Gabriela Pichler’s Amateurs Opens Göteborg Festival

The world premiere of Gabriela Pichler’s second feature, Amateurs (Amatörer), will open the Göteborg Film Festival (26th January - 5th February) where it will compete against Lisa Langseth's Euphoria and Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers in the Nordic Competition. In Amateurs, the small town of Lafors hopes to reverse its economic drought by attracting a German discount supermarket, and local teenagers are asked to produce films to promote the area. Unfortunately, the films don't turn out quite as expected, so the project is

Lars von Trier Awarded Denmark’s Sonning Prize

Danish director and screenwriter Lars von Trier (Nymphomaniac) has been awarded The Sonning Prize (Sonningprisen) and one million kroner by the University of Copenhagen for his outstanding contribution to European culture. Chairman of the Academy Council, Milena Bonifacini, said: "As a filmmaker, Lars von Trier has managed to give different genres his very own interpretation. In that sense, he is a ground-breaking and avantgarde artist who positions himself confidently and self-consciously in a place far removed from the ever more commercialised

Nominations Revealed For 2018 Guldbagge Awards

At a press conference at the Elite Hotel Carolina Tower in Stockholm on Thursday, the nominations were revealed for the 2018 Guldbaggegalan. Borg McEnroe, which tells the story of Björn Borg and John McEnroe in the build up to their legendary duel at Wimbledon in 1980, leads the field with ten nominations. In addition to Best Film and Best Director, the film has also honoured Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf with acting nods for their titular roles. The Nile Hilton Incident, directed

Rising Stars As Sprogø Girls In Department Q Finale

Clara Rosager (En-To-Tre-Nu!) and Fanny Bornedal (1864) will join the final Zentropa produced Department Q film, The Purity Of Vengeance (Journal 64), as Sprogø girls Rita and Nete when filming begins on the island in January. The story begins with a group of construction workers who make a terrifying discovery in an old Copenhagen apartment: behind a fake wall they find three mummified corpses sitting around a dinner table with one open seat. Detective Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Assad (Fares

Eili Harboe & Alba August Shooting Stars For Berlin

Eili Harboe (Thelma) and Alba August (Becoming Astrid) have been selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) for Shooting Stars 2018, an annual showcase for ten young and promising European actors at the Berlin International Film Festival, which will take place 15th - 25th February 2018. During the Berlin International Film Festival, the ten Shooting Stars will undertake a weekend of profile-raising workshops and events, with influential members of the International Casting Directors Network (ICDN), film and television agents and filmmakers, alongside