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,
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
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,
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
His adaptation of famous Norwegian novel Comrade Pedersen was awarded Best
Director Award in
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
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
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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