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Goteborg Film Festival adds TV section

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Goteborg Film Festival adds TV section
The Goteborg Film Festival is adding TV drama to its usual public film programme for its 2016 edition.

Goteborg (Jan 29-Feb 8) is already well known as a meeting place for the TV industry, because of its industry TV Drama Vision two-day programme.

Now the festival’s new TV section will showcase several Nordic programmes. They include:

The Most Forbidden (Sweden)

A miniseries by Tova Magnusson written by Asa Lantz based on Kerstin Thorvall’s 1976 autobiographical novel about a middle aged woman’s desires.

Follow the Money (Denmark)

A drama series from Jeppe Gjervig Gram and Per Fly starring Bo Larsen as a detective investigating how a company might have been involved in a death on the Danish coast.

Occupied (Norway)

Based on a Jo Nesbo idea, this story looks at a Norwegian prime minister in a fictitious near future when he wants to shut down fossil fuel production, leading Russia to invade Norway.

Trapped (Iceland
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DVD Review – 30 Degrees in February Season One

30 Degrees in February (30 grader i februari), 2012

Based on stories by Anders Weidemann.

Starring Maria Lundquist, Hanna Ardehn, Kjell Bergqvist, Thomas Chaanhing, Rebecca Hemse and Torkel Petersson.

Synopsis:

A disparate group of Swedes move to Thailand in search of a new life.

Problems swept under the carpet have a tendency of biting back. When the carpet in question is a sun-soaked Thai beach, this can be pretty stark. The difficulty in trying to run away from one’s troubles in order to find a better life is the central premise of this Swedish drama.

Released on the Nordic Noir sub-label of Arrow Films, the show follows a diverse group of troubled Swedes who all choose to up sticks and relocate to Thailand. Looking to escape illness, money worries and loneliness, the ex-pats all attempt to leave their problems in Sweden. However, predictably enough, their various traumas don’t disappear in the sun.
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Monica Z leads Guldbagge nominations

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Monica Z leads Guldbagge nominations
Per Fly’s biopic leads Swedish film award nominations with 11 nods, followed by Shed No Tears, The Reunion and Hotell.Scroll down for full nominations

Waltz With Monica (Monica Z), from Danish director Per Fly, leads the race for the Guldbagge (Golden Beetle) – the Swedish national film awards, now in its 50th year – with 11 nominations.

The story of legendary Swedish singer-actress Monica Zetterlund stars Edda Magnason in her first film role.

The biopic has been nominated for best film, best director, best cinematography and best actress for Magnason. Its other nominations include two of the three slots in the best supporting actor category for Kjell Bergqvist and Sverrir Gudnason.

Shed No Tears (Känn ingen sorg), about a man who dreams of success in the music world, has secured nine nominations. The film is directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein, back from Hollywood after directing action sequel Underworld: Awakening.

The duo have been nominated for best director
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Fantastic Fest 2012 Review: Flicker Reinvigorates Swedish Ensemble Comedies

A delightfully droll ensemble comedy, Flicker (Aka Flimmer) comfortably mixes laugh-out-loud moments with empathetic observations about life in a moderately-sized Swedish town that is dominated by a telecommunications company. Writer/director Patrick Eklund presents a cross-section of people whose lives are disrupted by a temporary power outage. The town of Backberga is home to Unicom, now run by Tord (Kjell Bergqvist), the founder's son. A poker-faced, ineffectual executive, Tord is feeling pressure from the board of directors, who are expecting big things from Unicom's implementation of 4G service. Unfortunately, Tord doesn't seem to have a strong instinctual feeling for business or for people; in the recent past, he approved a woefully misguided -- but very funny! -- advertising campaign, and in the present moment, casually ignores...
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Fantastic Fest 2012: Flicker Review

Patrik Eklund's Flicker may not add up to a rewarding conclusion, but it certainly adds up to a colorful, adorable movie where Eklund's strong direction manages to keep a strong hold over five different storylines each with its own emotional vibe.  The film moves between guilt, absurdity, pity, back around to absurdity, fear, frustration, and then meets up with our old friend absurdity.  Flicker never comes off as a surreal experience, nor does it seem to have much of a point, but it shows off a delightfully off-kilter world held together by sweet characters and steady, confident direction. Flicker has five interconnected stories all under the umbrella of Unicom ("Universal Communication Development"), a telecom company.  Kenneth (Jacob Nordenson) is a mid-level employee who can't catch a break; Tord (Kjell Bergqvist) is the company's discourteous boss who's looking for a new marketing strategy after their previous one is a (painfully
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Afm 2011: Trailer Debut for Foreign Horror Flick Gone

And we continue to pile on the pre-afm goodies, this time with the sales trailer for the upcoming Swedish thriller Gone, or Försvunnen for you wacky bastids who like trying to pronounce stuff!

