Oscar Contender Darkland Wins Best Film At SVEND

At a gala evening hosted by Ditte Hansen and Louise Mieritz in Svendborg on Wednesday, Fenar Ahmad's action thriller Darkland was declared Best Danish Film at the 13th SVEND Awards, which were voted for by the public at kino.dk. Darkland, which was shortlisted as Denmark's entry for the Oscars last week, follows a successful heart surgeon (Dar Salim) who becomes a masked avenger and takes on Copenhagen’s criminal underworld to avenge the murder of his brother. Meanwhile, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Trine

Norwegian Oscar Committee Announces Its Shortlist

On Tuesday, the Norwegian Oscar committee announced a shortlist of three films to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards: Izer Aliu's Hunting Flies (Fluefangeren), Jorunn Myklebust Syversen's The Tree Feller (Hoggeren) and Joachim Trier's Thelma. The committee will announce its finalist on 6th September, which will then be considered by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in drawing up its final shortlist of five films on 23rd January. The winner will be

Denmark Draws Up Shortlist For Oscar Contention

On Wednesday, the Danish Oscar committee announced a shortlist of three films to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards: Peter Schønau Fog's You Disappear, Fenar Ahmad's Darkland, and Henrik Ruben Genz' Word of God. The committee will announce its finalist on 20th September, which will then be considered by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in drawing up its final shortlist of five films on 23rd January. The winner will be announced

Joachim Trier’s Thelma Wins Norwegian Critics Prize

In an awards ceremony to mark the end of the 45th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, Joachim Trier's latest feature Thelma, which opened the festival on Sunday, was presented with the Norwegian Film Critics Prize. In the film, Thelma (Eili Harboe) moves away from her religious family in Western Norway to study in Oslo and falls in love with fellow student Anja (Okay Kaya). She begins to notice a connection to the supernatural, which manifests itself in violent attacks, but tries

Ruben Ostlund’s The Square Set For Oscar Race

The Square, which earned director Ruben Ostlund the Palme d’Or at Cannes in May, will represent Sweden in its bid for selection in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018. The film follows Christian, 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 situations that make him question his own moral