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Afm Buyers Turn Up For Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘The Commune’

19 November 2014 5:02 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– TrustNordisk has closed a raft of major European territories on Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Commune” at the Afm.

The film, which is now shooting, was picked up for the U.K. (Artificial Eye), Germany and Austria (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH), Benelux (September Film), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (McF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.), Brazil (California Filmes) and Hungary (Vertigo Media Ltd.).

At the Afm, Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte acquired the film for French distribution.

“The massive interest from distributors worldwide has been overwhelming and yet again underlines that Thomas Vinterberg is one of the most acclaimed directors of our time,” said TrustNordisk CEO Rikke Ennis.


The Commune” stars “In A Better World” thesps Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm, as well as Fares Fares (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Lars Ranthe (“The Hunt”), among others.

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Shamer's Daughter heads to Middle East, Asia

13 November 2014 2:43 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TrustNordisk also scores sales to Russia and Eastern Europe.

In the wake of the Afm, TrustNordisk has closed a number of territories on the upcoming fantasy adventure film The Shamer’s Daughter.

The film, currently in post-production, has been sold to Middle East (Gulf Film), Russia/Cis, (Daro Film Distribution), Estonia (EstinFilm), Former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Group), Thailand (Sahamongkolfilm International Co. Ltd.) and Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam (Rain Film).

Based on the book by Lene Kaaberbøl, whose books have been published in more than 25 countries, The Shamer’s Daughter is set in a world of dragons and supernatural powers.

The cast is led by Peter Plaugborg, Jakob Oftebro, Søren Malling, Maria Bonnevie, Stina Ekblad and True Blood star Allan Hyde.

It is directed by Kenneth Kainzwith screenplay by Anders Thomas Jensen, writer of Oscar-winner In a Better World.

The film centres on Dina, who has inherited her mother’s supernatural ability to look into the soul of other »

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

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Comedic Foreign Language Films Rarely Receive Oscar Nominations

30 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

Damian Szifron’s Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) has been met with rave reviews since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival for its humorous stories and unconventional methods. The feature film consists of six thematically similar, yet unrelated shorts. Wild Tales is Argentina’s submission for best foreign-language film at the Oscars and is one of 83 films up for consideration. Nine films will make the shortlist in January, but only five will be nominated. Looking at films that have been nominated in the 21st century, comedies haven’t had much success at being submitted or nominated, but Wild Tales could be one of the exceptions.

Pedro Almodovar is one of the producers for Wild Tales, which may help the film find success at the Oscars. Almodovar’s twisted sense of humor has been appreciated by the Academy in past years. 1988’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown »

- Anjelica Oswald

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper in Tense First Us 'Serena' Trailer

29 October 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

It's been two years since Susanne Bier wrapped production on the period drama Serena, but the film has sat on a shelf without any indication of when it might finally hit theaters. It's already been released across the pond, and now the Us trailer has finally arrived with the film getting released early next year. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reteam again in the story of George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, who begin to build a timber empire. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, their marriage begins to unravel. Watch it! Here's the first Us trailer for Susanne Bier's Serena, originally from Chideo: If you haven't seen it yet, check out the Serena trailer from the United Kingdom right here. Serena is directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire »

- Ethan Anderton

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New Stills Of Bradley Cooper And Jennifer Lawrence In Serena

9 October 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

If People magazine had a World’s Sexiest Movie, Serena would be a strong contender for the 2014 title. The Depression-era drama stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, stars so hot right now that to even look at them risks bringing on a case of Raiders’ Nazi eyeball syndrome. Still, here they are in a gallery’s worth of new stills from the film. Don your protective glasses and take a look. Susanne ‘In A Better World’ Bier’s film sees the pair playing married couple the Pembertons – he's a timber baron; she's his alluring wife – for whom all seems well in the world of 1930s timberland. But no! It turns out she’s unable to bear him the heir he craves, and things turn a little Henry VIII fast from there.He may not actually loop off her head but Ron Rash’s source novel certainly taps into the darker spirits at play in Macbeth, »

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Zurich Festival: 'A Moonless Night' Wins Best International Film Award

6 October 2014 12:28 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Uruguayan drama A Moonless Night (Una Noche Sin Luna) has won the top prize for best international film at this year's Zurich International Film Festival. The low-key drama, set in rural Uruguay, follows the fate of four lonely souls over a single night. It won over the international jury, headed by Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier (In A Better World). The prize for best international documentary went to Toto and His Sisters from Romanian director Alexander Nanau, which traces the lives of children and teenagers in a tough suburb of Bucharest. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) was

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- Scott Roxborough

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Toronto: Susanne Bier's 'A Second Chance' Heading to France, U.K.

