Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood Wins LUX Film Prize

The European Parliament has unveiled Amanda Kernell’s debut feature Sámi Blood as winner of the 2017 LUX Film Prize, against competition from finalists BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo and Western by Valeska Grisebach. Sami Blood tells the touching and delicate tale of a young Sámi girl who dreams of a different life and distances herself from her community with great anguish because of the racist attitudes they have to face. Lene Cecilia Sparrok and Mia Sparrok, who star in the

The Square Takes Early Win At European Film Awards

Josefin Åsberg is amongst the first winners to be announced for the 30th European Film Awards in December. The European Film Academy has honoured her work on Ruben Östlund's The Square with the award of European Production Designer 2017. A special jury convened in Berlin on Tuesday and, based on the EFA Selection list and additional film entries, decided on the winners in the categories of Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Hair & Make-up, Composer and Sound Design. The jury said

Trapped Season Two A Politically Charged Thriller

Baltasar Kormákur's second season of Trapped (Ófærð), which is currently in production, will explore the ramifications of a community psychologically trapped by corporate agendas. Police chief Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) is back working in Reykjavik when a politically charged case lands on his desk: a poor sheep farmer from the Highlands has tried to kill the Minister of Economic Affairs by setting himself on fire in front of the city's government headquarters. The investigation leads Andri to a remote valley in the

Haley Joel Osment For Swedish Dicks Season Two

Viaplay has announced that Haley Joel Osment, best known for his role in The Sixth Sense, will join Peter Stormare and Johan Glans for the second season of Swedish Dicks when it returns in December. Swedish Dicks is a comedy about a former stuntman Ingmar (Peter Stormare) and former DJ Axel (Johan Glans) who start a private investigation agency which tackles some of the strangest cases in LA. Haley Joel Osment plays a client called Dave who, in a moment

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