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

Report Shows Movie Earnings In Denmark Plummeted By 80%

Deloitte has studied the latest financial results of 25 film producers and found that both the largest and smallest struggle to make money, whilst medium-sized producers do better by focussing on niche markets. However, the average total profit from these 25 producers has, on average, plummeted by 80% over two years - from 86,879 million kroner in 2012 to 17,293 million kroner in 2014. "After some years of good earnings again we see that filmmakers have declining earnings. Among the 25

Icelandic Films Won 91 International Awards In 2015

In 2015, 15 Icelandic films won no less than 91 international awards, with Rams, Virgin Mountain and Sparrows consistent at festivals throughout the year. Rams Grímur Hákonarson‘s Rams (Hrútar) won 22 awards in 2015. In addition to being selected as Iceland’s entry for the 88th Academy Awards, it enjoyed a particularly strong festival run, having won the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in May and gone on to win the main prize at several film festivals. Rams tells

Alicia Vikander & Ruben Östlund Nominated For BAFTA

Alicia Vikander has been nominated for two BAFTA awards for her roles in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina, and Swedish director Ruben Östlund's film Turist (international title Force Majeure) is nominated for Best Non-English Language Film. Alicia Vikander, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a seductive android in Ex Machina, and in the Best Actress category for her part as Eddie Redmayne’s supportive wife in The Danish Girl. Other best actress contenders are Maggie Smith for

Sjöwall Offers Hope Of An Alfredson Remake For Beck

On Monday night SVT aired the K Special documentary "Sjöwall Wahlöö - The Story Of A Crime" to mark 50 years since the first Beck novel was published, and to explain how the character came into existence. It is a love story. A young couple wanted to expose the injustices of society, and so the modern thriller was born. In 2012 Nöjesbladet revealed that director Tomas Alfredson and producer Peter "Piodor" Gustafsson were to develop a new Martin Beck film for