British Airways Eases Long-Haul Stress With Norwegian 7-Hour Rail Epic

 British Airways planes will screen a seven-hour film showing a rail journey through Norway in real time as its first foray into so-called Slow TV, a genre it says should appeal to long-haul passengers seeking relaxing viewing. Other offerings that could be available alongside the latest computer games, Hollywood blockbusters and television cop shows include knitting, a […]

Sweden, Denmark, Norway in Running for LUX Prize

  The top ten films in the Official Selection for the LUX Prize 2014 were announced yesterday at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Sweden, Denmark and Norway got the following films included in the selection: White God, by Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary, Germany, Sweden) Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland, Denmark) Turist (Force majeure), by Ruben Östlund (Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway) The […]

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Change to the ‘Call for Papers’

Last month I sent out a questionnaire asking about the content in the Cinema Scandinavia magazine. The majority of responses mentioned wanting articles about festivals, interviews, or reviews of new releases. It seemed there was a general consensus that people wanted up-to-date information about Nordic cinema. After some thought, there is going to be some restructuring […]

Norwegian dramedy HERE IS HAROLD sold to a large number of buyers

Presented for the first time in Cannes and based on a 3-minute promo, HERE IS HAROLD has been sold to Germany (NFP), Japan (Nikkatsu Corporation), Switzerland (Frenetec Films), Czech Republic (Film Europe), Greece (FeelGood Entertainment S.A) and Estonia (Estin Film). “International distributors have embraced this warm-hearted Norwegian dramedy just like we expected when we picked […]

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 […]

Scandinavian Film Festival brings Nordic noir down under

Denmark is the happiest country on Earth. Never mind the weather; according to numerous studies – including the European Union’s “Eurobarometer” well-being survey, the Gallup World Poll, the United Nations’ World Happiness Survey and Oprah Winfrey – life in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen is exactly that. Finns, on the other hand, have the world’s best education […]