• SF Studios announces new Head of Film Production

    Swedish production company SF Studios has announced that Annika Sucksdorff will be the new head of film production in Sweden. Sucksdorff is the previous CEO of Helsinki Filmi and has produced titles including Tom of Finland, The Mine and Heart of a Lion. SF Studios says that hiring Sucksdorff marks a key step in the company’s expansion and focus

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  • Ruben Östlund planning new film

    Not long after winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Ruben Östlund has announced he is planning a new film. Titled Triangle of Sadness, the project will be a satire set against the backdrop of the fashion world. The term refers to one used by plastic surgeons to fix wrinkles between the eyes with Botox

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  • The Square

    With his provocative, harsh, Molièresque satire on the contemporary art world, Ruben Östlund continues observing and commenting on society, media consumption, humanitarian issues and multilayered moral questions. Though the official line-up of this year’s Cannes Film Festival didn’t include many Scandinavian titles, luckily The Square was among them. It was the fourth time Östlund competed in

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  • New Danish historical series in development

    A new Danish historical series titled The Conqueror (Erobreren in Danish) has been announced for HBO Nordic. The series bases itself off the Danish literary classic ‘Pelle the Conqueror’, which is written by Martin Andersen Nexø. The series will be written by Rasmus Heisterberg, who is known for his work writing numerous feature films including The Girl

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  • 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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