25 September 2014 3:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Susanne Bier’s Danish drama A Second Chance is heading to Britain and France. French distributor Kmbo and Britain's Vertigo have picked up the latest from the Oscar-winning director from sales outfit TrustNordisk. A Second Chance stars Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster Waldau as a Danish cop who decides to kidnap a child from two junkie parents. Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Maria Bonnevie also star. Bier co-wrote the screenplay to A Second Chance with her long-time collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen, the screenwriter on Bier's Oscar winner In a Better World. Read more Zurich Film Festival:

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- Scott Roxborough

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Film Review: ‘A Second Chance’

24 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Not since “Gone Baby Gone” has a case of baby-snatching been taken to such ludicrously straight-faced extremes as in “A Second Chance,” in which a Danish cop attempts to justify stealing a junkie couple’s neglected infant and adopting it as his own. Could the child possibly be “better off” in his custody? Susanne Bier is one of only a handful of directors who could get this much mileage out of such a blatantly contrived scenario, reteaming with “In a Better World” scribe Anders Thomas Jensen for another tightrope walk between piercing human insight and melodramatic potboiler, this one tumbling headlong into the latter category.

Step by step, the pic paves the way for a nearly unthinkable decision: First, officer Andreas (“Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, no stranger to moral complexity) and his partner, Simon (Ulrich Thomsen, sidelined in a weak supporting role), raid a squalid apartment, surprising ex-con »

- Peter Debruge

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Denmark enters Sorrow and Joy to Oscar race

18 September 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Nils Malmros’ Sorrow and Joy has been submitted by Denmark for the Academy Awards.

Sorrow and Joy, known in Denmark as Sorg og glæde, has been submitted for the Best Foreign-Language Film category at the 87th Academy Awards.

Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2015

The Danish Oscar Committee chose the film directed by Nils Malmros from a shortlist that also included Niels Arden Oplev’s Speed Walking (Kapgang) and Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Someone You Love (En du elsker).

“It was a difficult decision, with three very personal films from well-known directors were are proud of, but it was an unanimous choice” said committee chairman Henrik Bo Nielsen, MD of the Danish Film Institute.

“After a long career, Malmros is still a strong narrator, who dares stand out – he is not afraid of approaching taboos, he deals with universal themes and gently touches us all.”

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- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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"Serena" Delayed As No-One Wanted It?

17 September 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following the success of "Silver Linings Playbook," "American Hustle," "The Hangover" and "The Hunger Games," you'd think that any film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper would become a 'must have' project for any distributor.

Throw in an award winning director like Susanne Bier ("In a Better World," "After the Wedding") and you can understand why interest would be high. Yet, no-one has been biting despite several screenings of several different cuts. Today, it was Magnolia Pictures that finally picked up the U.S. rights to the period drama without much fanfare says THR.

In fact, the trade goes so far as to say that Magnolia became a "default distributor" as no others wanted to take it and Magnolia's sister company 2929 Productions financed it. Magnolia is also skipping the awards season altogether and opting for an early 2015 release.

A buyer tells the trade "The film was so edited, it made no sense, »

- Garth Franklin

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Nobody wants to release Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper drama, 'Serena,' apparently

17 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Fans of Danish director Susanne Bier have been crossing their fingers for "Serena." When the project was announced, all the elements of a great film were there: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, surrounded by "Silver Linings Playbook" buzz, would star; Bier, Best Foreign Language Film Oscar-winner for 2010's "In a Better World," was in the director's chair; Together, they'd translate an acclaimed novel by author Rob Rash. That was in April 2012. Two years of radio silence painted a discouraging picture in need of wishful thinking. Recent weeks proved "Serena" was still alive and kicking. Bier's film would play the London Film Festival in October. A trailer arrived, looking lush, melodramatic, and enticing. Maybe "Serena" wasn't the misstep people feared? Not according to The Hollywood Reporter, who learned that Magnolia Pictures will release the film in 2015 after its sister company, 2929 Productions, the company financing the film, couldn't find other takes. Set in Depression-era North Carolina, »

- Matt Patches

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Lost Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper Movie: It "Made No Sense"

17 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Serena finally has found a home. Magnolia Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to the long-gestating Jennifer Lawrence-Bradley Cooper period drama, though with none of the fanfare expected from a film featuring Oscar-caliber names, including director Susanne Bier (2011 foreign-language winner In a Better World). Sources say Magnolia, whose sister company 2929 Productions financed the film, became the default distributor when no other company would take the bait. In fact, since December, CAA — which reps the movie, Bier, Lawrence and Cooper — has held three private screenings featuring three different cuts of the Depression-era film.

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Serena Trailer Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

14 September 2014 6:57 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, and Toby Jones, watch the first trailer for director Susanne Bier’s Serena.

Based on the novel by Ron Rash, the period film follows newlyweds George Pemberton and his new bride, Serena, as they maintain a close watch over a burgeoning logging empire in Depression-era North Carolina, ruthlessly ruling the woodlands while fighting off the efforts of environmental activists to turn their land into a national park.

Bier’s latest film, A Second Chance, had its world premiere Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival. Bier won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for In A Better World (2010) and was also nominated for After The Wedding (2006).

Serena is scheduled for a UK release on October 24. Count on a U.S. release date to be announced soon so it doesn’t miss a bid for awards consideration at year’s end.

