Ruben Östlund Joins Sundance Film Festival Jury

Director Ruben Östlund will join the World Cinema Dramatic Jury at the Sundance Film Festival (18-28 January) alongside film executive Hanaa Issa from the Doha Film Institute in Qatar, and Hong Kong–based producer Michael J. Werner. The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and, to this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents, including Ísold Uggadóttir's And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega), Gustav Möller's The Guilty (Den skyldige), and Isabella

The Real Estate To Compete At Berlin Film Festival

Måns Månsson and Axel Petersén's feature film The Real Estate (Toppen av ingenting) has been selected to compete in the Main Competition programme at the heart of the 68th Berlin Film Festival (15 - 25 February) where it will receive its world premiere. After a lifetime of living hand to mouth, 68 year old Nojet (Léonore Ekstrand) inherits an apartment building from her recently deceased father. However the blessing turns into a curse as she is thrown into the murkiest corners

Gabriela Pichler’s Amateurs Opens Göteborg Festival

The world premiere of Gabriela Pichler’s second feature, Amateurs (Amatörer), will open the Göteborg Film Festival (26th January - 5th February) where it will compete against Lisa Langseth's Euphoria and Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers in the Nordic Competition. In Amateurs, the small town of Lafors hopes to reverse its economic drought by attracting a German discount supermarket, and local teenagers are asked to produce films to promote the area. Unfortunately, the films don't turn out quite as expected, so the project is

Denmark & Iceland To Compete At Sundance

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival (January 18–28) will include three Nordic features to receive their world premieres during the World Dramatic Competition: And Breathe Normally from Iceland, and Danish entries The Guilty and Holiday. The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. To this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents who offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles. Founder of Sundance, Robert Redford,

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,