Having sold Norwegian director Joachim Trier's award-winning Reprise to 20 countries, Nordisk Film International Sales has picked up another three Norwegian features, launching one - Bard Breien's debut drama, The Art of Negative Thinking - in the Cannes Market.

'There is currently a lot of focus on Norwegian cinema,' explained publicity manager Nicolai Korsgaard, confirming that Nordisk will also handle Norse directors Marius Holst's Mirush and Alexander Eik's Cold Feet.

Selected for competition at the upcoming Karlovy Vary International Festival, The Art of Negative Thinking is the story of a 33-year-old man, severely disabled after a car accident, who receives a municipal positivity group of handicapped. His girlfriend hopes it will cure his bitterness - it doesn't.

In the market Nordisk will also start presales for Finnish director Pete Riski's $5.3m (Euros 4m) horror movie, Dark Floors, co-written by and starring Lordi, the Finnish winner of last year's Eurovision Song Contest.

The film will be promoted at a 19 concert in Cannes, featuring Lordi, this year's Finnish Eurovision contender, Hanna Pakarinen, and Finnish legendary rock group the Hurriganes, which has played Rock'n'Roll All Night Long since 1973. Dark Floors will be ready for December delivery.

Nordisk's slate for the Cote d'Azur is concluded by The Substitute and Just Another Love Story, both features by Nightwatch director Ole Bornedal on his return to Danish-language cinema after his international venture, I Am Dina.

Starring Paprika Steen as a substitute teacher who is in fact an alien with obscure plans for her pupils, The Substitute received two awards at Sweden 's recent BUFF Children and Youth Film Festival in Malmo.

A psychological thriller set for later 2007 release, Just Another Love Story is presented on a five-minute promo.