Norway

Karin Julsrud – 1732 Høtten AKA Bloody Angels (1998)

Synopsis wrote:
A few months after a girl with developmental disabilities is sexually assaulted and murdered in Høtten, the two young men who most townsfolk think killed her go missing. When one is found drowned, Olso sends Nicholas Ramm to help – a world-weary detective whose investigative techniques are sometimes unconventional. Ramm runs into brick walls; people won’t help him. Meanwhile, Niklas, the younger brother of the dead and missing suspects, faces constant hazing at school simply for being from the wrong family. Can Ramm sort things out, find the girl’s killer, and win the lad and his family some respite from small-town cruelty? Read More »

Ole Giæver & Marte Vold – Mot naturen AKA Out of Nature (2014)

Quote:
A journey inside Martin’s head. He’s on a weekend mountain trip, and we get to know his thoughts. Unsensored, essential, existential and silly about feelings and fantasies. A recognizable film about being human, and how we tick and think.

Screen Daily wrote:
A Walter Mitty-esque comedy drama set against the stunning backdrop of the Norwegian great outdoors, Out Of Nature (Mot naturen) is an engaging delve into one man’s troubled sub-conscious as he tries to tackle the issues – mainly sexually orientated – haunting his life. Read More »

Dag Johan Haugerud – Som du ser meg AKA I Belong (2012)

IMDB:
What happens to us when people stop acting like they’re supposed to? A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator compromises her integrity when persuaded to translate a book she doesn’t believe in. An elderly woman and her daughter are humiliated when offered a present of one million kroner from a relative. I Belong is a warm and nuanced film about people who all mean well, but end up hurting one another. About how people who act on integrity and feelings are seen as troublesome in a society where the ideal is to behave rationally. A playful tragedy-comedy about how what seems like something of little importance to one person, can seem like a grand disaster to another. Written by Motlys Read More »

Fredrik Horn Akselsen – The Exorcist in the 21st Century (2012)

The Exorcist in the 21st Century takes the viewer into the unknown and sinister world of exorcism in the Catholic Church. We meet one of the few exorcists in Europe, the Vatican approved Jos? Antonio Fortea. He travels around the world on a mission to enlighten the masses about demonic possession. Constanza, a Colombian woman, is desperately looking for Fr. Forteas help. She claims to have been possessed by demons for nearly 15 years and she goes through a ritual of exorcism before she sees the Spanish exorcist as a last hope for spiritual liberation. The film follows both their journeys and gives a unique insight into one of the world most secret and mystical rites – the catholic ritual of exorcism. Read More »

Dheeraj Akolkar – Liv & Ingmar (2012)

Synopsis
This feature documentary is an affectionate yet truthful account of the 42 years and 12 films long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master film maker Ingmar Bergman.

Told entirely from Liv’s point of view, this rollercoaster journey of extreme highs and lows is constructed as a collage of images and sounds from the timeless Ullmann-Bergman films, behind the scenes footage, still photographs, passages from Liv’s book ‘Changing’ and Ingmar’s love letters to Liv. Read More »

Hans Petter Moland – En ganske snill mann AKA A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)

After serving a 12-year sentence for killing a man for sleeping with his wife, a man ponders whether he should try and reconcile with his family, or take revenge on those who turned him in.
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Eva Dahr & Eva Isaksen – Brennende blomster AKA Burning Flowers (1987)

Hermann is working as a delivery boy for a florist after school time. One day he is delivering a bouquet of flowers to Rosa Stern, a woman in the beginning of her 40’s who live behind heavy curtains in an apartment filled with a secretive atmosphere. In the coming weeks Hermann gets more bouquets to be delivered to Rosa. The visits with Rosa gets more and more important to him. Read More »