Scandinavia House presents a selection of six recent films from Norway with the aim of exposing an American audience to the work of both established directors and a new generation of filmmakers.
In 2005, Norway celebrated its 100th anniversary as an independent nation; in 1905 the Swedish-Norwegian Union was dissolved. Cinema, of course, was invented just ten years before that, so it could be said that process of introducing the new medium into Norway went alongside that of creating a separate national identity for the new nation. Today Norway produces about 15-17 feature films a year, covering a wide variety of styles and subjects; many are often co-produced with Scandinavian or other European partners. Norwegian films are gaining prominence and earning praise at international film festivals, and more frequently, released commercially in the United States.
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