We are immensely proud to let you know that we will have two series at this year’s Canneseries. POWER PLAY has been selected for Competition and will celebrate its World Premiere at the festival. OUT OF TOUCH has been selected for the Short Form Competition. POWER PLAY will broadcast locally on NRK in October 2023. Canneseries runs from April 14th-19th 2023.
Power Play is a political drama series that tells the story of Gro Harlem Brundtland – first ever female Prime Minister of Norway and a true visionary for human-rights and personal freedom. Created by Silje Storstein (Kielergata, 2018), Kristin Grue (The Machinery, 2020) and Johan Fasting (Home Ground 2018, Ninjababy 2021), the series combines a twisting plot with an eye-opening critique of modern politics which seeks to inspire the audience to take action and change tomorrow.
POWER PLAY stars Kathrine Thorborg Johansen (The Quake, 2018; Post Morten, 2021) in the lead as the hardworking Gro Harlem Brundtland. The series is created by Johan Fasting, Silje Storstein, Kristin Grue for Motlys and November film.
This is the incredible story of Gro Harlem Bruntland, who in the late 70s works as a young doctor, fighting for self-determined abortion, when she almost by accident, stumbles into politics. As the government implodes around her, Gro learns to play her own games of power, climbing the ranks until she is the last woman standing in the ruins of Labour’s celebrated social democracy, ending up as Norway’s first female Prime Minister in 1981.
OUT OF TOUCH
OUT OF TOUCH is a breath of fresh air to the romantic dramedy genre. The series stars up and coming actress, Sara Shirpley (UFO Sweden, 2021) alongside Hannes Fohlin (With One Eye Open, 2021) and is directed by Lina Åstrøm (So Damn Easy Going, 2022). This series is sure to make you both laugh, cry and wonder.
Ava is a very successful couple’s therapist. Her razor sharp observations and on point relationship-advice are the talk of the town and the envy of her peers. What nobody knows, except for Ava and her best friend, is that her talent to brilliantly assess every relationship is all coming from a secret power she has. By merely putting her hand on somebody’s chest, she gets a vision of that person’s future love life. Having seen all the things that can go wrong in relationships, Ava has sworn off love and only has one-night- stands with no strings attached. Her life is turned upside down when she meets John, a free spirit with a romantic outlook on love. Ava instinctively despises him and his naive cheerfulness, but when she accidentally puts her hand on his chest, she sees herself with him on their wedding day…
OUT OF TOUCH is produced by Elin Falck at Breakable Films for C More.
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