• Norwegian dream

Norwegian dream

Fiction work

Robert (19), a Polish immigrant working at a fish factory in Norway, has come to earn money to pay off his mother’s debts. Robert realizes he has feelings for his colleague Ivar (19). For fear of losing his position within a group of Poles at the factory, he hides his feelings, especially when it turns out that Ivar is doing vogue, and is an aspiring drag queen.

Director’s statement:

While working with stories in the films I make, I am always inspired by the reality surrounding me, but then I filter the stories I find, through my own experiences and emotions. I want to make the audience cry, laugh and think. Together with a really amazing cast and crew, we tell the story about how love is blind and that to truly love another person, firstly you need to accept, love and stand up for yourself.

GENRE: Coming of Age, Drama DIRECTOR: Leiv Igor Devold PRODUCERS: Håvard Wettland Gossé, Bartek Gliński, Lennart Lenzing PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Spætt Film, Solo Film, Riva Film PRODUCTION YEAR: 2023 BUDGET: 1 046 655,169 EUR German distribution: Salzgeber Norwegian distribution: Storytelling Media

Pitched at co-production markeds or WIP in: Marché de films (Cannes), Nordic Film Marked (Gøteborg film festival), New Nordic Films (Norwegian film festival, Haugesund), Polish Days (New Horizons, Wroclaw 2020 and 2022), Eastern promises (Karlove Vary), Coco Pitch (Cottbus) as well as New Talent Strand (BFI London).

Opening film, Kosmorama International Film Festival, Norway - Norwegian premiere
OFF Camera, Cracow, Poland - Polish premiere
Inside Out, Toronto, Canada - International premiere
Frameline, San Francisco, USA - US premiere
The International Filmfest Emden-Norderney, German premiere
Koszalin Film Debut Festival "Young and film", Poland

For any inquires regarding this project please contact the producer: Håvard Wettland Gossé +47 988 78 923 havard@spaett.no

International sales agent: True Colors
Festivals: Norwegian Film Institute: Stine Oppegaard, mail: stine.oppegaard[@]nfi.no