Norway stars at Toronto film festival

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No less than four Norwegian films were on the program as the Toronto International Film Festival got underway this week. The Norwegian Film Institute is delighted, not least because the film festival in Toronto is considered the most important in North America and one of the largest in the world.

Among the Norwegian films making an international premier is the one just chosen as Norway’s candidate for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards, Thelma. Also on the bill are Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen’s Skyggenes dal, a Norwegian mystery-drama, and Iram Haq’s Hva vil folk si.

Torill Kove’s new short film Tråder will also be shown. The 42nd annual film festival runs from September 7-17. staff