Denmark & Iceland To Compete At Sundance

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival (January 18–28) will include three Nordic features to receive their world premieres during the World Dramatic Competition: And Breathe Normally from Iceland, and Danish entries The Guilty and Holiday. The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. To this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents who offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles. Founder of Sundance, Robert Redford,

Hulu Picks Up Below The Surface & Midnight Sun

Hulu has picked up exclusive US SVOD rights for Below the Surface (Gidseltagningen) and Midnight Sun (Midnattssol) as part of a content deal with distributor Studiocanal. In Below The Surface, which will air on BBC Four in the UK, fifteen people are held hostage in a subway train and a terror taskforce is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, a media frenzy ensues as the country becomes divided on whether to negotiate with the terrorists. A second season is in development. Midnight Sun,

Heartless & The Bridge Alumni Set For War Movie

Fridthjof Film has announced that Sebastian Jessen (Heartless) and Thure Lindhardt (The Bridge) will star in the forthcoming World War I movie Krig & Kærlighed (War & Love), an epic tale written and directed by Kasper Torsting. Esben (Sebastian Jessen) fakes his own death to escape from the war and be reunited with his beloved wife Kirstine (Rosalinde Mynster) and their son Karl. But after three years apart, everything has changed... A charming German officer (Thure Lindhardt) has taken his place as

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

Pros And Cons For Viaplay’s First Danish Original

MTG's Nordic streaming service Viaplay has announced that its first Danish original will be ten-part drama Pros And Cons (Friheden), starring Lars Ranthe (The Commune) and Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy). Erik (Ranthe) and Nina (Christensen) live a quiet family life in the suburbs of Copenhagen while trying to conceal their dramatic past as Denmark's most notorious con artists. But they soon find themselves juggling parental meetings and mortgages with their biggest con so far. Head of Program Development for MTG, Jakob