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 […]
If a Swede claims to love the Swedish classic The Seventh Seal, take it with a grain of salt. One in ten Swedes lie about their favourite film, and the Bergman masterpiece is a prime example, a new survey revealed. What is it about The Seventh Seal? The Bergman classic from 1957, which sees a […]
Halfway along the Oresund Bridge where Denmark meets Sweden, one of the darkest of Scandinavian crime dramas placed a body, cut in two and left lying across the border. Such is the penetration of Nordic noir into our consciousness that even driving the route on a bright summer day, with the five-mile structure glinting […]
In Sweden, gasoline company Preem is giving away its “green” gasoline for free in order to prove that there’s demand for the product. Preem’s Gasoline of the Future, which has significantly lower carbon emissions than the normal stuff, is awaiting approval by the Swedish government before it can launch on the open market. The company […]
After receiving the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in 2013, the Swedish feature project The Giant by the multi-awarded Johannes Nyholm (Las Palmas, Puppetboy) was just awarded €330,000 from the Council of Europe. Another four Nordic films are among the fund’s 23 supported projects announced on Wednesday. The Giant is the story of the 30 year-old […]
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An educative film ‘Ek Naya Din’ on epilepsy awareness will be screened during the 11th European Congress on Epileptology to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 28 to July 3. The film has been conceptualized by VN Mishra, head of the department of neurology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. It is based […]