Martin Lund

Martin Lund

Norway

An international study shows that Norwegians make very strict requirements of personal conduct and that they sanction unwanted behavior. With PSYCHOBITCH I set out to prove it’s possible to break out of this conformity. I wanted to tell a story about how important it is to listen to your heart when you are looking for your self.

Lund was educated as an art director before he was accepted onto the directing programme at the Norwegian Film School in Lillehammer, graduating in 2009 with the short film BALLOON MOODS. His debut feature TWIGSON TIES THE KNOT (2011) premiered at the Berlinale Generation, and remains among Norway’s biggest ever box office hit. He went on to write and direct THE ALMOST MAN (2012) which had its world premiere at Karlovy Vary IFF, winning the Crystal Globe for Best Film. He also created the TV series THE GAMES, winner of Best Series at the 2014 Prix Jeunesse, and was nominated for a Kidscreen award in 2015. It has since been sold to more than 40 countries. His latest work is the feature film PSYCHOBITCH (2019), which premiered at Berlinale and was the recipient of the ArteKino Festival Audience Award.