Thursday, 25 May 2006

Good Year For Norwegian Film?

The Norwegian Rush Blogg is reporting live from Cannes Film Festival, and conclude that this could be a good year for Norwegian film. Not only are we represented with four films, the critics seem to really like what they are seeing. Jens Lien and Stefan Faldbakken are both mentioned as exciting talents, and The Bothersome Man by Jens Lien is promoted as a possible winner of the International Critics Week.

Free Jimmy (International Critics Week), Sniffer (Short Film Program) and Uro (Un Certain Regard) are the other Norwegian films in the festival this year.

With a history as little brother to acclaimed film nations Denmark and Sweden, it's nice to see Norwegian films doing well abroad. There seems to be a lot of talent in the new generation of Norwegian filmmakers, which has given us several good films in the recent years.

For more recent Norwegian films, check out Uno and Kissed by Winter. Definitely worth a watch if you can get your hands on them. And for the contenders at Cannes, good luck!

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