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Unknown Bergman-script from the 60s to be filmed

A hitherto unknown script by Ingmar Bergman, titled ”Sixty-four minutes with Rebecka”, will be turned into film by prominent Swedish director Suzanne Osten. But first it will premiere to the world as a radioplay on the national Swedish radio on the 6th of November. The script was originally written for a collaboration with Federico Fellini…

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Late Summer in June

Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken, who made his first film when he was eight, will premiere his new criminal drama on June 17. «Late summer» is a classical crime story about an elderly Norwegian writer who has shut herself away in the French countryside, when all of a sudden a young foreign couple on holiday intrudes on…

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Bill Skarsgård to play Pennywise The Clown

Bill Skarsgård, who is one of the stars of Hemlock Grove, has nabbed the role of Stephen King’s iconic villain Pennywise the Clown in New Line’s adaptation of the author’s landmark novel It. Pennywise is the form the evil entity frequently takes. He is a clown who, when he smiles, is all killer teeth. Andy…

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Tobias Lindholm got a taste of Academy Award

Two years ago, Danish writer/director Tobias Lindholm got a taste of Academy Award recognition when The Hunt, a film that he co-wrote with its director, Thomas Vinterberg, was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. This year, Lindholm’s own film, A War, about a Danish company commander put on trial for war crimes alleged to have…

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Jakob Oftebro in The Snowman team

Jakob Oftebro will play a police detective Magnus Skarre in the film adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s «The Snowman». The charachter of Oftebro is one of the investigators, who works closely with Harry Hole and Katrine Bratt. One more new and important name in the film is the American actor J.K. Simmons, who won the best supporting actor…

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Nicolas Winding Refn On Why Screen Size Doesn’t Matter, Alter Egos & Upcoming Films

Watching movies is «like sex — there are many different ways of doing it, but it’s always fun». That’s Nicolas Winding Refn speaking at the recent launch of the online My French Film Festival in Paris. The Drive and Only God Forgives helmer is presiding over the jury for the month-long digital fest which fits…

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Beyond Sleep opens International Film Festival Rotterdam

Yesterday evening Reinout Scholten van Aschat told Eva Jinek in her show how special it is to be the lead actor in Beyond Sleep. Tonight the film opens IFFR 2016 (International Film Festival Rotterdam). In cinemas it will be screened from the 11th of February. Beyond Sleep is a drama movie about a young man’s…

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Liv Ullmann remembers the time she was a hollywood actress

Liv Ullmann starred in several American movies, but without success. Although she could have played the lead roles in two Oscar — winning films (Sophie’s Choice’ 82, Out of Africa’ 85), both times they chose Meryl Streep over her. «I had many strange fiascos in the movies i should have never failed in. But that’s…

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‘A War,’ ‘The Model,’ ‘Sparrows’ Compete For Goteborg’s Dragon Award

Tobias Lindholm’s “A War,” Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model” and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s “Sparrows” (pictured above) are among the eight Nordic films set to compete for a Dragon Award. Lindholm’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “Hijacking,” “A War” has been nominated for a foreign-language Oscar. Sold by Studiocanal, the pic stars Pilou Asbaek as Major Claus Michael Pedersen,…

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Hella Joof’s «Spliting up together» will be shown in the 2016 Berlinale Special Series

The brand — new danish show «Splitting up together» will round off the Berlinale Special programme at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele along with tv — series from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and the US. The show is directed by Hella Joof and features the following actors: Maria Rossing, Peter Plaugborg, Stine Schrøder…

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