John Mogensen Movie Smashes Danish Box Office

He died in 1977, but the Danes still love John Mogensen, and Ole Bornedal's dramatic, humorous and poetic journey through his life with Så længe jeg lever (As Long As I Live) is proving to be a box office sensation. The film follows the success and failure of musician John Mogensen (Rasmus Bjerg) throughout his life as an artist, husband and father - from childhood, through his time with Four Jacks and his later impact as a solo artist, until his

Taneli Mustonen To Adapt Opportunity Knocks

The producers of Opportunity Knocks (Norske byggeklosser) have confirmed to VG that a Finnish remake is in the works, to be directed by Taneli Mustonen whose Reunion (Luokkakokous) outsold Star Wars in Finland. Opportunity Knocks is a remake of Pål Bang-Hansen's 1972 classic comedy, and follows a couple's disastrous attempt to renovate a house as they are hindered by difficult bureaucrats, neighbours and artisans. It stars Anders Baasmo Christiansen (Kon-Tiki) and Ine Jansen (Dag) opposite Atle Antonsen (Dag), who plays eleven

Amateurs & Saint Bernard To Compete At Tribeca

Swedish feature Amateurs (Amatörer) by Gabriela Pichler, and Danish comedy The Saint Bernard Syndicate (Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet) by satirist Mads Brügger have been selected for the International Narrative Competition at the 17th Tribeca Film Festival (18 - 29 April). Tribeca's Director of Programming, Cara Cusumano, said: "In a year that has reminded us more often of our divisions than our connections, this Festival's program embraces film's unique power to overcome differences – that connecting with stories not our own is the

Ruben Östlund Denied Oscar By Fantastic Woman

At the 90th Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square was denied the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film by Sebastián Lelio's A Fantastic Woman (Chile), about a transgender singer who faces discrimination after the death of her boyfriend. Ruben Östlund told SVT: "We are fine about it... It's so hard to predict the outcome, so I didn't have any real expectations. I felt that An Amazing Woman was

Prisoners & Under The Tree Sweep Edda Awards

At the Reykjavik Hilton on Sunday, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy presented the 19th Edda Awards, which were dominated by hit drama Prisoners (Fangar) with ten wins, and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) with seven. Among its accolades, Prisoners was named Best Drama and Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir was presented with Best Supporting Actress. However, the most moving moment of the evening came in Pétur Ben's acceptance speech for Best Original Score, during which his remembrance of