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

Prisoners & Under The Tree Sweep Edda Awards

At the Reykjavik Hilton on Sunday, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy presented the 19th Edda Awards, which were dominated by hit drama Prisoners (Fangar) with ten wins, and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) with seven. Among its accolades, Prisoners was named Best Drama and Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir was presented with Best Supporting Actress. However, the most moving moment of the evening came in Pétur Ben's acceptance speech for Best Original Score, during which his remembrance of

Winter Brothers Presented With Dreyer Award

Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) was presented with the prestigious Dreyer Award and DKK 50,000 at the Danish Film Institute on 21st February, in celebration of its outstanding artistic achievement. The Carl Theodor Dreyer Foundation presents the Dreyer Award every year to younger film makers in recognition of outstanding artistic endeavours to mark the distinguished director's birthday. It is funded by the annual surplus generated by Gaumont's distribution of his classic 1928 movie La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc. Eva Novrup