Gustaf Skarsgård For 438 Dagar Prison Biopic

SF Studios has announced that Gustaf Skarsgård (Vikings) and Matias Varela (Narcos) will star in 438 dagar (438 Days), based on the true story of journalist Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson, who were sentenced to 11 years in an Ethiopian prison for terrorism. In 2011 Martin Schibbye (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Johan Persson (Matias Varela) crossed the border from Somalia into Ethiopia to report on how the pursuit for oil had affected those living in the conflict-ridden region of Ogaden. Five

Eternal Road Dominates 2018 Jussi Awards

In Helsinki on Friday, AJ Annila's period drama The Eternal Road (Ikitie), starring Tommi Korpela, dominated the 2018 Jussi Awards with six wins including Best Film and Best Director. Set in 1930, The Eternal Road follows a trade union activist who flees to the relative safety of the Soviet Union, and where his future looks bright until Stalin's regime grows suspicious of foreigners. Alongside Best Film and Best Director, it's prize haul included Best Supporting Actor for Hannu-Pekka Björkman and Best

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