Norwegian films at the 2010 Berlinale

Three Norwegian features and one short film is selected for the 60th International Film Festival in Berlin and an international jury has selected Norwegian actor Anders Baasmo Christiansen as the only Scandinavian Shooting Star.

A Somewhat Gentle Man from Norway eyes Berlin’s Golden Bear

Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s A Somewhat Gentle Man (En ganske snill mann) will compete for the Golden Bear – the grand prix – at the Berlin International Film Festival, which takes place between February 11-21.

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Berlin’s Generation Kplus selects three Norwegian films

Two Norwegian first features, Åsleik Engmark’s Twigson (Knerten) and Christian Lo’s Rafiki (Bestevenner), will compete for the Crystal Bear in Generation Kplus, the children’s film programme at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. Anita Killi’s fully-animated Angry Man (Sinna mann) is selected for the short film competition.

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Anders Baasmo Christiansen – Norway’s Shooting Star 2010

An international jury has selected Norwegian actor Anders Baasmo Christiansen as the only Scandinavian Shooting Star at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (between February 11-21) – he will be one of the 10 young actors, who will participate in European Film Promotion’s introduction programme for new talent.

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Source: Norwegian Film Institute

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