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Oscar Foreign-Language Entries Start Piling Up

3 September 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With just a month to go before the deadline, the Oscar foreign-language entries are starting to pile up, with nearly two dozen countries having sent in their films.

Among the earliest to name its entry was Hungary, which sent Cannes competition pic “Son of Saul,” directed by Laszlo Nemes.

Last year a record 83 countries submitted films and Italy’s “The Great Beauty,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, won. The deadline to submit is Oct. 1. A committee will whittle that down to nine entries before the five nominated films are announced on Jan. 14. The Oscar ceremony will be held Feb. 28 at Dolby Theatre and air live on ABC.

Here is a list of entries so far by country, including the directors:

Bosnia & Herzegovina, “Our Everyday Life,” Ines Tanovic

China, “Wolf Totem,” Jean-Jacques Annaud

Croatia, “The High Sun,” Dalibor Matanic

Germany, “Labyrinth of Lies,” Giulio Ricciarelli

Greece, “Xenia,” Panos Koutras

Guatemala, “Ixcanul Volcano, »

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Norway submits 'The Wave' to Oscars

3 September 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Norway’s submission to the upcoming Academy Awards’ Best Foreign-Language Film category will be Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie The Wave.

The Norwegian Oscar Committee have decided to enter The Wave (Bølgen) as the country’s official candidate for nomination for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.

The film beat competition from Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken’s Returning Home (Å Vende Tilbake) and Anne Sewitsky’s Homesick (De Nærmeste).

Dubbed Norway’s ‘first disaster movie’, The Wave is based on the real-life 1934 tsunami that hit Norway’s Tafjord, leaving 40 people dead.

Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro and Fritjof Såheim star in the film, which is director Uthaug’s fourth feature.

The film was written by John Kåre Raake and Harald Rosenløw Eeg and produced by Are Heidenstrom and Martin Sundland.

“[The Wave] is a genre film with a well-written script, superbly directed, with great acting performances, the committee »

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Norway Rides With ‘The Wave’ For Foreign-Language Oscar Race

3 September 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Norway has selected Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie “The Wave” to represent the Nordic country in the the foreign-language Oscar race.

An epic tale based on the 1934 Tsunami which killed 40 people in Norway’s Tafjord, “The Wave” takes place in contemporary Norway and centers around a geologist who realizes the inferno is about to hit.

“The Wave is Norway’s – and the Nordic countries’ – first disaster movie; as a genre film with a well-written script, superbly directed, with great acting performances, the committee believes that it will make an impression in the Oscar race,” said Sindre Guldvog, who chairs the Norwegian Oscar Committee and runs the Norwegian Film Institute.

Uthaug’s fourth feature, “The Wave” will world premiere at Toronto. It had its Norwegian premiere at Haugesund film festival in August and was released domestically on Aug. 28.

Produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm for Fantefilm Fiksjon, “The Wave” stars up and comer Kristoffer Joner, »

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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Line-Up announced with Gala screenings of Steve Jobs, High-Rise, Trumbo, Black Mass, Carol & Suffragette

1 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.

The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry‎ Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.

The Festival will screen a »

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Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up

25 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Tiff will open on September 10 with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Tiff 40

Key: Wp = world premiere; Nap = North American premiere; IP = international premiere; Cp = Canadian premiere.

GALASBeeba Boys (Canada), Deepa Mehta, WPDemolition, Jean-Marc Vallée WPDisorder (Maryland) (France-Belgium), Alice Winocour NAPThe Dressmaker (Aus), Jocelyn Moorhouse, WPEye In The Sky (UK), Gavin Hood WPForsaken (Canada), Jon Cassar, WPFreeheld (Us), Peter Sollett, WPHyena Road (Canada), Paul Gross, WPLolo (France), Julie Delpy, NAPLegend (UK), Brian Helgeland, IPMan Down (Us), Dito Montiel NAPThe Man Who Knew Infinity (UK), Matt Brown, WPThe Martian (Us), Ridley Scott, WPMiss You Already (UK), Catherine Hardwicke WPMississippi Grind (Us), Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden CPMr. Right (Us), Paco Cabezas WPThe Program (UK), Stephen Frears, WPRemember (Canada), Atom Egoyan, NAPSeptembers Of Shiraz (Us), Wayne Blair, WPStonewall ([link »

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Haugesund: 10 Nordic Talents to Track

21 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Vera Vitali, actress

Vera Vitali is one of Sweden’s most visible actresses lately, gaining a breakthrough in TV series ”Hinsehaxan” (2012). Vitali’s first screen appearance came in Ruben Ostlund’s ”Involuntary” (2008) and last year she drew attention in Eskil Vogt’s ”Blind” (2014). Vitali stars in Lisa Aschan’s ”White People” (New Nordic Films at Haugesund), as well as in the Norwegian drama comedy ”Grand Hôtel”, presented as work-in-progress at Haugesund.

