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

Esben Smed Begins Filming Lucky Per In Copenhagen

Filming has begun in Copenhagen on TV2's adaptation of Henrik Pontoppidan's literary classic Lucky Per, starring Esben Smed (Follow The Money) in the title role and Katrine Greis-Rosenthal (The Bridge) as Jakobe. Lucky Per (Lykke-Per) is a captivating love story and a tale of a modern, ambitious man who strives for a happy life but must choose between career and family, which also serves as a portrait of Denmark in the late 1800s. It was declared part of the Danish cultural

Atle Antonsen In Remake Of Norske Byggeklosser

Atle Antonsen (Dag) is set to play eleven different roles in the forthcoming remake of 1972 comedy classic Norske Byggeklosser (Norwegian Building Blocks), which he wrote together with director Arild Fröhlich. The original film is as a parody of Norwegian bureaucracy, and revolves around frustrated home owner Olav Femte's meetings with various difficult bureaucrats, neighbours and artisans. However, the new version will focus on renovation rather than building. Arild Fröhlich told NRK: "A lot of what we have written about in this

Aki Kaurismäki Boycotts The Oscars For Third Time

Helsingin Sanomat reports that Aki Kaurismäki has boycotted the Oscars for a third time in requesting that The Other Side Of Hope be excluded from Finland's nomination list for Best Foreign Film which will be drawn up next month. Tero Koistinen, who is responsible for Finland's selection, told Helsingin Sanomat: "The reason for his exclusion is not known and we did not ask for it." However, the film may be ideologically in conflict with President Trump's tightening of immigration laws given

Lisa Langseth’s Euphoria Selected For TIFF Platform

Lisa Langseth’s latest feature Euphoria, starring Alicia Vikander and Eva Green, has been selected as one of twelve films to compete in the Platform section of the Toronto International Film Festival (7 - 17 September), which showcases original voices in contemporary cinema. Euphoria, which receives its world premiere at the festival, is the story of two sisters on a journey as they try to get close to each other and tackle the tough questions in life. It's a contemporary drama about