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Alicia Vikander Joins Nearly 600 Swedish Actresses for Open Letter Against Sex Abuse in Sweden

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Alicia Vikander Joins Nearly 600 Swedish Actresses for Open Letter Against Sex Abuse in Sweden
Alicia Vikander is one of nearly 600 Swedish actresses who have signed an open letter calling out Sweden’s film and theater industries for failing to protect women against sexual predators. The letter was published in the Swedish daily newspaper along with anonymous first person accounts detailing acts of sexual harassment and assault made by directors, producers, and more.

Read More:Christopher Plummer on Replacing Kevin Spacey After Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘It’s A Shame’

“Directors, you have failed. Producers, you have failed. Production companies, you have failed. Theatre managers, you have failed. Politicians, you have failed,” the letter states. “It is your responsibility to ensure that nobody is sexually abused at the workplace.” The signees, which include Vikander and popular Swedish stars like Marie Goranzon (“I Am Curious, Yellow”) and Sofia Helin (“The Bridge”), demand film companies, TV networks, and more ” stop protecting, hiring and making money on perpetrators.”

“We will no longer be silent,
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Movie Review – The Snowman (2017)

The Snowman, 2017.

Directed by Tomas Alfredson.

Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Chloe Sevigny, and Sofia Helin.

Synopsis:

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is not Tomas Alfredson’s film, or at least it can’t be. Nothing about it screams Alfredson, nor Nesbo, it has the fingerprints of countless writers, editors and hurried directors desperately trying to piece together a jigsaw made up of pieces unable to fit. From the expositional prologue that plays like a deleted scene from Hannibal Rising or a
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Watch A Brand New Featurette For Jo Nesbo Adaptation ‘The Snowman’

Universal Pictures has released a new featurette for this Friday’s big release, The Snowman.

Featuring an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsburg, Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Helin, The Snowman is brought to you by director Tomas Alfredson.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The new featurette focuses on the man behind the story, the legendary author Jo Nesbo. The featurette also features interviews with the key cast, director and more. Check it out in the player below. The Snowman opens on Friday 13th October,
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‘The Snowman’: New Trailer Lands With New Image Of Michael Fassbender

Universal Pictures has just dropped the brand new trailer for The Snowman, the terrifying and chilling thriller based on the global best-selling book by Jo Nesbø.

Featuring an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsburg, Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Helin, The Snowman is brought to you by director Tomas Alfredson.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Watch: The first trailer for upcoming thriller The Snowman

We have a brand new image of Michael Fassbender in the upcoming movie, which you can check out above.
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New poster for Jo Nesbo adaptation The Snowman featuring Michael Fassbender

Universal Pictures has released a new poster for Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling novel The Snowman featuring Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole. The upcoming thriller features a cast that also includes Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Helin; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Snowman here

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is set for release on October 13th.
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Switzerland Picks Petra Volpe’s ‘The Divine Order’ for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

Switzerland Picks Petra Volpe’s ‘The Divine Order’ for Foreign-Language Oscar Race
Locarno — Petra Volpe’s feel-good dramedy “The Divine Order,” sold by TrustNordisk, has been selected as Switzerland’s foreign-language Oscar candidate at the 90th Academy Awards. The U.S. release of “Order” is scheduled for the end of October through Richard Lorber’s Kino Lorber.

Film agency Swiss Films made the announcement on Aug. at Switzerland’s Locarno Festival. “Order” is the third feature by screenwriter-director Volpe (“Dreamland”), who wrote the script of Alain Gsponer’ Swiss box-office hit “Heidi.”

Produced by Lucerne-based Zodiac Pictures (“Heidi,” “Dreamland”) and starring Marie Leuenberger, Max Simonischeck, Marta Zoffoli, Nicholas Ofczarek and Sofia Helin, the Swiss entry snagged the Audience and Norah Ephron awards and best actress Jury Prize (Leuenberger) at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. This very week, “Order” added two new kudos at the 13th Traverse City Film Festival.

This “cine-history lesson remains a mainstream crowd-pleaser adept at inspiring and amusing in equal measure,” Variety
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First trailer for The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender

After yesterday’s reveal of the poster, Universal and Working Title have now released the first trailer for Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman. The film is an adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s bestselling novel of the same name and features a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Helin; take a look below…

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is set for release on October 13th.
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The Snowman, starring Michael Fassbender: the latest trailer

Simon Brew Sep 5, 2017

Jo Nesbo's book The Snowman is heading to the movies. Here's the new trailer...

Update:

Here's the new trailer for the film...

And here's the first trailer, that was released in July...

Original story...

