Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers Wins At CPH PIX

At the 9th CPH PIX Film Festival in Copenhagen on Saturday, Hlynur Pálmason's Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) was declared winner of its main competition, the New Talent Grand PIX. 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

Under The Tree Named Best Feature At The Hamptons

The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival, which honours emerging directors from around the world, has named Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's Under The Tree (Undir trénu) as Best Narrative Feature. Under The Tree follows Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) who is accused of adultery by Agnes (Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir) and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter Ása, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours over an old and

Milad Alami’s Debut Feature Wins At San Sebastian

Milad Alami’s debut feature The Charmer (Charmøren) was awarded the FEDEORA Award by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday. The Charmer is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. However, as time runs out, he falls in love and his past catches up with him. The jury said in their deliberation: "The filmmaker

Mammon Nominated For International Emmy Award

Season two of Norwegian thriller Mammon has been nominated for Best Drama at the 45th International Emmy Awards. It will compete against Justiça from Brazil, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit from Japan, and Wanted from Australia. In Mammon, a well-known and controversial journalist is killed. Norway is in shock. Freedom of expression is under attack and the country fears that terror will strike again. As the story unfolds, the journalist’s wife (Laura Christensen) and Peter Vera (Jon Øigarden) try to unravel

Nobel Wins Best Drama At 56th Rose d’Or Awards

Nobel was named Best Drama at the 56th Rose d'Or Awards on Tuesday in a ceremony held at the Axica Convention Centre, next to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The series follows Lieutenant Erling Riiser (Aksel Hennie) from the Armed Forces Special Commando Unit who heads home to Norway after a long tour in Afghanistan. He soon becomes a pawn in an international game of politics, and as the stakes grow higher he is forced to discover just how far he