• Finnish refugee documentary wins at Tampere

    A new documentary directed by Hamy Ramezan and comedian Ali Jahangiri has received the main prize at the Tampere Film Festival. The documentary, titled Refugee Unknown, is a rare look at the Europe-wide asylum seeker migration from the point of view of the refugees themselves. Ramezan and Jahangiri traveled with the refugees for three weeks during the

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  • Icelandic films to be screened in Poland

    27 Icelandic films are set to tour Poland this February and March as part of a cultural program titled ‘Ultima Thule: At the End of the World’. Ultima Thule is a collaboration between the Polish National Film Archive and the Reykjavik Film Academy. Its aim is to promote greater awareness and understanding of the film

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  • Trine Dyrholm wins Silver Bear for Best Actress

    Over the weekend the award ceremony for the Berlin International Film Festival was held, and Denmark’s Trine Dyrholm won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her role in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune. In The Commune, Trine Dyrholm plays Anne, who along with her husband Erik (Ulrich Thomsen) and their daughter Freja, set up a commune in

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  • THE MODEL sells internationally at the European Film Market

    Danish director Mads Matthiesen’s The Model has been sold internationally by TrustNordisk at the European Film Market in Berlin. Starring Maria Palm and British actor Ed Skrein, The Model was launched at the Goteborg Film Festival in competition before its Danish premiere on the 11th of February. The film follows emerging model Emma, who gets her chance to pursue her

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  • VERZIO 2015: When a Dream Comes True

    Art, struggle, dignity and dreams. These are the words that describe the life of Belarusian artist Valery Liashkevich. While the art world is tied to money, he could hardly make any profit from his art. To find out the reasons why, Anastasiya Miroshnichenko followed him and documented his everyday life. Watching the ‘Crossroads’, a Sweden–Belarus

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