Nordic Film Council Nominates Five Movies for 2020 Prize

Nordic Film Council Nominates Five Movies for 2020 Prize Venice Days pic “Beware of Children” and Sundance alumnus “Charter” are among the five Nordic films nominated for the coveted Nordic Council Film Prize. “Beware of Children” was directed by Norwegian ...

MK2 Films’ Former Boss Juliette Schrameck Joins Agat Films (Exclusive)

MK2 Films’ Former Boss Juliette Schrameck Joins Agat Films (Exclusive) Juliette Schrameck, the former managing director of MK2 Films (“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”), will be joining the well-established French production company Agat Films starting Sept. 1. Schrameck, ...

​MK2 boards ‘The Young Lovers’ starring Fanny Ardant and Melvil Poupaud (exclusive)

​MK2 boards ‘The Young Lovers’ starring Fanny Ardant and Melvil Poupaud (exclusive) Romantic drama will challenge societal norms. Paris-based mk2 films has boarded sales on Carine Tardieu’s upcoming romantic drama The Young Lovers, starring Fanny Ardant opposite Melvil Poupaud as a ...

​MK2 boards ‘The Young Lovers’ starring Fanny Ardant and Melvil Poupard (exclusive)

​MK2 boards ‘The Young Lovers’ starring Fanny Ardant and Melvil Poupard (exclusive) Romantic drama will challenge societal norms. Paris-based mk2 films has boarded sales on Carine Tardieu’s upcoming romantic drama The Young Lovers, starring Fanny Ardant opposite Melvil Poupard as a ...

The New Classics: Oslo, August 31

The New Classics: Oslo, August 31 Michael Cusumano here for the 30th episode of The New Classics. It was hard. Absolutely. Scene: The Bucket List Halfway through Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31 we get an extended scene of the ...

Top 5: Themes In Feminist Horror Podcast

Top 5: Themes In Feminist Horror Podcast In his latest podcast host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with Seventh Row Executive Editor Orla Smith about 5 Themes In Feminist Horror. Female Monsters: Carrie / Thelma Final Girl(S): The ...

Barry Jenkins Thinks You Should Revisit Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Solaris’ in Quarantine

Barry Jenkins Thinks You Should Revisit Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Solaris’ in Quarantine Barry Jenkins has kept busy in quarantine, as IndieWire learned during an Instagram live discussion with the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” filmmaker last month. He’s been sheltering with his partner, ...

Abbas Kiarostami Awarded This No-Budget Short from ‘Bull’ Director Annie Silverstein at Cannes — Watch

Abbas Kiarostami Awarded This No-Budget Short from ‘Bull’ Director Annie Silverstein at Cannes — Watch New to streaming this week is director Annie Silverstein’s Cannes Un Certain Regard film from 2019, “Bull,” and according to IndieWire’s review, it’s “a few old cinematic chestnuts at once: a rascally ...

Rosalie Varda Joins MK2 Films As Senior Advisor

Rosalie Varda Joins MK2 Films As Senior Advisor Rosalie Varda, a seasoned French film producer who is the daughter of late New Wave filmmaking icons Agnes Varda and Jacques Demy, has been appointed senior advisor at MK2 Films. MK2 Films is part of ...

MK2’s Managing Director Juliette Schrameck Steps Down

Juliette Schrameck, the managing director of French film group MK2 (“Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire”), has stepped down. During Schrameck’s decade-long tenure, MK2 had five movies playing in ...

Scandinavia’s Snowglobe Shows Knack for Auteurs

Scandinavia’s Snowglobe Shows Knack for Auteurs One of the hippest, most international Scandinavian companies, the Copenhagen-based Snowglobe, is the 5-year-old banner behind “Wildland,” the female-powered crime film set to world premiere at the ...

First Look: Eskil Vogt’s supernatural thriller ‘The Innocents’ (exclusive)

First Look: Eskil Vogt’s supernatural thriller ‘The Innocents’ (exclusive) The supernatural thriller is Vogt’s second feature as a director following Blind, which won a screenwriting prize at Sundance 2014. Protagonist Pictures has boarded world sales, excluding the ...

Bac Films, Snowglobe Unveil Trailer of Berlinale-Bound Danish Thriller ‘Wildland’ (Exclusive)

French sales/distribution company Bac Films and Danish production banner Snowglobe have unveiled the trailer of “Wildland,” Jeanette Nordahl’s female-driven crime thriller which is set to world ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #34. The Innocents – Eskil Vogt

The Innocents Eskil Vogt, the Dp for Joachim Trier’s films, should have his sophomore directorial effort The Innocents ready for a major film festival in 2020. Shot by Sturla Brandth Grovlen and is ...

Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World has been selected by Arte France Cinéma - Production / Funding - France

Upcoming films by Abderrahmane Sissako, Aurélia Georges and Bruno Podalydès will likewise be co-produced by the film subsidiary of the French-German TV channel. The fourth 2019 selection committee of ...

Erik Poppe takes over directing ‘The Emigrants’ from Daniel Espinosa (exclusive)

The Norwegian Film Institute has joined the project with funding. The new adaptation of Swedish period drama The Emigrants is set to be directed by Erik Poppe who will replace long-attached filmmaker ...

World Partners Board “a-ha The Movie” as Helmer Tells It All (Exclusive)

Haugesund, Norway — Pitched at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films confab, Thomas Robsahm and Aslaug Holm’s doc “a-ha -The Movie” won’t hit screens before November 2020, but an array of new production and ...

‘Queen of Hearts,’ ‘White, White Day’ Among Nordic Council Film Prize Contenders

‘Queen of Hearts,’ ‘White, White Day’ Among Nordic Council Film Prize Contenders Haugesund, Norway — Iceland’s “A White, White Day,” Denmark’s “Queen of Hearts” and Norway’s “Blind Spot” are among the five films that will compete for this year’s Nordic Council Film Prize, a ...

Nordisk Film & TV Fond Backs Joachim Trier, Ole Bornedal, Yellow Bird

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has announced three features, two series and a documentary set to receive $1.4m in financing, as well as distribution, dubbing and cultural initiative support recipients. Doing ...

First Trailer Released for Venice Days Entry ‘Beware of Children’ (Exclusive)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the first trailer for Dag Johan Haugeruds’ politically and socially charged drama “Beware of Children,” which premieres as part of the Venice Film Festival’s ...

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