As we begin to enter into the summer season, it seems that Nordic film and TV series’ tend to slow down a little bit – but don’t worry, there will be still plenty to discover! Here are some new releases coming up in June.
A Beautiful Life | Denmark | OUT NOW
Kicking the month off will be Mehdi Avaz’s A Beautiful Life, a musical drama featuring one of Denmark’s biggest musical stars – Christopher. This is the musician’s debut film and it is a very impressive one when you know he can already sing really well!
The film follows his character, Elliott, a trawler man whose life doesn’t seem to be going anywhere until one day a talent scout hears him sing and looks to sign him up to stardom – but Elliott seems to have a lot of emotional baggage to work through.
The music is great, and the film has a solid cast with the likes of Christine Albeck Borge (Cry Wolf). Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas (Betrayed) and Ardalan Esmaili (Snabba Cash) putting in a great performance. Be warned though – the main song from the film will be stuck in your head for days!
Barracuda Queens | Sweden | 5th June
This fun and vibrant series, that blasts out so many cheesy classic from the 90s you truly do feel transported in time, is loosely based on a true story. The story is about a girl gang who begin to rob the rich to help pay off their debts – the only problem is that they get a taste for it (and the fine wine and champagne they find!) and soon continue their path of destruction with consequences, of course.
The young cast are great fun in this and have brilliant chemistry – and there are a few familiar faces playing their parents in this comedy thriller. If you are seeking something a little lighter and engaging then this is great fun!
You can read Alex’s interview with three of the stars HERE
The Worst Person in the World | FILM4 | OUT NOW
For those of you that may not have seen The Worst Person in the World yet due to it being on just streamers, we are delighted to say that it is making its way onto terrestial television and CH4 on the 1st June.
This still remains one of our favourite Nordic films, with one of the best leading performances from the incredible Renate Reinsve along with her co-stars Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum (the latter who we interviewed a couple of years ago which you can read HERE).
Shorta | Denmark | OUT NOW
It feels crazy to think that this film came out almost two years ago now – but it is great to see the film get a release on Viaplay and we encourage those who have not seen it yet to give it a watch.
The film follows two police officers played by Simon Sears and Jacob Lohmann who find themselves in trouble when they get caught up in riots. The pair turn to local Tarek Zayat to help them out – the bigger question is who will make it and who to trust?
This is a favourite here at Nordic Watchlist with some stellar performances from the cast!
The Beach Hotel | Sweden | 15th June
A brand new series arrives onto Viaplay with author Camilla Lackberg’s new soap opera – The Beach Hotel. The series centres it story around Werner Gyllemnmark’s 60th Birthday part in the coastal town of Saltsjvik.
Werner is sure to invite everyone, including his arch enemy and it isn’t long until explosive secrets are unleashed with some people ready to go to all lengths to keep them secret.
As you can tell from the poster below this is a lighter and fluffier affair which may note quench everyone’s Nordic Noir thirsts but it will certainly entertain those that love these types of series!
Also coming to Viaplay will be:
- Liv Ullmann: A Road Less Travelled – (Out Now)
- The Sandhamm Murders – Season 6 (Out Now)
- Crime Scene Sweden – Season 9 (8th June)
- Hammarvik – Season 4 (22nd June)
- Sunny Side – Seasons 6 & 7 (29th June)
From Danish musicals to thieving rich girls and the opportunity to see our favourite The Worst Person in the World – this rounds up the best of what’s coming to your screens in June.