Norsk filminstitutt

With Silje Holtet's originally written family film Dancing Queen, debutant director Aurora Gossé and Oscar-nominated producer Thomas Robsahm will have their world premiere in the Generation Kplus competition at the Berlin Film Festival.  

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Photo: Asmund Hasli, Amarcord.

Dancing Queen takes place in the inland city of Hamar and has a Norwegian star gallery consisting of, among others former Shooting star Anders Baasmo, Anne Marit Jacobsen, Andrea Bræin Hovig (Hope), Frida Ånnevik, the dancer Mona Berntsen and the main actors Elvira Kippersund Larsson and Viljar Knutsen Bjaadal.  According to director Aurora Gossé, Dancing Queen is a family film about to dare to move into the unknown, to be true to yourself and never give up on your dreams. 

In love with famous hip hop dancer 

12 year old Mina gets her world turned upside down when the famous dancer Edvin moves to her town Hamar. She falls head over heels in love, and when he invites the local kids to an an audition for a new dance crew, Mina sees her chance and signs up. Intoxicated by love she throws herself into the excitement. But there´s one essential thing she has forgotten: She can´t dance! 

The film was shot in Hamar in the summer of 2022 and will have its Norwegian premiere on 10 March. Before that, it will have its world premiere in the Generation Kplus competition program during the film festival in Berlin. It can win a crystal bear in competition with, among others, the Norwegian animated film Helt super directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen. 

Crystal Bear and 7,500 Euros 

The Berlinales Crystal Bear for best feature film is assessed by a jury consisting of seven children from Berlin aged eleven to fourteen. In addition, there is an international jury that awards a prize of 7,500 euros to Best Feature Film in the Generation Kplus competition. 

Dancing Queen is produced by the seasoned Thomas Robsahm for his company Amarcord. Robsahm has, among other things, been a producer on Joachim Trier's Oscar-nominated film The World's Worst Man. The Norwegian distributor is Scandinavian Film Distribution/Ymer Media and the international sales agent is the Danish company LevelK. 

The film festival in Berlin takes place from 16 to 26 February, and Dancing Queen will have its world premiere on Saturday 18 February in the Urania cinema at 2pm.