The Square Nominated At 30th European Film Awards

Ruben Ostlund's Cannes winner and Oscar contender, The Square, has been nominated for Best European Comedy at the 30th European Film Awards. The film follows Christian (Claes Bang), the successful curator of a modern art museum. A few days before the opening of a prestigious exhibition he is mugged, so embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in situations that make him question his own moral compass. The Square will face competition from King Of The Belgians directed by

Beyond Dreams To Open Nordic Film Days Lübeck

The German premiere of Rojda Sekersöz' debut feature Beyond Dreams (Dröm vidare) will open the 59th edition of Nordic Film Days Lübeck (1 – 5 November) at the CineStar Filmpalast Stadthalle. Fresh from prison, Mirja (Evin Ahmad) can't wait to leave her dreary life in Stockholm and head to Montevideo with her girlfriends. They’ve bought their bikinis and plan a robbery to get the rest of the money they need for plane tickets. But Mirja's chain-smoking mother is unemployed and very ill,

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

Heartbreak Hotel Sequel A Road Trip To Graceland

Aftonbladet reports that director Colin Nutley is set to reunite Helena Bergström and Maria Lundqvist in a road trip sequel to the 2006 dramedy Heartbreak Hotel, entitled Walking In Memphis. In Heartbreak Hotel, divorced Elisabeth and widowed Grudren, both over 40, meet when Elisabeth parks her car in a loading bay and is ticketed by Gudrun. But, as their friendship blossoms, outgoing gynaecologist Elisabeth guides shy parking attendant Gudrun through the dangerous waters of single life. Colin Nutley told Aftonbladet: "Over the years,