Under The Tree Named Best Feature At The Hamptons

The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival, which honours emerging directors from around the world, has named Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's Under The Tree (Undir trénu) as Best Narrative Feature. 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 Ása, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours over an old and

Heartbreak Hotel Sequel A Road Trip To Graceland

Aftonbladet reports that director Colin Nutley is set to reunite Helena Bergström and Maria Lundqvist in a road trip sequel to the 2006 dramedy Heartbreak Hotel, entitled Walking In Memphis. In Heartbreak Hotel, divorced Elisabeth and widowed Grudren, both over 40, meet when Elisabeth parks her car in a loading bay and is ticketed by Gudrun. But, as their friendship blossoms, outgoing gynaecologist Elisabeth guides shy parking attendant Gudrun through the dangerous waters of single life. Colin Nutley told Aftonbladet: "Over the years,

Naval Drama Finding Home Begins Filming In Funen

Filming has begun in Funen on four-part TV2 naval drama Finding Home (Håbet), directed by Christian E. Christiansen. Set in 1899, Marie (Anine Lindvig) lives in an orphanage with her two little siblings, Karl and Sofie. Their father has not been home from sea in three years, and everyone but Marie believes him to be dead. She sneaks down to the harbour with an old, worn photo of her father in hopes of finding someone or something that can lead her

Milad Alami’s Debut Feature Wins At San Sebastian

Milad Alami’s debut feature The Charmer (Charmøren) was awarded the FEDEORA Award by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday. The Charmer is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, 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. The jury said in their deliberation: "The filmmaker

The Ash Lad Confirmed For Trilogy Of Folklore

Maipo Film has announced that Askeladden – i Dovregubbens hall (The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King), which opened in Norway on Friday, will be the first in a trilogy costing 180 million kroner. In The Ash Lad, Espen Askeladd (Vebjørn Enger), a poor farmer's son embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save Princess Kristin (Eili Harboe) from the Mountain King troll, and use the reward to save the family farm from ruin. The original tale