Nominated writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson

WELCOME TO UTMARK (Velkommen til Utmark)
Norway, 2021
Nominated writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson
Director: Dagur Kári
Producers: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein Kvae
Produced by: Paradox Film 8 for HBO Europe
Premiere: 2021

Somewhere in the Nordic wilderness, in a place that lives by its own rules, lies Utmark. A corrupt sheriff, cross-dressing farmer, possessed shopkeeper, alcoholic shepherd, nature-loving bootlegger, God-hating pastor, grieving pimp. Everyone knows everyone in this secluded corner of the Nordic North.

Kim Fupz Aakeson's bio
Kim Fupz Aakeson is an award-winning Danish author and illustrator known for not only his screenwriting, but also books and plays. Aakeson is known for Perfect Sense (2011), Gnade (2012), the two Berlinale Competition films A somewhat Gentle man (2014) and Cold Pursuit (2019), and also the TV series Bankerot (2014).

Read our interview with nominated writer Kim Fupz Aakeson HERE.