Norsk filminstitutt

Kristine Kujath Thorp is one of ten promising European actors to be presented internationally during the film festival in Berlin. 

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Kristine Kujaht Thorp in Ninjababy. Photo: Motlys AS

- It is a very great honor! I'm looking forward to the experience, and I hope that some great opportunities will come out of it in the long term. In any case, it is a very nice recognition to take with me further, if only for my own part, says Kujath Thorp about the appointment. 

Long filmography in a short time

Kristine Kujath Thorp is an actress who has built up an extensive filmography in a short time. It began with a central role in Betrayed (Eirik Svensson, 2020), continued to the main role in Ninjababy (Yngvild Sve Flikke, 2021), a comedy that received a "special mention" from the jury in Berlin and won the European Film Award for best European comedy, the youth jury prize during Nordic Film Days in Lübeck and the audience prizes at SXSW and Tromsø International Film Festival. It was all topped off with an Amanda for Best Actress. Then it was on to The Burning Sea (John Andreas Andersen, 2021), and then Sick of Myself (Kristoffer Borgli, 2021). Sick of Myself was shown in the Un Certain Regard program at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Thorp on the red carpet

Participation in the Shooting Star program involves three intense days during the Berlin Film Festival and includes meetings with casting agents, press and filmmakers from all over the world. Thorp will walk the red carpet, participate in press conferences, photo sessions and receptions. Everything to promote her international career. The highlight of this three-day event is the annual awards ceremony where each of the ten selected actors receives the Shooting Stars Award on the festival's main stage.

The jury's statement for the selection of Kristine Kujath Thorp

"Norway's Kristine Kujath Thorp exhibits a clear understanding of the inner world of Kristoffer Borgli's “Sick of Myself," embedding herself in this very interesting film in an organic way. She delivers a bold performance in a film. There are many nuances to this multi -layered film, which is satirical and dramatic, and she navigates it with verve. Her character undergoes a radical change in appearance, which made the role even harder to pull off."

Work across Europe - and the rest of the world

-Shooting Stars gives the actors who are selected the opportunity to showcase their talent internationally and gives them the opportunity to work across Europe and the rest of the world. European Film Promotion, of which the Norwegian Film Institute is a part, is behind the Shooting Star project and works to promote European film and European actors internationally. For Kristine Kujath Thorp, participation in this program is a good opportunity to build on her international acting career and form a network with actors and filmmakers from the rest of Europe, says Dag Asbjørnsen, head of international relations at the Norwegian Film Institute.

Norwegian Shooting Stars

Previous Norwegian Shooting Stars have been Ine Marie Wilmann, Eili Harboe, Jakob Oftebro, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ane Dahl Torp, Trond Espen Seim, Aksel Hennie, Maria Bonnevie, Kristoffer Joner, Gørild Mauseth and Anneke von der Lippe.