Dragon Tattoo Star Michael Nyqvist Has Died Aged 56

Michael Nyqvist, star of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, died on Tuesday after a long illness at the age of 56. A representative released a statement which read: "It is with deep sadness that I can confirm that our beloved Michael, one of Sweden’s most respected and accomplished actors, has passed away quietly surrounded by family after a year long battle with lung cancer." "Michael’s joy and passion were infectious to those who knew and loved him. His charm and charisma

Erik Poppe To Direct Movie About 2011 Terror Tragedy

Director Erik Poppe, whose Oscar contender The King's Choice was nominated for 12 Amanda awards on Wednesday, has announced plans for a feature film about the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway written by Siv Rajendram Eliassen and Anna Bache-Wiig (Acquitted). On 22nd July 2011, far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a van in Oslo killing eight people, then shot dead 69 people at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. In August 2012 he was convicted of mass murder, causing

The King’s Choice Nominations Breaks Amanda Record

On Wednesday, the nominees were revealed for the 2017 Amanda Awards, which celebrates the achievements of Norwegian cinema. The winners will be announced during the 45th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Saturday 19th August in a ceremony hosted by Pia Tjelta. Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice received the highest number of nominations, with a record-breaking 12 nominations in 11 categories. The previous record holder was another World War II drama, Max Manus, which was nominated in 10 categories in 2009. Meanwhile,

Paprika Steen Returns To Directing For Christmas

Danish actress Paprika Steen, who recently starred as news anchor Naja Toft in terrorist drama Below The Surface (Gidselstagningen), will return to the director's chair for the first time in ten years with her third feature film, That Time of Year (Med hensyn til Julen). Paprika Steen made her directorial debut in 2004 with the powerful emotional drama Aftermath (Lad de små børn), starring Sofie Gråbøl, followed by romantic comedy With Your Permission (Til døden os skiller) in 2007. That Time of

Egil Håskjold Larsen Takes Best Documentary At Grimstad

Director Egil Håskjold Larsen has been awarded the Golden Chair for Best Norwegian Documentary at the 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad (June 14-18) for 69 Minutes Of 86 Days, which follows a three year old girl and her family's journey from a Greek detention centre to Sweden. On a path littered with lifejackets, in the middle of a crowd of people on the run, a 3-year-old girl slowly emerges. Full of a child’s energy and curiosity, she takes in