Winter Brothers To Compete At London Film Festival

Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) has been selected to compete in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival (4 - 15 October). The film follows Emil (Elliott Crosset Hove) and his older brother Johan (Simon Sears) through their routines, habits and rituals as they work in a limestone factory through a cold, harsh winter. The brothers are swept into a violent feud that erupts between them and another family, but the focus of the film is Emil

Rolf Lassgård As A Scientist In Downsizing Comedy

A teaser trailer has been released for Alexander Payne's Downsizing, which stars Rolf Lassgård as a Norwegian scientist who solves the problem of overpopulation and lack of world resources by shrinking people down to the size of action figures. Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide that they want to give it a go, and move to a new downsized community. But at the last minute, Audrey backs out, leaving Paul small and annoyed. Downsizing premiered at the

Nikolaj Lie Kaas Stars As Rogue Druid In Britannia

Sky Atlantic has unveiled a first look trailer for Britannia, starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas, where mystical Druids run free, invincible Celts reign unopposed and invading Romans try to bring them into line. Set in 43AD, when Britannia was a country ruled by powerful Druids and warrior queens, the series follows the reluctant rise to power of Kerra (Kelly Reilly), the daughter of the King of the Cantii. When the Romans invade Britannia, Kerra and her arch-rival Queen Antedia (Zoë Wanamaker) are forced

Norwegian Oscar Committee Announces Its Shortlist

On Tuesday, the Norwegian Oscar committee announced a shortlist of three films to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards: Izer Aliu's Hunting Flies (Fluefangeren), Jorunn Myklebust Syversen's The Tree Feller (Hoggeren) and Joachim Trier's Thelma. The committee will announce its finalist on 6th September, which will then be considered by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in drawing up its final shortlist of five films on 23rd January. The winner will be

Borderliner Receives World Premiere At La Rochelle

Eight-part Norwegian crime thriller Borderliner (Grenseland), starring Tobias Santelmann (Kon-Tiki) and Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Acquitted), will receive its world premiere at the Festival de la Fiction TV in La Rochelle (September 13-17) where it will compete for Best European Drama. Borderliner follows police officer Nikolai Andreassen (Tobias Santelmann), who is asked to investigate a suicide in his home town. He soon realises that this is a murder not a suicide, and is faced with a dilemma that, against his better judgement,