Strong Nordic Line Up For TIFF World Cinema

The Toronto International Film Festival (6 - 16 September) has revealed this year’s Contemporary World Cinema line up which includes a strong array of Nordic productions that present stories of identity, family dynamics, and bold political statements. TIFF Director of Festival Programming, Kerri Craddock, said: "Each film in Contemporary World Cinema offers a snapshot of the world and shows the importance of compelling global filmmaking, Together, the films expose truth, open borders, and captivate audiences with their deep and empowering stories." DENMARK That

The Guilty Inspired By 911 YouTube Kidnapping

Director Gustav Möller has revealed to Variety that his hit debut feature The Guilty (Den skyldige), which has sold to 90 countries, is inspired by a 911 emergency YouTube clip. In the movie, police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) expects a sleepy shift as an emergency dispatcher when he answers a call from a kidnapped woman. Confined to the police station, he is forced to use others as his eyes and ears to find her as his personal demons conspire against

Janus Metz Documentary Heartbound For Toronto

Director Janus Metz (Borg McEnroe) and his anthropologist wife Sine Plambech will take their latest documentary collaboration, Heartbound (Hjertelandet), to the Toronto Film Festival (6 - 16 September) for its world premiere. Heartbound continues Metz and Plambech's portrayal of globalisation told through a series of marriages between Thai women and Danish men that began in 2007 with Love On Delivery (Fra Thailand til Thy) and its companion piece Ticket to Paradise (Fra Thy til Thailand) in 2008. Since arriving in Denmark 25

Follow The Money Set To Receive US Premiere

Link TV has acquired the US rights to premiere seasons one and two of Follow The Money (Bedrag), which stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Thomas Bo Larsen in a tale of corruption and politics in the pursuit of wealth. When a body is washed ashore near a wind farm, at first it looks like an industrial accident, but the detective assigned to the case soon finds himself in conflict with executives of the energy company that own the facility. As the series

Emmy Nomination For Trafficking Documentary

DR1 documentary Menneskesmuglerne (Traffickers), by Poul-Erik Heilbuth and Georg Larsen, has been nominated for the International News and Current Affairs Emmy at the 39th News & Documentary Emmy Awards in October. In this groundbreaking piece co-produced by Germany's ZDF, human traffickers talk openly for the first time in front of cameras about their business, their motives and the challenges they face in evading the authorities. Poul-Erik Heilbuth said: "I am particularly pleased because it is such an important and controversial issue. I