Fewer films in Norwegian cinemas last year

Actor Herbert Norum on the red carpet before the party premiere of the film "The World's Worst Man" at Klingenberg cinema in Oslo. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

The Norwegian Media Authority has released figures showing that the lingering coronavirus pandemic has affected the number of films shown throughout Norway in 2021. 

More films shown than in 2020 but less than pre-COVID times

The Norwegian Media Authority set an age limit on only 244 films shown in Norwegian cinema throughout 2021.

Though this figure was significantly up from 2020 (age limits set for 170 films) it is still lower (by 20 films) from the pre-coronavirus pandemic levels of 2019. Hanne Nilstad Sekkelsten, director of the legal and regulatory department of the Norwegian Media Authority, told NTB that “the coronavirus still seems to affect the number of films shown in Norwegian cinemas.”

Highest number of 18+ ratings ever 

In contrast to the generally low numbers of films overall, the Norwegian Media Authority granted the most amount of adult (18 years or older) ratings to films : 3.

Spiral”, “Halloween Kills” and “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn” all received a mature rating meaning that viewers must be legally adult in order to watch them. 

Source : NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayTravel

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