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 the hundredth anniversary of its independence with a no-expense-spared war movie…
Best Norwegian Film
The King’s Choice (Kongens nei)
Director: Erik Poppe
As the Nazis roll into Oslo, Norwegian King Haakon VII faces an unparalleled dilemma: to give up on his country or keep fighting.
Best Danish Film
Land of Mine (Under sandet)
Director: 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)
Director: 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 pedantically controls, Ove rediscovers compassion.
Best Finnish Film
The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas / Okänd soldat)
Director: 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)
Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
A feud between two neighbours turns unexpectantly violent.
Best Nordic Series
Below the Surface (Gidseltagningen) (Denmark)
Director: Kasper Barfoed
Fifteen people travelling on the Copenhagen Metro are taken hostage, evoking a national crisis. A hastily arranged taskforce, headed by Louise Falck and Philip Norgaard, is assisted by reporter Naja Toft, who acts as a go-between.
Best Nordic Documentary
Out of Thin Air (Iceland)
Director: 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.
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Danish)
For Three Things (Tre ting)
Rolf Lassgård (Swedish)
For A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove)
Charlotte Sieling (Danish)
For The Man (Mesteren)
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