Both the festival and the exhibition take place in the charming town of Haugesund on the west coast of Norway. Every August the town is transformed from a quiet coastal spot to a glamorous venue under constant spotlight. While the entertainment elite most certainly thrives under such conditions, so does the arts. This year, the Film Festival Exhibition runs from 20 August to 18 September, and gallery manager Grethe Lunde Øvrebø at the Haugesund Museum of Fine Art is excited to announce the name of the year. “Kira Wager is an outstanding painter, and her paintings are largely inspired by photographs,” she says.