All Goteborg articles – Page 9

  • Features

    In focus - Pusan Review - Pushed for space in a crowded scene


    Everybody says it, everybody knows it: the autumn festival circuit, which bows out with Rome and London this week, is too crammed. Yet the situation staggers on from year to year, with festivals pointing frantically to their record numbers of world premieres. Even after Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian had ...

  • News

    Anders Banke's Newsmakers moves from Moscow to Trollywood


    Swedish-born Anders Banke's Newsmakers (Goryachie Novosti ), a Russian remake of the Johnnie To 2004 film Breaking News (Daai Si Gin) , is now moving to the Trollywood studios in Western Sweden's Trollhattan after shooting on location in Moscow since April 29. The $4m co-production between Moscow-based Tandem Pictures and ...

  • Features

    Sweden - Taking the crown


    Jens Jonsson was on the other side of the world for his breakthrough moment. As his film The King Of Ping Pong was winning the Sundance 2008 World Cinema Jury Prize (as well as the World Cinema cinematography prize), he had already left Park City to show the film closer ...

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    European Film Academy plans to promote new talents, develop audiences


    After a board meeting at the Goteborg Film Festival, the European Film Academy has decided to 'focus on the promotion and training of young filmmakers and future audiences.' The board met to discuss the 21st edition of the European Film Awards (to be held in Copenhagen) and the challenges the ...

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    Tomas Alfredson's vampire film takes top Gothenburg prizes


    Swedish director Tomas Alfredson's Let The Right One In (L t Den R tte Komme In ) won two prizes in the Nordic competition at Sweden's Gothenburg International Film Festival. The romantic horror film based on John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel about a 12-year-boy who meets avampire girl picked up the ...

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    mdc presents two market premieres at EFM


    Berlin-based sales outfit mdc international will have two market premieres at the forthcoming European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. mdc will be presenting Slovenian film-maker Damjan Kozole's latest feature Forever (Za Vedno ), produced by Vertigo/Emotion Film, which is having its world premiere in the Sturm und Drang sidebar at ...

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    As Goteborg kicks off, 200 people expected at Nordic Film Market


    More than 200 international film professionals - producers, buyers, sellers and festival programmers - have registered for the Nordic Film Market, running between Jan 31-Feb 3 during Sweden's 31st Goteborg International Film Festival, which starts today. This year's programme includes 20 recent Nordic features and 12 works-in-progress, such as Danish ...

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    Goteborg Fund backs five new features


    The Goteborg InternationalFilm Festival (GIFF) in association with the Swedish International DevelopmentCooperation Agency (SIDA) has granted another $586,200 (SEK 4m) to films madein countries of transition. The five latest projects toget development support are: The First Rainy Day by Nguyen Phan Quang Binh (Vietnam) (which earlierreceive Goteborg funding at ...

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    Balkan Fund development grants go to four features


    Four film projects comingfrom three southeastern European countries received the grants handed out todayby the Balkan Fund, a script development initiative created in November 2002 bythe Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF). Two of the four awardedprojects come from Romania , where cinema has become more vital in recent years.The two ...

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    Cape Town honours King And The Clown


    South Korea 's The King And The Clown , directed by Lee Joon-ik, has taken topprizes at the Cape Town World Cinema Festival. The period satire won BestFilm and Best Screenplay for writers Choi Seok-hwan and Kim Tae-woong. The best director prize wentto Mat Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom for The ...

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    PUSAN: Pang's Ibrahim takes top prize at PPP


    The Pang Ho Cheung project, One Day Of Ibrahim , picked up the topprize at this year's Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) - the $20,000 Busan Awardpresented by the Metropolitan City of Busan. The $2.2m project, about ayoung Kenyan boy's journey to find water, is set to be produced by the ...

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    Swedish exhibitor Astoria saved by SF Bio deal


    On the verge of bankruptcyfrom a debt estimated around $10.9m, Astoria Cinemas - Sweden 's second-largest theatre circuit - was saved in the11th hour by arch rival, market leader SF Bio, which will take over the cinemasoutside the key cities of Stockholm , Goteborg and Malmo . However, in ...

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    Sweden's Astoria cinema chain goes into receivership


    Sweden 's second-largest cinema chain, Astoria Cinemas, has gone intoreceivership. The chain has applied for anadministration order, but CEO Mattias Nohrborg is said to be attempting a reconstructionof the company. Nohrborg went to court afterthe Swedish Film Institute had earlier this week asked the bailiff to cash in a$9.8 million ...

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    Karlovy Vary competition boasts six world premieres


    The KarlovyVary International Film Festival has announced the competition films for its41st edition to be held June 30-July 8. In addition to thepreviously announced Beauty In Trouble by Jan Hrebejk, MouthTo Mouth by Bjorn Runge and Several People, Little Time by Andrzej Baranksi, the competition line-up includes a ...

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    Dagur Kári wins the Nordic Prize at Gothenburg Film Festival


    Icelandic director Dagur K ri ( Noi the Albino ) won the Nordic Prize atthe Gothenburg Film Festival for his new film Dark Horse , a black and white slacker comedy shot in Denmark whichK ri describes as a 1960s pastiche. The cast features a number of new Danishfaces such ...

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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 ...

  • Reviews



    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. ...