Public Funding For HBO Nordic’s Pelle The Conqueror

The Danish Film Institute has announced public funding for HBO Nordic's new eight-part historical drama Erobreren (Conqueror), based on Volumes II-IV of Martin Andersen Nexø's novel about Pelle The Conqueror. In the novel, Pelle moves from Sweden to Denmark as a young boy with his father in search of a better life. They both become labourers at a large farm and are subjected to prejudice as immigrants and face physical intimidation because of their social standing. Young Pelle learns what it takes

Ruben Östlund Makes History With Palme d’Or At Cannes

Ruben Östlund has become the first Swedish director in 66 years to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival with The Square, starring Claes Bang (The Bridge), Dominic West (The Wire) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men). In The Square, Christian is the successful curator of a modern art museum. A few days before the opening of a prestigious exhibition he is mugged, so embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in situations that make him question

First Trailer Released For Iron Sky The Coming Race

The first trailer has been released for Iron Sky The Coming Race, Timo Vuorensola’s €17 million sequel to cult sci-fi movie Iron Sky, starring Lara Rossi (Crossing Lines), Vladimir Burlakov (Deutschland ’83) and Udo Kier (Dancer In The Dark). Set 25 years after the original movie, the former Nazi Moon base has become the last refuge of mankind after the devastation of planet Earth by nuclear war. Survivors try to venture into the centre of the ruined planet but have to

Spring Tide Begins Filming Season Two In Marseilles

Season two of Spring Tide (Springfloden), written by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind (Beck), has begun filming in Marseilles, with Julia Ragnarsson and Kjell Bergqvist reprising their roles as Olivia Rönning and Tom Stilton. Rönning and Stilton cross paths once more when the murder of a circus performer in Marseilles is believed to be linked to the suicide of a customs official. Their investigation leads them into the cynical world of risk capital where serious money is being milked from the Swedish

Sofie Gråbøl Set For Adaptation Of Ejersbo’s Liberty

As principal photography begins in Denmark for Liberty, adapted by Asger Leth from the novel by Jakob Ejersbo, DR has announced casting details for the series directed by Mikael Marcimain (Gentlemen). Set in Tanzania during the 1980s, Liberty follows two young men from very different backgrounds. Christian is the son of Danish ex-pats, while Marcus works as a house boy for a Swedish family and hopes that they will eventually take him back to Europe with them. Their friendship defines a divided