Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson on “Paris of the North”

Filled with deadpan humour and a brilliant soundtrack, Sigurðsson once again tells a story of two people forced together in isolated surroundings. Here Hugi, a teacher in a small village in the east of Iceland, receives a visit from his father, Veigar. While Hugi tries to discover what to do with this life – while […]

101 Reykjavik Author Linked To Danish Comeback

Icelandic’s reputed painter and author Hallgrimur Helgason who was twice nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize (101 Reykjavik and Rokland) is attached to the Danish comedy Comeback currently filming in Denmark for veteran producer Morten Kaufmann (The Hunt). Helgason’s first screenplay originally written in English has been readapted for the Danish market by comedian/writer […]

Buyers Beat To The Rhythm Of August’s Heart

Bille August’ upcoming drama Silent Heart (Stille Hjerte) produced by Jesper Morthorst for SF Film Production has been sold by LevelK to a handful of territories following a promo-reel presentation in Cannes including Benelux (WildBunch), Australia (Madman), Hungary (Cirko) and Taiwan (Atom). In the title roles are Paprika Steen, Pilou Asbæk, Danica Curcic and Ghita Nørby. The […]

Swedish Auteur Takes On a Brave Loner

The New York Times has released an article reviewing the latest Jan Troell film, The Last Sentence, as well as a brief overview of his life. Check it out here or below: From “High Noon” to “Silkwood” and “The Insider,” the courageous loner who stands up to evil at great personal risk is a familiar film figure. Now the Swedish master Jan Troell has added […]

New film about the hours after the occupation of Denmark

When the Germans in 1940 crossed the South Jutland limit – and before it was known that the government had already surrendered –  they took the Danish soldiers fight. It portrayed in Roni Ezra’s upcoming feature film “April 9”, which is currently being recorded on location in Haderslev with regional film support from the DFI. On […]

Hult’s feature debut out in Sweden next month

Swedish director Maximilian Hult’s first feature, Home, will finally be domestically released on 11 July after an international, award-winning festival tour, where it most recently scooped the Grand Prix at the Febiofest – Prague International Film Festival (28 March). Shot mostly on locations in Iceland, then in Stockholm, during the summer of 2012, Anna G Magnúsdóttir and Anders Granström staged the project for […]