Asger Leth Connected With Jakob Ejersbo’s Liberty

Director Asger Leth has revealed that five-part drama Liberty, which premieres as part of the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 – 25 February), reflects some experiences that he shares with Jakob Ejersbo, upon whose novel and childhood the series is based. Asger Leth says: "My father lives in Haiti, and has done for over 30 years. I came to Haiti for the first time when I was 12-13 years old... So I've also lived a life

Viaplay Trailer For Hans Rosenfeldt’s Advokaten

Viaplay has revealed a teaser for ten-part thriller The Lawyer (Advokaten), which stars Alexander Karim (Johan Falk) as a talented defence lawyer with a strong moral compass who is hell-bent on revenge. The Lawyer follows the dangerous descent of Swedish defence lawyer Frank Nordling (Alexander Karim) into the Copenhagen underworld. When he discovers that the firm’s most important client is responsible for the murder of his parents when he was just a child, Nordling is drawn into a life-threatening web of

International Cast Set To Thrill On Viaplay’s Rig 45

MTG Studios has announced Rig 45, a new thriller for Viaplay directed by Per Hanefjord (Black Widows) which stars an ensemble cast of Nordic and international talent led by Catherine Walker (Versailles) and Gary Lewis (Outlander). Two days before Christmas, Andrea (Catherine Walker) is sent by Benthos Oil to investigate a fatal accident on a North Sea rig. Met by an inexplicable wall of silence from the crew, Andrea starts to suspect something is very wrong... Then a hurricane slams into

Ostlund & Kaurismäki For European Film Awards

At the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, the European Film Academy announced the nominations for the 30th European Film Awards which will see Ruben Östlund and Aki Kaurismäki go head to head for Best Film and Best Director. Ruben Östlund’s social satire The Square, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and is Sweden's Oscar contender, has five nominations: Best Film, Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, and Best Actor. It follows the curator of a modern art museum

Modus Season Two Attracts More International Stars

Following on from the announcement that Golden globe winner Kim Cattrall (Sex In The City) is to play the US president in season two of Modus, it has now been revealed that Greg Wise (The Crown) and Billy Campbell (The Killing) will also star. Although few details have been revealed about season two, it is known that the story picks up two years after season one, and the relationship between Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman) and Ingvar (Henrik Norlén) has deepened