We suspect a trailer may well be imminent for The Snowman, the big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling book. The film version is being directed by Tomas Alfredson, and has a cast that’s led by Michael Fassbender.

He’s joined in the ensemble for this one by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rebecca Ferguson, Toby Jones, Val Kilmer, J K Simmons, Chloe Sevigny and Sofia Helin. And it’s set to arrive in cinemas on October 13th in the UK.

Here, then, is the poster and synopsis. We’ll add the trailer when we get it…

And the synopsis…

Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence
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First poster for Jo Nesbo adaptation The Snowman

Universal Pictures has debuted the first poster for director Tomas Alfredson’s upcoming thriller The Snowman. The film is an adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s bestselling novel of the same name and features a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, J.K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsburg, Chloë Sevigny and Sofia Helin; take a look below…

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is set for release on October 13th.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

First poster for Jo Nesbo adaptation The Snowman starring Michael Fassbender

Universal Pictures and Working Title have released the first poster for The Snowman, the upcoming big screen adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s crime novel, which stars Michael Fassbender as Detective Harry Hole as he investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

The Snowman is being directed by Thomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and sees Fassbender joined in the cast by Rebecca Ferguson, Chloe Sevigny, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, James D’Arcy, Sofia Helin, Anne Reid and Jakob Oftebro. It is set for release on October 13th.
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John Hurt, Alien and Harry Potter Star, Passes Away at 77

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John Hurt, Alien and Harry Potter Star, Passes Away at 77
British actor Sir John Hurt, whose illustrious career spans six decades, has sadly passed away at the age of 77. The gravelly voiced man of many roles was perhaps best known for his classic movies such as Alien, Harry Potter and The Elephant Man. Publicist Charles McDonald confirmed the death late Friday. According to CNN, no cause of death is given.

John Hurt made a name for himself playing tormented characters. And he was actually known as an actor who most often times died on screen. Throughout his many projects, he had 47 death scenes. Perhaps no more memorable than when he introduced the world to the iconic Chestburster in Ridley Scott's 1979 classic Alien, where a baby xenomorph came ripping through his chest during a dinner scene inside a spaceship mess hall.

John Hurt's first role was in the 1962 TV show Z cars, and he has worked steadily ever since.
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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

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Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres
Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the festival in Out Of Competition berths are Stanley Tucci-directed Final Portrait and Catherine Deneuve drama Sage Femme.

James Gray’s The Lost City Of Z will have its interntional premiere while documentary The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov will have its world premiere.

Among TV world premieres are Amazon’s Patriot and BBC One’s SS-gb.

In total, 18 of the 24 films selected for Competitionwill be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year
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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres

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Berlin finalises competition, adds TV premieres
Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

The Berlin International Film Festival has finalised its competition and Berlinale Special strands.

Joining the competition are

18 of the 24 films selected for Competition will be competing for the Golden and the Silver Bears. 22 of the films will have their world premieres at the festival.

The Berlinale Special will present recent works by contemporary filmmakers, documentaries, and extraordinary formats, as well as brand new series from around the world.

Berlinale Special Galas will be held at the Friedrichstadt-Palast and Zoo Palast. Other Special premieres will take place at the Kino International. Moderated discussions will follow the screenings at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

For the third time, Berlinale Special Series will present a selection of TV series in the official programme. Six German and international productions will have their world premieres at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele this year. Audiences
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Mipcom, day one: Andrew Haigh, See-Saw, BBC team on Arctic thriller

Update: Andrew Davies tribute, Beta, Studiocanal deals; The Halcyon, Mata Hari set the tone for market awash with high-end drama.

Mipcom got off to a glamourous start this year with world premiere screenings of Sony Pictures Television’s The Halcyon followed by Julius Berg’s Mata Hari starring Vahina Giocante, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Lambert on Sunday.

These two premieres, on the eve of Mipcom’s official opening, set the tone for a market that will be more awash than ever with high-end dramas.

In the backdrop, one of the talking points is which platforms these series will be distributed on as part of Mipcom’s overall theme of “New Television”.

Sony Corporation president and CEO Kazuo Hirai, who kicked off Mipcom’s conference programme on Monday, said content and delivery were two sides of the same coin when it came to getting viewers to pay for they were watching.

“Consumers are willing
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Netflix Acquires Cold War Thriller ‘The Same Sky’ in English-Language Territories

Netflix Acquires Cold War Thriller ‘The Same Sky’ in English-Language Territories
Cannes, France — Netflix has picked up English-language territory rights to Cold War thriller “The Same Sky,” which world premieres at Mipcom on Monday.

