Marcus Lindeen’s The Raft Wins At CPH:DOX

On Friday at CPH:DOX 2018, The Raft by Swedish documentary film maker Marcus Lindeen was named winner of the festival's main competition programme, the DOX:Award. In 1973, five men and six women sailed across the Atlantic on a raft. This voyage was designed by a radical Mexican anthropologist to be both a social experiment and a scientific study of violence, aggression, sex and group behaviour. However, things didn't work out entirely as planned. In The Raft, Marcus Lindeen reunites the crew for

Winter Brothers Wins Best Film At Bodil Awards

In a ceremony hosted by satirical trio PLATT-FORM (Mille Lehfeldt, Laus Høybye & Jakob Fauerby) at the People's Theatre in Nørregade on Saturday, the Danish Film Critics Association announced the winners of the 71st Bodil Awards (Bodilprisen). Despite nominations in several categories for the front runners, no single film dominated the night, but Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) came out on top with Best Film, to complement its recent nine wins at the Robert Awards and the Dreyer Award

Jacob Lohmann To Volunteer For Prison Choir

Filming has begun on De Frivillige (The Volunteers), a dark musical comedy about a prison choir in an isolation wing, written by Lars Husum and directed by Frederikke Aspöck. De Frivillige follows incarcerated celebrity financier and jet-setter Markus Føns (Jacob Lohmann) who, after a brutal assault by a gang of bikers in connection with his shady past, decides to opt for the relative safety of voluntary isolation with the most vulnerable inmates. The isolation wing has a prison choir which Markus decides

Pål Sverre Hagen Plays Explorer Roald Amundsen

Pål Sverre Hagen (Valkyrien) will play legendary Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in a forthcoming biopic written by Ravn Lanesskog (Birkebeinerne) and directed by Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), entitled Amundsen. Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole on 14th December 1911, thirty-four days ahead of British explorer Robert F Scott. These scenes will be captured in Iceland, where filming began this week, before production moves on to the Czech Republic, Oslo and his hometown of Svartskog. The cast includes Christian Rubeck

Malin Åkerman To Star In Tomas Ledin Musical

During a press conference in Stockholm it was announced that the songs of Tomas Ledin are to be crafted into a romantic musical comedy starring Malin Åkerman (Billions), entitled En del av mitt hjärta (A Part Of My Heart). Malin Åkerman plays Sensuella isabella, a powerful woman who works in Stockholm's financial district. But when she returns to her hometown for a wedding, she enters into a love triangle with an old flame (Christian Hillborg) and his fiancée (Shima Niavarani), and