Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland To Be Finnish Oscar Entry

Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, which tells the story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, has been selected by the The Academy of Finland to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returned home to Helsinki a hero after an eventful military service during World War II. However, peacetime was no less distressing for him as he was persecuted for his homosexuality, forced to have secret affairs and pressured into marrying a woman. He

Oscar Contender Darkland Wins Best Film At SVEND

At a gala evening hosted by Ditte Hansen and Louise Mieritz in Svendborg on Wednesday, Fenar Ahmad's action thriller Darkland was declared Best Danish Film at the 13th SVEND Awards, which were voted for by the public at kino.dk. Darkland, which was shortlisted as Denmark's entry for the Oscars last week, follows a successful heart surgeon (Dar Salim) who becomes a masked avenger and takes on Copenhagen’s criminal underworld to avenge the murder of his brother. Meanwhile, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Trine

Winter Brothers To Compete At London Film Festival

Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) has been selected to compete in the First Feature Competition at the BFI London Film Festival (4 - 15 October). The film follows Emil (Elliott Crosset Hove) and his older brother Johan (Simon Sears) through their routines, habits and rituals as they work in a limestone factory through a cold, harsh winter. The brothers are swept into a violent feud that erupts between them and another family, but the focus of the film is Emil

Norwegian Oscar Committee Announces Its Shortlist

On Tuesday, the Norwegian Oscar committee announced a shortlist of three films to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards: Izer Aliu's Hunting Flies (Fluefangeren), Jorunn Myklebust Syversen's The Tree Feller (Hoggeren) and Joachim Trier's Thelma. The committee will announce its finalist on 6th September, which will then be considered by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in drawing up its final shortlist of five films on 23rd January. The winner will be

Denmark Draws Up Shortlist For Oscar Contention

On Wednesday, the Danish Oscar committee announced a shortlist of three films to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards: Peter Schønau Fog's You Disappear, Fenar Ahmad's Darkland, and Henrik Ruben Genz' Word of God. The committee will announce its finalist on 20th September, which will then be considered by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in drawing up its final shortlist of five films on 23rd January. The winner will be announced