By TrustNordisk



We are proud to announce that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has shortlisted Hans Petter Moland’s OUT STEALING HORSES for the Best International Feature Film category at the Academy Awards®.

OUT STEALING HORSES has been shortlisted for the Best International Feature Film category at the Academy Awards®. Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on January 13th, and the ceremony will take place on February 9th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The film has had great success after its world premiere at the Berlinale Palast in February. Favor of many critics, the film won the jury’s hearts at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival and was awarded the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for its cinematography. 

TrustNordisk has closed a number of deals on OUT STEALING HORSES including Germany and German-speaking Europe (MFA), China (DD Dream International Media), Benelux (September Film Rights), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe), Eastern Europe (Discovery Film & Video), Greece (Videorama), Italy (Minerva Pictures Group), Australia and New Zealand (Palace Films), South Africa and Africa (Comart Films), Russia (Russian World Vision), Taiwan (Proview Entertainment), Singapore (Global Eagle Entertainment), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Estonia (Estin Film) and Lithuania (Scanorama).

OUT STEALING HORSES is truly a high-profile project, both written and directed by the award-winning Hans Petter Moland, and starring internationally acclaimed Stellan Skarsgård in the lead role (IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE, 2014; MELANCHOLIA, 2011; NYMPHOMANIAC, 2013). The film further stars Tobias Santelmann (KON-TIKI, 2012; HOMELAND, 2015; CONGO, 2018) and Bjørn Floberg (INSOMNIA, 1997; KINGSMAN: SECRET SERVICE, 2014), among others.

The film is based on the critically acclaimed international bestseller written by Per Petterson, whose books have been translated into more than 50 languages. Out Stealing Horses won the International Dublin Literary Award in 2007 and was on New York Times list of “5 best fictional novels of 2007”. 

November 1999. 67-year-old Trond lives in new-found solitude and looks forward to spending New Year’s Eve 2000 alone. As winter arrives, he discovers he has a neighbor, a man Trond knew back in 1948, the summer he turned 15 and the summer Trond’s father prepared him to carry the burden of his forthcoming betrayal and disappearance. And also the summer Trond grew up and smelled the scent of a woman he longed for. The same woman Trond’s father was preparing to spend his life with.

The film is produced by Håkon Øverås and Turid Øversveen for Norway’s 4½ Fiksjon, with Zentropa in Denmark and Zentropa International in Sweden. Further support came from Helgeland Film, Film i Vast and Nordisk Film, as well as the Norwegian Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.