Welcome to Mollywood!

Mollywood Productions has for 20 years been a Norwegian film production company which has created approx. 20 feature films and a large number of shorter films, shown in cinemas and television in several countries.

Last year we were executive producers for Nick Broomfield’s documentary «Words of love: Marianne & Leonard» released in 2019.

We have just finished «The soul of Europe» – a celebration of Council of Europe’s fight in 70 years for Human Rights 1949-2019, with former Prime Minister of Norway and former Secretary General of COE, Thorbjørn Jagland, as our guide.

Currently we are working on the documentary ”A Weekend with Gore Vidal”, a conversation with the radical American author and screenwriter in his last years.

This spring we release a twin feature of Broomfield’s film, where Marianne Ihlen is the main character – with focus on her life during, before and after her relationship with Leonard Cohen.

SO LONG AGO, MARIANNE

«Can you bring the camera to the hospital tomorrow? And could you please tell Leonard that I am dying?»

Marianne Ihlen, July 2016

In her last years, even in her last hours – Marianne worked on a film about her life and the difficult Art of living it…  SO LONG AGO, MARIANNE (1 hour 45 min) International release May 2020

THIS WILL BE A TWIN-FILM TO THE CLASSIC DOCUMENTARY «WORDS OF LOVE: MARIANNE & LEONARD» THAT WE CO-PRODUCED WITH NICK BROMFIELD. In our new film, you will meet the magical Marianne herself in her early eighties – and in her way of re-telling her adventures, you immediately understand why not only Leonard Cohen fell under her spell…

Ask for the code to this film by Jan Christian Mollestad – jc@mollywood.no

A WEEKEND WITH GORE VIDAL

Under production: A WEEK-END WITH GORE VIDAL Close before Gore Vidal died, he visited his chosen home hilltop town Ravello on the coast of Italy for the last time. Mollywood met him there and spent a memorable weekend with this giant in USA’s politics and literature. We met an utterly  radical aristocrat, a formidable cynic – with a very short way to tears.  (45 min, release April 2020)  

THE soul OF EUROPE

Mollywood, 57 min, English, May 2020

A SIMPLE GUIDE TO WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE PROUD & HAPPY THAT WE HAVE THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

70 YEARS OLD – STILL UNKNOWN Churchill’s great idea after fighting Hitler’s nazism, of a COUNCIL OF EUROPE – an international court to help individual against their own government’s abuse of human rights – was created in 1949.

After 70 years this magnificent institution, serving 800 000 000 individuals in 49 countries is still growing in importance for our lives. BUT YET THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE IS QUITE UNKNOWN FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE LIKE ME AND YOU.

That’s why Mollywood asked Thorbjørn Jagland, former Prime Minister of Norway and former leader of the Nobel Peace Prize committee who has served as Secretary General for COE in the last 10 years, to give us a basic introduction of an organization that every European should be proud to be a member of, before he is passing on this precious torch to Croatia’s Minister of Foreign affairs, Marija Burić .

Norway’s greatest modern painter – Pushwagner – died recently.        Here is our tribute to his 75th birthday. Music by Sam Asgari:

 

NORWAY’S FORMER PRIME MINISTER KÅRE WILLOCH’s SPEECH AT THE FESTIVAL «ET ÅRSVERK 2019»

To see more of our films, simply click at the heading OUR FILMS