A War And The Fencer Shortlisted For Academy Awards

Of the 80 films that were submitted for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, a final shortlist of nine has been revealed. Tobias Lindholm's A War (Denmark) and Klaus Härö's The Fencer (Finland) are among those through to the final round of voting. The final five nominees will be announced January 14th 2016. A War (Krigen) has been praised by critics, naming it a “bruising two hours of you-are-there cinema” (Indiewire) and a “rigorous, engrossing anatomy of a

1864 Movie Snubbed By Danish Cinemas

Ole Bornedal's movie version of 1864, the most expensive drama ever made for Danish television at a cost of $30.7m, will not premiere in Danish cinemas. Biografklub Denmark, among others, have said no to the movie, and the distributor SF Film does not believe that there is a big enough audience to warrant a cinematic release. SF Film had previously estimated that there was a potential audience of 200,000 for the movie. However, Sune Lind Thomsen from SF Film now says

Walter Presents Heartless To The UK In January 2016

Walter Presents has announced that hit Danish supernatural thriller Heartless will be available as a box set on its VOD service from January 3rd 2016. In Heartless, siblings Sofie and Sebastian carry a dark and fatal secret. In order to survive they must feed on the life force of other people, and if they do not stop in time then their sacrifice will burn up. Sofie and Sebastian's search for answers as to why they are the way that they are

Atli Óskar Fjalarsson Named European Shooting Star 2016

The Icelandic actor Atli Óskar Fjalarsson has been selected by European Film Promotion (EFP) for Shooting Stars 2016, an annual showcase for ten young and promising European actors. Chosen by a jury of industry experts, the ten talents will be presented with the award during the opening weekend of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, which takes place February 11th-21st 2016. During the Berlin International Film Festival, the ten Shooting Stars will undertake a weekend of profile-raising workshops and events, with

The Hundred Year Old Man Shortlisted For Make-Up Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared has been shortlisted for the Makeup and Hairstyling category of the 88th Academy Awards. On January 9th 2016, members of the Academy's Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will view 10 minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films, and vote for the final three films to compete at the Oscars. The Hundred Year Old Man faces competition from: