Portrait of an Artist at Karlovy Vart

The documentary “Tal R: The Virgin”, about one of Denmark’s most prominent visual artists, has been selected for the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. This marks director Daniel Dencik’s third time at the Czech festival, kicking off on 4 July. Artist Tal R is the subject of Daniel Dencik’s documentary “Tal R: The Virgin”, which has been picked […]

Academy invites Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Vinterberg to Join

Paolo Sorrentino, Denis Villeneuve, Sally Hawkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Vinterberg and Lupita Nyong’o are among those invited to join the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents some of the most talented, creative […]

Jackpot Screening and Review in New York

Jo Nesbø, an extraordinarily successful Norwegian novelist, writes books about hardboiled detectives and bungled murders, feats of elaborate plotting that routinely sell tens of millions of copies. “Reading The Redbreast,” writes USA Today of the third in Nesbø’s 10-installment Harry Holeseries, “is like watching a hit movie” — high praise boasted on the cover of the American paperback edition. […]

Norwegian film satires how people report personal tragedy on Facebook

A dark comedic online short film from the Higton Bros. production company in Norway satires how people present their lives on their Facebook page. The film stars actor Espen Alknes, who portrays Scott Thompson, a man whose life is nowhere near as good as it seems when viewing his Facebook page. The video shows Scott’s life […]

Nordic Admissions: Slow Summer Start But In Iceland Life is Beautiful

The football World Cup and early invasion of Hollywood tentpole films are putting pressure on local films across the Nordic region, except in Iceland where Life in a Fishbowl (pictured – Vonarstraeti) has become the best-selling film of 2014. After six weeks on screens, the multiple layered drama directed by Baldvin Z was still third […]

Johannes Nyholm’s Giant Finds Home At Eurimages

  After receiving the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in 2013, the Swedish feature project The Giant by the multi-awarded Johannes Nyholm (Las Palmas, Puppetboy) was just awarded €330,000 from the Council of Europe. Another four Nordic films are among the fund’s 23 supported projects announced on Wednesday. The Giant is the story of the 30 year-old […]