What Will People Say Scoops Amanda Awards

At the 46th Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund on Saturday, winners of this year's Amandaprisen were revealed during a gala ceremony hosted by Henriette Steenstrup and John Brungot. Joachim Trier’s supernatural thriller Thelma received the highest number of nominations with twelve to equal last year's record-breaking The King’s Choice by Erik Poppe, who returned this year with seven nominations for his chilling real-time account of the 2011 terrorist attack in U – July 22. However, the dominant force on the night was

Lola Arias Files Lawsuit Against The Square

Earlier this year, Argentinian artist Lola Arias accused Ruben Östlund's Oscar nominated movie The Square of using her name without consent in attributing an artwork to a fictional character that shares her name, and has now filed a lawsuit in Berlin to that effect. The real Lola Arias originally played a minor role in the film but wasn't included in the final cut. Despite her involvement, she maintains that she was unaware that her name was used and is displeased that

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