French distributor BAC Films Distribution, UK distributor Arrow Films and Benelux distributor Wild Bunch has bought all rights to Michael Noer´s drama NORTHWEST, screening in Berlin at the European Film Market.
The film celebrated its World Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it was officially selected for the festiva´s competition The Big Screen. NORTHWEST was also shown at Gothenburg International Film Festival, where it competed for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film - here it won the international critic´s FIPRESCI award. NORTHWEST stars newcomers and real-life brothers Gustav Dyekjær Giese and Oscar Dyekjær Giese in the leads and it´s produced by Tomas Radoor and Rene Ezra, who were also behind the awardwinning A HIJACKING (Lindholm, 2012).
Director Michael Noer´s first feature film R (2010), co-directed by Tobias Lindholm and starring Pilou Asbæk (BORGEN, 2010-), won several of prizes and along with his documentaries VESTERBRO (2007) and THE WILD HEARTS (2008) it marked him as one of the most talented directors of his time. Born 1978, Noer graduated from The National Film School of Denmark´s documentary programme in 2003. NORTHWEST is Noer´s second feature film.
Executive producers of NORTHWEST are Henrik Zein, Lena Haugaard and Thomas Heinesen from Nordisk Film Production. Editor is Adam Nielsen has edited films such as BROTHERS (Bier, 2004), GHOST OF CITÃ‰ SOLEIL (Leth, 2005), R (Lindholm and Noer, 2010) and A HIJACKING (Lindholm, 2012). Cinematographer is Magnus Nordenhof Jønck, DFF, who also shot A HIJACKING (Lindholm, 2012).
NORTHWEST is supported by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, (DR) and The Danish Film Institute. Budget is EUR 2.1m. Domestic distributor Nordisk Film releases NORTHWEST April 2012 and TrustNordisk handles international sales.