HBO Europe, NBCU, Fremantle, ITV Vie For Nordisk Movie & TV Fond Prize

Titles subsidized or produced by way of HBO Europe (“Welcome to Utmark”), NBCU (“Sisterhood”), Fremantle (“Shipment”) and ITV  Studios (“Skinny Blue Line”) were nominated for the fifth Nordisk Movie & TV Fond Prize, essentially the most prestigious Nordic award for drama collection screenwriting.

In a formidable smackdown, a 5th collection, “Cry Wolf,” is produced by way of DR Drama, the Danish manufacturer of Nordic Noir icons “The Killing” and “The Bridge” in addition to “Borgen.”

Including some other edge to festival, the 5 contenders are produced by way of firms founded within the 5 primary Nordic international locations and subsidized by way of 3 of its largest public broadcasters, Sweden’s SVT, Denmark’s DR and Finland’s YLE, in addition to pan-Nordic pay TV large Viaplay, a part of the Nordic Leisure Workforce (NENT).

The winner of the award, which works to the principle publisher, will likely be introduced on Feb. 3 at Sweden’s Göteborg Movie Competition all through its TV Drama Imaginative and prescient, its ever extra essential drama collection discussion board.

“On this time of social distancing, attractive and numerous tales that deliver us in combination are extra essential than ever,” stated Cia Edström, head of TV Drama Imaginative and prescient. “The number of shape and expression displays the prevailing excessive Nordic high quality in a couple of genres, in outdated, new and combined ones,” added Liselott Forsman, Nordisk Movie & TV Fond CEO.

The nominees:

Finland. Nominated publisher: Matti Kinnunen.

Bought by way of Fremantle, and staining Fremantle Finland’s incursion into high-end drama, the most recent by way of movie (“Time Out,” “Omit Blue Denims”) and TV (“Tarinanmetsästäjät”) writer-director Kinnunen starts with Kiki, an Eritrean girl, arriving in Finland to search out her husband and daughter, who’ve long past lacking. When she runs into petty legal Riku (Johannes Holopainen), the drama steadily broadens its canvas to show the dimensions and iniquities of global human trafficking.

“Cry Wolf”
Denmark. Nominated publisher: Maja Jul Larsen

Created by way of “Borgen” publisher Larsen, a discomforting social drama that captures the teenager psychology and complexities of social services and products welfare. Each power a reputedly blameless guy to be accused of annoyed attack of his personal step-daughter, Holly, 14, who’s horrified by way of her lack of the secure global of adolescence and the sexuality her stepdad symbolizes. Decided on for Sequence Mania’s 2020 primary festival, co-directed by way of Pernille Fischer Christensen and bought, amongst primary territories, to France (Salto), Spain (Movistar Plus), Australia (SBS) and Germany (Telepool).


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Cry Wolf
Credit score: Goteborg Movie Competition

Iceland. Nominated publisher: Jóhann Ævar Grímsson

The primary collection to emerge from a multi-year construction and distribution deal inked by way of Icelandic powerhouse manufacturer Sagafilm (“Stella Blómkvist,” “Chilly Braveness”) and U.Okay.-based Sky Studios in 2019, with NBCUniversal World Distribution dealing with gross sales. From author/scribe Jóhann Ævar Grímsson whose writing credit come with “Stella Blomkvist” and “Skinny Ice.” Preliminary Nordic Noir – the skeletal stays of a tender woman, Hanna, who disappeared twenty years in the past, are present in a gravel mine in Iceland – the collection exposes the accountable celebration, turning into much less a whodunit, extra a tale about “notions of guilt, disgrace,” Grímsson advised Selection.


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Credit score: Goteborg Movie Competition

“Skinny Blue Line”
Nominated publisher: Cilla Jackert

Bought by way of ITV Studios, and offered at its third Drama Competition in February, the 10-part crime procedural is produced by way of Anagram Sweden for Swedish public broadcaster SVT, some other Nordic Noir top mover partnering with Denmark’s DR on “The Bridge.” Prompt by way of head publisher Jackert, who wrote film “Shed No Tears,” from “Nighttime Solar” administrators Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, “Skinny Blue Line” is about in Sweden’s multicultural Malmö. Right here six police officers try to steadiness skilled and private lives. Including to a powerful feminine ability package deal, the collection is lead directed by way of “My Thin Sister’s” Sanna Lenken.


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Skinny Blue Line
Credit score: Goteborg Movie Competition

“Welcome to Utmark”
Nominated publisher: Kim Fupz Aakeson

HBO’s first time in festival, an HBO Europe collection produced by way of Oslo’s Paradox Movie 8 AS however tapping ability around the Nordic area together with Danish lead publisher Kim Fupz Aakeson, nominated for 13 Danish Movie Awards in a two-decade profession, and Icelandic director Dagur Kári, who burst onto the movie scene along with his 2003 debut “Noi the Albino,” a Göteborg Competition highest Nordic Movie winner. In combination, they image a rogues gallery of tarnished oddballs – a corrupt sheriff, alcoholic shepherd, nature-loving bootlegger, God-hating pastor, and grieving pimp – packing a far flung Nordic hamlet which doesn’t take kindly to outsiders.


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Welcome to Utmark
Credit score: Goteborg Movie Competition