Krister Henriksson Speaks Of Losing Wallander Co-Star

In Nemo Hedéns podcast, Nemo Meets A Friend, Krister Henriksson reveals that he needed therapy to help process the loss of his onscreen daughter Johanna Sällström (Linda Wallander), who committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 32. Krister Henriksson says: "We had a very complicated relationship, I became a kind of father figure for her. I think she was amazing, but there was something bothering her, some unhappiness." Nemo asks if he knew how bad Sällström felt, and Henriksson replies:

Dreaming Of Denmark Wins Amnesty International Award

Michael Graversen's documentary Dreaming Of Denmark (Drømmen Om Danmark) was handed the Amnesty International Award at the 2016 Giffoni Film Festival on Sunday for its portrayal of an illegal immigrant after being refused asylum in Denmark. Wasiullah moved to Denmark when he was 15 - arriving alone from Afghanistan. Although he has nightmares of his uncle trying to kill him he finds safety and friends in Denmark. But his application for asylum is rejected. When he turns 18, Wasiullah disappears from the

Vinterberg & Kormákur Head To Toronto Film Festival

Thomas Vinterberg's The Commune (Kollektivet) and Baltasar Kormákur's The Oath (Eiðurinn) have been selected to appear in the Special Presentation section of the Toronto International Film Festival which runs 8th-18th September 2016. The Commune The Commune, which earned Trine Dyrholm the Silver Bear for Best Actress at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, is inspired by Vinterberg's upbringing in an academic collective and tells the story of a clash between personal desires versus solidarity and tolerance in a 1970s commune. Trine Dyrholm stars as

The War Show & Heartstone Head To Venice Days

The Venice Film Festival's Venice Days sidebar will be opened by Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon's documentary The War Show, and is accompanied by Iceland's first feature to compete at the festival, Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson's debut Heartstone. The War Show (Denmark) In 2011, Syrian radio DJ Obaidah Zytoon and her friends were caught up in the Syrian uprising. They live in a circle of artists and activists and begin to film their lives as they take to the streets in rallies against

Sámi Drama Sameblod To Premiere At Venice Days

Amanda Kernell's feature debut Sameblod (Sami Blood) has been selected to compete in Venice Days at the Venice Film Festival. The Venice Days sidebar, which runs from August 31st to September 10th, will showcase 11 innovative independent films from around the world and award €20,000 to its winner. Sameblod tells the story of 14-year-old Elle Marja, a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and eugenics experiments at her boarding school she starts dreaming of another life. To