Norwegian Dream

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At the French Institute:

SUN 09/06 ● 8pm
FRI 14/06 ● 10pm

Title: Norwegian Dream
Direction: Leiv Igor Devold
Cast: Hubert Milkowski, Karl Bekele Steinland, Edyta Torhan, Øyvind Brandtzæg, Jakub Sierenberg
Production: Riva Film, Solo Film, Spætt Film
Distribution: Cinemien
Genre: Drama
Duration: 97’
Country: Norway
Year: 2023
VO in English, Norwegian, Polish. Subtitles in Spanish

Festivals: Belgrade (LGTBI), Cardiff (Iris Award, LGTBI), Emden (Germany), Koszalin (Poland, new cinema), Krakow (independent cinema), Mallorca (Atlantis, online), New York (Nordic cinema), San Francisco (LGTBI ), Toronto (LGTBI), Trondheim (Norway), Washington (LGTBI)

First showing in Barcelona

Robert is a hard-edged Polish immigrant laborer. Striving to rescue his mother from debt, he finds gritty work outside Trondheim, amidst a small community of immigrants at a salmon-processing factory. He is trained on the line by Ivar, the effervescent adopted Black son of the wealthy business-owner, who is biding his time working at the family business but dreams of more. Along the lush coast of Norway These two young men grapple with issues of cultural displacement, economic inequity, and sexual identity. They are drawn to each other, and their friendship slowly develops into something more.

A romance from the frozen coast of Scandinavia, Norwegian Dream is the debut narrative feature from director Leiv Igor Devold, who draws on a set of true circumstances to tell his story of love across numerous overlapping lines of class and culture.