Aqua’s Lene Nystrøm Stars In New Series Of Klovn

TV2 Danmark has announced that lead singer of Aqua, Lene Nystrøm, will star alongside Frank Hvam and Casper Christensen in the new ten-part series of Klovn (Klown) which started filming on Monday in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. For six series and two films, Casper Christensen's wife has been played by Iben Hjejle (Dicte), but as the franchise returns to the small screen after an extended hiatus, the couple are now divorced and Lene Nystrøm will play Casper's new spouse. Lene Nystrøm told TV2: "I'm

Atle Antonsen In Remake Of Norske Byggeklosser

Atle Antonsen (Dag) is set to play eleven different roles in the forthcoming remake of 1972 comedy classic Norske Byggeklosser (Norwegian Building Blocks), which he wrote together with director Arild Fröhlich. The original film is as a parody of Norwegian bureaucracy, and revolves around frustrated home owner Olav Femte's meetings with various difficult bureaucrats, neighbours and artisans. However, the new version will focus on renovation rather than building. Arild Fröhlich told NRK: "A lot of what we have written about in this

Aki Kaurismäki Boycotts The Oscars For Third Time

Helsingin Sanomat reports that Aki Kaurismäki has boycotted the Oscars for a third time in requesting that The Other Side Of Hope be excluded from Finland's nomination list for Best Foreign Film which will be drawn up next month. Tero Koistinen, who is responsible for Finland's selection, told Helsingin Sanomat: "The reason for his exclusion is not known and we did not ask for it." However, the film may be ideologically in conflict with President Trump's tightening of immigration laws given

The Other Side Of Hope Opens Sarajevo Film Festival

Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side Of Hope, which won the Silver Bear in Berlin, will open the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (11 - 18 August). The Other Side Of Hope, which has been selected to compete for the 2017 LUX Film Prize, weaves together the stories of two men who have both struck out in search of a new life: an old Finnish man who buys a restaurant and a young Syrian immigrant who struggles to find a safe haven in

While We Live Wins At Africa Movie Academy Awards

Dani Kouyaté's While We Live (Medan vi lever), starring Josette Bushell-Mingo and Adam Kanyama, has won Best Film By An African Living Abroad at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards, which were held in Lagos on Saturday. The movie follows Kandia (Josette Bushell-Mingo), an African women in her fifties who has lived in Sweden for 30 years, and decides to move back to Gambia. Her son Ibbe (Adam Kanyama), who is close to a break through in hip hop, goes with