Pernilla August Starring In Britt-Marie Was Here Movie

Tuva Novotny will direct a movie adaptation of Fredrik Backman's (A Man Called Ove) novel Britt-Marie Was Here, with Pernilla August starring in this tale of love, community, and second chances. Britt-Marie (Pernilla August) is an acquired taste and expects things to be done in a certain way. But behind the passive-aggressive, socially awkward exterior is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams and a warmer heart than anyone around her realises. When Britt-Marie is separated from her husband of 20

Berlinale Shines Spotlight On New Nordic Dramas

DR's adaptation of the Jakob Ejersbo novel Liberty, and NRK sports drama Home Ground (Heimebane), have been invited to premiere at the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 - 25 February). Berlinale Series has selected seven dramas from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Norway, and the US that look into the depths of the human soul and prove that resistance to power structures is not only possible, but necessary. They depict reactionary political systems, turmoil in

Premiere Announced For Greyzone Hostage Thriller

Denmark's TV2 has announced that new ten-part thriller Greyzone, starring Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen), will premiere Sunday 25th February. Greyzone follows drone engineer Victoria (Sørensen) who is taken hostage in her own home leading up to a planned terrorist attack in Scandinavia, which the intelligence services in Denmark and Sweden are working hard to prevent. The Danish / Swedish ensemble cast includes Joachim Fjelstrup (Itsi Bitsi) Tova Magnusson (The Bridge), Ardalan Esmaili (Rebecka Martinsson), Karin Franz Körlöf (Blue Eyes) and Johan

Ruben Östlund Joins Sundance Film Festival Jury

Director Ruben Östlund will join the World Cinema Dramatic Jury at the Sundance Film Festival (18-28 January) alongside film executive Hanaa Issa from the Doha Film Institute in Qatar, and Hong Kong–based producer Michael J. Werner. The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and, to this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents, including Ísold Uggadóttir's And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega), Gustav Möller's The Guilty (Den skyldige), and Isabella

Love & Order Dominates At Golden Venla Awards

Three-part drama Love & Order (Myrskyn jälkeen) dominated the Golden Venla Awards at the Finnish National Opera House on Friday, with wins for Best Drama, Best Director (Leea Klemola) and Best Script (Leea Klemola, Kaarina Hazard). Love & Order (Myrskyn jälkeen) stars Kaarina Hazard as Inspector Rauni Kolehmainen, who tries to keep the world from falling apart six months after a gigantic storm devastated Finland. It is the second drama to be co-written by Hazard and Klemola, and their previous collaboration,