Max Manus) in this film from Elling director Peter Naess. It is based on a true story about the improbable friendship between Second World War German and British pilots, shot down over Norway, who must survive the brutal winter. …

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