Another two Nordic features have been confirmed for the upcoming Berlin Film festival.
Magnus Martens' Norwegian romantic football comedy United has been selected for the new 14 plus sidebar of youth films, while Aage Rais-Nordentoft's Danish coming of age drama Kick 'n' Rush has been singled out for the Panorama.
Only six films will be selected for 14 plus section, where Martens' debut United joins the Danish feature debut from Swedish-born Anders Gustafsson Scratch (Bagland).
United opened the local Haugesund Film Festival in late August and was well received by critics and audiences alike when it was released domestically. It follows a football fanatic, who only dreams of playing for Manchester United, but who has to do something about it if he wants to hang on to his old girlfriend.
United was produced by Haakon Oeveraas and Aagot Skjeldal for 4 ' AS and is sold by Nordisk Film International Sales.
Aage Rais-Nordentoft returns to Berlin with his third feature Kick 'n' Rush (2 ryk og en aflevering), after getting a special mention for his debut children's film Anton at the Kinderfilmfest in 1996.
The coming of age drama sees star some of the child actors from that film as they deal with teenage problems and hard choices between football and girls.
Kick 'n' Rush, which was released domestically in October, is produced by Louise Vesth and veteran Ib Tardini for Jutlandia Film. The latter also produced Annette K. Olesen's drama In Your Hands, which has been selected for the main competition in Berlin. Kick 'n' Rush, Scratch and In Your Hands are all sold by Trust Film Sales.