Beyond Dreams To Open Nordic Film Days Lübeck

The German premiere of Rojda Sekersöz' debut feature Beyond Dreams (Dröm vidare) will open the 59th edition of Nordic Film Days Lübeck (1 – 5 November) at the CineStar Filmpalast Stadthalle. Fresh from prison, Mirja (Evin Ahmad) can't wait to leave her dreary life in Stockholm and head to Montevideo with her girlfriends. They’ve bought their bikinis and plan a robbery to get the rest of the money they need for plane tickets. But Mirja's chain-smoking mother is unemployed and very ill,

Pordenone Explores Golden Age Of Swedish Cinema

The 36th Pordenone Silent Film Festival (Le Giorante Del Cinema Muto) will present a retrospective of the Golden Age of Swedish cinema and its influence on other Nordic countries. The Golden Age of Swedish cinema began in 1917 with the success of Victor Sjöström’s A Man There Was (Terje Vigen), based on the poem by Henrik Ibsen. This led to further Swedish films with artistic ambitions based on acclaimed literary works set in rural Scandinavia, and provided inspiration to film makers

Nordic Film Days Lübeck Looks Through Foreign Eyes

Nordic Film Days Lübeck has revealed that for its 59th edition (1 - 5 November) there will be a retrospective looking Through Foreign Eyes, which includes the German premiere of Citizen Schein. For last year’s retrospective, Scandinavians travelled to foreign lands, but this year the focus is on those who have moved to the Nordic countries, and how second and third generation immigrants have used their experiences to explore migration and integration on film. In keeping with that theme, Nordic Film Days

Strong Scandinavian Line-Up For Prix Europa 2017

Prix Europa (14 - 20 October), has announced 24 nominations from across Europe to compete for Best TV Fiction, which includes Before We Die (Innan vi dör), Follow The Money (Bedrag), and Valkyrien. The festival is an annual forum which aims to highlight the latest in media trends and support continental distribution. It has grown into Europe’s largest festival for Television, Radio and the Online Media since its inception in 1987, due its alliance with 19 European media organisations, as well

Winter Brothers To Compete At London Film Festival

Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) has been selected to compete in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival (4 - 15 October). The film follows Emil (Elliott Crosset Hove) and his older brother Johan (Simon Sears) through their routines, habits and rituals as they work in a limestone factory through a cold, harsh winter. The brothers are swept into a violent feud that erupts between them and another family, but the focus of the film is Emil