The six-hour series, directed by Oscar-nominated Oliver Hirschbiegel, portrays the fate of two families on either side of the Berlin Wall. The action revolves around the relationship between an East German “Romeo” agent – a spy who uses seduction as a way to unearth secrets — and his female target in the West.

Sales agent Beta Film also has sold the series to Rai (Italy), streaming platform Sfr (France), France 3 (France), Vrt (Belgium), Ruv (Iceland), Svt (Sweden), Dr (Denmark), Nrk (Norway) and Yle (Finland).

The Same Sky,” which stars “The Bridge’s” Sofia Helin and “Generation War’s” Tom Schilling, is produced by Ufa Fiction in co-production with Beta Film for Zdf and Czech TV in association with Rainmark Films. The screenplay is by British author Paula Milne.

Hirschbiegel was Oscar-nominated for his film about the
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‘The Snowman,’ ‘Downsizing’ Tap Into Norwegian Film Incentives

‘The Snowman,’ ‘Downsizing’ Tap Into Norwegian Film Incentives
Swedish director Tomas Alfredson’s U.K.-U.S. production of “The Snowman,” starring Michael Fassbender, and “Downsizing” from U.S. helmer Alexander Payne directly spent $24 million in Norway during their Norwegian location shoots. They were the first two international features shot in Norway to receive funding from the new state incentive program to attract foreign film and TV productions.

According to a preliminary report by Norway’s Olsberg Spi Consultancy, which was published Aug. 22 at a production seminar during the 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, the two productions also created 142 full-time equivalent jobs with a total of $12.7 million payroll costs (generating $4 millon tax income for the state).

Financial consultant Andrew Barnes, of Olsberg Spi, presented the report, which was based on the budgets of the two films, recommending the incentive scheme be expanded from $5.5 million in the first year started March 1, 2016, to cover up to four international productions.
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The Bridge: Swedish Series to Return for Fourth and Final Season

Did you think it had been cancelled? Radio Times reports The Bridge TV show has been renewed for a fourth and final season. Hans Rosenfeldt's Scandinavian crime drama stars Sofia Helin as Saga Norén and Thure Lindhardt as Henrik Sabroe.The Bridge airs on Swedish SVT1, Danish DR1, and UK's BBC Four. It inspired the Us remake of the same name, which was cancelled after two seasons on FX.Read More…
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Hans Rosenfeldt interview: creating The Bridge, Marcella

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We chatted to the Swedish creator of The Bridge about series 4, the Scandi-noir label and UK crime drama Marcella...

As his first English-language series Marcella comes out on DVD, we spoke to Swedish screenwriter and novelist Hans Rosenfeldt about the writing process, the differences between British and Swedish television production, and the future of his hugely acclaimed home-grown crime drama, The Bridge

What did you find most appealing about Marcella when you first heard the pitch?

Well, I was pitched the idea by Nicola Larder (Marcella’s co-creator and executive producer). We met in Italy and were talking about The Bridge, and she actually pitched me an idea about this female detective being left by her husband and bringing back an old case. I really liked that because it sounded like something I could probably work with. The opportunity to work abroad was what really attracted me,
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‘The Tunnel: Sabotage’ DVD Review

With the release of The Tunnel, it had a big job to do. Being the remake of The Bridge, it had to make it out of the Nordic Noir show’s shadow. With the first season it arguable managed to do this, but can it do it again with The Tunnel: Sabotage?

The Tunnel: Sabotage brings together the team of Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) and Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) as they investigate the disappearance of a husband and wife in the Channel Tunnel which leaves a small child abandoned. When a plane travelling from Paris to the UK is seemingly brought down by remote control hacking though, they find themselves pulled into an even darker case which will put them even more danger.

I enjoyed the first series of The Tunnel, mainly because of the character of Elise. Similar to Saga (Sofia Helin) in The Bridge, she is a character
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Signature teams with Red Rock, Procam on trainee scheme

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Signature teams with Red Rock, Procam on trainee scheme
Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.

UK production company Signature Pictures has partnered with film financier Red Rock Entertainment and digital cinematography and broadcast hire facility Procam to launch Signature Shorts 2016.

The programme will see at least 30 young unemployed people recruited through Jobcentre Plus’ client base in the north and south of the UK. With their help, three short films will be developed and produced.

Continuing its partnership with the UK’s Jobcentre Plus, the scheme aims to expand the opportunities open to young people who wish to gain training and work experience in all aspects of film production.

Each of the three short films, which will be filmed in different locations around the UK, will feature new directing and writing talent.

As well as providing opportunities for new entrants into the industry, the slate has been designed and developed to provide emerging British talent, including producers
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