• LevelK boards Sami film for children

    The first Sami-inspired film for children is coming, and Danish sales agency LevelK has boarded the film. Titled Sáve, the original screenplay is a fantasy-adventure drama inspired by Sami mythology. A girl, Sáve, who recently lost her mother under mysterious circumstances, goes on a magical and dangerous journey into the mythical Sami underworld. Sáve will be produced by Storyline

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  • New Scandi WWII drama launched at Cannes

    A new World War II drama is coming from Scandinavia (see: Land of Mine, The King’s Choice) and has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival. Titled The Bird Catcher, the story centres on a Jewish girl who struggles to survive in Nazi-occupied Norway by masquerading as a male farmland in Sweden. The screenplay is written by newcomer

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  • THE COMMUNE has US release

    Thomas Vinterberg‘s latest film The Commune has had its American theatrical release over the weekend. The period drama, which is based on Vinterberg’s childhood experiences growing up as part of a collective in 1970s Copenhagen, follows a professor and his television news reporter wife who suggests they invite their friends to come live with them in

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  • Marie Grahtø Sørensen’s TEENAGE JESUS to pitch at L’Atelier

    The first feature project by Danish director Marie Grahtø Sørensen, Teenage Jesus, is selected for the development programme at the Cannes Festival. Teenage Jesus is developed from Grahtø Sørensen’s Teenland, which was her graduation film at the independent Super16 film school in Copenhagen. The project is one of fifteen potential new features whose filmmakers, while in Cannes, are

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  • The Yellow Affair brings genre to Cannes

    The Finnish-Swedish sales agency The Yellow Affair is bringing two Nordic genre films to the Cannes Market. The first of the two is Robin, a Danish psychological thriller about a traumatised woman who is found in a forest and claims to have witnessed a murder. The police cannot find anything to back her story, yet Robin

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  • Mikkel Boe Følsgaard to have role in new British film

    The Danish actor Mikkel Boe Følsgaard has landed a role in the new feature film Hamlet Revenant, which will be directed by Ken McMullen. Folsgaard is known for his work in The Legacy, A Royal Affair and Land of Mine, among others. The story is about a character caught amidst treasonous political upheavals, family crisis, sexual tensions and ambiguous friendships: a vortex of

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