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'Land Of Mine' dominates Danish Film Awards

8 February 2016 3:08 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The historical drama triumphed with six awards, while Oscar-nominated A War had to settle for one.Scroll down for full list of winners

Martin Zandvliet’s Land Of Mine triumphed at the 2016 Danish Film Awards, scooping six prizes including Best Film.

The historical war drama, which premiered in the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival’s Platform section, also took home Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and the Blockbuster Audience Award.

The night’s other major awards were split between several titles.

Tobias Lindholm’s Oscar-nominated modern war-drama A War took the Best Actress prize for star Tuva Novotny, while Ulrich Thomsen won Best Actor, his third, for his performance in Kasper Barfoed’s football comedy Summer Of ’92.

The supporting awards went to Trine Dyrholm for Long Story Short and Nicolas Bro for Men & Chicken.

Kenneth Kainz’s children’s adventure film The Shamer’s Daughter was another big winner on the night, taking five prizes: »

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'Land Of Mine' wins in Goteborg

7 February 2016 5:18 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish landmine drama continues winning streak with $118,000 award; doc winner is Don Juan and audience prizes go to Welcome To Norway! and The Second Mother.

Danish director Martin Zandvliet’s Land Of Mine continued its hot streak by winning one of the world’s most lucrative film festival prizes, Goteborg’s Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.

The prize comes with $118,000 (Sek 1m), financed by Volvo Car Group, Region Västra Götaland and the City Council of Gothenburg.

Zandvliet and producer Mikael Rieks, who had a day earlier won Rotterdam’s audience award, were on hand to collect the honour on Saturday night in Goteborg.

Zandvliet said the prize was “the one you really want to win” and said such an award enabled “creative freedom.”

Rieks commented that the attention for the film also helped audiences learn about the subject matter, based on the true story of German teenagers forced to clear landmines in Denmark after World War II »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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‘Land Of Mine,’ ‘Don Juan’ Top Goteborg Film Fest

6 February 2016 11:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Goteborg — Films treating the aftermath of wars past and present and singular artistic visions captured top awards at this year’s Goteborg Film Festival, running Jan. 29 to Feb. 8.

One night after nabbing Rotterdam’s audience award and MovieZone prize, Danish helmer Martin Zandvliet came away Goteborg’s biggest winner, scoring the generously endowed – approx. $120,000 – Best Nordic Film kudo for “Land Of Mine,” a gripping portrayal of a group of young German P.O.W.s forced to de-mine Danish beaches after the Axis defeat. “Land” was a standout in a strong competition that also included the Academy Award-nominated “A War” from Danish helmer Tobias Lindholm.

Poland-born, Sweden-based helmer Jerzy Sladkowski took the Nordic docu nod with “Don Juan,” which centers on the relationship of a 22-year-old autistic man and his neurotic mother who is determined to make him more “normal.” The docu also nabbed the main award at Idfa last fall, »

- Alissa Simon

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'Radio Dreams' wins Rotterdam's Tiger Award

5 February 2016 12:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners included Bodkin Ras, Land Of Mine and Embrace Of The Serpent.

Babak Jalali’s Radio Dreams has tonight won the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition and €40,000 - shared by director and producer - at the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam (Iffr) (Jan 27-Feb 7).

The film, which received its world premiere at Iffr, is a comedy about an Iranian writer who pursues an ambitious goal of bringing together Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan’s first rock band. It marks the second feature of Jalali, whose Frontier Blues debuted at Locarno in 2009.

The jury said it had awarded the prize to Radio Dreams “for its subtle and humorous reflection on displacement and alienation of a group of misfits in a foreign culture.” [Click here for Babak Jalali interview]

In addition, a special jury award worth €10,000 was presented to La última tierra by Pablo Lamar, “for exceptional artistic achievement in sound design”. [Click here for interview]

The winners were announced at the Iffr 2016 Awards Ceremony, held at the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Clive Owen to star in Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller 'Anon'

28 January 2016 9:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

K5 Media Group and K5 Film are producing the Gattaca director’s new sci-fi thriller.

Clive Owen (Children Of Men) will star as a detective in Andrew Niccol’s next film Anon, a psychological thriller set in a near future where crime has been eradicated.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Media Group and K5 Film are financing and producing the project, which is currently in the process of casting its female lead.

Owen will next star in Luc Besson’s big budget sci-fi Valerian, which is currently shooting in Paris.

Also on Munich-based K5’s slate is Paterson, the Jim Jarmusch drama starring Adam Driver, which the company is producing and selling.

