The Winners Are Revealed For 2017 Gullruten Awards

On Friday the winners of the 2017 Gullruten Awards, which pays tribute to the Norwegian television industry, were announced in a ceremony hosted by Sigrid Bonde Tusvik at Grieghallen in Bergen. Valkyrien, which is heading to Walter Presents in The UK and USA, won Best Drama against worthy competition from Netflix sensation Nobel and Scandinavian favourite Skam. The series also claimed Best Actor for Pål Sverre Hagen, who plays doomsday fanatic Leif. Ellen Dorrit Petersen, who won Best Actress for her role

Egil Håskjold Larsen Honoured At HotDocs 2017

On Friday, Norwegian director Egil Håskjold Larsen was presented with the Emerging International Filmmaker Award at HotDocs 2017 for 69 Minutes of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in her surroundings between hundreds of adult trouser

Denmark Wins Three Documentary Awards At Tribeca

Danish documentary Bobbi Jene by Elvira Lind has scooped three major awards at the 16th Tribeca Film Festival in New York: Best Documentary, Best Documentary Cinematography, and Best Documentary Editing. In Bobbi Jene, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the US, leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as star dancer of the Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi's rigorous creative process as she

Ruben Östlund Nominated For Palme d’Or At Cannes

Ruben Östlund's The Square, starring Claes Bang (The Bridge), Dominic West (The Wire) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), is set to be the first Swedish film in 17 years to be nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (17th-28th May). 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

Denmark & Norway Shortlisted For Man Booker Prize

Denmark's Dorthe Nors and Norway's Roy Jacobsen have been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, which recognises the best books from around the world that are available in English and published in the UK. The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2017 prize. Each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000, and there is a prize of £50,000 for the winning book which is divided equally between its author and translator. NOMINEES: Mathias Enard