The Crown Prince couple to show “The King’s Choice” in Toronto

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The Crown Prince couple will introduce the Norwegian Oscar candidate “The King’s Choice” when it appears for selected guests and industry players in Toronto in connection with their official visit to Canada.

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will travel on an official visit to the country in November where they will  promote Norwegian film, literature and music.

The film will be presented to Canadian and American film industry in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the headquarters for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place in November.

The viewing is also part of the film’s Oscar campaign. Incidentally, it is the first time “The King’s Choice” is shown outside Norway.

– In the Oscar fight much revolves around finding opportunities to raise awareness about the film, so that the right people are actually viewing the film and can therefore vote on it.

It is therefore very gratifying that the Crown Prince and Princess will go to Canada and present the film for an important international audience at the festival’s own cinema, says Stein Resin, who has produced the film alongside Finn Gjerdrum.

After nearly four weeks in Norwegian cinemas  “The King’s Choice’  has been seen by over half a million people. It has not yet had its international premiere.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today