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

Historian Tom Buk-Swienty Moves Into TV Production

Danish historian and author Tom Buk-Swienty has joined forces with producer Klaus Birch from B-Film to form Saxofilm, which will specialise in historical film and TV productions. Tom Buk-Swienty, best known for his books about the 1864 Second Schleswig War, will primarily serve as historian for the new company, providing ideas for Klaus Birch to translate into TV. Klaus Birch said in a statement: "Danes like history. When my own children push me in front of the TV to watch The History

Nordisk Film Announces Annual Isbjørnen Awards

Nordisk Film has announced that its three major honours, the Nordisk Film Prize, the Ove Sprogøe Prize and the Erik Balling Award, will be brought together in a new annual gala evening, to be called Isbjørnen. On November 9th, the first Isbjørnen awards ceremony will be hosted by Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen), with live music provided by award-winning singer Soleima. The Nordisk Film Prize plus DKK 111,000 will go to a new Danish talent who has made extraordinary efforts either

Rita – Season 2

OVERVIEW | NEWS | CAST | SEASON 1 | SEASON 2 1. Rita is pregnant and is about to make one of the hardest decisions of her life. Should she keep the child, but never reveal who the father is, or should she have an abortion? Meanwhile, two schools are merged and a new student forces Rita to confront her fear of intimacy and relationships. 2. Rita and Rasmus move in together, and Rita tries her best to behave grown-up and normal, until

Rita – Season 1

OVERVIEW | NEWS | CAST | SEASON 1 | SEASON 2 1. Rita is a school teacher - but she is also rude and politically incorrect. The students love her, but things are less rosey with the other teachers, parents and her own children. When her eldest son Ricco brings home his in-laws, the father-in-law turns out to be Rita's great young love, and she begins to realise that she may not have as much of a handle on things as she