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 […]

Magnolia continues Nordic shopping, signs for Östlund’s Turist

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s Turist (Force majeure)[+], which was screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes International Film Festival and went on to win the Jury Prize, will be the second Scandinavian entry to be launched in the US. After the festival, it was announced that US independent distributor Magnolia Pictures had picked up Östlund’s third selection on […]

Force Majeure Wins at Cannes

Ruben Östlund’s new film Force Majeure (Turist) has been awarded with Prix du jury in Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival. This is the first time a Swedish film is awarded in this prestigious section of the world famous film festival. The Hungarian-German-Swedish film White God won the main award in Un certain regard.  At Friday’s award ceremony for […]

Cannes Market 14 ‘subdued’ But Nordic Festival Films Catch Fire

As the 2014 Cannes market closed its doors on Thursday, many sellers qualified this year’s film fair as ‘quiet’ and independent distributors as ‘conservative’. This was reflected in the scarcity of deal-making that emerged from the market. However major sales were concluded on the Nordic festival films Force Majeure and The Salvation. Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure (pictured) […]

Standing ovation for Ruben Östlund in Cannes

A long-standing ovation rounded off the screening of Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure. The full house in the Salle Debussy stood up and applauded for several minutes when the final credits rolled. The film is in competition in the section Un Certain Regard. Distributed in Sweden by TriArt film, the film’s international sales agent is Coproduction Office. Produced […]

Alpine Drama with a Touch of English

Ebba, Tomas and sina children Vera and Harry are a happy Swedish family spending some days at a French ski resort. On sina second day, while eating at a restaurant, They witness a spectacular, Seemingly life-threatening avalanche. Panicked, the father flees, leaving his wife and two children behind. The event leads two extreme tension in the small family, […]