Strong Nordic Line Up For TIFF World Cinema

The Toronto International Film Festival (6 - 16 September) has revealed this year’s Contemporary World Cinema line up which includes a strong array of Nordic productions that present stories of identity, family dynamics, and bold political statements. TIFF Director of Festival Programming, Kerri Craddock, said: "Each film in Contemporary World Cinema offers a snapshot of the world and shows the importance of compelling global filmmaking, Together, the films expose truth, open borders, and captivate audiences with their deep and empowering stories." DENMARK That

Janus Metz Documentary Heartbound For Toronto

Director Janus Metz (Borg McEnroe) and his anthropologist wife Sine Plambech will take their latest documentary collaboration, Heartbound (Hjertelandet), to the Toronto Film Festival (6 - 16 September) for its world premiere. Heartbound continues Metz and Plambech's portrayal of globalisation told through a series of marriages between Thai women and Danish men that began in 2007 with Love On Delivery (Fra Thailand til Thy) and its companion piece Ticket to Paradise (Fra Thy til Thailand) in 2008. Since arriving in Denmark 25

Neon Heart To Compete At San Sebastian Festival

Neon Heart, the debut feature by Laurits Flensted-Jensen, has been chosen as one of thirteen films to compete for the Kutxabank New Directors Award at the 66th San Sebastian Festival (21 - 29 September). Neon Heart is a story about three people chasing life and each other. Laura (Victoria Carmen Sonne) is on her way to a porn film casting. Niklas is trying to take care of two men with Down’s Syndrome, and Frederik is out to gain respect as a

Cannes Festival Invites Supernatural Border

Danish director Ali Abbasi, whose debut feature Shelley was nominated at both the Bodil and Robert Awards this year, will compete in the Un Certain Regard sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (8 - 19 May) with his supernatural love story Border (Gräns), based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In). A border guard (Eva Melander) with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers develops a strange attraction to a suspect (Eero Milonoff) who is the

Joachim Trier To Be Critics Week Jury President

Norwegian director Joachim Trier has been appointed President of the jury at the 57th La Semaine de la Critique, which was created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics to focus on discovering new directing talents in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. Trier made his mark on the Croisette in 2011 with his second feature, Oslo August 31st, which screened as part of Un Certain Regard. He then returned to the Official Selection in 2015 with Louder than