• Ruben Östlund’s THE SQUARE wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

    Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s The Square has won the film world’s most prestigious prize, the Palme d’Or, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting the times in which we live, a commentary on community, moral courage and the affluent individual’s tendency towards egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world. This is his

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  • Mikael Persbrandt returns to comedy for new film

    The Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, who is known for being Hamilton as well as major roles in contemporary Scandinavian films, returns to the comedy genre in his latest film, Tårtgeneralen.  The film will be directed by Lars Filip Hammar and Fredrik Wikingsson, a comedy duo known in Sweden as Filip and Fredrik. This will be their directorial

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  • Season two of SPRING TIDE in production

    The second season of the Swedish crime series Spring Tide is now in production. The series explores cold cases through the protagonist Olivia Rönning (Julia Ragnarsson). The first season focused on a case from 1990, where a sadistic murder of a pregnant woman is committed on the island of Nordkoster. She is buried alive in the sand so

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  • First Hand picks up Finnish documentary HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION

    Academy Award-nominated Selma Vilhunen‘s new documentary Hobbyhorse Revolution has found an international distributor in First Hand Films. HobbyHorse Revolution tells the story of a group of teenage girls who ‘hobbyhorse’, that is, compete in competitions where they perform jumps similar to real horses, but use stuffed toy horses. We spoke to Selma Vilhunen about the documentary here

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  • IRON SKY picked up by SF Studios

    Scandinavian production house SF Studios has picked up the Nordic rights to the film Iron Sky: The Coming Race, which is the sequel from cult hit Iron Sky. Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war but buried deep under the

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