Rúnar Rúnarsson, writer-director 

A graduate of the Danish Film School, Icelandic multi awarded writer-director Rúnarsson received an Oscar nomination for his short film “Last Farm” (2004). His student films ”2Birds” (2008) and “Anna” (2009) were selected for Cannes; 2011 feature debut “Volcano” premiered in Directors’ Fortnight. Rúnarsson will world-bow his new film ”Sparrows”, about a broken father-son relationship screened at the market in Haugesund, in Toronto, followed by a San Sebastian competition slot.

Aslaug Holm, director-cinematographer

A week ago, Holm became the first »

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And just like that new Tom Hiddleston and Sandra Bullock flicks are headed to Toronto

18 August 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After the initial slate for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival was announced last month there were many observers, including this pundit, who wondered of the annual September event had once again lost the battle of premieres to its Fall festival cousins.  While debuting Ridley Scott's "The Martian," Jean Marc Valle's "Demolition" and Michael Moore's "Where Do We Invade Next" is nothing to sneeze at the fact some of the most anticipated films of the year are heading to Venice and Telluride first has to be a bit disheartening.  Especially when it's your 40th anniversary.  Never fear fans of the Great White North, Toronto always seems to land some eyebrow raising last minute additions and this year is no different. Today Tiff announced that David Gordon Green's "Our Brand Is Crisis" with Sandra Bullock, Marc Abraham's "I Saw The Light" with Tom Hiddleston, Catherine Hardwicke's "Miss You Already »

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Tiff 2015 adds to its Gala and Special Presentation Programme lineups

18 August 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While the Toronto International Film Festival showcases, among its lineups, genre films, Canadian films, and features from notable underseen filmmakers and countries, the festival has also become a premier destination for high-profile features, features that often go on to become major contenders during the awards circuit that follows after a few months. These films are often found in the Gala and Special Presentations Programme, with the Gala Programme focusing on films that garner interest among the festival goers. Special Presentations, on the other hand, showcases key premieres.

Following the first wave lineup announcement, the festival has now announced additions to both Programmes. Pace Cabezas’ Mr. Right will be the closing night film for the 2015 Festival. The full list of additions, along with the official synopsis of each film, can be seen below.

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Disorder, directed by Alice Winocour, making its North American Premiere

In this masterfully engineered thriller, a young »

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Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

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Tiff announces City To City, closing night

18 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.

London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom GeensCouple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-JonesUrban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.

The world premiere of Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already is among five additions to the galas alongside Mr. Right, an action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Matthew Cullen’s Martin Amis adaptation London Fields and David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis get first public screenings in the Special Presentations roster with I Saw The Light.

Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring »

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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Our Brand Is Crisis,’ Robert Redford’s ‘Truth’ to Premiere at Toronto

18 August 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton; James Vanderbilt’s CBS scandal film “Truth,” starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford; and “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke’s “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette, will world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.

Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” based on Amos Oz’s bestselling novel, will receive its North American premiere following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

In all, Toronto added almost 100 films (including more than 40 world premieres) across its Gala, Special Presentations, City to City, Contemporary World Cinema and Wavelengths programs. It also added 38 international short films to Short Cuts.

The festival will close with the world premiere of Paco Cabezas’ “Mr. Right,” a romantic comedy with a hitman twist, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Special Presentations added 19 titles, »

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Haugesund Film Fest Celebrates French, Scandi Cinema

15 August 2015 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund Norway — Roar Uthaug’s “The Wave,” Joachim Trier’s “Louder Than Bombs,” Kari Anne Moe’s “Rebels,” Stig Björkman’s “Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words” and Dagur Kári’s “Virgin Mountain” are among the Nordic highlights set to play at the 43rd Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

Paying homage to Gallic cinema, the festival will host a French Touch section featuring Philippe Garrel’s “In the Shadow of Women,” which opened at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight; Stephane Brize’s “The Measure of a Man,” a Cannes competition entry that earned its star Vincent Lindon a best actor award; as well as another alumnus of this year’s Cannes’ Directors Fortnight: Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Years.” The French Touch sidebar is completed by Cedric Jimenez’s thriller “The Connection” with Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche, which bowed at last year’s Toronto, and Melanie Laurent’s “Breathe,” which »

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Norway faces local admissions challenge

14 August 2015 3:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Norwegian cinema is garnering success abroad but attendance for national films has plummeted this year.

While Norwegian films are strong international performers, this year they face significant challenges at home, according to new figures released by the Norwegian Film Institute.

To date, attendance for local films has fallen considerably year-on-year and the industry now faces an uphill struggle to replicate the impressive 24% market-share achieved last year.

When the Norwegian Film Institute introduced the autumn season of local releases at Oslo’s Film House this week, the institute’s managing director Sindre Guldvog emphasised the international success of Norwegian cinema in 2015.

