A Man Named Ove Chases The Hundred Year Old Man

This year's Swedish Christmas Day release A Man Named Ove (En Man Som Heter Ove), starring Rolf Lassgård, has sold 400,000 tickets so far and beaten Star Wars into second place in the box office charts. Producer of Ove, Annica Bellander says of this feat: "Outstanding. To rank above such a large dragon from Hollywood suggests that there is an audience for such a film. A mixture of comedy and sadness." The current Swedish record holder for box office receipts is The

Petra Mede To Host Guldbagge Awards For Fourth Time

It has been announced that Petra Mede is to host the 51st Guldbagge Gala at Cirkus in Stockholm on 18th January 2016. This will be Petra's fourth appearance at the Swedish film awards, having hosted it in 2011, 2012 and 2015. She has also been chosen to co-present the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm with Mans Zelmerlöw. The Guldbagge Gala is the awards ceremony held by the Swedish Film Institute in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Swedish film industry

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