Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood Wins LUX Film Prize

The European Parliament has unveiled Amanda Kernell’s debut feature Sámi Blood as winner of the 2017 LUX Film Prize, against competition from finalists BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo and Western by Valeska Grisebach. Sami Blood tells the touching and delicate tale of a young Sámi girl who dreams of a different life and distances herself from her community with great anguish because of the racist attitudes they have to face. Lene Cecilia Sparrok and Mia Sparrok, who star in the

Woman at War Shortlisted For LUX Film Prize

The European Parliament has announced that Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) by Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) will be screened in more than 50 cities and festivals across 28 European countries this autumn as it competes against Styx and The Other Side of Everything for the 2018 LUX Film Prize. Woman at War, which premiered during International Critics’ Week at Cannes, follows Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), an independent woman who declares war on the local aluminium industry. She resorts

Berlinale Celebrates Nordic Film And TV Composers

On Sunday 18th February, Nordic Film Music Days will present a full day of networking and workshops for music professionals at the Nordic Embassies as part of this year's Berlinale, culminating in a ceremony for the 8th HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award. THE NOMINEES: Kristian Eidnes Andersen (Denmark) for Sami Blood (Sameblod), directed by Amanda Kernell.​ Miska Seppa and Juri Seppä (Finland) for Tatu & Patu, directed by Rike Jokela. Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland) for Under the Tree (Undir trénu), directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar

Five Guldbagge Wins For The Nile Hilton Incident

During a gala ceremony hosted by Petra Mede (Bonus Family) on Monday at Cirkus in Stockholm, The Nile Hilton Incident was the big winner on the night with five wins at the 2018 Guldbagge Awards. Tarik Saleh's The Nile Hilton Incident, about a hotel murder that some very important people don't want solved, picked up five wins from its eight nominations with Best Film, Best Actor, Best Costume, Best Sound Design, and Best Set Design. Meanwhile, Amanda Kernell's debut feature Sami Blood,

Nominations Revealed For 2018 Guldbagge Awards

At a press conference at the Elite Hotel Carolina Tower in Stockholm on Thursday, the nominations were revealed for the 2018 Guldbaggegalan. Borg McEnroe, which tells the story of Björn Borg and John McEnroe in the build up to their legendary duel at Wimbledon in 1980, leads the field with ten nominations. In addition to Best Film and Best Director, the film has also honoured Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf with acting nods for their titular roles. The Nile Hilton Incident, directed