Danish Cinema Receives Two Oscar Nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that two Danish films will be on the red carpet for the 2016 Oscars on 28th February. Tobias Lindholm's A War is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, while Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence is nominated in the category of Best Documentary Feature. "Congratulations to the teams behind these two impressive films. Today's nominations of 'A War' and 'The Look of Silence' confirm that films made in Denmark have quality

Anders Baasmo Christiansen To Welcome Refugees To Norway

With the refugee crisis as its core, Welcome to Norway is about a hotel in the mountains that is turned into a reception centre. Anders Baasmo Christiansen is to star in the new comedy as Petter Primus, nicknamed Primus Motor, whose relationship with the young refugee Abedi forms the heart of the film. "He is what one might call an everyday racist," says Baasmo Christiansen. "There are very many like that in Norway today. Primus doesn't want to even call himself

Nominees Announced For Denmark’s 2016 Robert Prisen

The Danish Film Academy has issued its nominations for this year's Robert Prisen, which primarily honours those who are deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the Danish film and TV industry. FILM Best Danish Film Idealisten / Toolbox Film, Producer: Jonas Frederiksen, Signe Leick Jensen, Ane Mandrup, Director: Christina Rosendahl Krigen / Nordisk Film Production, Producer: René Ezra & Tomas Radoor, Director: Tobias Lindholm Mænd og høns / M&M Productions, DCM Productions & Studio Babelsberg, Producer: Kim Magnusson & Tivi Magnusson, Director: Anders

Social Media Prompts Ban Of The Danish Girl From Qatar

Qatar has banned Tom Hooper's The Danish Girl from showing in cinemas after social media protests declared the film depraved. The film's transgender theme was not well received in the Gulf state of Qatar after it opened in theaters in the capital of Doha last weekend. Qatari authorities took the complaints on social media seriously and, in a tweet quoted in the Doha News, the country's Minister of Culture said that the film is no longer allowed to be shown: "The tour

Yarden To Open 39th Göteborg International Film Festival

The 39th Göteborg International Film Festival is to open with Måns Månsson's film adaptation of Yarden. The festival programme will also include TV series in its line-up from neighbouring Nordic countries along with the world premiere of three Swedish series.. On January 29th the Göteborg International Film Festival will open with Måns Månsson's film version of Kristian Lundberg's autobiographical novel Yarden, which depicts the loading of cars in the harbour of Malmö. The protagonist becomes a five-digit number who has to