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Banijay-Sold Canneseries Winner ‘Countrymen’ Broken Down by Writer-Director Izer Aliu

One of the top winners announced on Wednesday night at Canneseries was the Banijay-Rights-sold “Countrymen,” from Norwegian pubcaster NRK in co-production with Rubicon and Arte France. The show took home two awards, one for performance for its whole cast, and a High-School Best Series Prize, voted by students from local lycées. The long-format TV series was co-written by revered Norwegian screenwriter Anne Bjørnstad (“Lilyhammer,” “Beforeigners”) alongside newcomer writer-director Izer Aliu, whose debut film “Hunting Flies” won him an Amanda Award for best director at Haugesund’s Norwegian Intl. Film Festival. The story follows four Muslim men who move to a rural part of Norway...
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Izer Aliu and Anne Bjørnstad’s Countrymen ready to travel to Canneseries

A new Norwegian dramedy series, Countrymen, will soon take part in the main competition of Canneseries (8-13 October). The production, created by award-winning writer-director Izer Aliu (Hunting Flies. [. +. ]. ) and Anne Bjørnstad (the TV series Lilyhammer), and directed by the duo alongside Brwa Vahabpour, revolves around four...
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