Sparrows Takes Four Awards At Les Arcs

The 7th Les Arcs European Film Festival has awarded the Crystal Arrow for Best Film to Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows, and this decision was echoed by the Press Prize. In addition, Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, who was recently announced as a Shooting Star for 2016, was named Best Actor, and Sophia Olsson picked up Best Cinematography. These latest accolades extend a strong festival run this year for Sparrows. Notable wins include the Silver Hugo Award in the New Directors competition at the 51st

Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman Theatrical Release Announced

The movie adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s thriller The Snowman will hit cinemas October 13th, 2017. Under the direction of Tomas Alfredson, Michael Fassbender will star as detective Harry Hole, with Rebecca Ferguson as his sidekick and Charlotte Gainsbourg on board in an unconfirmed role. Golden Globe nominee Michael Fassbender is to play a detective who investigates the murder of a number of women around Oslo. His training with the FBI leads him to search for links between the cases, and with

A War And The Fencer Shortlisted For Academy Awards

Of the 80 films that were submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, a final shortlist of nine has been revealed. Tobias Lindholm's A War (Denmark) and Klaus Härö's The Fencer (Finland) are among those through to the final round of voting. The final five nominees will be announced January 14th 2016. A War (Krigen) has been praised by critics, naming it a “bruising two hours of you-are-there cinema” (Indiewire) and a “rigorous, engrossing anatomy of a

1864 Movie Snubbed By Danish Cinemas

Ole Bornedal's movie version of 1864, the most expensive drama ever made for Danish television at a cost of $30.7m, will not premiere in Danish cinemas. Biografklub Denmark, among others, have said no to the movie, and the distributor SF Film does not believe that there is a big enough audience to warrant a cinematic release. SF Film had previously estimated that there was a potential audience of 200,000 for the movie. However, Sune Lind Thomsen from SF Film now says

Atli Óskar Fjalarsson Named European Shooting Star 2016

The Icelandic actor Atli Óskar Fjalarsson has been selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) for Shooting Stars 2016, an annual showcase for ten young and promising European actors. Chosen by a jury of industry experts, the ten talents will be presented with the award during the opening weekend of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which takes place February 11th-21st 2016. During the Berlin International Film Festival, the ten Shooting Stars will undertake a weekend of profile-raising workshops and events, with