THE ASH LAD – IN SEARCH OF THE
Estimated release: 23.08.19 (Norway)
Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
Screenplay: Aleksander Kirkwood Brown
Producers: Åshild Ramborg & Synnøve Hørsdal
Cast: Vebjørn Enger, Eili Harboe, Mads S. Pettersen, Elias H. Sørensen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Thorbjørn Harr, Christian Skolmen
When the King and Queen are poisoned, brothers Per and Pål get arrested, suspected of being behind it. Younger brother Espen «Ash Lad» and Princess Kristin set out on a quest to find the mythical Soria Moria castle, which is said to be built of pure gold. In Soria Moria, there sits a well containing the Water of Life; the only thing that can cure Kristin’s parents. But some wicked Danes are also on the hunt to find the castle. If Espen and Kristin fail, it will spell the end for the brothers, the kingdom – and perhaps the entire world.
Estimated release: February 2020 (Norway)
Director: Johanne Helgeland
Screenplay: Maja Lunde
Producers: Cornelia Boysen
Cast: Anna Sofie Skarholt, Bo Lindquist-Ellingsen, Samson Steine and Bianca Ghilardi-Hellesten
The Crossing tells the story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto’s parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. THE CROSSING (working title) is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.
Estimated release: 02.10.20 (Norway)
Director: Charlotte Blom
Screenplay: Charlotte Blom and Mette M. Bølstad
Producer: Synnøve Hørsdal
Cast: Marie Blokhus, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jannike Kruse, Olav Waastad, Ine Marie Wilmann and Anne-Marie Ottersen
Diana’s Wedding is a tribute to love, which hopefully is more than a stormy affair that lasts half a year, and a suffering that will last a lifetime.