SVT Slates Sisters Period Drama For Christmas

SVT has announced that filming has just begun for new three-part relationship drama Systrar (Sisters), directed by Kristina Humle (Before We Die). Set in Ystad during the summer of 1968, Sisters follows newly graduated journalist Karin (Mikaela Knapp) whose dream is to work at Stockholm Dagblad but takes a summer job with a local newspaper. Karin then rents a room with the family who owns both the newspaper and a hotel in the city, and soon forms a close friendship with

Johannes Lassen Wins Nymphe D’Or For Best Actor

On Tuesday, the 58th Festival de Télévision in Monte-Carlo awarded the Nymphe d’Or for Best Actor to Johannes Lassen for his role in Danish hostage drama Below The Surface (Gidseltagningen), against stiff competition from Ioan Gruffudd (Liar), Billy Campbell (Cardinal) and Charles Berling (The Frozen Dead). In Below The Surface, when fifteen people are taken hostage in a subway train, a terror taskforce led by Philip Norgaard (Johannes Lassen) and Louise Falk (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) is dispatched to rescue them. Meanwhile, reporter

And Breathe Normally Wins HBO Audience Award

And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega), the debut feature written and directed by Ísold Uggadóttir, has won the HBO Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 20th Provincetown International Film Festival in the USA, to add to its World Cinema Best Director accolade at Sundance, and the FIPRESCI prize in Göteborg. The film is set on Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland where Lara (Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir) works as a border patrol officer at the Keflavík airport. One day on the job, Lara

Teenage Jesus Sets Collision Course For 2019

Filming has begun for Marie Grahtø’s female-led debut feature Teenage Jesus, a continuation of her 2014 graduation film Teenland, made whilst at the Super16 independent film school in Copenhagen. Set on a psychiatric ward, Teenage Jesus follows Viktoria (Lisa Carlehed), a young, determined psychologist who agrees to treat violent and suicidal patient Jenny (Victoria Carmen Sonne). From that moment on their lives are set on a collision course. The two women begin to form a complicated and intimate bond and, through

Trine Dyrholm To Thrill As Queen Of Hearts

Trine Dyrholm (The Legacy) and Magnus Krepper (Liberty) have just completed filming for Queen Of Hearts (Dronningen), directed by May el-Toukhy, in a tale of human desire and the power of lies. Anne (Trine Dyrholm) is successful and uncompromising in her work as a lawyer and happily married to doctor Peter (Magnus Krepper) with whom she has two daughters. But when she seduces his 17-year-old son Gustav (Gustav Lindh), everything is thrown into jeopardy. It's a story of falling from grace about