Golden Globe Nominations For The Square & Skarsgård

Sweden's Oscar entry, winner of the Palme d’Or and recipient of a record six European Film Awards, The Square, has been handed a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, which has correctly predicted the outcome of the Academy Awards five times since 2010. It faces competition from four other films that have been submitted by their respective countries for the Oscars: In the Fade by Fatih Akin (Germany), Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia), First They Killed my Father by

The Square Sweeps Up Six European Film Awards

Palme d’Or winner The Square, directed by Ruben Östlund, swept the 30th European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday with wins in all six categories for which it was nominated: Best European Film, Best Comedy, Best Script, Best Director, Best Actor (Claes Bang) and Best Production Design (Josefin Asberg). Swedish Oscar entry The Square follows the curator of a modern art museum (Claes Bang) who is mugged, and whose hunt for the perpetrator make him question his own moral compass. This is

Alicia Vikander To Receive Dragon Award in Göteborg

Alicia Vikander will be presented with the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award at the 41st Göteborg Film Festival (26th January - 5th February) where Euphoria, her latest work with director Lisa Langseth, will compete for Best Nordic Film. It was in Lisa Langseth’s Pure that Alicia Vikander made her feature film debut, for which she was awarded the Guldbaggen for Best Actress. They have since collaborated on Hotel, and Euphoria marks the third instalment in their creative partnership. Alicia Vikander said: "I’m

Thelma & The Square To Compete At Critics Choice

Joachim Trier's supernatural thriller Thelma and Ruben Ostlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square will compete for Best Foreign Language Film at next month's Critics Choice Awards, which are often an indicator of Academy Awards success. In Norwegian Oscar entry Thelma, a college student starts to experience extreme seizures and learns that they are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities. Meanwhile, Sweden's Oscar entry, The Square, follows the curator of a modern art museum who is mugged, and and whose

Midnight Sun & Fallet Take C21 Industry Honours

At the C21 International Drama Awards in London on Wednesday night, based on a poll of 100 commissioners and buyers, Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) was named Best Non-English Language Drama and Fallet took home Best Comedy Drama. Midnight Sun, which won Best New Series at the Roma Fiction Festival and the Audience Award for Best Series at Series Mania, fought off 4 Blocks (Germany), Maltese (Italy), Wasteland (Czechoslovakia), Ouro (France) and Your Honour (Israel) for Best Non-English Language Drama. The series follows a