Skam Honoured By LGBT Denmark At Pride Festival

Norwegian drama Skam (Shame) has been honoured with the Salmon Award by LGBT Denmark, which is presented to people or organisations that have gone against the tide. Former winners include former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Morten Kjærum, and Nina Stork. Writer and director of Skam, Julie Andem, and actor Carl Martin Eggesbø who plays Eskild, received the award on the main stage at Rådhuspladsen on Saturday as part of the Copenhagen Pride Festival. Their appearance was accompanied by a video message

Under The Tree Selected For Toronto Film Festival

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's (Paris Of The North) new movie Under The Tree (Undir trénu) has been selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto International Film Festival (7 - 17 September), following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival (30 August – 9 September). Under The Tree follows Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) who is accused of adultery by Agnes (Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir) and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter

First Trailer Released For The Bridge Season Four

The first official trailer has been released for the fourth and final season of The Bridge, which shows Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt) continuing the search for his family. Series writer and creator, Hans Rosenfeldt, told Aftonbladet last August: "I’m not going to say much… but we must take care of the story of Henry’s daughters that he and Saga (Sofia Helin) went looking for – we need to finish that story. Otherwise it would just be another case involving Denmark and

Elliott Crosset Hove Wins Best Actor In Locarno

Elliott Crosset Hove (In The Blood) has been named Best Actor at the Locarno Film Festival for his role in Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre), in a story about two brothers who work in a limestone factory through a harsh, cold winter. The film follows Emil (Elliott Crosset Hove) and his older brother Johan (Simon Sears) through their routines, habits and rituals, and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family. However, the focus is on Emil

Skam Awarded Peer Gynt Prize By Prime Minister

Hit Norwegian youth drama Skam (Shame), which follows the everyday lives of a group of High School students in Oslo, has been awarded the Peer Gynt Prize for exercising social responsibility and showing Norway in a positive light abroad. The prize, which is voted for by politicians at The Storting, was presented to series writer Julie Andem and producer Marianne Furevold-Bolandby by Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Peer Gynt Festival in Gudbrandsdalen yesterday. Head of the Peer Gynt Foundation, Rune Støstad,