Iina Kuustonen Stars In Hannu Salonen’s Arctic Circle

As production begins on ten-part Finnish crime drama Arctic Circle, directed by Hannu Salonen, it has been revealed that Iina Kuustonen (Nurses), Maximilian Brückner (War Horse) and Clemens Schick (Casino Royale) will star. In Arctic Circle, detective Nina Kautsalo (Iina Kuustonen) finds a prostitute tied up in chains inside a remote cabin in the wilderness, and soon finds two other women dead at the same property. A mysterious virus is found in the victim’s blood, whereupon German virologist Thomas Lorenz (Maximilian Bruckner)

Ostlund & Kaurismäki For European Film Awards

At the Seville European Film Festival on Saturday, the European Film Academy announced the nominations for the 30th European Film Awards which will see Ruben Östlund and Aki Kaurismäki go head to head for Best Film and Best Director. Ruben Östlund’s social satire The Square, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and is Sweden's Oscar contender, has five nominations: Best Film, Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, and Best Actor. It follows the curator of a modern art museum

Little Wing Wins The 14th Nordic Council Film Prize

Selma Vilhunen's debut feature Little Wing (Tyttö Nimeltä Varpu) has been awarded the 14th Nordic Council Film Prize, against stiff competition from Parents (Forældre), Heartstone (Hjartasteinn), Hunting Flies (Fluefangeren) and Sami Blood (Sameblod). In Little Wing, 12-year-old Varpu is rapidly approaching adulthood whilst her mother, Siru, refuses to grow up. One night, Varpu has had enough so steals a car and drives north in search of her father. Finding him awakens something in both Varpu and Siru, and they begin to

Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland To Be Finnish Oscar Entry

Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, which tells the story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, has been selected by the The Academy of Finland to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returned home to Helsinki a hero after an eventful military service during World War II. However, peacetime was no less distressing for him as he was persecuted for his homosexuality, forced to have secret affairs and pressured into marrying a woman. He

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