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'Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons' Preview - It's An Experience

Leave it to a film director to try to come up with some new ideas for video games. Josef Fares, best known for his work "Zozo" and other award-winning Swedish films, has teamed up with Starbreeze Studios, best known for their work on "The Darkness" and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (both of them) to collaborate on an all new title, "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons," an experiential, single-player story. Fares' cinematic background gives him a unique perspective on the craft of telling stories, making his first foray into gaming a bit unconventional.

"Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons" is a single-player, adventure-puzzle game that puts players simultaneously in control of two brothers - one older and one younger - as they go on a search to find a cure for their sick father. That was just about everything that Fares would reveal about the story in the game. He
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Starbreeze enlists award-winning film director for new game

Starbreeze has announced a partnership with award-winning director Josef Fares for a new intellectual property. Starbreeze is currently developing the first-person shooter revival of Syndicate, but was won over by a prototype presented by the Swedish director and The Story Lab. "Just minutes into Josef's presentation we knew that this was a game that we wanted to develop, and we started to work on the concept the very same day," said Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark. Josef Fares is an acclaimed Swedish director of films like Jalla! Jalla!, Kopps, Zozo (more)
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'Antichrist' wins Nordic Council Film Prize

'Antichrist' wins Nordic Council Film Prize
Berlin -- Writer-director Lars von Trier and producer Meta Louise Foldager have received the 2009 Nordic Council Film Prize for their art house shocker "Antichrist."

The prize, which comes with a $70,500 bursary, is presented annually to a feature film "of cultural value" produced in the Nordic territories. Previous winners include Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki for "The Man Without a Past" (2002) and "Zozo" from Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares.

The 2009 jury praised "Antichrist" as a "wild, visually beautiful and shockingly violent film," that "breaks down the boundaries between inner and outer realities."

"Antichrist" was the love-it-or-hate-it film in Cannes this year. Charlotte Gainsbourg won the best actress gong for her harrowing performance but many critics panned the film for its over the top gore. IFC is bowing "Antichrist" in the U.S. on VOD today and starts a limited release Friday.
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