Denmark Wins Three Documentary Awards At Tribeca

Danish documentary Bobbi Jene by Elvira Lind has scooped three major awards at the 16th Tribeca Film Festival in New York: Best Documentary, Best Documentary Cinematography, and Best Documentary Editing. In Bobbi Jene, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the US, leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as star dancer of the Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi's rigorous creative process as she

Ruben Östlund Nominated For Palme d’Or At Cannes

Ruben Östlund's The Square, starring Claes Bang (The Bridge), Dominic West (The Wire) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), is set to be the first Swedish film in 17 years to be nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (17th-28th May). In The Square, Christian is the successful curator of a modern art museum. A few days before the opening of a prestigious exhibition he is mugged, so embarks on a hunt for the perpetrator and ends up in

C More Announces Plans For Moscow Noir Trilogy

C More has announced plans for a new eight part thriller based on the first of Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström's Moscow Noir trilogy, Dirigenten från Sankt Petersburg (The Director From St. Petersburg). The series is inspired by Engström's own experiences of Russia's financial market in the 1990s and follows Swedish financier Tom Blixen as he is drawn into a brutal financial power struggle in Moscow as capitalism takes hold after the fall of Communism. The trilogy of books are: Dirigenten från

Denmark & Norway Shortlisted For Man Booker Prize

Denmark's Dorthe Nors and Norway's Roy Jacobsen have been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, which recognises the best books from around the world that are available in English and published in the UK. The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2017 prize. Each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000, and there is a prize of £50,000 for the winning book which is divided equally between its author and translator. NOMINEES: Mathias Enard

Icelandic Heroine Stella Blómkvist Heads To Viaplay

Sagafilm’s new six-part drama Stella Blómkvist, starring Heida Reed (Poldark) and directed by Óskar Thór Axelsson (Trapped), has been picked up by Nordic streaming service Viaplay as part of their push into original programming. The Stella Blómkvist novels follow a hard-nosed lawyer who takes on mysterious murder cases and delves into the murky waters of Icelandic politics. The first book by the pseudonymous Stella Blomkvist, The Murder in the Ministry, will form the basis for the first series. Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, head