Liberty

OVERVIEW | NEWS | CAST | SEASON 1 Starring: Connie Nielsen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Sofie Gråbøl 2018. Returning Series Set in Tanzania during the 1980s, Liberty follows two young men from very different backgrounds. Christian is the son of Danish ex-pats, while Marcus works as a house boy for a Swedish family and hopes that they will eventually take him back to Europe with them. Their friendship defines a divided continent. When they decide to go into business together, they are unwittingly set on

Greyzone | Gråzon

OVERVIEW | NEWS | SEASON 1 Starring: Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Ardalan Esmaili, Joachim Fjelstrup 2018. Returning Series When fugitive Iyad (Ardalan Esmaili) appears at the home of drone engineer Victoria (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) in Copenhagen, she is forced to provide classified information to save both her own and her son’s life. The kidnapper’s agenda is devastating, and Scandinavia is the target. Meanwhile, at the port of Gothenburg, a primed missile with enough explosives to shake a whole continent is found hidden in a truck

AMC Networks Strikes Deal With Iceland Prisoners

Icelandic drama Prisoners (Fangar) has revealed on its Facebook page that a deal was struck with AMC Networks at Berlinale to bring the show to North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand via its Shudder and Sundance Now streaming services. Prisoners, which won a record ten Edda Awards on Sunday, follows a woman whose life is turned upside down when she is incarcerated for a vicious assault that leaves her father in a coma. However, she harbours a dark secret that could

Prisoners & Under The Tree Sweep Edda Awards

At the Reykjavik Hilton on Sunday, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy presented the 19th Edda Awards, which were dominated by hit drama Prisoners (Fangar) with ten wins, and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) with seven. Among its accolades, Prisoners was named Best Drama and Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir was presented with Best Supporting Actress. However, the most moving moment of the evening came in Pétur Ben's acceptance speech for Best Original Score, during which his remembrance of

No Golden Bear In Berlin For Erik Poppe Utøya Movie

Erik Poppe's account of the 2011 shootings on the island of Utøya missed out on the Golden Bear in the main competition programme of the Berlin Film Festival, which went to Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not, but is content with the exposure his work was afforded. 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. U – July 22,