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Les Arcs’s Work-in-Progress Session Showcase ‘The Wildness,”In My Room,”Dovlatov,”Koko-di Koko-da’

11 December 2016 4:37 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ulrich Köhler’s “In My Room,” Alexey German Jr’s “Dovlatov,” Johannes Nyholm’s Swedish comedy “Koko-di Koko-da” and Guerin Van Der Vorst’s “The Wildness” were among the 16 feature films presented at the Work-in Progress session at the French-Alps set Les Arcs European Film Festival.

Produced by Belgium’s Wrong Men and France’s ChevalDeuxTrois, “The Wildness” is a contemporary drama starring rising French actor Vincent Rottiers as a young man who gets indocrinated by radical Islamists.

Nyholm’s Swedish comedy “Koko-di Koko-da” marks the helmer’s follow up to “The Giant” which played at San Sebastian and Toronto. Dovlatov,” whose director German Jr previously directed “Under Electric Clouds” which won Berlin’s Silver Bear for outstanding contribution. Meanwhile, “In My Room” is directed by Köhler whose 2011 drama “Sleeping Sickness” won Berlin’s Silver Bear for best director.

Frederic Boyer, who is in charge of the Work-in-Progress session and »

- Elsa Keslassy

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‘The Danish Girl”s Tom Hooper To Receive Goteborg’s Honorary Dragon Award

20 January 2016 1:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hooper, whose latest film “The Danish Girl” has been nominated for four Oscars, will receive the Honorary Dragon Award at Göteborg Film Festival.

The Danish Girl” will have its Swedish premiere at the festival. The London-born helmer, who won an Oscar for “The King’s Speech” in 2010, will be present in Goteborg to receive the honorary prize.

As previously announced, Susanne Bier will receive the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award. As part of the tribute, Bier will host a masterclass and present two of her best-known movies: Oscar-winning “In a Better World” and “Freud Leaving Home.”

Goteborg will also showcase eight directorial debuts which will compete for the Ingmar Bergman award for best debut. The lineup of first films comprises Brady Corbet’s “The Childhood of a Leader,” Yaelle Kayam’s “Mountain” and Senem Tüzen’s “Motherland.”

Other pics running for the Ingmar Bergman kudo include Pietro Marcello’s “Lost and Beautiful, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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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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