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

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

Extended Stieg Larsson Documentary Set For TV

Henrik Georgsson's (The Bridge) forthcoming documentary feature about Stieg Larsson, The Man Who Played With Fire (Mannen som lekte med elden), will be released theatrically this August and then air in an extended four-part format on TV4 and C More in 2019. Although best known internationally for the Millenium trilogy of books and its film adaptations, Stieg Larsson co-founded and was Managing Editor of the Expo newspaper. He also wrote extensively about the Swedish Democrats, right-wing extremism and nazism in Sweden. Larsson

Marcus Lindeen’s The Raft Wins At CPH:DOX

On Friday at CPH:DOX 2018, The Raft by Swedish documentary film maker Marcus Lindeen was named winner of the festival's main competition programme, the DOX:Award. In 1973, five men and six women sailed across the Atlantic on a raft. This voyage was designed by a radical Mexican anthropologist to be both a social experiment and a scientific study of violence, aggression, sex and group behaviour. However, things didn't work out entirely as planned. In The Raft, Marcus Lindeen reunites the crew for

Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan Set For Remake

Kulturnytt reports that Kasper Collin's 2016 documentary I Called Him Morgan, about jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, is to be remade by the same team behind Malik Bendjelloul's Searching For Sugar Man. I Called Him Morgan, which has garnered critical acclaim since it premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, is an exploration of the tempestuous relationship between Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who shot him dead during a gig at a New York bar in 1972. Many years later,