POWER PLAY wins Best Series and Best Composer at Canneseries!

20. April 2023
POWER PLAY wins Best Series and Best Composer at Canneseries!

The punky satirical series about the first female prime minister in the Nordics, Norwegian PM Gro Harlem Brundtland wins the Best Series and Best Composer awards at the Closing Night Ceremony of Canneseries on April 19.

We are very proud and happy that POWER PLAY has received this award at Canneseries! This obviously means a lot to us who have produced the series – in so many ways! The series has been carried forward by committed and skilled colleagues at all levels, and it is fantastic that POWER PLAY has got this opportunity to reach out internationally through the Canneseries festival!” says producer Camilla Brusdal, Novemberfilm

REinvent is thrilled to be representing another fantastic series from NRK produced by Motlys. We are sure the series will find a good audience internationally. The topics and history is very relevant when we look at the world we live in today“, says Sales & Marketing director Helene Aurø.

This is amazing! I have been pushing for imperfection and roughness and I am thankful to the great musical minds that joined me in the Power Play Composing Team.
What a journey it has been!” says Head Composer Kåre Chr. Vestrheim.

POWER PLAY is the incredible story of Gro Harlem Brundtland, who in the late 70’s 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.



Production information

Created by: Kristin Grue , Johan Fasting, Silje Storstein

Written by: Kristin Grue , Johan Fasting, Silje Storstein

Conceptual director: Yngvild Sve Flikke

Cast: Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Jan Gunnar Røise, Anders Baasmo

Composer: Makta Komponistlag lead by Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim

Producers: Vilje Kathrine Hagen and Camilla Brusdal

Production: Motlys and Novemberfilm – a Fremantle lable

Executive producer: Johan Fasting

Executive producer: Yngve Sæther (Motlys) Executive producer: Alec Thom (NRK)

Salesagent: REinvent

Broadcast: NRK and NDR

Genre: Political Drama

Format: 12 x 55

Original title: MAKTA

With support from: Norwegian Film Institute, NDR, Creative Media Europe, Nordic Film & TV Fund, REinvent International Sales, Lumiere, Nordvision

In co-production with: SVT, DR, YLE, Rúv


About Motlys

Motlys is one of Norway’s major production houses and has produced quality documentaries and features since 1983. The company is focusing on collaborating with filmmakers with distinct voices and visions for their art, that entertain and encourage as much as they enrich. During the last 15 years, Motlys’ productions have received 121 Amanda Nominations and won 50 Amandas (Norwegian Oscars).


About Novemberfilm

A Fremantle-label produces individual documentaries and series, specifically aimed at the Norwegian TV market. Their vision is to highlight and convey engagement and relevant stories from Norwegian society. Since the company was established in 2003, their productions have won several prizes in the national annual award for the Norwegian TV industry; Gullruten, The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival The Great Journalist Award, The Golden Shepard Award and the National Headliner Awards.


About REinvent

REinvent is a packaging, sales and financing studio all in one. REinvent has extensive knowledge of original trends and sales opportunities in both the Scandinavian and international markets and works with high profile European production companies.

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