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Nordic Flavours of the Month: JULY

This month at the Nordic Watchlist we enjoyed a staycation, and the searing heatwave in the UK eventually turned to torrential rain – allowing us to bury ourselves in the sofa and enjoy some more Nordic treats! Here’s what we have been enjoying this month: TV SHOW: YOUNG ROYALS Netflix has delivered another gem with […]

Actress Seidi Haarla Tells us about her Cannes experience with film Compartment No.6

Actress Seidi Haarla gives us a quick run down of her time at Cannes Film Festival last week where her film Compartment No.6 had it’s premiere! You have come back from Cannes – how did you find the whole experience over there? It sure was a trip! Love and laughter with our crew, and enjoyment […]

New Nordic MUBI News!

We have often shared our frustration in reading or hearing about fantastic new releases in the Nordic region but then having to patiently wait to see if they get a release in the UK. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t… (we are looking at you Charter, Beware The Children, Out Stealing Horses, and Psykos i […]

Let ‘Tove’ dance into your heart and imagination

This weekend sees the UK cinema release of ‘Tove’, a film about the early life and loves of artist Tove Jansson, creator of probably Finland’s most famous export – the Moomins. Here’s some more about the film and what we thought. The Film A beautiful biopic, Tove is an intimate portrait of a young, playful […]

NORDIC NEW WAVE: Young Royals star Nikita Uggla

In our new feature, ‘Nordic New Wave’, we are showcasing our choice of rising stars from the Nordic region and in our first feature we speak to Nikita Uggla from Sweden. The Nordic invasion on Netflix has started strong with some very impressive series. Following on from the extremely successful Katla and Snabba Cash comes […]

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Nordic Flavours of the Month: JUNE

We share a round-up of the best of what we’ve been enjoying in the last month. June brought us Box 21 from Walter Presents, a hard-hitting Swedish crime thriller. Meanwhile, Netflix continues it’s Nordic mission with a fun movie called Dancing Queens, based in gorgeous west Sweden and featuring an excellent Molly Nutley (directed by […]

The powerhouse behind Panorama: Lene Seested is educating and championing Denmark’s aspiring actors and filmmakers

Lene Seested has been working in the TV and film industry for more than 25 years, starting with founding Panorama Agency talent management in Copenhagen. The Panorama brand now encompasses a production house – Panorama Productions – and Panorama Academy, creating opportunities and education for aspiring actors and filmmakers. Each year the students of Panorama […]

Netflix original Katla released this week: we speak to actor Bjorn Thors who plays Darri

This Thursday June 17 sees the release of the highly anticipated Icelandic drama Katla on Netflix and we’re super excited! We spoke to Bjorn Thors, who plays Darri in the series, about the experience filming Katla, what we can expect from the show, his upcoming projects, and what else he’s been up to and recommends. […]

Swedish thriller Knocking on Inside Out festival’s door

The Festival A couple of weeks ago we were back in the digital festival universe, this time checking out a handful of Nordic offerings at Toronto’s Inside Out Festival. Inside Out Festival is Canada’s largest 2SLGBTQ+ film festival and the single largest promoter and distributor of 2SLGBTQ+ content in Canada – not only does it […]

We meet Swedish-Japanese actor Kristofer Kamiyasu – star of Box 21 and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Next week sees the release of a new Nordic show to hit our screens in the UK on the excellent Walter Presents – Swedish and Romanian crime series Box 21. Box 21 follows the story of Lidia as she gets herself entangled in sex trafficking with dangerous repercussions – but who exactly for? Kristofer plays […]

Minnis2Society Meets: The two Audun’s behind ‘Help, I’ve Gone Viral!’ documentary

One of the great films we caught at Hot Docs was ‘Help, I’ve Gone Viral!’, a Norwegian entry at the festival. The film follows the aftermath when one man’s song about his favourite dish in Indonesia goes viral overnight, and the unbelievable story that followed. It is a truly wonderful little film that fills you […]

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Nordic films at the Danish documentary festival CPH:DOX

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, is one of the biggest documentary festivals in the world! Founded almost 20 years ago, it usually showcases its films in the movie theatres, but this year due to Covid it will be a hybrid of online and in the cinema. This year it […]

Meet star of award-winning Danish film ‘Another Round’: MAGNUS MILLANG

We are days away from this years Oscars and one Nordic film nominated for both Best Foreign Picture and Best Director (Thomas Vinterberg) is the wonderful Another Round. We had a video call with Magnus Millang, who plays Nikolaj, about filming the movie, as well as other popular Danish films and TV shows that he’s […]

Oscar nominees from the Nordic region: 2010-2020

With Thomas Vinterberg’s fantastic movie Another Round being nominated for Best International Feature at the upcoming Oscars, we decided to dive into the past decade and see what other Nordic movies have made it to the Oscars allowing you to set yourselves up for a fantastic Nordic Oscar’s binge watch in the build up to […]

Nordic movies to discover now on BBC iPLAYER

We thought we would put together a list of Nordic movie gems that are hidden away in some of the streaming platforms we use here in the UK, starting with BBC iPlayer. It is worth noting that these slip on and slip off the platform without notice so best be quick! AMUNDSEN (Norwegian) Roald Amundsen […]

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