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COLD PURSUIT

COLD PURSUIT is an adaptation of HANS PETTER MOLAND's Norwegian film In Order Of Disappearance which had its world premiere in the Berlinale Competition Programme 2014. In 2016 Moland directed A Conspiracy Of Faith (Flaskepost fra P), both a critical and commercial success. It was the highest grossing film in Denmark in 2016. Most recently Moland directed the feature film Out Stealing Horses, based on the critically acclaimed and award winning novel by Per Petterson.

Moland's Norwegian language original of In Order Of Disappearance (Kraftidioten, starring Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Pal Sverre Hagen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen) received multiple awards and was sold world-wide. The film, the director, three of the films stars, and the screenwriter, were nominated for EFA awards (European Film Awards) in 2014.

Moland has twice before participated in The Berlinale Competition Programme: in 2010 with A Somewhat Gentle Man (Stellan Skarsgard, Bjorn Floberg, Anders Basmo Christiansen) which won the Berliner Morgenpost Audience Award and went on to win numerous prices, including the Special Jury Price at Chicago International Film Festival, A Norwegian Amanda for Best Actor and 4 other nominations. In 2004 he participated in The Beautiful Country starring Nick Nolte, Tim Roth, Bai Ling and Damian Ngyuyen. The film was nominated for an Amanda Award and Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.

Aberdeen (starring Lena Heady, Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling , Ian Hart) had its world premiere in competiton in Karlovy Vary where Ian Hart won a Best Actor Award. The film had its North American premiere in Telluride, was shown in Toronto and won the Best Dramatic Picture Award in Hampton International Film Festival. The film went on to win other awards including a European Film Festival Best Actress award for Lena Headey, a European Film Award nomination for Stellan Skarsgard, a Best Screenplay award in Milan, and a Bronze Frog in Cameraimage for the Director of Photography, Philip Ogaard.

Zero Kelvin premiered in The San Sebastian Competition Programme in 1995. The film was awarded Special Jury Price, won Best European Film at Asta Awards in Copenhagen and Best Picture at Norway's Amanda Awards.

His adaptation of famous Norwegian novel Comrade Pedersen was awarded Best Director Award in Montreal 2006.

The Last Lieutenant premiered in Montreal Film Festival Competition Programme in 1993 and went on to win numerous awards, including the Norwegian Amanda Award for Espen Skjonberg, the film's star. Hans Petter Moland directed the short film United We Stand which won the Grand Prix in Clairmont Ferrand. The film won an additional 23 awards worldwide, and holds the record for the most awards received by a Norwegian film.

Additionally, Moland has directed several hundred commercials. His work has won all the major awards, including Gold Lions in Cannes and Clio Awards. He also directed a play at the Norwegian Theatre in Oslo, John Patrick Shanley's 'Doubt'. In 2011 he made the feature length documentary When Bubbles Burst.

Hans Petter Moland is recipient of the Norwegian cultural awards 'Arne Skouens Erespris', (a bi-annual honorary award named after legendary Director Arne Skouen), 'Edit Calmars Erespris og Kritikerprisen'. (The Norwegian Critique's Award).

Moland was educated at Emerson in Boston and lived for close to eleven years in the United States before returning to Norway. He now resides in Oslo.

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