K5 is also handling sales on Martin Zandvliet’s war drama Land Of Mine, and the Ethan Hawke-starring Chet Baker film Born To Be Blue. »

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Clive Owen to star in Andrew Niccol’s 'Anon'

28 January 2016 9:33 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

K5 Media Group and K5 Film are producing the Gattaca director’s new sci-fi thriller.

Clive Owen (Children Of Men) will star as a detective in Andrew Niccol’s next film Anon, a psychological thriller set in a near future where crime has been eradicated.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s K5 Media Group and K5 Film are selling and producing the project, which is currently in the process of casting its female lead.

Owen will next star in Luc Besson’s big budget sci-fi Valerian, which is currently shooting in Paris.

Also on Munich-based K5’s slate is Paterson, the Jim Jarmusch drama starring Adam Driver, which the company is producing and selling.

K5 is also handling sales on Martin Zandvliet’s war drama Land Of Mine, and the Ethan Hawke-starring Chet Baker film Born To Be Blue. »

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Vinterberg To Direct Sub Drama "Kursk"

22 January 2016 6:28 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Acclaimed "The Hunt" and "Far from the Madding Crowd" director Thomas Vinterberg has come onboard to direct EuropaCorp's "Kursk," a film about the K-141 Kursk submarine disaster in which 118 Russians perished in the year 2000.

The Kursk was sunk during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea following explosions within the submarine. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for almost a week. The Russian Navy initially blamed a collision but ultimately admitted it was due to a torpedo explosion.

Danish director Martin Zandvliet was previously attached to helm the film from a script by "Saving Private Ryan" scribe Robert Rodat who adapted Robert Moore's book "A Time to Die". Zandvliet is no longer involved.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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German Films at Sundance 2016

21 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Germany is well represented at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with films by both debutants and returning filmmakers. Scattered around the festival's program, German films are among the most daring productions and co-productions that will premier this week in Park City to eager audiences.

Here is a list of German films at Sundance this year:

German Productions

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

"Wild"

by Nicolette Krebitz

Producer: Heimatfilm

World sales: The Match Factory

Press contact: Required ViewingSteven Raphael

Us Dramatic Competition

"Morris from America"

by Chad Hartigan (De/Us)

German producers: Lichtblick Media & Indi Film

World sales: Visit Films

Press contact: Brigade Marketing, Adam Kersch

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

"Halal Love (And Sex)"

by Assad Fouladkar (De/Lb)

German producer: Razor Film

World sales: Films Distribution

Press contacts: Required ViewingSteven Raphael & Denise Sinelov

World Cinema Documentary Competition

"Sonita"

by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (De/Ir/Ch)

German producer: Tag/Traum

World sales: Cat & Docs

Press contact: Entertainment Communications, David C. Magdael

German Co-productions

World Cinema Documentary Competition

"The Light of the Enlightened"

by Pieter-Jan de Pue (Be/Nl/Ie/De)

"The Settlers"

by Shimon Dotan (Fr/CA/Il/De)

Documentary Premieres

"Eat That Question- Frank Zappra in His Own Word"

by Thorsten Schütte (Fr/De)

Spotlight

"Cemetery of Splendour"

 

by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Th/Gb/De/Fr/My)

"Land of Mine"

 

by Martin Zandvliet (Dk/De) »

- Sydney Levine

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Thomas Vinterberg to Direct ‘Kursk’ Submarine Movie for Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp

21 January 2016 7:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has hired Danish director Thomas Vinterberg to direct its “Kursk” movie based on the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster, in which 118 Russians perished.

EuropaCorp had hired Danish director Martin Zandvliet in August to direct “Kursk” from a script by “Saving Private Ryan” screenwriter Robert Rodat, based on Robert Moore’s book “A Time to Die.” Zandvliet is no longer attached.

The Kursk sunk during a Russian naval exercise in the Barents Sea after explosions within the submarine. The Russian government refused help from foreign governments for five days before agreeing to aid from the British and Norwegian governments.

The Russian Navy initially asserted that the sinking had been caused by a collision with another vessel but the government eventually admitted that the cause was a torpedo explosion in the submarine.

EuropaCorp is developing “Valerian” with Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne starring. Its slate includes “Shut In,” starring Naomi Watts, »

- Dave McNary

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Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch for 2016

21 January 2016 6:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Variety has unveiled its second 10 Europeans to Watch list, throwing a spotlight on diverse talent across the continent. The group will be honored Feb. 13 at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 2016 10 Europeans to Watch:

Joel Basman

Actor

Swiss thesp and 2008 Efp Shooting Star has appeared in many critically acclaimed projects, including Martin Zandvliet’s “Land of Mine.”

