Under The Tree Selected For Toronto Film Festival

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's (Paris Of The North) new movie Under The Tree (Undir trénu) has been selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto International Film Festival (7 - 17 September), following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival (30 August – 9 September). 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

Borg/McEnroe Set To Open Toronto Film Festival

The world premiere of Borg/McEnroe will take place at the Roy Thomson Hall on September 7th when it opens the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (7 - 17 September). Directed by Janus Metz (True Detective) and written by Ronnie Sandahl (Svenskjävel), Borg/McEnroe tells the story of tennis star Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and his rivalry with John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf), Between 1978 and 1981, Borg and McEnroe met in fourteen matches and won seven each, but the 1980 Wimbledon final became the

Under The Tree To Compete At Venice Film Festival

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's (Paris Of The North) new movie Under The Tree (Undir trénu) has been selected to compete in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival (30 August – 9 September), which represents the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema. 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

The Other Side Of Hope Opens Sarajevo Film Festival

Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side Of Hope, which won the Silver Bear in Berlin, will open the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (11 - 18 August). The Other Side Of Hope, which has been selected to compete for the 2017 LUX Film Prize, weaves together the stories of two men who have both struck out in search of a new life: an old Finnish man who buys a restaurant and a young Syrian immigrant who struggles to find a safe haven in

Joachim Trier’s Thelma Opens Norwegian Film Festival

Director Joachim Trier, who won the 2016 Nordic Film Prize for Louder Than Bombs, will open the 45th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Sunday 20th August with his new supernatural thriller Thelma. Thelma (Eili Harboe) moves away from her religious family in Western Norway to study in Oslo and falls in love with fellow student Anja (Okay Kaya). She begins to notice a connection to the supernatural, which manifests itself in violent attacks, but tries to keep it hidden. Then