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- Michelle McCue

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First trailer and new posters for Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper

12 September 2014 9:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After a long delay (the film was made in 2012), next month we will finally get to see Serena, the new drama that re-teams Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper after their work together on American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. The first trailer and posters have debuted today, and we have them for you right here….

Directed by Suzanne Bier (who won an Academy Award for In a Better World), and based on a novel by Ron Rash, Serena tells the story of a North Carolina timber magnate (Cooper) during the Depression. He falls for Serena (Lawrence), a bold, bright woman who – judging by the footage – shocks the locals who expect most wives to be subservient. But dark secrets fill the undercurrent of the local town: illegitimate children, murder, failing empires and coldblooded ambition peek their ugly head into proceedings.

Serena bows at this year’s London Film Festival on October 13th, »

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Long delayed ‘Serena’ with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, gets a trailer

12 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Beginning production back in 2012 before her Oscar victory, Jennifer Lawrence starred alongside Bradley Cooper in another romance by Susanne Bier (In a Better World), Serena. The film is a Depression-Era drama in which Lawrence and Cooper marry and become partners in a timber operation. Both their marriage and their company begin to unravel as she discovers his past. The film is set to premiere at the London Film Festival in November followed by a release date in London on November 27, but it is yet to have an American release date. Watch the UK trailer below:

The post Long delayed ‘Serena’ with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, gets a trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight.


- Brian Welk

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Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence are partners in 'Serena' trailer

12 September 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

A trailer for the long-gestating Bradley Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence film Serena is finally here, and shows the two actors in their darkest collaboration yet. While Cooper and Lawrence’s David O. Russell movies are rooted in their humor, Serena looks like a flat-out epic drama, complete with falling trees, fire, and blood. The two play a husband and wife running a timber empire in Depression-era North Carolina. Their marital bliss turns sour when Lawrence’s titular character finds out that her husband has a child. Lawrence looks like she is relishing playing the conniving, glamorous Serena, who has drawn »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper in Delayed 'Serena' First Trailer

12 September 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After completing production in 2012, Susanne Bier's drama Serena has taken a long time to get to the big screen. Photos from the film surfaced online after shooting was done, and even more actually popped up earlier this year, but we've been waiting to hear when the film might actually get released. Well, the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will finally hit theaters in the United Kingdom next month, and the first trailer from overseas has arrived. Set in North Carolin around the time of the Depression, a man (Cooper) struggles to maintain the future of his timber empire and things only get more complicated when he learns his wife (Lawrence) cannot bear children to continue his legacy. Watch below! Here's the first UK trailer for Susanne Bier's Serena, originally from Yahoo UK: Serena is directed by Oscar-winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, Things We Lost in the Fire »

- Ethan Anderton

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Universal Pictures International Picks Up ‘The Salvation’

11 September 2014 5:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures International Entertainment has acquired Kristian Levring’s western “The Salvation” for distribution in Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa.

The movie, which is sold by TrustNordisk and world premiered out of competition at Cannes, is a 19th-century-set Scandinavian Western starring Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler who is on a journey to avenge his family.

Penned by Anders Thomas Jensen (“In a Better World”) and Levring, “The Salvation” also stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, TrustNordisk’s head of sales.

“There is no doubt that ‘The Salvation’ has found a perfect home at Upie who we are sure will give the film the best possible launch. This also strongly indicates that the international market place is more than ready for a western of Scandinavian origin”, said Wendt.

Pic was produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments33 ApS. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Universal Pictures Intl takes Salvation

10 September 2014 4:55 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

TrustNordisk sells rights to Kristian Levring’s western starring Mads Mikkelsen.

Universal Pictures International Entertainment (Upie) has secured rights to Kristian Levring’s western The Salvation for territories including Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa. 

The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, head of sales, on behalf of TrustNordisk.

The film received its world premiere in official selection at Cannes, screening in out of competition as a Midnight screening.

Interview: Kristian Levring

Directed by Levring, who co-wrote the feature with Oscar-winner Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World, Love is All You Need), the film stars Mads Mikkelsen as a Danish settler in 19th century North America, who sets out to avenge his family.

It co-stars Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Eric Cantona and Jonathan Pryce.

The film is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa Entertainments33 ApS in co-production with Spier Films from South Africa and Forward Films from UK with the support »

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

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Zurich Film Festival: Susanne Bier, Val Kilmer Join Jury

9 September 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier (In a Better World) will head up the international jury for the 10th Zurich International Film Festival. Bier, whose latest, A Second Chance, just had its world premiere in Toronto, will oversee the five person jury that selects the winner's of Zurich's main feature film honors. Actor Val Kilmer, Green Lantern producer Donald De Line, French actress and producer Marie Masmonteil and Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic complete the international jury. Oscar-nominated director/producer Steve James (Hoop Dreams) will be president of Zurich documentary film jury, together with British director Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney), Indian

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- Scott Roxborough

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