“For the first time in 36 years, Norway had a film in competition at Cannes - Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs. And when France’s Les Arcs European Film Festival (December 12-19) will focus on Norway, it will be the fourth international showcase in 2015 with special programmes on Norway,” he said.

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Norway faces admissions challenge for local films

14 August 2015 3:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Norwegian cinema is garnering success abroad but attendance for national films has plummeted this year.

While Norwegian films are strong international performers, this year they face significant challenges at home, according to new figures released by the Norwegian Film Institute.

To date, attendance for local films has fallen considerably year-on-year and the industry now faces an uphill struggle to replicate the impressive 24% market-share achieved last year.

When the Norwegian Film Institute introduced the autumn season of local releases at Oslo’s Film House this week, the institute’s managing director Sindre Guldvog emphasised the international success of Norwegian cinema in 2015.

“For the first time in 36 years, Norway had a film in competition at Cannes - Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs. And when France’s Les Arcs European Film Festival (December 12-19) will focus on Norway, it will be the fourth international showcase in 2015 with special programmes on Norway,” he said.

But while Norwegian »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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'Louder Than Bombs' to close Norwegian fest

4 August 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

World premiere of Nordic disaster movie The Wave to open festival in Haugesund.

Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs, starring Jesse Eisenberg, has been named as the closing film of the 43rd Norwegian International Film Festival (Aug 16-21) in Haugesund.

The drama, about how a father and his two sons confront their feelings of their deceased wife and mother, was Norway’s first Palme d’Or contender at Cannes in 36 years and is set to play at Toronto next month.

As previously announced, Niff will open with the world premiere of Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie, The Wave (Bølgen), when the festival is launched by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon on Aug 16.

It means Norwegian films will both open and close the festival.

Tonje Hardersen, who was named the new Niff festival director in March, said: “I am very happy to see that local cinema is so well represented, and in so many genres.”

Considering the wider »

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Haugesund Film Fest Opens with ‘The Wave,’ Premieres Docu ‘Rebels’

27 July 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie “The Wave” is set to open the 43rd Norwegian film festival in Haugesund.

The festival, which runs August 18-21, will also host the world premiere of Kari Anne Moe’s socially engaged docu feature “Rebels.” The screening will be attended by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon Magnus.

“Rebels” centers around three Norwegian young adults who have dropped out of high school and struggle to fit into society. The docu follows them as they enter the Hooligan Project, a program dedicated to helping long-term unemployed young people get a fresh start in life.

“‘Rebels’ is upsetting because the participants are part of the project because of private and/or public failure of care, but it also gives you great belief in human beings. I have never before grown so fond of the participants in a documentary,” said fest programmer Skogrand.

The doc, which marks Moe’s follow-up to “Bravehearts, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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The Wave: Watch The Astounding New Trailer For Norwegian Disaster Picture

2 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

[Updated with English subtitled version.]A watery death is coming to the fjords of Norway courtesy of Cold Prey director Roar Uthaug. Uthaug has taken the actual events of 1934 when a landslide into a fjord triggered a tsunami that essentially wiped the community of Talfjord off the map and used it as the basis for his upcoming disaster epic The Wave (Bolgen). Uthaug is a long time favorite here at Twitch, one of the most technically proficient directors in the world, and so we've been keeping an eye on this one for quite some time. And while it has already released a pair of impressive trailers neither of those comes anywhere close to eh sheer epic scope of what is contained within the just released...

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The Wave (2015) Movie Trailer: Norwegian Disaster Movie Floods Theaters This August

1 July 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Wave Trailer. Roar Uthaug‘s The Wave (2015) movie trailer stars Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Eili Harboe, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, and Herman Bernhoft. The Wave‘s plot synopsis: “Based on the fact that mountain pass Åkneset, located in the Geiranger fjord in Norway, one day will fall out and create a violent tsunami of over 80 meters that will crush everything […] »

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The Wave: Watch The Astounding New Trailer For Norwegian Disaster Picture

30 June 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

A watery death is coming to the fjords of Norway courtesy of Cold Prey director Roar Uthaug. Uthaug has taken the actual events of 1934 when a landslide into a fjord triggered a tsunami that essentially wiped the community of Talfjord off the map and used it as the basis for his upcoming disaster epic The Wave (Bolgen). Uthaug is a long time favorite here at Twitch, one of the most technically proficient directors in the world, and so we've been keeping an eye on this one for quite some time. And while it has already released a pair of impressive trailers neither of those comes anywhere close to eh sheer epic scope of what is contained within the just released new effort. There are...

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Watch the trailer for Norwegian disaster flick The Wave

30 April 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

An international teaser trailer has arrived online for The Wave (a.k.a. v), Norweigian filmmaker Roar Uthaug’s (Cold Prey) upcoming disaster flick, which stars Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Eili Harboe, Jonas Hoff Oftebro. Check it out below, along with the official poster and synopsis…

The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.

The Wave opens in Norway on August 28th, but as yet there’s no word on a UK release date. »

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