Lien leans on Norway fund

Helmer to be first to receive support

Norwegian director Jens Lien, whose short films have been in competition at Cannes for the last two years, will be the first helmer to receive feature support from the newly established Norwegian Film Fund.

At its first meeting Friday, the fund board decided to allocate $1 million for Lien’s $1.6 million “Jonny Vang,” to shoot next year from an original script by Stein Stale Berg and produced by Dag Alveberg’s Maipo Film & TV Produksjon.

Lien’s “The Door That Did Not Slam” was selected for Cannes in 2000, followed by this year’s “Natural Glasses.” Maipo most recently produced local blockbuster “Elling,” which has generated more than 740,000 admissions.

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