Tag Archives: norway


Limbo (Director: Maria Sødahl): I was initially attracted to this film because of its setting: a community of expat oil engineers in 1970s Trinidad. But quite apart from exquisite art direction, Limbo features one of the strongest performances I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Max Manus

Max Manus (Directors: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg): Here is a Norwegian film about a hero of that country’s World War 2 resistance movement that is as slick and polished as any Hollywood blockbuster. Unfortunately, it also has all the … Continue reading

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Dead Snow (Død Snø)

Dead Snow (Død Snø) (Director: Tommy Wirkola): With a great tagline (“Ein! Zwei! DIE!”) and a winning concept (Nazi zombies!!), Dead Snow should have been a lot of fun. I’d missed it when it screened recently at the Toronto After … Continue reading

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Groundhoppers (Director: Eivind Tolås, Norway, 2005): Thank goodness for the internet. While reading about obsessive football (soccer) fans who attempt to visit as many football grounds as possible, I came across the title of this Norwegian documentary. I was able … Continue reading

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WWSFF: Opening Night Gala Programme

The Danish Poet Tonight’s programme consisted of award-winning shorts released in 2006, and just watching them one after another led me to a few conclusions about short films in general. To compare them to written works, they’re a bit like … Continue reading

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