Kongens Nei is a Norwegian Oscar candidate

Anders Baasmo Christiansen (R) and producer Stein. B Resin.Anders Baasmo Christiansen (R) and producer Stein. B Resin. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

The movie “Kongens Nei”(meaning the King’s no) is the Norwegian contender in the race to be the best non-English language film at the Oscars.

– “Kongens Nei” is a movie with sound and visionary cinematic qualities in all aspects, and a rare well-founded and aptly choice of actors in all key roles contribute strongly to the narrative’s fundamental impact, says Oscar-committee chairman Sindre Guldvog during the press conference on Thursday morning.

– The film is about a dramatic event relating to us as a nation, but which examines the history that affected large parts of the world. With its engaging themes and strong cinematic qualities, I have great faith in “The King’s No” as our candidate in the Oscar race, Guldvog added.

The Norwegian Oscar candidate was announced Thursday morning after a committee had considered three candidates: “The King’s No” directed by Erik Poppe, “Pyro Manen” directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg and Rune Denstad Langlos film “Welcome to Norway”.

The road to the final list of five movies that eventually will compete for the coveted award, is long. It will take several rounds before the five finalists will be published on 24th of January next year.

The Oscars will be held on Sunday 26th of February.
Last year “Bølgen” was the Norwegian candidate among 81 nominated movies in the class best non-English language film. But the Norwegian disaster movie did not go through the first round.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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