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Iceland’s ‘Black Port’ Wins Series Mania Award at CoPro Series Event

Iceland’s ‘Black Port’ Wins Series Mania Award at CoPro Series Event
Icelandic production company Vesturport’s drama-series “Black Port,” was announced as the winner of this year’s Series Mania award at the Berlinale CoPro Series pitching event, held as part of the Berlin Film Festival. As a result, the series will be included in an out-of-competition section of France’s Series Mania’s Co-production Forum. “Fury,” created by International Emmy winner Gjermund S. Eriksen, produced by Monster Scripted, and directed by Roar Uthaug received an honorable mention, and an invitation for it’s Norwegian producers to attend the forum as well.

“It’s a very strong local story, really located in this small town,” said Series Mania founder Laurence Herszberg as she announced the winner, “It has strong characters, you can feel the dramatic tension, and it’s really well written. I think it has all the elements to be interesting for an international audience.”

Wednesday Feb. 21 marked the fourth installment of Berlinale’s CoPro Series, an event
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Movie Review – The Oath (2016)

The Oath, 2016.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

Starring Baltasar Kormákur, Hera Hilmar, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, and Þorsteinn Bachmann.


Icelandic auteur Baltasar Kormákur (Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest) directs and stars in this psychological thriller about a father who tries to pull his daughter out of her world of drugs and petty crime, only to find that danger can be found in unexpected places.

Is taking a life justifiable when the outcome is potentially saving a life, or more specifically, correcting the trajectory of a path set on drug abuse and crime? Such is the thematic pondering in Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur’s (101 Reykjavik, Everest, Contraband) The Oath, a Nordic thriller that sees a grieving father take matters into his own hands regarding his daughter’s relationship with a lowlife drug dealer and small-time criminal. Naturally, the environment has Anna hooked on illegal substances subsequently causing her future to spiral
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Network: Esquire Network

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 23, 2016 — present

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Kieran Bew, William Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Ed Speleers, and Gísli Örn Garðarsson.

TV show description:

This fantasy series is based on the epic, Old English poem of the same name. Set in the mythological Shieldlands, it examines notions of good, evil, heroes, villains, and law, and morality.

A keen, bright warrior, Beowulf (Kieran Bew) is flawed and disenchanted. Still, he tries to live up to his stellar reputation. When he and Breca (Gísli Örn Garðarsson) reach Herot, they discover corruption and conspiracies befouling everything and everyone.

Falsely accused of murder, Beowulf must find the real culprit and avenge his slain kinsman. Beowulf knows he must rise to the
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'Amour' star Emmanuelle Riva joins Icelandic thriller 'Alma'

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'Amour' star Emmanuelle Riva joins Icelandic thriller 'Alma'
Nordisk Film & TV Fond backs five new projects including a thriller starring Emmanuelle Riva.

Amour’s 88-year-old Oscar-nominated actress, Emmanuelle Riva, has joined the cast of Icelandic thriller Alma, the comeback film for director Kristin Johannesdottir, whose last feature was 1992 Cannes selection As In Heaven.

Alma is the story of a woman imprisoned in a forensic psychiatric unit for murdering her lover (even though she has no recollection of the crime). After seven years behind bars, she discovers her lover is still alive and escapes to kill him for real.

Newcomer Snæfriður Ingvarsdóttir, daughter of Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (Jar City, Of Horses and Men), plays the title role and the cast also features Hilmar Snær Guðnason (101 Reykjavik) and Kristbjörg Kjeld (Of Horses And Men).

Alma – set for delivery early 2017 — is co-produced by Iceland’s Pegasus Pictures, with France’s Arsam Film International, Sweden’s Little Big Productions, the UK’s Berserk Films, in collaboration
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Trailer For Icelandic Horror Film Graves And Bones

The good thing about the Icelandic film industry is how close knitted it is, which means it's fairly easy to get well known actors or seasoned talent to help you out on a project if the money isn't that great.Such is the case with the new Icelandic horror film Graves And Bones, written and directed by 26 year old first time feature director Anton Sigurðsson, who brought in a large chunk of the Vesturport crew: actors Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Gísli Örn Garðarsson and Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, producer Rakel Garðarsdóttir and cinematographer Árni Filippusson, a group that are either siblings or are married to each other.The story for Graves And Bones revolves around a couple, Gísli and Sonja, who have it all but then lose their...

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James Mangold to Direct City State

James Mangold to Direct City State
The Wolverine director James Mangold has already lined up his follow-up to that yet-to-shoot superhero sequel, signing onto direct a remake of City State.

Olaf de Fleur Johannesson wrote and directed the original Icelandic thriller City State, which centers on four strangers whose lives are affected when a foreign mafia moves in on their Icelandic drug trade. The four characters are a crooked police captain who is in love with a prostitute, an elderly mafia boss who wants to get out of the crime syndicate alive, a mechanic seeking vengeance for the death of his unborn child, and a female police officer who is attacked by street thugs and then takes the law into her own hands.

James Mangold will develop the remake with Cathy Konrad of his Tree Line Films company. Danny Sherman and Josh Kesselman will produce for Principal Entertainment.

The Wolverine will start production next spring, and
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time | Review

Director: Mike Newell Writer(s): Boaz Yakin (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay), Carlo Bernard (screenplay) Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina What do you get when you cross all of the Indiana Jones films, all of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, all other films that vaguely resemble the aforementioned films, with a set that looks like a Las Vegas theme ride? You guys are quick! Indeed, it’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a movie that feels like you’re watching a video game, because, well, it is based on the 2003 video game of the same name. Prince of Persia refers to Prince Dastan, a guy that catches the luckiest break ever and goes from young street trash (William Foster plays young Dastan) to royalty in the blink of an eye. Dastan (now played by Jake Gyllenhaal) grows up to be hunky as hell,
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Prince Of Persia trailer HD: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Toby Kebbell, and Alfred Molina, Mike Newell’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, opens in North America next Friday. The period action-adventure based on a videogame grossed a disappointing $18m in 19 markets last weekend. In the United Kingdom, Prince of Persia opened in second place, earning a little more than half of the take of the local low-budget production StreetDance 3D, and only a few thousand pounds more than holdover Robin Hood. "Director Mike Newell, having displayed his FX chops on Harry Potter, makes [...]
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Give Him the Daggah!!! Two New Prince of Persia TV Spots

Two new “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” TV spots for your viewing pleasure. Via theMoviebox.net. Set in medieval Persia, the story of an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. Which is why after the prince was tricked by a dying Vizier to unleash the Sands of Time that turns out to destroy a kingdom and transforms its populace into ferocious demons. In his effort to save his own kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake, it’s up to the prince and the princess to return the sands to the hourglass by using the Dagger of Time, which also gives him a limited control over the flow of time. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Toby Kebbell, Alfred Molina, Reece Ritchie, Richard Coyle, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Steve Toussaint, and directed by Mike Newell.
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