Film / TV

Interview with Herbert Nordrum – star of the acclaimed Norwegian film ‘The Worst Person In The World’

The love for Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person In The World has been building and building – from the moment it premiered in Cannes to its arrival last week at Reykjavik’s International Film Festival and more recently at BFI London International Film Festival. With each festival, the hype is growing, and rightly so. It is, […]

Meet Cop Secret’s badass Vivian Ólafsdóttir

Cop Secret is building some more international momentum as it plays alongside its Icelandic counterpart Lamb at this year’s BFI London International Film Festival. We spoke to actress Vivian Ólafsdóttir who tells us about her role in the film and what further projects she has coming up. Cop Secret has been doing the rounds in […]

Nordic Watchlist meets Kathrine Thorborg Johansen

Alex speaks to the brilliant Kathrine Thorborg Johansen – star of the brilliant Norwegian Netflix series Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes. Alex discusses the series which flew in under the radar and gave us our first experience of ‘Vampire Noir’. The discussion involves talking about the series before then going into a more […]

SPOTLIGHT: Meet talented writer and actress Minni Katina Mertens

Minni is back from catching a heatwave in the Norway countryside, she describes it as an ‘explosion of summer‘ from her now-current Oslo location. Nordic Watchlist first discovered Minni’s work when catching images on her Instagram of a project she did during the summer called The Foxcave, an art project that she worked on as […]

NORDIC NEW WAVE: Meet rising star Tarek Zayat from Danish crime thriller ‘Shorta’

With the Danish movie Shorta (Arabic for police), finally getting a release in the UK on Sept 3, we interviewed the impressive young breakout star Tarek Zayat. We first saw the movie at Glasgow Film Festival earlier this year, (you can read more about the synopsis of the film in this post), and were impressed […]

Nordic Flavours of the Month: AUGUST

Oh boy – there has been an overwhelming amount of Nordic entertainment to discover this month! So get ready for a bumper pack of TV shows, movies, documentaries, and even a podcast in our August round-up… FILM THE HERO’S JOURNEY TO THE THIRD POLE | Apple TV First and foremost we have been delighted to […]

In conversation with Snöänglar and Vikings star Josefin Asplund

Swedish actress Josefin Asplund is on a bit of a roll. Since finishing a short stint on the epic Vikings, she has appeared in a number of other popular shows including Jens Lapidus’s Top Dog and most recently the highly regarded Snöänglar (Snow Angels), which even previewed at Berline Film Festival 2021. Back in May […]

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Connecting cultures through film with the Swedish Korean Film Festival 26-29 August

You might think that Sweden and Korea have little in common, but the organisers of the Swedish Korean Film Festival are seeking commonality and understanding, bringing these two cultures together through art. This year, the Swedish Korean Film Festival offers a whole host of short films including one of our favourites by director Johannes Nyholm […]

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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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Our 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 […]


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