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3 items from 2011


Béla Tarr Chats with Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

30 September 2011 7:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Two nights ago, Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr was honored with the Reykjavik Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award at the home of the President of Iceland. Here the filmmaker converses with Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and Icelandic filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson. Icelandic filmmaker Ragnar Bragason introduced Béla Tarr and spoke of the distinctive style of Tarr's inspirational works. "It is a privilege to see the world through the eyes of »

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‘Arrested Development’ Creator Mitchell Hurwitz Developing Remake of Lars von Trier’s ‘The Boss Of It All’

23 February 2011 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Looks like development on that rumored Arrested Development movie [1] will be pushed back once again. Mitchell Hurwitz, the creator of the classic canceled comedy [2], has just signed on to direct The Boss of It All, an American remake of a 2007 film of the same name by controversial director Lars von Trier. The film centers on a man who invents a fictional boss to blame for firing employees but then has to hire an actor to play that boss when the company is sold. Imagine and Universal have teamed up for the project, which will be executive produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Emma Forrest will write the script. Read more after the jump. The Wrap exclusively [3] broke the news of this project, which has apparently been in development for about a year as a script was outlined. Von Trier's originally film, which only got a limited Us release in »

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Oscar Watch: Iceland - Mamma Gogo directed by Fridrik Thor Fridrikson

15 January 2011 10:23 AM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Fridik Thor Fridrickson, an old friend our ours, is here in town thumping for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The N.Y. Times blog The Carpetbagger gives pretty comprehensive coverage of Mamma Gogo, a Meta-Comedy About Movies and Alzheimers. When his Children of Nature was one of five finalists for the Oscar in 1992, losing eventually to Mediterraneo from Italy, the experience thrust Fridrick and the Icelandic film business onto the world stage where it has remained ever since. The recent economic crash, landing first in Iceland before going on to Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain has… »

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