A Happy Day For Olli Mäki At The 2017 Jussi Awards

At the 2017 Jussi Awards held in Helsinki on Friday, it was almost a clean sweep for boxing drama The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, which has picked up several international awards since its launch, including Un Certain Regard at Cannes. In the summer of 1962, Olli Mäki had a shot at the world featherweight boxing title. From the Finnish countryside to the bright lights of Helsinki, everything had been prepared for his fame and fortune. All Olli

Trine Dyrholm Breaks Record At The 70th Bodil Awards

On Saturday night, the 70th Bodil Awards celebrated Danish film at the Royal Danish Academy of Music Concert Hall in Frederiksberg, in a ceremony hosted by Mille Lehfeldt, Laus Høybye and Jakob Fauerby. Whilst Rasmus Heisterberg beat stiff competition from Kollektivet, Forældre, Shelley and The Neon Demon to win Best Danish Film for his debut feature I blodet, Trine Dyrholm was the real story of the night with her award for Best Actress in Thomas Vinterberg's Kollektivet. After extending her record-breaking collection

Linus Sandgren Takes Home Only Oscar For Scandinavia

Although Scandinavian movies had a strong presence at the 89th Academy Awards, Sweden's Linus Sandgren was the only representative of the region to take home a coveted Oscar, for Best Cinematography in La La Land. When asked by SVT what he thought resonated with the jury, Sandgren said: "I don't know, but I think it's a combination of us working poetically and imaginatively with the film and that it contributes to the escapism that is the film's intention. The idea was

Aki Kaurismäki Awarded The Silver Bear In Berlin

During a ceremony on Saturday night, Aki Kaurismäki was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival for The Other Side Of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen). In The Other Side Of Hope, Syrian refugee Khaled stows away on a freighter to Helsinki. Meanwhile, Wikström is a travelling salesman who wins big at a poker table and buys himself a restaurant with the proceeds. When the authorities turn down his application for asylum, Khaled is forced underground

Trine Dyrholm Extends Record At Robert Awards

During an awards ceremony on Sunday at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre in Copenhagen, The Danish Film Academy announced the winners for this year’s Robert Prisen. Sofie Gråbøl and Lars Mikkelsen both received Supporting Actor honours for their roles in Best Film winner The Day Will Come, inspired by alleged events at Copenhagen's Godhavn orphanage in the 1960s. Gråbøl's tally of Robert awards now stands at seven, which puts her in second place behind Trine Dyrholm who extended her collection to