(TV/Netflix) “Twin,” a much-anticipated drama series that includes the dramatic and picturesque settings of Lofoten in Norway, will be shown at Series Mania, a festival that’s launching in Lille France, tomorrow. The lead actor is Kristofer Hivju, best-known outside of Norway for his role as Tormund Giantsbane in “Game of Thrones.” Besides starring in the series Hivju, also co-created it.
Series Mania is a festival dedicated to TV series. It was launched out of Paris’s famed Forum des Images theater / film archives in 2010.
TrustNordisk managing director Susan Wendt has commented, “We are beyond excited that ‘Twin’ has been selected for Competition at Series Mania, which truly marks the high quality of the series. The series is already highly anticipated among our buyers, so we look forward to finally screening it at the festival.”
Series creator and director Kristoffer Metcalfe adds: “It’s an honor to have ‘Twin’ world premiere at such an important festival like this. I look very much forward to experiencing how this story, taking place in Lofoten, will be received worldwide.”
In “Twin,” Erik and Adam are identical but estranged twin brothers. Erik is a beach bum and he’s broke. Adam is a successful family and businessman. After Erik catches up with his brother for the first time after fifteen years a budding quarrel between the two goes south after Erik and Adam’s wife, Ingrid, accidentally off Adam. To avoid getting arrested and save his brother’s family, Erik takes on Adam’s identity. It soon turns out, though, that the biggest challenge is not avoiding getting caught, but it’s pretending to be someone you’re not.
“Twin” was produced by Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen and Live Bonnevie for Nordisk Film Production in co-production with Storyline Nor, for commissioning channel NRK, with support from The Norwegian Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Filmfond Nord.
Executive producers: Vegard Stenberg Eriksen, Aage Aaberge, Tomas Radoor and Henrik Zein.
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Series Mania will take place during March 22-30.