Culture / Editor's Own

2017 On Screen

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It’s been another strong year for Nordic film and television. The Swedish film A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) almost won an ‘Oscar’ for Best Foreign Language Film, and Finland celebrated its hundredth anniversary of its independence with a no-expense-spared war movie…


Alexander Brett


Best Norwegian Film


The King’s Choice (Kongens nei)

Directed by Erik Poppe

As the Nazis roll into Oslo, Norwegian King Haakon VII faces an unparalleled dilemma: to give his country up, or keep fighting for as long as possible.



Best Danish Film


Land of Mine (Under sandet)

Directed by Martin Zandvliet

Inspired by real events, the film follows Nazi prisoners of war sent to clear landmines along the Danish coast.



Best Swedish Film


A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)

Directed by Hannes Holm

Rolf Lassgård plays Ove, a grumpy pensioner determined to commit suicide after the death of his wife. When a new family moves into the street he controls so pedantically, Ove, through them, rediscovers compassion and reconsiders.



Best Finnish Film


The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas / Okänd soldat)

Directed by Aku Louhimies

Previously a novel, The Unknown Soldier is based on the author, Väinö Linna’s, experiences in the Finnish army fighting the Soviets.



Best Icelandic Film


Under the Tree (Undir trénu)

Directed byHafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

A feud between two neighbours turns unexpectantly violent and out of control.



Best Nordic Series


Below the Surface (Gidseltagningen) (Denmark)

Directed by Kasper Barfoed

Fifteen people travelling on the Copenhagen Metro are taken hostage, evoking a national crisis. A taskforce, hastily arranged, is headed by Louise Falck and Philip Norgaard and assisted by reporter Naja Toft, who acts as a go-between.



Best Nordic Documentary


Out of Thin Air (Iceland)

Directed by Dylan Howitt

Following a double murder in 1974, succeeded by an investigation that rocked Iceland’s close-knit society to its core, eventually leading to one of the most shocking miscarriages of justice Europe has ever seen.



Best Actress


Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Danish)

For Three Things (Tre ting)


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Best Actor


Rolf Lassgård (Swedish)

For A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)


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Best Director


Charlotte Sieling (Danish)

For The Man (Mesteren)


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