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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 ...

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    Copenhagen Film Festival sets launch date


    After juggling with different launch dates for months the new Copenhagen International Film Festival (CIFF) has set the date for its first edition, Aug13-20 2003. Festival director Janne Giese sees the event as the next obvious step after the success of Danish film in recent years. "It is a patchwork ...

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    Goteborg film festival unveils first glimpse of 2003 event


    With less than two months to go to the 26th edition of the Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 24-Feb 3), new festival director Jannike Ahlund has revealed parts of the program at a press conference in Stockholm. The festival will open with the world premiere of Josef Fares's Kops , the ...

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    Norway goes crazy for documentaries


    Following the runaway success of Knut Erik Jensen's 2001 musical documentary Cool And Crazy , a slate of new Norwegian documentaries are enjoying both critical and commercial success at home. The Norwegian Film Fund has just awarded $371,000 to local production outfit Barentsfilm for director Knut Erik Jensen's (pictured) ...

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    Jannike Ahlund appointed new director of Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival


    Jannike Ahlund has been appointed director of Sweden's Goteborg Film Festival, the annual focus of the Nordic film industry which celebrated its 25th anniversary in January. She replaces Gunnar Bergdahl, who stepped down earlier this year after 15 years with the festival. Ahlund has a 20-year association with the festival, ...

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    Festival chief Bergdahl exits Gothenburg


    Gunnar Bergdahl is steeping down as head of Sweden's Gothenburg Film Festival, the most important meeting place for the Nordic film industry. Bergdahl has been involved with the festival since 1987 and has been responsible for its diverse programme since 1994. The festival, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, ...

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    Two major Nordic industry events join forces


    The Nordic region's two major festival and market events have joined forces to increase their international profile. The two festivals, in Gothenburg (Sweden) and Haugesund (Norway), have long been the favourite meeting places for the Nordic industry, but in recent years have also succeeded in attracting buyers and festival programmers ...

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    BERLINALE Screen International's news round-up


    A round-up of the latest news taken from the Screen International Berlinale dailies - the official festival magazine. For previous stories and a full listing of the films in the main sections of the festival - type: Berlinale into the search bar at the top of the screendaily ...

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    Gothenburg secures premieres, Berlin previews


    A host of international premieres, along with at least two titles destined to go on to Berlin, will get an airing this month at Scandinavia's largest film event, the Gothenburg International Film Festival. Titles in the Nordic competition section include Muraren , a portrait of Swedish actor Thommy Berggren by ...