Ali Abbasi’s Horror Debut Shelley To Premiere In Berlin

Ali Abbasi's debut feature, the psychological horror movie Shelley starring Cannes award winning actress Cosmina Stratan, is to receive its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival (11th-21st February). Shelley follows Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple who live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise's dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. Out of desperation, Louise decides to enter into a pact with

Eurovision 2016: Semi Final Allocation Draw Results

This morning the Semi-Final Allocation Draw took place in Stockholm for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The 37 Semi-Finalists were divided into 6 pots, based on historical voting patterns to reduce the chance of countries voting for their neighbours. Sweden receives a free pass to the final as host country to this year's competition, along with France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK. SEMI FINAL 1: 10th MAY 2016 First Half Second Half Armenia Azerbaijan Finland Bosnia and Herzegovina Greece Cyprus Croatia Estonia Moldova Iceland Netherlands Malta Russia Montenegro San Marino Czech Republic Hungary Austria SEMI FINAL 2: 12th MAY 2016 First Half Second

Eurovision 2016 Semi Final Allocation Draw On Monday

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Semi Final Allocation Draw will take place on Monday 25th January at 11:15 am CET. The draw will be hosted by Alexandra Pascalidou, who presented the contest for Greece in 2005, and Jovan Radomir, who wrote the English lyrics for Serbia's winning entry in 2007. The first part of the draw will determine which of the six pre-qualified countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and Sweden) will vote in which Semi Final. The first Semi-Final will

Berlinale To Premiere TV2’s Splitting Up Together

The first two episodes of new TV2 comedy Splitting Up Together (Bedre skilt end aldrig) are to premiere as part of the Berlinale Special Series in February, with its TV2 debut in Denmark on March 7th 2016. Line (Maria Rossing) and Martin (Peter Plaugborg) have it all. Good job, lovely children, lovely friends, house, garden and a cat that comes home to shit. But their love has dwindled and their sex life is non-existent, so Line decides that they are getting

A Wonderful Christmas With Ove Saves Swedish Cinema

Ticket sales for local films decreased from 25% to 20% of total box office receipts in Sweden during 2015. This is a fall of 800,000 from 4.1 million in 2014 to 3.3 million in 2015. In November the figures were significantly worse with a record low of 15% of ticket sales being for Swedish films. However, the extraordinary success of A Holy Mess (En underbar jävla jul) and A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) pushed the average for