Magazine article Screen International

Kon-Tiki Enters Oscar Race for Norway

Magazine article Screen International

Kon-Tiki Enters Oscar Race for Norway

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Historical adventure story playing this week at Toronto.

Norwegian directors Espen Sandberg-Joachim Rønning's action-adventure Kon-Tiki - Norway's most expensive feature, shot on a $16.2 million (NOK 93 million) budget - will be Norway's official candidate for the 2013 Oscar as Best Foreign Language Feature.

Exeeding 583,000 domestic admissions since it was launched last month (Aug), the Jeremy Thomas-Aage Aaberge production from Nordisk Film Production Norway and UK's Recorded Picture Company had a special presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival, where HanWay Films continued foreign sales.

"Kon-Tiki is an adventurous account of a single man's ambition to make his mark in history by drawing a map larger than himself," said the Norwegian Oscar committee. "Sandberg and Rønning emphasise the narrative format of the epic, with space for the detail, the individual and the small story set in a universal context. …

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