Rachel and Jossan: No Filter

Tonight is the premiere of new comedy series Rachel och Jossan: Utan Filter on TV3 in Sweden, where Rachel Molin (Högklackat) and Josephine Bornebusch (Solsidan, Welcome To Sweden) write, direct and play amplified versions of themselves. Playing a fictionalised version of oneself is nothing new in comedy, with Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David being the highest profile examples, but even in Sweden it has been done before with Johan Ulveson and Felix Herngren in Ulveson and Herngren. However, Rachel Mohlin and

Rams And A Pigeon Nominated For European Film of the Year

Nominations are in for the 28th European Film Awards, with 88th Academy Awards rivals Rams (Iceland) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden) competing for Best Film. More than 3,000 EFA Members will now vote for the winner who will be announced on 12th December in Berlin. Rams takes us to a secluded valley in Iceland where brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. but have not spoken to each

Virgin Mountain And Rams Take Lübeck Awards

Dagur Kári's Virgin Mountain and Grímur Hákonarson‘s Rams have continued their winning streaks and collectively strengthened Iceland's international presence with a strong showing at the 57th Nordic Film Days Festival in Lübeck, Germany on Sunday. Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) Virgin Mountain won the Lübecker Nachrichten Audience Prize and Interfilm Church Prize at Lübeck, whilst lead actor Gunnar Jónsson received an honourable mention for his performance in the film. Since its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, it has

Returning Home Awarded NDR Prize At Lübeck

Norway took the main award at the Nordic Film Days Festival at Lübeck in Germany. Director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken accepted the NDR Film Prize, along with 12,500 Euros for his film Returning Home (On Vende Tilbake). In Returning Home, brothers Oscar and Fredrik are everything to each other and used to doing things together. Their father, Einar, is an officer in the Norwegian army who has been in Afghanistan for a year. Their mother spends most of her days in bed.

Unge Lovende: Norway’s Answer To ‘Girls’?

Siri Seljeseth says that she wrote Unge Lovende (Young & Promising) based on her personal experiences, and even before a single episode has aired it is being compared favourably by critics to the hit US series Girls. Unge Lovende, which airs on NRK in Norway this week, follows three women in their 20s trying to find themselves in Oslo amongst a myriad of social expectations, ambitions and shattered dreams. The series begins with Elise (Seljeseth) who, having tried her hand at standup