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Refreshing, outrageous, and ultimately moving, Geir Hansteen Jorgensen's THE NEW COUNTRY celebrates the absurdity and beauty of human relations by focusing on the unlikely blossoming friendship between three social outsiders. Ali (Mike Almayehu) and Massoud (Michalis Koutsogiannakis) are immigrants living in an asylum camp in southern Sweden. Ali, a 15-year-old Somalian, dreams of running for the Swedish Olympic team, while Massoud merely wants a country that will grant him citizenship. On the verge of deportation, Massoud and Ali buy a cheap car and flee the confines of their camp. During… More