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The 38th edition of the Goteborg Film Festival is set to bow Jan. 23 with Michael Noer’s “Key House Mirror,” one of the eight Nordic movies competing for a Dragon Award.
“Key House Mirror” stars Danish vet thesps Ghita Nørby and Sven Wollter as an elderly couple who move into a retirement home. While there, Lily (Norby) meets another man and unexpectedly falls in love with him. Noer, one of Denmark’s best-known directors, previously helmed “R” and “Northwest.”
Other notably competition titles include “Paris of the North,” a character-driven dramedy by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson; “They Have Escaped,” a multilayered road movie by Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää; as well as two feature debuts, Ronnie Sandahl’s drama “Svenskjavel,” and Yngvild Svee Flikke’s coming-of-age dramedy “Women in Oversized Men’s Shirt.”
Flikke’s film, based on Gunnhild Øyehaug’s celebrated feminist novel “Wait, Blink,” centers around three rebellious young women.
“Svenskjavel” follows »
- Elsa Keslassy
How do you find a killer that doesn't exist? Tom Hardy sets out to answer that question in the official poster for the crime thriller Child 44. The actor stars as a disgraced cop who suddenly finds himself in the middle of an investigation he could have never predicted.
Based on the best-selling novel by Tom Rob Smith, the compelling new thriller, Child 44, is sure to leave a riveting impact on audiences nationwide come April 17th, 2015! A politically-charged serial killer drama set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor.
A politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, Child 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor.
- Michelle McCue
I expect the trailer for Child 44 will be premiering any moment as eOne has had the UK trailer ready for weeks now and has yet to drop it, but for now all you get is the following teaser poster for the upcoming Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace starrer based on the Tom Rob Smith novel. Described as a politically-charged serial killer thriller, Child 44 os set in 1953 Soviet Russia, chronicling the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Rapace), as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov (Oldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo's psychopathic rival Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), who »
- Brad Brevet
Summit Entertainment has unveiled the first poster for its upcoming "Child 44" thriller, starring Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, and Vincent Cassel. Check it out below. Plot: Based on the first novel of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, the story is set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. An idealistic pro-Stalin security officer decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case. The new movie is directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) and is set to hit theaters on April 17th. Poster: (click to enlarge) »
One of the more intriguing sounding of the pre-Summer films this year is Daniel Espinosa's "Child 44," the film adaptation of the first book in Tom Rob Smith's acclaimed trilogy which is set in Stalinist-era Russia.
Tom Hardy plays a Soviet police officer investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Charles Dance, Vincent Cassell, Tara Fitzgerald, Paddy Considine and Fares Fares also star in the film with the trailer due out shortly.
Today though, the first one-sheet for the film has been released through Hitfix and you can check it out below. The movie hits cinemas on April 17th:
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- Garth Franklin
Child 44 looks like it will promise moody drama and solid turns from such respected acting types as Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy. We’d put good money on the first trailer making its way online soon, especially since the poster for the film has arrived via Hitfix. Adapted from the first of a book trilogy by Tom Rob Smith, Child 44 finds Soviet police officer Hardy investigating a serial killer who is targeting children. But as he digs deeper into the case, his own government begins to suspect him of treason when a colleague frames him. Rapace is playing his conflicted wife and Gary Oldman is the chief of police eventually assigned to who investigate Hardy.Safe House director Daniel Espinosa is behind this one, working up a tale of paranoia, treachery and crime that is loosely based on real events. With Richard Price handling script chores and Joel Kinnaman, »
Thanks to HitFix, we’ve got a look at the first poster for Child 44, director Daniel Espinosa’s (Safe House) adaptation of Rob Smith’s 2008 Soviet-era crime thriller Child 44, which stars Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman…
In a country ruled by fear, no one is innocent. Stalin’s Soviet Union is an official paradise, where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a war hero who believes in the iron fist of the law. But when a murderer starts to kill at will and Leo dares to investigate, the State’s obedient servant finds himself demoted and exiled. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must fight to uncover shocking truths about a killer-and a country where “crime” doesn’t exist.
Child 44 is set for release on April 17th in the UK, »
- Gary Collinson
Here's what I love about this time of the year. The previous year's movies are done. All the year end articles are done. All the articles looking ahead at the next year are done. Now we can finally just start digging into 2015, and that means new trailers, new posters, and tons of potential. Take "Child 44," for example. The film was one of the ones that got spotlighted in our recent piece about the films we are most looking forward to this year, and we built that one the way we build many of the galleries here at HitFix. We all voted, ranking the titles according to our own interests. I'll admit… I didn't vote for "Child 44" in that initial round, but that's because I didn't know much about it. Several of the writers here at the site loved the book, though, and because of that, they're ready to see how it's been adapted. »
- Drew McWeeny
Paris — A trio of well-connected, young film bizzers, former Wild Bunch sales agent Gary Farkas, former M&C Saatchi exec Olivier Muller and Full House staffer Clement Lepoutre, are joining forces to launch Paris-based production company Vixens.
Unveiled in the run-up to Berlin, the company already has four projects in the pipeline, notably an English-language film revenge thriller initiated by Noomi Rapace, who will also star.
“Vixens will mostly focus on emerging authors and directors working on genre movies, thrillers, social dramas and black comedies,” explained Farkas, who joined Wild Bunch in 2010 and worked in international sales for four years.
Muller, Farkas and Lepoutre said they named their outfit Vixens in reference to Russ Meyer’s films because they remain “cult and subversive movies that carry a strong message.”
The company’s development slate will be partly financed through Phantasm, their recently launched shingle specializing in advertising and music videos. »
- Elsa Keslassy
Danish drama Key House Mirror, directed by Michael Noer (R), will open the 2015 edition of the Göteborg Film Festival (Jan 23 - Feb 2).
Jorn Donner’s docu-biopic of Finnish designer Armi Ranta, Armi Alive!, will close the festival.
Eight Nordic films will compete for the $125,000 Nordic prize with this year’s jury comprising directors Pernille Fischer Christensen, Pirjo Honkasalo, Anja Breienand Benedikt Erlingsson, as well as actress Maryam Moghaddam.
The nominees are:
Key House Mirror by Michael NoerMy Skinny Sister by Sanna LenkenIn Your Arms by Samanou Acheche SahlstrømParis of the North by Hafsteinn Gunnar SigurðssonThey Have Escaped by Jukka-Pekka ValkeapääHomesick by Anne SewitskyUnderdog by Ronnie SandahlWomen in Oversized Men’s Shirts by Yngvild Sve FlikkeDebut prize
The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
11 items from 2015
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