• First Pond Entertainment acquires ‘Arctic Superstar’

    Distribution company First Pond Entertainment has picked up the Norwegian documentary Arctic Superstar, ScreenDaily reports. Directed by Simen Braathen, Arctic Superstar follows indigenous Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi, known as Slincraze, as he dreams of making a living from his music. He raps in an indigenous language spoken by around 20,000 people, and the documentary highlights important

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  • The winners of CPH:DOX 2017

    Denmark’s documentary festival, CPH:DOX, wrapped up over the weekend with the biggest award going to the Danish/Syrian documentary, Last Men in Aleppo. Directed by Feras Fayyad and co-directed by Steen Johannessen, Last Men in Aleppo follows the remaining residents of the Syrian city as they prepare for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, founding members of The White Helmets,

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  • Alicia Vikander to star in Freakshift

    Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has been cast as the lead in Ben Wheatley’s Freakshift. The film is described as ‘a cops versus monsters type of thing” and is written by Wheatley and his collaborator, Amy Jump. Little is known of the film, but back in 2012 Wheatley stated that the story focuses on “a crew that’s

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  • Nordic films screening at the Cleveland International Film Festival 2017

    Festival name: Cleveland International Film Festival About the festival: The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. Dates: 29 March – 9 April Where? Cleveland, Ohio, USA Denmark Last Men in Aleppo Directed by Feras Fayyad “Merciless war has been raging in Syria for the

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