Mammon Wins Best Drama International Emmy

During a gala presentation at the Hilton New York on Monday, Mammon season two was declared Best Drama at the 45th International Emmy Awards against Justiça from Brazil, Moribito 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 what

Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood Wins LUX Film Prize

The European Parliament has unveiled Amanda Kernell’s debut feature Sámi Blood as winner of the 2017 LUX Film Prize, against competition from finalists BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo and Western by Valeska Grisebach. Sami Blood tells the touching and delicate tale of a young Sámi girl who dreams of a different life and distances herself from her community with great anguish because of the racist attitudes they have to face. Lene Cecilia Sparrok and Mia Sparrok, who star in the

The Square Takes Early Win At European Film Awards

Josefin Åsberg is amongst the first winners to be announced for the 30th European Film Awards in December. The European Film Academy has honoured her work on Ruben Östlund's The Square with the award of European Production Designer 2017. A special jury convened in Berlin on Tuesday and, based on the EFA Selection list and additional film entries, decided on the winners in the categories of Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Hair & Make-up, Composer and Sound Design. The jury said

Darkland Director Honoured At 2017 Isbjørnen Awards

Director Fenar Ahmad has been awarded the Nordisk Film Prize at the inaugural Isbjørnen awards, in a ceremony hosted by actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen) at Nordisk Film's studios in Valby. Ahmed's 2014 debut feature Flow (Ækte Vare) was widely praised, but it was Darkland (Underverden), starring Dar Salim, which really made his name. With five star reviews and 180,000 box office tickets sold, it became one of the biggest films of the year. The jury said: "His film is smooth and

Debut Charmøren Wins At Nordic Film Days Lübeck

Milad Alami was awarded the NDR Film Prize and 12,500 Euro for his feature debut, The Charmer (Charmøren), at the 59th Nordic Film Days Lübeck on Saturday. The Charmer, which won at San Sebastian last month, is an intense psychological drama about 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. Meanwhile, the Audience Prize went to