Thelma & The Square To Compete At Critics Choice

Joachim Trier's supernatural thriller Thelma and Ruben Ostlund's Palme d'Or winner The Square will compete for Best Foreign Language Film at next month's Critics Choice Awards, which are often an indicator of Academy Awards success. In Norwegian Oscar entry Thelma, a college student starts to experience extreme seizures and learns that they are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities. Meanwhile, Sweden's Oscar entry, The Square, follows the curator of a modern art museum who is mugged, and and whose

David Lagercrantz Writing Zlatan Football Biopic

Sportbladet reports that, six years after I'm Zlatan was published, author David Lagercrantz (The Girl In The Spider’s Web) is in the process of adapting the biography of Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic into a feature film. Written by David Lagercrantz, I'm Zlatan sold over 800,000 copies in Sweden alone and was published in over thirty countries. The movie adaptation will chart Zlatan's life from the age of nine through to his time at Juventus. David Lagercrantz told Sportbladet: "I have

Denmark & Iceland To Compete At Sundance

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival (January 18–28) will include three Nordic features to receive their world premieres during the World Dramatic Competition: And Breathe Normally from Iceland, and Danish entries The Guilty and Holiday. The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. To this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents who offer fresh perspectives and inventive styles. Founder of Sundance, Robert Redford,

Heartless & The Bridge Alumni Set For War Movie

Fridthjof Film has announced that Sebastian Jessen (Heartless) and Thure Lindhardt (The Bridge) will star in the forthcoming World War I movie Krig & Kærlighed (War & Love), an epic tale written and directed by Kasper Torsting. Esben (Sebastian Jessen) fakes his own death to escape from the war and be reunited with his beloved wife Kirstine (Rosalinde Mynster) and their son Karl. But after three years apart, everything has changed... A charming German officer (Thure Lindhardt) has taken his place as

Sweden Takes A Stand Against Sexual Harassment

Variety reports that the Swedish Film Institute will roll out a programme next year to educate producers and filmmakers about sexual misconduct in the workplace. The one-day course will cover gender equality, sexual harassment and the types of behaviour considered unacceptable. Participants will receive a "green card", and only holders of this will be eligible for funding from the Swedish Film Institute. CEO of the Swedish Film Insitute, Anna Serner, said: "Sexual harassment absolutely needs to defined to draw the line -