Norway participates in Cannes online with both features, documentaries and a string of very noteworthy webinars.
Co-production, with Cannes label: Flee
DIR: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
The animated documentary Flee is the true story about a man’s need to confront his past in order to truly have a future. Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, at 36, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for over 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built for himself. For the first time he is sharing his story with his close friend.
Flee is produced by Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie for Final Cut for Real and Sun Creature and co-produced by Mer Film (Norway), Vivement Lundi ! (France) and Most Film (Sweden)
DOCUMENTARY 83 min ORIGINAL TITLE Flee DIRECTOR Jonas Poher Rasmussen SCREENPLAY Jonas Poher Rasmussen PRODUCTION Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Charlotte de La Gournerie for Final Cut for Real and Sun Creature SALES Cinephil - Distribution & Co-Productions
Five noteworthy webinars from Scandinavian Films
With the Cannes Marché moving online this year, Scandinavian Films is going digital, too. The umbrella organisation for the Nordic Film Institutes, Scandinavian Films, will be hosting five webinars on key topics:
- Pandemic production
- New audience approaches
- Nordic genre talents
- How to move on to your first feature
All five webinars are moderated by Screen International editor Wendy Mitchell.
Read more about them all here, or click on the title for each seminar above for more information and sign up.
Norwegian Producer on the Move: Alan R. Milligan
The important European network-building program for film producers, Producers On The Move, was being digitally implemented for the first time during the original dates for the Cannes Film Festival. Norwegian participant was producer Alan R. Milligan.
-We have exciting times ahead of us so I push myself to become bolder as a producer with both content and distribution, says Alan R. Milligan.
-The film industry now has the opportunity to develop business models to our advantage, says Milligan.
Contacts in the Norwegian Film Institute
Norwegian titles presented at Marche du Film
BEWARE OF CHILDREN
DRAMA 157 min ORIGINAL TITLE Barn DIRECTOR Dag Johan Haugerud CAST Henriette Steenstrup, Jan Gunnar Røise, Thorbjørn Harr, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Hans Olav Brenner, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Trine Wiggen PRODUCTION Yngve Sæther for Motlys SALES Picutre Tree International FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Mon, June 22 6:30 PM Riviera #9 All badges and press
CAPTAIN SABERTOOTH AND THE MAGIC DIAMOND
Animation 81 min DIRECTOR Rasmus SIVERTSEN PRODUCTION SALES SOLA MEDIA GMBH
Tue, June 23 12:30 PM Olympia #12 Buyers, festivals only
Family 95 min ORIGINAL TITLE Flukten over grensen DIRECTOR Johanne Helgeland CAST Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine, Bianca Ghilardi-Hellsten PRODUCTION Cornelia Boysen for Maipo SALES TrustNordisk FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Wed, June 24 3:30 PM Riviera #2 All badges and press depending on countries
DRAMA 94 min ORIGINAL TITLE Disco DIRECTOR Jorunn Myklebust Syversen CAST Josefine Frida, PRODUCTION Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film SALES New Europe Film FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Wed, June 24 9:00 AM Arcades #15 All badges and press
Family 72 min ORIGINAL TITLE Snekker Andersen og den vesle byda som glømte at det var jul DIRECTOR Andrea Eckerborn CAST Miriam Strand, Christian Skolmen, Trond Espen Seim SALES Sola Media FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Wed, June 24 6:30 PM Olympia #10 Buyers, festivals only
THRILLER 99 min DIRECTOR Tonje Hessen Schei PRODUCTION UpNorth SALES Cinephil FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Fri, June 26 11:30 AM Arcades #4 Buyers, festivals, EC only depending of countries
LAKE OF DEATH
THRILLER 94 min ORIGINAL TITLE De dødes tjern DIRECTOR Nini Bull Robsahm CAST Iben Akerlie, Jacob Andersen Schøyen, Jonathan Harboe, Sophia Lie SALES TrustNordisk FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Wed, June 24 9:00 AM Riviera #1 All badges and press
Action/Adventure 109 min ORIGINAL TITLE Torden DIRECTOR André Øvredal CAST Nat Wolff, Iben Akerlie, Priyanka Bose, Per Frisch PRODUCTION Nordisk Film Production SALES TrustNordisk FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Thu, June 25 11:00 AM Arcades #9 All badges and press
THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
DOCUMENTARY 109 min DIRECTOR Benjamin Ree SALES Charades FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Mon, Jun 22 4:30 PM Olympia #8 Buyers, festivals only depending of countries
DOCUMENTARY 77 min ORIGINAL TITLE Selvportrettet DIRECTOR Katja HØGSET CAST PRODUCTION Speranza film DOMESTIC RELEASE xxx SALES Cinephil FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Mon, June 22 2:00 PM Olympia #15 Buyers, festivals, EC only depending of countries
SISTERS: THE SUMMER WE FOUND OUR SUPERPOWERS
DRAMA 78 min ORIGINAL TITLE Tottori! Sommeren vi var alene DIRECTOR Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen CAST Vega Østin, Billie Østin, Thomas Skjørestad, Nina Ellen Ødegård PRODUCTION Gary Cranner for Chezville DOMESTIC RELEASE Autumn 2020 SALES M-Appeal FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Thu, June 25 9:30 AM Arcades #8 Buyers, festivals, Europa cinemas only
DRAMA 109 min ORIGINAL TITLE Spionen DIRECTOR Jens Jonsson CAST Ingrid Bolsø Berdal PRODUCTION Håkon Øverås for 4 1/2 SALES TrustNordisk FESTIVALS Norwegian Film Institute
Thu, June 25 1:00 PM Arcades #1 All badges and press