Icelandic world and European premieres at Karlovy Vary

Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s second feature, Paris of the North, will have its world premiere in competition for the Crystal Globe at the 49thKarlovy Vary International Film Festival, which is unspooling in the Czech Republic from 4-12 July. Screening on 8 July, Sigurdsson’s follow-up to his award-winning Either Way (2011) is part of an Icelandic festival package that […]

Attention, Aspiring Filmmakers: Here’s How You Can Go To Iceland This Fall

These days, making films in the States is simply boring. Too many fakers, too many issues, too many worries. But you know what place doesn’t have these problems? Iceland; the home of pickled herring, rye bread, and Brennivin (A.K.A ‘Black Death’). It’s a freaking utopia. So the Reykjavik International Film Festival’s Talent Lab is inviting aspiring […]

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 […]

Blind around the world

Norwegian director Eskil Vogt’s feature debut Blind, which has been nominated for seven Amandas – Norway’s national film prize – will screen at five international festivals this month (July), starting in Karlovy Vary-Czech Republic between 4-12 July. The Ellen Dorrit Petersen-Henrik Rafaelsen starrer is among the 10 European films selected for the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! sidebar; […]

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 […]

The Audience Voted for ‘Someone You Love’

Pernille Fischer Christensen’s drama “Someone You Love” won the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival closing on 19 June. The festival marked the film’s North American premiere. Back in 2010, Fischer Christensen took home the festival’s top prize for “A Family”. Tackling issues of family ties as in her previous film from […]