“Hva vil folk si” becomes Norwegian Oscar candidate

Adil HussainAdil Hussain.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Iram Haq’s film, “Hva vil folk si” is this year’s Norwegian Oscar candidate.


The movie recently won four Amanda prizes.

On Tuesday the Norwegian Oscar Committee considered the three shortlisted candidates. The other two candidates were “Utøya July 22”, directed by Erik Poppe, and Tuva Novontny’s “Blindsone”.

“Hva vil folk si” became the Norwegian candidate in the competition for the Oscar for the best non-English language film. The film had its world premiere at the film festival in Toronto in September 2017, before the Norwegian premiere on October the 6th, and was shown in movie theatres in the United States since mid-July. Iram Haq’s debut film, “Jeg er din”, was a Norwegian Oscar candidate in 2013.

“Hva vil folk si” is about Norwegian-Pakistani Nisha who lives a double life.Nisha is 16 years old and balances between a Norwegian youth life with friends and boys outside, and a more traditional Pakistani family life at home.

Which of the five films that will eventually fight for the coveted statuette will be made public on Tuesday 22nd of January next year, and the Oscars will be held on Sunday the 24th of February 2019.


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