Berlinale Celebrates Nordic Film And TV Composers

On Sunday 18th February, Nordic Film Music Days will present a full day of networking and workshops for music professionals at the Nordic Embassies as part of this year's Berlinale, culminating in a ceremony for the 8th HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award. THE NOMINEES: Kristian Eidnes Andersen (Denmark) for Sami Blood (Sameblod), directed by Amanda Kernell.​ Miska Seppa and Juri Seppä (Finland) for Tatu & Patu, directed by Rike Jokela. Daníel Bjarnason (Iceland) for Under the Tree (Undir trénu), directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar

A Better Life In The Country For Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen (The Legacy) stars in Michael Noer's powerful new movie A Better Life (Et bedre liv), which recently concluded filming on the Danish island of Zealand. A Better Life is set in the Danish countryside during the 19th century where its inhabitants face tough conditions and, with the prospect of yet another harsh winter ahead, farmer Jens (Jesper Christensen) has a difficult decision to make. If the family is to survive the winter, Jens must come to an agreement with the

Erik Poppe To Compete For Golden Bear In Berlin

Erik Poppe's film about the 2011 terrorist attack in Norway, U - July 22 (Utøya 22. juli), will compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition programme of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 - 25 February), where it will also premiere. On 22nd July 2011, far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a van in Oslo killing eight people, then shot dead 69 people at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. In August 2012 he was convicted of

Kim Bodnia Turned Down A Return To The Bridge

Creator and lead writer for The Bridge (Bron | Broen), Hans Rosenfeldt, has revealed in an interview with Expressen that Kim Bodnia was asked to return for the final season, but declined. The plan was for Kim Bodnia to return for a flashback sequence in episode six of season four when the viewers learn what happened to Tommy, a professional criminal and police informant whose contact was Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt). Hans Rosenfeldt told Expressen: "It would have been our little gift

Nine Robert Awards For Dominant Winter Brothers

During a gala ceremony hosted by Paprika Steen (Below The Surface) at the Tivoli Hotel & Congress Centre in Copenhagen on Sunday, the Danish Film Academy revealed the winners of this year's Robert Awards (Robertprisen). Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre), which won awards at the CPH PIX and Locarno film festivals last year, swept the board with nine wins, including Best Film, Best Director for Hlynur Pálmason, Best Actor for Elliott Crosset Hove, and Best Supporting Actress for Victoria Carmen Sonne. The film follows