Naval Drama Finding Home Begins Filming In Funen

Filming has begun in Funen on four-part TV2 naval drama Finding Home (Håbet), directed by Christian E. Christiansen. Set in 1899, Marie (Anine Lindvig) lives in an orphanage with her two little siblings, Karl and Sofie. Their father has not been home from sea in three years, and everyone but Marie believes him to be dead. She sneaks down to the harbour with an old, worn photo of her father in hopes of finding someone or something that can lead her

Milad Alami’s Debut Feature Wins At San Sebastian

Milad Alami’s debut feature The Charmer (Charmøren) was awarded the FEDEORA Award by the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday. The Charmer is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. However, as time runs out, he falls in love and his past catches up with him. The jury said in their deliberation: "The filmmaker

The Ash Lad Confirmed For Trilogy Of Folklore

Maipo Film has announced that Askeladden – i Dovregubbens hall (The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King), which opened in Norway on Friday, will be the first in a trilogy costing 180 million kroner. In The Ash Lad, Espen Askeladd (Vebjørn Enger), a poor farmer's son embarks on a dangerous quest with his brothers to save Princess Kristin (Eili Harboe) from the Mountain King troll, and use the reward to save the family farm from ruin. The original tale

Sara Hjort Ditlevsen Finds Love In Perfect Places

New romantic drama Perfect Places (Perfekte steder), which premieres 10th October on TV2 Zulu, follows Gustav Giese (Northwest) and Sara Hjort Ditlevsen (Rita) as an unlikely couple who fall in love while they are busy making other plans. Written and directed by stand-up comedian Mikael Wulff, the eight-part series follows the unlikely relationship that develops between Tobias (Gustav Giese) and Rose (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) when they meet one summer's day in Copenhagen. Tobias, 26, is a suit with a plan and a

Pordenone Explores Golden Age Of Swedish Cinema

The 36th Pordenone Silent Film Festival (Le Giorante Del Cinema Muto) will present a retrospective of the Golden Age of Swedish cinema and its influence on other Nordic countries. The Golden Age of Swedish cinema began in 1917 with the success of Victor Sjöström’s A Man There Was (Terje Vigen), based on the poem by Henrik Ibsen. This led to further Swedish films with artistic ambitions based on acclaimed literary works set in rural Scandinavia, and provided inspiration to film makers