Berlin Film Festival: A Conversation with Shooting Stars Ine Marie Wilmann & Emma Drogunova

Each year the Berlin Film Festival’s Shooting Stars programme highlights major upcoming European acting talent. Norway’s Ine Marie Wilmann, who played Norwegian iceskater and 1930s Hollywood star ...

Aisling Franciosi on the Violence of ‘The Nightingale’ and Looking Back on ‘Game of Thrones’

Do you remember rising star Aisling Franciosi in Game of Thrones? You won’t forget her in The Nightingale. Two other European women are shooting to stardom as well in the Berlinale’s Shooting Stars ...

‘Sonja: The White Swan’

‘Sonja: The White Swan’ Sundance 2019: ‘Sonja: The White Swan’Review by Peter BelsitoSonja Henie (8 April 1912–12 October 1969) was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic Champion(1928, 1932, ...

Sundance Review: ‘Sonja – The White Swan’ Explores an Interesting Life, Settles Into Standard Beats

How much do you know about Sonja Henie? The answer to that question may dictate to what degree you’ll enjoy the biopic Sonja – The White Swan. Directed by Anne Sewitsky and starring Ine Marie Wilmann, ...

Watch a Figure Skater Take Hollywood by Storm in ‘Sonja – The White Swan’ Trailer

Highly pedigreed Sundance alum Anne Sewitsky returns to the festival with a Hollywood bombshell story you haven’t heard. “Sonja – The White Swan” tells the true story of acclaimed athlete and ...

An Ice Princess Rules Hollywood In ‘Sonja: The White Swan’ [Sundance Review]

Before there was Michael Jordan or Serena Williams, before there was Cher or Madonna, Hollywood had a female sports star on its hands who pretty much dictated what she wanted, when she wanted and how ...

Sundance Film Review: ‘Sonja: The White Swan’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Sonja: The White Swan’ When Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie zipped into Hollywood, she was a talent the industry had never seen before, or since — a three-time Olympic ladies’ singles champion (a record she continues to ...

Sundance Lineup Heavy on Famous Names and Subjects

Indie producers usually don’t have the luxury, or inclination, to adapt a Disney theme park ride or Marvel comic into a film. Their closest to sure box office bets, aside from low-budget horror fare, ...

Norway’s Maipo Prepares Dystopian Thriller ‘Fortress,’ Season 2 of ‘State of Happiness’ (Exclusive)

Leading Norwegian company Maipo is developing “Fortress,” an ambitious dystopian thriller, and is preparing the second season of “State of Happiness” (“Lykkeland”), the historical series which is ...

Anne Sewitsky’s Sonja Henie Biopic Scores Pre-Sale Deals

“Sonja — The White Swan” Figure skating is back in the news thanks to the PyeongChang Olympics and Margot Robbie-starrer “I, Tonya.” Now another controversial skater has a biopic on the way: ...

Anna Odell, Benedikt Erlingsson preview new films in Goteborg's Nordic Film Market

Anna Odell, Benedikt Erlingsson preview new films in Goteborg's Nordic Film Market Other Nordic works-in-progress presentations include Anne Sewitsky’s Sonja Henie biopic and Anna Magnusson’s new Bergman documentary. Source: TriArt ‘Untitled Anna Odell project’ Provocative ...

Goteborg works in progress line-up includes Sonja Henie biopic

17 projects selected for festival showcase. A strong crop of works in progress projects are set to be presented at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market, which runs Feb 1-4. Source: Maipo Film Queen Of Ice ...

10 Most Emotional Figure Skating Olympic Moments of All Time

10 Most Emotional Figure Skating Olympic Moments of All Time From triumphant triple axels to heartbreaking falls, there are a number of reasons figure skating is arguably the most emotional sport at the Winter Olympics.  Ever since it became a permanent part of ...

Neasa Hardiman, Neil Jordan projects receive Irish Film Board funding

Neasa Hardiman, Neil Jordan projects receive Irish Film Board funding Majority of production loans have gone to female directors. New projects from Neil Jordan, Neasa Hardiman (both pictured) and John Butler are among those supported by the Irish Film Board in its ...

Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2017: # 72. Anne Sewitsky’s Queen of Ice

Queen of Ice Director: Anne Sewitsky Writer: Mette M. Bølstad & Andreas Markusson Norwegian director Anne Sewitsky (who won top World Dramatic Narrative prize in Sundance for 2010’s Happy, Happy) ...

Louis & Nolan shoot for the moon

Exclusive: Maipo Film is now readying the third film in the animated Louis & Nolan franchise, Louis & Nolan: Mission To The Moon. The film is now in production for release in 2018. Rasmus A Sivertsen ...

Sewitsky's Henie film aims for August shoot

Sewitsky's Henie film aims for August shoot Anne Sewitsky’s anticipated Sonja Henie project, Queen Of Ice, is edging closer to an August 2016 shoot after confirming Norwegian Film Institute funding of €1.6m last week. Henie was a Norwegian ...

Two Movies Starring (Inventor) Lamarr Coming Up on TCM

Hedy Lamarr: 'Invention' and inventor on Turner Classic Movies (photo: Hedy Lamarr publicity shot ca. early '40s) Two Hedy Lamarr movies released during her heyday in the early '40s — Victor Fleming's ...

Oscar Winner Hoffman, Child Star Temple Honored with Library of Congress Screenings

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, and Oscar movies: Library of Congress’ March 2014 screenings (photo: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in ‘Capote’) Tributes to the recently deceased ...

NewFest: Celebrating the Queer in Celluloid

It's that time of year again -- or what used to be that time of year. NewFest is here (September 6-11). Yes, the celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and what-have-you cinema is back ...

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