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    Argentinian New Wave looks beyond home for financing


    During the 1990s, awave of young film-makers emerged in Argentina who gained comparison on thefestival circuit with similar movements in Iran, Hong Kong, Thailand, Finlandand South Korea. Now severaldirectors from the group known as New Argentine Cinema - such as LisandroAlonso ( The Dead ), Martin Rejtman ( Silvia Prieto ...

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    Dirs : Erik Gandini,Tarik Saleh. 78mins. Den-Swe. 2005. There is something Kafka-esqueabout the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Despitebeing part of the War On Terror, prisoners detainedhere in their strident orange suits are not given "Prisoner Of War" status butare treated as "Unlawful Combatants." Many have been left in ...

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    Seven Guldbagge nominations for Runge's film


    The nominationsfor this year's Guldbagge awards, the annual SwedishFilm Awards were announced Monday. Bj rn Runge, whose previous film Daybreak won four Guldbagge awards and a Silver Bear in Berlin 2004,dominated the list with seven nominations for his new film Mouth to Mouth .It has been nominated ...

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    Icelandic film opens 29th Gothenburg Film Festival


    Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson's vikingdrama Beowulf & Grendel will openthe 2006 Gothenburg Film Festival (27 January - 6 February). The film, starringGerard Butler, Stellan Skarsg rd, Sarah Polley and Ingvar Sigurdsson, had itsworld premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and will get its US premiere at thePalm Springs Film ...

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    Greek festival boosted by business among home distributors


    The third RhodesInternational Film Festival has enjoyed a marked increase in activity amonglocal buyers. Stroke , German film-maker Katerina Peters' portrayal of herhusband's battle against disability, became the subject of a bidding warbetween local majors Prooptiki and Playtime. Swiss sales agent Firsthandfilmsis expected to announce a deal later this week. ...

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    Finland's Frozen Land takes top Gothenburg prize


    Finnishfeature Frozen Land (Paha Maa) by director Aku Louhimies has won the top prize inthe Nordic competition at the 28th Gothenburg Film Festival. Thefilm - an alternative and dark look at Finnish society - premiered lastmonth in Finland, taking the top spot at the box office for two weeks. ...

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    NORDIC Production Listings - May 25 2004


    NORDIC LISTINGS - MAY 25 DENMARK IN PRE-PRODUCTION AMAZON JACK 3(JUNGLEDYRET HUGO - FRAEK SOM ALTID) (PH3) Backer: Danish Film Institute. the third instalment in the popularanimated feature series about Amazon Jack. Prod: Per Holst. Dirs: AndersSoerensen, Joergen Lerdam. Scr: Flemming Quist Moeller. Contact: Per Holst, PH3, (45) 35 55 ...

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    Script Factory launches training scheme for film professionals


    Screenwriting organisation The Script Factory is launching SCENE insiders , a new international training programme for European film professionals at the Edinburgh, London and Warsaw International Film Festivals in 2004 and at Gothenburg, Sweden in January 2005. SCENE insiders is targeted at directors, producers, distributors, readers, developers and story ...

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    Cold Light (Kaldaljos)


    Dir: Hilmar Oddsson. Ice-Ger-UK-Nor. 2004. 92mins. There must be a law in Iceland stipulating that local films should contain one or more of the following: a) a weird and lonely hero; b) an avalanche; c) cod fishermen vs the cruel sea; d) magical powers, especially the ability to predict the ...

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    Hiding emerges as Gothenburg winner


    The overall theme of Sweden's major film event, the Gothenburg Film Festival, was the blues, but after its 27th edition, there was nothing to be blue about but the weather. Early estimates indicate an increase in the already impressive admission numbers, and so did the number of attendees for the ...

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    The Ketchup Effect (Hip Hip Hora !), the feature debut from newcomer Terese Fabik, didn't manage to dent the strong run of either The Return Of The King or The Last Samurai , but on its 61 prints the Sandrew Metronome release still served a much better screen average ...

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    Evil pays off at Sweden's Guldbagga awards


    Mikael Haafstroem's crowd-pleaser Evil has had a rather good week. Not only has it picked up a best foreign language Oscar nomination, but it was also awarded the best film prize at the Guldbaggas, Sweden's national film awards. The award was picked up by producers Hans Loennerheden and Ingemar Leijonborg. ...

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    Media Luna picks up Panorama pair


    Media Luna Entertainment has picked up international sales rights for Hilmar Oddsson's Cold Light and Russian directorial duo Olga Stolpovskaya and Dmitry Troitsky's You I Love (Ya Lyublu Tebya) which are both screening in Berlin's Panorama section. Oddsson's contemporary drama, which was the opening film at Gothenburg Film Festival, ...

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    Gothenburg emerges into Cold Light with record sales


    When Sweden's leading film event, the Gothenburg Film Festival, opened its box office earlier this month, business was brisk. It sold a record 30,000 tickets on its first day - including all the tickets to opening film Cold Ligh t by Hilmar Oddsson as well as several other screenings. Not ...

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    Daybreak leads Sweden's Guldbagge race


    Daybreak (Om Jag V nder Mig Om) by Bj rn Runge scooped eight Guldbagge nominations, Sweden's equivalent of the Oscars, yesterday The drama was nominated for: best film, best director, best actor (Jacob Eklund) and best actress (Ann Petren). Daybreak also got received two supporting actress nominations, as well as ...

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    Smile takes The Return for Scandinavia


    Copenhagen based Smile Entertainment has acquired the Scandinavian rights to Andrei Zvyagintsev's multiple-award winning debut feature, The Return . The film, which began its successful festival run in Venice by securing the Golden Lion, will screen at both Sweden's biggest festival in Gothenburg as well as at the Norwegian Tromsoe ...

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    The release of Hilmar Oddsson's Icelandic drama Cold Light (Kaldalj s ) on Jan 2 has been highly anticipated following the disappointing year at the box-office for local films in 2003. So far it seems that Icelanders have been eager for home made product, as the film served up a ...

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    New Nordic films line up for Gothenburg


    Eight new Nordic features have been selected for the Nordic Film Award at Sweden's major film festival in Gothenburg (Jan 23 - Feb 2). The films come from all over the region, and include a number of first time directors. The festival will open with the international premiere of Hilmar ...

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    Balkan Fund hands out script grants at Thessaloniki


    Four film projects from four southeastern European countries have received the first grants to be handed out by the Balkan Fund, a script development initiative created in November 2002 by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF). The projects to receive 10,000 Euros each are: The Journey , writer/director/producer Artan Minarolli, ...

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    Dans Grozny Dans wins inaugural cph:dox


    Copenhagen's first international documentary film festival cph:dox, which wrapped this weekend, saw its major awards go to Jos de Putter's Dutch film Dans, Grozny, Dans and Jose Padilha's Brazilian Bus 174 . " Dans, Grozny, Dans is a deeply humanistic tale of a dance group and their ...