Peccadillo Pictures secures Iris Prize-winning film ‘Norwegian Dream’

Graham Robson April 17, 2024

Peccadillo Pictures has secured Iris Prize award-winning film Norwegian Dream, which will be released on streaming on 29 April.

Directed by Leiv Igor Devold, the film tells the story of Robert, a young Polish immigrant, who arrives in Norway to work for a fish factory in hopes of paying off his mother’s rising debts. Suppressing his true self to fit in with the other Poles at the factory, Robert develops feelings for Ivar, the out and proud son of the factory owner who also moonlights as a drag performer.

As the two get to know each other, a worker’s strike breaks out and Robert is faced to decide on his future: will he choose financial stability or his community?

A striking and honest portrayal of the intersecting limits of class and culture, Norweigan Dream won Hubert Milkowski the Best Performance in A Male Role (Feature Film) Award at the Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival in Cardiff last year.