Kristian Petri: I’ve Always Been A Hotel Fetishist

In his documentary Hotellet, which opened this weekend in Sweden, Kristian Petri explores our relationship to homes, temporary homes and homelessness. In an interview with Dagens Nyheter, Petri explains how the film was conceived and how the death of his father influenced its development: "I've always been a hotel fetishist... It started with a romantic notion of exotic adventure with writers, spies and princes in exile, people who were for various reasons hiding in a hotel." "I also liked the hotel's potential

The Hotel | Hotellet

OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW 2015 | 81 minutes | Documentary Director: Kristian Petri Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Björn Andrésen, Lars Norén What is the real essence of a hotel? And why do hotel spaces – lobbies, bars, corridors and rooms with a view – have such a strong power of suggestion? That’s what Kristian Petri (Details, GFF 2013) asks in his new essay film which moves elegantly from the oldest hotels in Japan to Marcel Proust’s favorite Grand Hotel Cabourg. Petri also talks to people about

Felix Herngren Working On Secret Project For Netflix

As previously reported, Netflix is currently looking at Swedish projects both for domestic and international audiences. Now, in Kristian Luuk's podcast TV Med Luuk, actor and director Felix Herngren (The Hundred Year Old Man) reveals that he is working on a project for Netflix. "I cannot go into what it is, but it will be shown in 190 countries. It is nailed down," he says in the podcast. "We have not started filming it yet. It is great fun, but it's not

Mads Mikkelsen And Thomas Vinterberg Knighted

Actor Mads Mikkelsen and film director Thomas Vinterberg were made Knights of the "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" at a ceremony at the French Embassy in Copenhagen on Wednesday. François Zimeray, French Ambassador to Denmark, said of Mikkelsen: "An all-round actor, whose face tells it all: the hardships and joys of life; Mads Mikkelsen takes a risk every time he embodies a new character, a fascinating actor like a man on the edge of the abyss." Mikkelsen remarked: "My love for

Jo Nesbø Makes Cameo Appearance In The Snowman

Author of The Snowman, Jo Nesbø, has confirmed that he will make a cameo appearance in Tomas Alfredson's big screen adaptation of the book, which stars Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole and Rebecca Ferguson as his sidekick. Jo Nesbø told VG: "I play opposite Michael Fassbender in a role where I have been handed a pitbull-like dog." "Now there are perhaps some who would say that it is an exaggeration to say that I play opposite Michael Fassbender, in that I am