Doctor Proctor farts his way to number one in Norway

Selling 368,832 tickets, Norwegian director Arild Fröhlich’sDoctor Proctor’s Fart Powdertook the number-one position on the Norwegian charts for the first six months of 2014, contributing to the 20.9% local market share – up from 11.6% in 2013 and the best result for the last five years. Also, Norwegian director Arne Lindtner Næss’ Casper and Emma’s Winter Vacationreached the […]

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 […]

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 […]

TrustNordisk picks up Here Is Harold, starts sales for The Salvation

Danish international sales agency TrustNordisk has picked up Norwegian director Gunnar Vikene’s comedy-drama Here Is Harold, which will be screened to buyers for the first time at the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival (14-25 May). Norwegian actor Bjørn Sundquist plays the lead as Harold, who has successfully been running Lunde Furniture for 40 years with his wife; but it all comes to an […]

Premiere of ‘Detectives’

Mathilde is an angry loner who are thoroughly frustrated with state of the world with pollution, poverty, oppression of women, etc. Unfortunately, there is not anyone who shares Mathilde’s frustration – not at her workaholic parents – so after a particularly violent confrontation with a school teacher, Mathilde decides to take matters into their own […]

Norwegian admissions up 14.1%

During the first three month of 2014, Norwegian cinemas sold 3,116,987 tickets – thanks to Norwegian children’s movies After little more than two weeks in release, Norwegian director Arild Fröhlich’s children’s film, Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder (Doktor Proktors prompepulver), has taken 265,691 admissions, to become this year’s most popular movie. Followed by Arne Lindtner Næss’ […]