Obituary: Ann-Charlotte Alverfors

Swedish author Ann-Charlotte Alverfors has died after a long period of illness at 71 years of age. As a housewife and new mother, Ann-Charlotte Alverfors began writing seriously at the age of 16, when she began to feel isolated. To further her development, she went on to study at Värnamo College (1968 - 1969), and then on to Jära College (1972–1974). She became famous with the semi-autobiographical Sparvöga trilogy (1975 - 1977) about Getrud Sparvöga, who lives with her parents and grandparents.

Skarsgård Reunited With Watson In Chernobyl

Five-part HBO drama Chernobyl will reunite Stellan Skarsgård (Insomnia) with Emily Watson (Apple Tree Yard), who last starred together in Lars von Trier's 1996 Cannes Grand Prix winner Breaking The Waves. Written by Craig Mazin (The Huntsman) and directed by Johan Renck (The Last Panthers), Chernobyl follows those who investigated the catastrophic nuclear power station disaster of 1986, reveals how and why it happened, and tells the remarkable stories of those who risked their lives to save others. Energy Minister Boris Shcherbina

Ruben Östlund Joins Beijing Film Festival Jury

Oscar nominated director Ruben Östlund (The Square) has been invited to join an international jury for the Tiantan Awards, the main competition of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival (15 - 22 April). This year's nominees have yet to be announced, but in 2017 the Tiantan Awards received 424 entries from 59 countries and regions across six continents, comprising 274 international films and 150 domestic films with rich and diverse subjects that mirror the festival's core values of Beauty In Variety

Winter Brothers Wins Best Film At Bodil Awards

In a ceremony hosted by satirical trio PLATT-FORM (Mille Lehfeldt, Laus Høybye & Jakob Fauerby) at the People's Theatre in Nørregade on Saturday, the Danish Film Critics Association announced the winners of the 71st Bodil Awards (Bodilprisen). Despite nominations in several categories for the front runners, no single film dominated the night, but Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) came out on top with Best Film, to complement its recent nine wins at the Robert Awards and the Dreyer Award

Jacob Lohmann Volunteers For Prison Choir

Filming has begun on De Frivillige (The Volunteers), a dark musical comedy about a prison choir in an isolation wing, written by Lars Husum and directed by Frederikke Aspöck. De Frivillige follows incarcerated celebrity financier and jet-setter Markus Føns (Jacob Lohmann) who, after a brutal assault by a gang of bikers in connection with his shady past, decides to opt for the relative safety of voluntary isolation with the most vulnerable inmates. The isolation wing has a prison choir which Markus decides