Amusing and disgusting: Kristoffer Borgli on “Sick of Myself”
- I have respect for the art of body horror as much as I have respect for humor and satire, says director Kristoffer Borgli who comes to Un Certain Regard in Cannes with his feature film Sick of Myself.
Andrea Ottmar is this year's Norwegian Producer on the Move
The producer of The Worst Person in the World, Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, is the only Nordic producer selected to participate in Producer on the Move in Cannes. She is also in Cannes as producer of Kristoffer Borgli's Sick of Myself with the world premiere in Un Certain Regard.
Joachim Trier has a long relationship with the Cannes Film Festival and has previously had his films Oslo 31 August (2011) shown in the Un Certain Regard program and Louder Than Bombs (2015) and The Worst Person in the World (2021) in the main competition
More Than Ever directed by Emily Atef in Un Certain Regard.
Great reviews of Emily Atef's More Than Ever screened in Un Certain Regard
Bjørn Floberg and Vicky Krieps play the main roles, alongside Gaspard Ulliel in what turned out to be his latest film role, in More Than Ever. Large parts of the film were shot in Hjørundfjorden on the west coast of Norway, and that beautiful area will now be shown at the world's largest and most important film festival in the Un Certain Regard program.
International Distribution Support Scheme from Norway
Thee Wishes For Cinderella by Cecilie Mosli grossed nearly $5m at the Norwegian box office since the release last year. International distributors on board include Impacto Cine for Latin America, Pflug Co. Ltd for Japan, A Contracorriente for Spain and lately Shout! Studios for North America.
New Norwegian international distribution support scheme
The Norwegian Film Institute is now introducing a subsidy scheme for international distribution that will make it easier for distributors to market Norwegian films in their territories.
Director Dag Johan Haugerud (Beware of Children) to direct three new feature films produced by Motlys
Sex, Dreams and Something Stupid Called Love from Dag Johan Haugerud
Director Dag Johan Haugerud and production company Motlys receive a total of NOK 19.1 million (Euro 1,90 million) in production grants from the Norwegian Film Insitute for the project Sex, Dreams and Something Stupid Called Love - three films that consist of three loosely connected stories that in various ways depict sexuality, longings, and dreams with a queer sensibility in Oslo today.
Sørfond has this week granted 3 million NOK in support for six international co-productions with Norwegian minority producers. This year the funding goes to projects from Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Morocco, and two projects from India.
The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) funds minority co-production of feature films, documentaries, drama series, short films and video games. The NFI also operates the Norwegian Incentive Scheme and the Norwegian South Film Fund, Sørfond. In addition, regional film funds support co-productions for fiction and documentary feature films and drama series, and the regional film centres support co-production for documentaries and for shorter formats.