Paula Beer

Actress

German thesp earned critical praise for her turn in the Alpine Western “The Dark Valley,” and will next star opposite Pierre Niney in Francois Ozon’s “Frantz.”

Mea dols de Jong

Director

The Dutch filmmaker’s doc “If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy” screened at the Idfa festival and at Slamdance.

Omer Fast

Director-Writer

Israeli transplant to Germany whose directorial feature debut, the adaptation of Tom McCarthy’s “Remainder,” plays in Panorama.

Roman Kolinka

He toplines Berlin Competition film “L’Avenir” from Mia Hansen-Love, »

- Carole Horst

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‘A War,’ ‘The Model,’ ‘Sparrows’ Compete For Goteborg’s Dragon Award

21 January 2016 5:40 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tobias Lindholm’s “A War,” Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model” and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s “Sparrows” (pictured above) are among the eight Nordic films set to compete for a Dragon Award.

Lindholm’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “Hijacking,” “A War” has been nominated for a foreign-language Oscar. Sold by Studiocanal, the pic stars Pilou Asbaek as Major Claus Michael Pedersen, a Danish company commander who is accused of war crime upon his return from Afghanistan.

Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model,” which is repped by TrustNordisk, follows a young model (Maria Palm) who struggles to break into Paris’ fashion scene and develops a dangerous obsession with a photographer. Pic is having its world premiere at Rotterdam.

Sold by Versatile, “Sparrows” – winner of Golden Seashell and Les Arcs’ Crystal Arrow — follows a 16-year-old who has been living in Reykjavik with his mother and is sent back to live with his estranged father in an Icelandic fishing village. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Tom Hooper to receive Goteborg's Honorary Dragon

20 January 2016 1:50 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Tom Hooper is to receive the Honorary Dragon Award at the 39th Goteborg Film Festival, where his new film The Danish Girl has its Swedish premiere. 

Hooper will attend the festival to receive the prize on Feb 3, and the festival is adding an extra screening of The Danish Girl, which is nominated for four Oscars.

It is fitting that Hooper will be honoured by Scandinavia’s largest film festival after shooting the story of transgender Danish artist Lili Elbe, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, in more than 12 locations in Copenhagen, with support from the Copenhagen Film Fund.

Other guests headed to Goteborg include Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash), Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader), Laurie Anderson (Heart of a Dog), Martin Zandvliet (Land of Mine) and Susanne Bier, who will receive the 2016 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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‘The Yard’ to kick off 450 films in Goteborg

12 January 2016 5:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Notable world premieres include Mads Matthiesen’s Teddy Bear follow-up The Model and Avalon director Axel Petersén’s Under the Pyramid.

Måns Månsson’s The Yard will open the 2016 Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 29 - Feb 8), which will screen some 450 films from 84 countries.

The film, which will have its world premiere at the Swedish festival’s Jan 29 opening, is adapted from Kristian Lundberg’s autobiographical novel about moving from cultural work to becoming a day laborer in Malmo harbour. Anders Mossling stars.

The festival’s closing film will be Henrik Ruben Genz’s Satisfaction 1720, Erlend Loe has written the manuscript for the film, about the post-war exploits of the “rock star of his day”, Vice-Admiral Tordenskjold.

Goteborg, the largest film festival in the Nordics and running for 11 days, is devoting special programmes to Italian cinema, Nigeria’s Nollywood and a new section on TV drama.

The eight films competing for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic film (which »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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'Land of Mine' leads Denmark's Robert nominees

12 January 2016 5:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other nominees include A War, The Idealist, Summer of ‘92, Men & Chicken and The Shamer’s Daughter; Summer of ‘92 leads critics’ Bodil nominees.

Toronto hit Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet leads the nominations for the Danish Film Academy’s Robert Awards, which will be bestowed on Feb 7.

Land of Mine, about German teenagers forced to clear mines from Danish beaches after the Second World War, garnered 14 nominations.

Other nominees include Tobias Lindholm’s Oscar-shortlisted A War, Christina Rosendahl’s The Idealist, Kasper Barfoed’s Summer of ’92, Anders Thomas Jensen’s Men & Chicken as well as Kenneth Kainz’ The Shamer’s Daughter.

The nominees for best feature film are The Idealist, Land of Mine, Men & Chicken, Summer of ’92 and A War.

The best director race includes Rosendahl, Zandvliet, Lindholm, Michael Noer for Key House Mirror and newcomer May el-Toukhy for Long Story Short.

Best Original Screenplay nominees are Summer of ‘92 (Anders August & Kasper Barfoed); Men & Chicken (Anders Thomas Jensen); Land »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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