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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 ...

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    Dans, Grozny, Dans and Bus 174 win at 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 ...

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    NORDIC Production Listings - October 20 2003


    DENMARK - October 20 PRE-PRODUCTION BOELLE BOB OG SMUKKE SALLY (Grasten Film) Family musical based on popular characters from the 1980s. Prod: Regner Grasten. Dir: Martin Schmidt. Scr: Gunnar Geertsen. Shoots in 2004. Contact: Regner Grasten, Grasten Film, (45) 39 63 44 24 EUROTRH (Wise Guy Productions) Co-prod: Zentropa Productions. ...

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    New Nordic films to unspool at Haugesund


    The 31st Norwegian International Film Festival (Aug 17-21) in the small western town of Haugesund is set to benefit from one of the country's most interesting filmmakers being lured to Hollywood. Erik Skjoldbjaerg ( Insomnia ) is bringing the two US stars - Christina Ricci and Jason Biggs - from ...

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    Moodysson returns to Sweden with Terrorists


    Less than ten months after the Swedish premiere of Lilya 4-ever , Lukas Moodysson returns to local cinemas with another controversial film. His latest project Terrorister - En Film Om Dom Domda ( Terrorists - A Film About Those Who Were Sentenced ) is a gritty and unflinching ...

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    Goteborg fund backs Angolan, Sri Lankan film-makers


    Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival Film Fund, which supports filmmakers living and working in developing countries, has out of this year's 40 applicants selected Angolan In The Empty City (Na Cidade Vazia ) by Maria G. Joao and Sri Lankan Colours Of The Colourless (Sudu Kalu Saha Alu) by Sudath ...

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    Pippi's father heads for international seas


    Everyone knows Pippi Longstocking, but few know that her father was a real person. But with Pippi's Father - Captain Charlie And The Cannibal Princess (working title) he should be at least as well known as Harry Potter by family audiences across the world. At least that is the ...

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    Rotterdam fest acts to avoid Berlin date clash


    A potentially damaging head-to-head clash between the Rotterdam and Berlin film festivals over the dates for their 2004 editions has been nipped in the bud. Following Berlin's announcement this week that its 54th festival will be held from Feb 5-15 (the earliest start for the German festival since its move ...

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    Buyers say yes to Noi


    Noi The Albino (Noi Albinoi ), Icelandic director Dagur Kari's debut feature which has won six festival prizes in as many weeks, has proved a winner with buyers as well. Handled by Paris-based sales and production outfit, The Co-Production Office, Noi has now been licensed to nine territories. Latest ...

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    Palm gets Rotterdam hit Noi Albinoi, Housekeeper


    ChrisBlackwell's Palm Pictures has acquired all North American rights to DagurKari's festival hit Noi The Albino ( Noi Albinoi ) at the European Film Market in Berlin and, in a separate deal, allNorth American rights (excluding French-speaking Canada) to ClaudeBerriis bittersweet comedy The Housekeeper ( Une Femme De ...

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    Noi The Albino enjoys raft of sales


    On the eve of the Berlin Market, Noi Albinoi , a film about an Icelandic boy who desperately needs to break out of his icy prison, is already the toast of critics and buyers. So too is its first time director, Dagur Kari. It has been sold to France's Haut ...

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    Noi The Albino (Noi Albinoi)


    Dir: Dagur Kari. Ice-Ger-UK-Den. 2003. 95mins. Noi The Albino, the debut feature of young Icelandic director Dagur Kari, is one of those films that seem absolutely of their own place and yet curiously cosmopolitan. With its characteristically Nordic comic melancholia and strikingly photographed scenery, it could not have been ...

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    Noi The Albino sweeps Goteborg


    Icelandic newcomer Dagur Kari's Noi The Albino dominated the awards at the G teborg film festival in Sweden. The closing ceremony for Sweden's 26th film festival in G teborg was Icelandic newcomer Dagur Kari's night, when his feature debut Noi The Albino (Noi Albinoi ) took top honours ...

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    Danish Film Institute backs four films


    The Danish Film Institute has backed three new Danish films as well as a Danish co-production. Shooting from late April is Anders Ronnow Klarlund's puppet tale Strings . It tells the story of royal heir Hal Tara, who goes in search of his father's murderer, but end up discovering the ...

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    Goteborg international film festival unveils full line-up


    The 26th edition of the Goteborg International Film Festival, to be held January 14-24, has unveiled its full line-up. In total 388 films, of which 181 are features or documentaries, will be screened during the event. As reported earlier, Swedish hit director Josef Fares's new action comedy Kops will ...