Marcus Lindeen’s The Raft Wins At CPH:DOX

On Friday at CPH:DOX 2018, The Raft by Swedish documentary film maker Marcus Lindeen was named winner of the festival's main competition programme, the DOX:Award. In 1973, five men and six women sailed across the Atlantic on a raft. This voyage was designed by a radical Mexican anthropologist to be both a social experiment and a scientific study of violence, aggression, sex and group behaviour. However, things didn't work out entirely as planned. In The Raft, Marcus Lindeen reunites the crew for

Nominations Revealed For 2018 Gullruten Awards

On Thursday, at a press conference at Østbanehallen in Oslo, comedian Sigrid Bonde Tusvik revealed the nominations for the 20th Gullruten Awards. Three series emerged as dominant across the dramatic categories, with Aber Bergen, Home Ground (Heimebane), and One Night (En natt) all represented in Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress. The Gullruten Awards will be presented by Sigrid Bonde Tusvik for the second year in a row at Grieghallen in Bergen on Saturday 5th May. BEST DRAMA: Aber Bergen, TV 3 Heimebane, NRK Skam,

Winter Brothers Wins Best Film At Bodil Awards

In a ceremony hosted by satirical trio PLATT-FORM (Mille Lehfeldt, Laus Høybye & Jakob Fauerby) at the People's Theatre in Nørregade on Saturday, the Danish Film Critics Association announced the winners of the 71st Bodil Awards (Bodilprisen). Despite nominations in several categories for the front runners, no single film dominated the night, but Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) came out on top with Best Film, to complement its recent nine wins at the Robert Awards and the Dreyer Award

State of Happiness To Compete At Canneseries

Eight-part period drama State of Happiness (Lykkeland), has been selected for the inaugural Canneseries Competition (4 - 11 April), with a story about a changing nation and four people who are thrown into a whirlwind of opportunities. It will premiere on NRK this autumn. It’s the summer of 1969 in the small coastal town of Stavanger. International oil companies have been test-drilling for years, but nothing has been found and they are in the process of leaving. However, on Christmas Eve 1969,

Ruben Östlund Denied Oscar By Fantastic Woman

At the 90th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square was denied the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film by Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman (Chile), about a transgender singer who faces discrimination after the death of her boyfriend. Ruben Östlund told SVT: "We are fine about it... It's so hard to predict the outcome, so I didn't have any real expectations. I felt that An Amazing Woman was