Wave, The: Norway’s Entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar Film Wins Best Feature Award

August 26, 2016–Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s Louder than Bombs, which in 2015 was Norway’s first Cannes Competition entry in 36 years, won four Norwegian national film prizes, dubbed the Amandas,  August 26 on the closing night of the 44th Norwegian International Film Fest in Haugesund, Norway.

The prize for best feature went to The Wave from Norwegian director Roar Uthaug, which represented Norway in the best foreign-language Oscar race.

The film sold 832,649 admissions in Norway and became 2015’s the No. 1 film in the country.

It also won visual effects (Lars Erik Hansen) and sound design (Christian Schaanning) honors.

Norwegian actor Anders Baasmo Christiansen earned his second Amanda for his role in Rune Denstad Langlo’s  “Welcome to Norway!— his first was for Morten Tyldum’s “Buddy” (2003).

The Norwegian Audiences voted Norwegian-Kurdish director Halkawt Mustafa’s football and love drama El Clásico their favorite.