Lukas Moodysson on We Are the Best!, Child Actors, and Flipping Off the Swedish Film Industry

In 1998, a young Swedish director named Lukas Moodysson delivered what might be the best coming-of-age film of the past couple of decades with the provocatively titled Fucking Amal (released in the U.S. as Show Me Love). It was a tender, vérité-influenced portrait of two young girls — one an outcast, the other a popular girl — falling […]

Denmark’s Nordisk to handle Miso and Lionsgate in Nordic countries

Danish major Nordisk Film has signed an agreement with Scandinavian production company Miso Film to distribute Miso films and television series in the Nordic countries, and participate in the development and production of Miso projects. Copenhagen-based Miso, which also operates in Sweden and Norway, will deliver, among others, 438 Days, scripted by Swedish screenwriter Peter Birro from Swedish journalistsJohan Persson and Martin Schibbye’s bestseller about […]

Gaumont Closes More Deals On Critics’ Week Player ‘When Animals Dream’

PARIS– Gaumont has scored a raft of sales on Danish up-and-comer Jonas Alexander Arnby’s warewolf romance-thriller “When Animals Dream,” a Cannes’ Critics’ Week highlight. Pic was snatched up by Showgate and Klockworx (Japan), CDI Films (Latin America), Thanks’n’love (South Korea), Impuls (Switzerland), Kurmaca (Turkey), Vivarto (Poland) and Filmeurope (Czech Republic and Slovakia).  Described by Critics’ Week topper Charles Tesson as a […]

Men and Chicken, Röde Orm vikings and My Skinny Sister at Film i Väst

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen – at Cannes with Danish director Kristian Levring’s The Salvation, screening in the official programme – and screenwriter Anders Thomas Jensen were among the guests when the Swedish regional film centre, Film i Väst, announced its line-up of upcoming co-productions on 17 May in Trollhättan. Almost ten years after his latest drama-thriller-comedy, Adam’s Apples, and after having written 49 films mainly […]

Runge takes Glenn Close for The Wife, to shoot in Stockholm

Swedish director Björn Runge, who just directed Death of a Salesman at the Göteborg City Theatre, will soon switch to the screen, directing the unravelling of a marriage in an adaptation of US author Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel The Wife, starring US actressGlenn Close. The film will shoot with both English and Swedish dialogues primarily in Stockholm during winter/spring 2015, […]

Nordic Genre Films invaded Cannes for the second time: SES Overview

A year ago a handful of Nordic genre film producers joined forces and decided to invade Cannes film festival together – under the working title: “Nordic Genre Invasion” (NGI). A year later the number of producers had already increased to sixteen, the project had received funding from KreaNord. And besides Cannes, there is a lot […]