You Disappear Selected As Denmark’s Oscar Entry

On Wednesday, the Danish Oscar committee announced that Peter Schønau Fog's You Disappear (Du forsvinder) will be its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. It was selected from a shortlist of three films which also comprised Fenar Ahmad's Darkland, and Henrik Ruben Genz' Word of God. In You Disappear, based on the novel by Christian Jungersen, Mia (Trine Dyrholm) is married to successful headmaster Frederik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), who is caught embezzling from his own school.

Nordic Film Days Lübeck Looks Through Foreign Eyes

Nordic Film Days Lübeck has revealed that for its 59th edition (1 - 5 November) there will be a retrospective looking Through Foreign Eyes, which includes the German premiere of Citizen Schein. For last year’s retrospective, Scandinavians travelled to foreign lands, but this year the focus is on those who have moved to the Nordic countries, and how second and third generation immigrants have used their experiences to explore migration and integration on film. In keeping with that theme, Nordic Film Days

C More Offers Language Tools For New Arrivals

163,000 asylum seekers arrived in Sweden in the autumn of 2015, prompting premium streaming service C More to launch Filmtegration, an initiative aimed at making it easier and more fun to learn the country's language and culture. Svenska för invandrare (Swedish For Immigrants) teachers have found it difficult to use films in course materials due to rights issues and costs, but C More is set to change that. They will make a selection of films available with subtitles in both Arabic

Team Hurricane Awarded Most Innovative In Venice

Annika Berg's debut Team Hurricane (aka Forever 13), which received its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, has been handed the Verona Film Club Award by The National Union of Italian Film Critics for being the most innovative film at the Critics' Week sidebar. Team Hurricane is an experimental teen drama that celebrates teenage girls who dare to be loud, annoying, vulgar and vulnerable. It tells the story of eight girls who spend the summer together in a youth club,

Norway Selects Joachim Trier’s Thelma For Oscars

The Norwegian Oscar Committee has announced that Joachim Trier's supernatural thriller Thelma, which recently won the Norwegian Critics Prize at Haugesund, will represent Norway for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. In the film, Thelma (Eili Harboe) moves away from her religious family in Western Norway to study in Oslo and falls in love with fellow student Anja (Okay Kaya). She begins to notice a connection to the supernatural, which manifests itself in violent