Extended Stieg Larsson Documentary Set For TV

Henrik Georgsson's (The Bridge) forthcoming documentary feature about Stieg Larsson, The Man Who Played With Fire (Mannen som lekte med elden), will be released theatrically this August and then air in an extended four-part format on TV4 and C More in 2019. Although best known internationally for the Millenium trilogy of books and its film adaptations, Stieg Larsson co-founded and was Managing Editor of the Expo newspaper. He also wrote extensively about the Swedish Democrats, right-wing extremism and nazism in Sweden. Larsson

Marcus Lindeen’s The Raft Wins At CPH:DOX

On Friday at CPH:DOX 2018, The Raft by Swedish documentary film maker Marcus Lindeen was named winner of the festival's main competition programme, the DOX:Award. In 1973, five men and six women sailed across the Atlantic on a raft. This voyage was designed by a radical Mexican anthropologist to be both a social experiment and a scientific study of violence, aggression, sex and group behaviour. However, things didn't work out entirely as planned. In The Raft, Marcus Lindeen reunites the crew for

Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan Set For Remake

Kulturnytt reports that Kasper Collin's 2016 documentary I Called Him Morgan, about jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, is to be remade by the same team behind Malik Bendjelloul's Searching For Sugar Man. I Called Him Morgan, which has garnered critical acclaim since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, is an exploration of the tempestuous relationship between Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who shot him dead during a gig at a New York bar in 1972. Many years later,

Egil Håskjold Larsen Takes Best Documentary At Grimstad

Director Egil Håskjold Larsen has been awarded the Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary at the 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad (June 14-18) for 69 Minutes Of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in

Egil Håskjold Larsen Honoured At HotDocs 2017

On Friday, Norwegian director Egil Håskjold Larsen was presented with the Emerging International Filmmaker Award at HotDocs 2017 for 69 Minutes of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in her surroundings between hundreds of adult trouser