This autumn's Norwegian film selection with as many as thirteen films, has something for everyone. Here are films for the very young, the slightly older, for young people and for the whole family. There are dramas, comedies, historical dramas, animations, documentaries and family films. Not to forget the four films relating to Christmas.
Dianas wedding. Dir: Charlotte Blom
Diana's Wedding is an homage to love – which hopefully is more than a six-month infatuation followed by lifelong suffering. Liv and Terje is observed by their daughter Diana, and all she can see is the worlds worst parents.
The Painter and the Thief Dir: Benjamin Ree
An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings and makes him her muse. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn…
Two Buddies and a Badger - The Great Big Beast Dir: Rune Spaans and Gunhild Enger
The follow-up to the hit animated feature film Two Buddies and a Badger, with more music and more mayhem! To save their railway tunnel home, our heroes embark on a new madcap adventure. But in the end, the solution is closer than they could imagine. It’s right there in their tunnel, and has one hundred heads and at least fourteen legs…
Børning 3 Dir: Hallvard Bræin
Børning 3 is the sequal to the successful car racing movies Børning and Børning 2 – On Ice. This time it will take us all the way from the mountains in Norway to Germany and end up at a race on the legendary Nürburgring, one of the longest and most challenging race tracks in the world.
The Dragon Girl Dir: Katarina Launing
The Dragon Girl is an adventure film about a young girl who befriends a magical dragon.
Happy Christmas Dir: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken
When the Eide family is gathered to celebrate Christmas together for the first time in years, it doesn't take long for old secrets to surface.
Christmas at Cattle Hill Dir: William Ashurst
Klara the Calf has invited everyone for a Christmas party at Cattle Hill, but when her father is called away, she enlists help from the farm's barn elf in preparation for the festivities. Unbeknown to her she breaks all the rules about how to care for the elf creating a scene of destruction on the eve of Christmas!
Bo bear celebrates Christmas Dir: Maiken Marstrander
Bo bear celebrates Christmas In the days leading up to Christmas, Johannes stays at his grandmother’s house. This is the first Christmas without grandad who recently passed away. Grandad was the family’s true Christmas king. When Johannes can’t find any trace of Santa, he is worried there might not be a Christmas this year. Is it really possible Santa won’t pay them a visit? That’s a risk Johannes can’t take, so together with Bo Bear, he sets out on a mission to make sure Santa visits them on Christmas Eve. Maybe Johannes becomes the family’s new Christmas king?
Aksel Dir: Even Sigstad and Filip Christensen
Aksel is an intimate portrait of the career, family history, and final ski racing years of one of the world’s most beloved athletes. Aksel Lund Svindal has spent his entire life chasing victory and has won more gold medals than almost any of his competitors. This documentary follows Svindal side by side and in real time, as he experiences life threatening crashes, painful rehabilitations, and quiet moments of reflection away from the spotlight. Get an inside look on what it takes to be the best.
Oslo Copenhagen Dir.: Jan Vardøen
A successful businesswoman on the Oslo to Copenhagen ferry realizes that her chances of becoming a mother has come to nothing and tries to make a devils deal with her younger, female employee.
Betrayed Dir: Eirik Svensson
On 26 November, 1942, hundreds of Norwegian Jews were picked up in the middle of the night by the police and taken to the Oslo harbour, where a German cargo ship, the Danube, is waiting. It left with 302 men, 188 women and 42 children, whose destination was Auschwitz. Among them were the Braude family.
Gunda Dir: Victor Kossakovsky
A pig, two cows, and a one-legged chicken. Familiar, even commonplace animals, they peck, graze and roll in the mud, catching worms and brushing away the flies. Renowned filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky has brought a dedicated and unusual gaze to the lives of these animals. An intimate portrait which gives value to their lives, and reflect on our own human behavior.
Radiokameratene Dir: Ingrid Ese Folkestad
Local radio editor in chief Paul Sundnes and the others in the local radio station Bygderadio Vest fights against big national and commercial interest forcing Digital Audio Broadcasting on population instead of FM in Norway. Any survival?