Kirpi Uimonen Ballesteros skrifar um norrænar þáttarðir frá Gautaborgarhátíðinni á vefinn GoldenGlobes.com, en hún sat í dómnefnd Norrænu sjónvarpsverðlaunanna að þessu sinni. Ballestoros ræðir meðal annars við Sofia Helin (Brúin), Adam Price (Vegir drottins) og Nönnu Kristínu Magnúsdóttur, einn handritshöfunda Stellu Blómkvist.
Hér er brot úr pistlinum:
Iceland presented the country’s most popular show, an old-fashioned but colorful crime story based on the novel series Stella Blómkvist. The leading lady does almost whatever she wants. The show is written by Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, Andri Óttarsson and Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir.
“With Nordic Noir, women’s roles became bigger (and) more three-dimensional, and actresses got more to work with,” explains Magnúsdóttir who is also actress, director and producer. “Which was, of course, very thankful and positive. But this new woman hero was almost like a man, so powerful, so manly. I find that the most important changes in women roles are that they are more and more allowed to be feminine and strong,” As an actress, she builds a character from scratch. She is aware of all the details other writers put in their character development. “As a writer I allow my women to be women. We are multiple creatures with many background, stories, thoughts, opinions and oh yes, bodies!”
Ballesteros spyr einnig hvernig framtíðin verði fyrir hinar þegar sterku kvenpersónur í norrænum þáttaröðum:
“The dark and complex mood is still the root of Nordic Noir but (the genre) has moved slightly more into character development and not just the settings or plot. The personalities are maybe not as dark but now more complex in an everyday kind of way. We feel the humanity in relationships and in my opinion that’s a natural process,” Magnúsdóttir says and adds: “I would love if the industry receded from putting everything and everyone into a box. Not just in race, gender, sexuality but also the artists themselves. Art is an evolving process and can go in so many directions. The freedom to experiment is crucial.”
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