Below you'll find the first trailer and the previously released official imagery from Mattias Olsson and Henrik Jp Åkesson's Gone (Försvunnen), which has a release date of 26 August 2011 in Sweden. The flick stars Sofia Ledarp (The Girl Who Played With Fire), Kjell Bergqvist, and Björn Kjellman.

Synopsis

A young woman, Malin, has recently been through a family trauma. She decides to leave her home town of Karlskrona to start a new life in one of the northern towns of Sweden. During her long road trip she encounters a mysterious man who starts following her. Before she knows it, she has been kidnapped and brought to a basement somewhere deep in the forest. Nobody knows she is gone,
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Afm '11: Trailer for Swedish Thriller 'Gone'!

Premiering at the forthcoming Afm is Mattias Olsson and Henrik Jp Åkesson's Swedish thriller Gone (Försvunnen), which stars Sofia Ledarp (The Girl Who Played With Fire), Kjell Bergqvist and Björn Kjellman. Just in time for the market we got our hands on the first trailer that looks quite promising. Enjoy it inside. "A young woman, Malin, has recently been through a family trauma. She decides to leave her home town of Karlskrona to start a new life in one of the northern towns of Sweden. During her long road-trip she encounters a mysterious man who starts following her. Before she knows it she has been kidnapped and brought to a basement somewhere deep in the forest. Nobody knows she is gone and nobody is coming to save her. She has nobody to count on but herself."
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Even More Images From Gone Found

Yet more goodies from the Swedish terror tale Gone have graced our offices, so of course it's time to share. Why? Because we dig you cats. Feast your eyes, kids!

Below you'll find the first official imagery from Mattias Olsson and Henrik Jp Åkesson's Swedish thriller Gone (Försvunnen), which has a release date of 26 August 2011 in Sweden. The flick stars Sofia Ledarp (The Girl Who Played With Fire), Kjell Bergqvist, and Björn Kjellman.

For many, many more pics click here, here, and here!

Synopsis

A young woman, Malin, has recently been through a family trauma. She decides to leave her home town of Karlskrona to start a new life in one of the northern towns of Sweden. During her long road trip she encounters a mysterious man who starts following her. Before she knows it, she has been kidnapped and brought to a basement somewhere deep in the forest.
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First Images From Gone Appear Online En Masse

You want stills from a new flick? How does having access to thousands of them sound to you? We're talking the mother lode. Tons of eye candy. Millions of pixels to sift though. Don't have time for that? We've got a few choice ones for you right here!

Below you'll find the first official imagery from Mattias Olsson and Henrik Jp Åkesson's Swedish thriller Gone (Försvunnen), which has a release date of 26 August 2011 in Sweden. The flick stars Sofia Ledarp (The Girl Who Played With Fire), Kjell Bergqvist, and Björn Kjellman.

For many, many more pics click here, here, and here!

Synopsis

A young woman, Malin, has recently been through a family trauma. She decides to leave her home town of Karlskrona to start a new life in one of the northern towns of Sweden. During her long road trip she encounters a mysterious man who starts following her.
See full article at Dread Central »

Image Bonanza for Swedish Thriller 'Gone'!

Premiering at the forthcoming Cannes market/festival is Mattias Olsson and Henrik Jp Åkesson's Swedish thriller Gone (Försvunnen), which stars Sofia Ledarp (The Girl Who Played With Fire), Kjell Bergqvist and Björn Kjellman. "A young woman, Malin, has recently been through a family trauma. She decides to leave her home town of Karlskrona to start a new life in one of the northern towns of Sweden. During her long road-trip she encounters a mysterious man who starts following her. Before she knows it she has been kidnapped and brought to a basement somewhere deep in the forest. Nobody knows she is gone and nobody is coming to save her. She has nobody to count on but herself." Inside you'll find an exclusive image, along with two others, while you'll find thousands of behind-the-scenes pics here, here, and here. Thousands.
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Details on the Swedish Thriller Gone

The Swedish thriller Gone is making an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival this year and we've got an image and some details to share with you. the film is directed by Mattias Olsson and Henrik Jp Åkesson and stars Sofia Ledarp, Kjell Bergqvist and Björn Kjellman. A young woman, Malin, has recently been through a family trauma. She decides to leave her home town of Karlskrona to start a new life in one of the northern towns of Sweden. During her long road-trip she encounters a mysterious man who starts following her. Before she knows it she has been kidnapped and brought to a basement somewhere deep in the forest. Nobody knows she is gone and nobody is coming to save her. She has nobody to count on but herself. Stay tuned for more details as they come in!
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