Cannes Festival Invites Supernatural Border

Danish director Ali Abbasi, whose debut feature Shelley was nominated at both the Bodil and Robert Awards this year, will compete in the Un Certain Regard sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival (8 - 19 May) with his supernatural love story Border (Gräns), based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Let the Right One In). A border guard (Eva Melander) with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers develops a strange attraction to a suspect (Eero Milonoff) who is the

Joachim Trier To Be Critics Week Jury President

Norwegian director Joachim Trier has been appointed President of the jury at the 57th La Semaine de la Critique, which was created in 1962 by the French Union of Film Critics to focus on discovering new directing talents in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. Trier made his mark on the Croisette in 2011 with his second feature, Oslo August 31st, which screened as part of Un Certain Regard. He then returned to the Official Selection in 2015 with Louder than

Warrior And The Rain Compete At Series Mania

Upcoming Danish dramas Warrior (Kriger) and The Rain have been selected to compete in the official competition at the 9th Series Mania television drama festival (April 27-May), which relocates from Paris to Lille this year. Warrior is the story of war veteran CC (Dar Salim) who returns home haunted by his last mission, in which his best friend was killed. To ease his conscience, he helps his friend's widow, police officer Louise (Danica Curcic), who is investigating gang crime. It premieres

Amateurs & Saint Bernard To Compete At Tribeca

Swedish feature Amateurs (Amatörer) by Gabriela Pichler, and Danish comedy The Saint Bernard Syndicate (Sankt Bernhard Syndikatet) by satirist Mads Brügger have been selected for the International Narrative Competition at the 17th Tribeca Film Festival (18 - 29 April). Tribeca's Director of Programming, Cara Cusumano, said: "In a year that has reminded us more often of our divisions than our connections, this Festival's program embraces film's unique power to overcome differences – that connecting with stories not our own is the

Ruben Östlund Joins Sundance Film Festival Jury

Director Ruben Östlund will join the World Cinema Dramatic Jury at the Sundance Film Festival (18-28 January) alongside film executive Hanaa Issa from the Doha Film Institute in Qatar, and Hong Kong–based producer Michael J. Werner. The Sundance Film Festival aims to connect audiences to artists by discovering original voices and, to this end, the World Dramatic Competition consists of twelve films from emerging talents, including Ísold Uggadóttir's And Breathe Normally (Andið eðlilega), Gustav Möller's The Guilty (Den skyldige), and Isabella