Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers Wins At CPH PIX

At the 9th CPH PIX Film Festival in Copenhagen on Saturday, Hlynur Pálmason's Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) was declared winner of its main competition, the New Talent Grand PIX. 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

Under The Tree Named Best Feature At The Hamptons

The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival, which honours emerging directors from around the world, has named Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's Under The Tree (Undir trénu) as Best Narrative Feature. 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 is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours over an old and

Iceland Selects Under The Tree As Oscar Contender

The Icelandic Film and TV Academy has selected Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's (Paris Of The North) third feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) as its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. 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 is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents

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