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Norway’s Oscar Contender ‘1001 Grams’ Goes to Kino Lorber

Norway's Oscar Contender '1001 Grams' Goes to Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to Norway’s official Oscar entrant “1001 Grams,” set for an early 2015 release. Trailer below.

The film is written, produced and directed by Bent Hamer, who helmed 2008’s Norwegian “O’Horten” and 2005 English-language Bukowski interpretation “Factotum.” “1001 Grams” is an offbeat comedy centered on a divorced lab technician (Ane Dahl Torp) who journeys to a scientific conference in Paris, where she finds a whole new world of experience.

Foreign language Oscar voters are faced with a record-setting 83 titles this year. Through December 15, volunteer members from all branches’ highest vote-getters will fill six slots after which an executive committee hand-picked by Mark Johnson will pick three, creating a Foreign Language shortlist of nine films total before narrowing it down to the final five to be voted on by the entire Academy. “1001 Grams” won’t hit theaters until next year, though its theatrical run in Norway qualifies the film for Oscar contention.

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