Hope is this year’s Oscar hope

Maria Sødahl’s Håp selected as Norway’s candidate for best international film NTB Maria Sødahl’s film Håp (Hope) has been selected as Norway’s Oscar candidate for best international film this year. The film tells the story of Anja, played by Andrea Bræin Hovig, who is in the midst of an active career when, on Dec. 23, Little Christmas Eve, she receives news of a life-threatening cancer diagnosis. Throughout the following days, the effects of the illness reveal strains in her relationship, placing a love story at the center of the drama. Hope was written and directed by Sødahl and is based in part on her personal experiences. “I am extremely pleased and proud of my fa
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NTB (Norsk Telegrambyrå), the Norwegian News Agency, is a press agency and wire service that serves most of the largest Norwegian media outlets. The agency is located in Oslo and has bureaus in Brussels, Belgium, and Tromsø in northern Norway

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