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

Elliott Crosset Hove Wins Best Actor In Locarno

Elliott Crosset Hove (In The Blood) has been named Best Actor at the Locarno Film Festival for his role in Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre), in a story about two brothers who work in a limestone factory through a harsh, cold winter. The film follows Emil (Elliott Crosset Hove) and his older brother Johan (Simon Sears) through their routines, habits and rituals, and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family. However, the focus is on Emil

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

Finland, Iceland & Sweden Compete For LUX Film Prize

On Sunday, the official selection for the 2017 LUX Film Prize was revealed at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Among them are Heartstone (Iceland), Sami Blood (Sweden), and The Other Side Of Hope (Finland). Of the ten films in the official selection, three will be selected as finalists during Venice Days at the end of July. These are then subtitled into the 24 official languages of the European Union for screening in more than 40 cities across all 28

The Flatey Enigma Picked Up By Nordic State Broadcasters

Sagafilm’s four-part adaptation of Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson's best-selling novel The Flatey Enigma (Flateyjargáta) for Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV has been picked up by DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden. Adapted by Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (Prisoners), the series is set in 1970 on the small island of Flatey, where a Professor of Nordic Studies is accused of murder. To exonerate herself, she must solve a riddle in a medieval manuscript known as the Flatey Enigma, and