Gabriela Pichler’s Amateurs Best Film At Göteborg

Gabriela Pichler’s second feature, Amateurs (Amatörer), has been awarded the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival, where it received its world premiere during the opening ceremony. In Amateurs, the small town of Lafors hopes to reverse its economic drought by attracting a German discount supermarket, and local teenagers are asked to produce films to promote the area. The films don't turn out quite as expected, so the project is called off, but two young girls decide

Denmark & Iceland Honoured At Sundance

After 10 days and 123 feature films, the 2018 Sundance Film Festival drew to a close on Saturday, awarding Denmark's The Guilty (Den skyldige) and Iceland's And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega) major honours at the closing ceremony. The World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award was presented to The Guilty, directed by Gustav Möller and co-written with Emil Nygaard Albertsen, which unfolds as a crime thriller taking place in real time in a local emergency call centre. Gustav Möller, said: "This was our first

Alicia Vikander Dragon Speech Praises Sisterhood

Alicia Vikander returned to her old home town on Friday to be presented with the 2018 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award during the opening ceremony of the 41st Göteborg Film Festival (26th January - 5th February), where she underlined the importance of the #metoo campaign. Vikander opened by saying: "Göteborg Film Festival, you both trained and introduced me to the world of film, and this art form today is my passion. And it really feels like coming home, being here today." She then

Ruben Östlund’s The Square Confirmed For Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Ruben Östlund’s The Square is among the five films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. An Oscar nomination is just the latest accolade for The Square, which began collecting major awards with the Palme d'Or at Cannes last May. Since then it has won a record six European Film Awards, two Guldbagge Awards, and was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award. Ruben Östlund

Becoming Astrid Selected For Berlinale Special Gala

Pernille Fischer Christensen's biopic Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid), about celebrated children's author Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking), will receive its World premiere during the Berlinale Special Gala at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February). Becoming Astrid is the story of when young Astrid Lindgren (Alba August), despite the expectations of her time and religious upbringing, decided to break free from society's norms and follow her heart. When Astrid Lindgren was very young something happened that affected her profoundly, granting her an