Quicksand To Be First Original Swedish Netflix Drama

Netflix has announced that Quicksand (Störst av Allt) will be its first original Swedish production, adapted by Camilla Ahlgren (The Bridge) from the novel by Malin Persson Giolito. In Quicksand, a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb and high school student Maja Norberg finds herself on trial for murder. But as the events of that tragic day are revealed, so too is her relationship with Sebastian Fagerman and his dysfunctional family. Erik Barmack, VP of International

Lagercrantz Says More Millenium Books May Follow

Out today in hardback, The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye is the fifth instalment in the Millenium series and the second to be written by David Lagercrantz, which controversially extends the original trilogy by Stieg Larsson. But there is at least one more instalment yet to come. In the new book, Lisbeth Salander is sentenced to Flodberga women's prison for negligent manslaughter while saving a young boy's life, but refuses to say anything in her defence. She has

Norway Selects Joachim Trier’s Thelma For Oscars

The Norwegian Oscar Committee has announced that Joachim Trier's supernatural thriller Thelma, which recently won the Norwegian Critics Prize at Haugesund, will represent Norway for consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards. In the film, Thelma (Eili Harboe) moves away from her religious family in Western Norway to study in Oslo and falls in love with fellow student Anja (Okay Kaya). She begins to notice a connection to the supernatural, which manifests itself in violent

Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland To Be Finnish Oscar Entry

Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, which tells the story of Finnish artist Touko Laaksonen, has been selected by the The Academy of Finland to represent the country for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) returned home to Helsinki a hero after an eventful military service during World War II. However, peacetime was no less distressing for him as he was persecuted for his homosexuality, forced to have secret affairs and pressured into marrying a woman. He

Norway’s Monster Thriller Wins European Script Award

Screenwriter Hans Christian Storrøsten was handed the European Script Award at the Helsinki Script Festival on Friday for seven-part Norwegian crime thriller Monster, which premieres 10th October on NRK, In Monster, Jakob Oftebro plays Joel Dreyer, an investigator from Oslo who is sent to a remote community in Finnmark to work on a crime scene, where he collaborates with youthful local investigator Helle Gilbert (Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes) an ageing sheriff (Bjørn Sundquist) and comes up against criminal mastermind Margot