What better way to try and survive the UK heatwave by getting immersed in some wet and windy Nordic noir settings such as Walter Presents’ Rig 45 or being taken on a breath-taking ride through the scenery of the Faroe Islands in Trom, currently on BBC iPlayer.

As summer has hit we’ve had a a smaller selection of TV series and film to find, but those that we did have certainly been entertaining. Here are our picks of the month..

TV SERIES

Trom

The award-winning series Trom finally made it to UK screens this month with the series appearing on BBC4 and BBC iPlayer – this has been one series we have been really excited to catch, especially with it being one of the first to be based in the stunning Faroe Islands.

There is no denying the pace is slow on this one but, like many others, we were sucked in by the stunning scenery and the setting really did play a key role in the series.

Ulrich Thomsen was top of his game as ever which made this an enjoyable enough ride as it was. What were your thoughts?

FILM

Tigers

Ronnie Sandahl’s Tigers has picked up rave reviews over here in the UK with Empire magazine giving it four stars, and film critic Mark Kermode praising the film on his podcast series with Simon Mayo. The film has certainly been one of many highlights this year and delivers an incredible central performance from its lead Erik Enge.

We spoke to the star about his role in the film and the work he put into becoming Martin Bengstton – the teenage star who the film focuses on. You can read that article HERE

NEW NORDIC NEWS

The Kingdom Exodus and Copenhagen Cowboy head to Venice Film Festival

Two of Denmark’s most exciting and controversial directors are back with two TV series. Lars Von Trier returns with the much-anticipated series The Kingdom Exodus whilst Nicolas Winding Refn is coming to Netflix with Copenhagen Cowboy – both series of which has been picked up for the upcoming Venice Film Festival. To say we are excited is an understatement!

Drive and Only god Forgives Director Nicolas Winding Refn is back! (Photo Credit: Netflix)

Hedda Stiernstedt stars in new Netflix comedy ‘One More Time’

When Amelia (Hedda Stiernstedt) is hit by a bus on her birthday she is shocked to discover she has woken up on her 18th, rather than her 40th. Matters are made worse when she keeps waking up on the same day – what does she need to do to fix it?

The film is will be directed by Jonatan Etzler and is written by Tove Forsman and Sofie Forsman (Young Royals, The Playlist). We are also excited to learn that Miriam Ingrid will star in the film, she was last seen (for those that had access to it) in Beartown which was on HBO Max.

This new film sounds very interested and will be released in 2023.

Hedda Stiernstedt goes back in time to new Netflix comedy ‘One More Time’ (Photo Credit: Robert Eldrim / Netflix)

COMPETITION!

To celebrate the arrival of Norwegian disaster movie The Burning Sea on Blu Ray and DVD we have two copies to give away to our readers!

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What is coming up in August?

August has got some exciting content coming our way – lets take a look at what to expect:

  • On the 2nd August A White White Day director Hlynur Palmason’s short film Nest comes to MUBI
  • In the first of two Netflix movies we have Royalteen which is out on the 16th August
  • Dar Salim heads up the the second Netflix feature Loving Adults which is out on the 26th August
  • Now we are still waiting for full confirmation, but we are pretty sure we should be seeing the second season of Snabba Cash arrive onto Netflix aswell! Watch this space!

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Feature by Alex Minnis