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Claes Bang, Jesper Christensen join Danish #MeToo project

Claes Bang, Jesper Christensen join Danish #MeToo project
One hundred Danish actors have contributed to a Danish project presenting everyday people’s #MeToo stories.

One hundred Danish actors including Claes Bang (The Square), Danica Curcic (Silent Heart), Jesper Christensen (Casino Royale), Ghita Nørby (Babette’s Feast), Victoria Carmen Sonne (Holiday), and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (A Royal Affair) have contributed to a Danish project presenting everyday people’s #MeToo stories.

Copenhagen-based production company Meta Film has launched the website dkmetoo.dk, where its ‘mosaic’ of 100 videos related to #MeToo can be streamed.

The videos – nearly all under 2 minutes each – will also be screened tonight (Friday) at the Scandinavian Terrace
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Goteborg works in progress line-up includes Sonja Henie biopic

17 projects selected for festival showcase.

A strong crop of works in progress projects are set to be presented at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market, which runs Feb 1-4.

Source: Maipo Film

Queen Of Ice

The selection includes new films from Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men), Michael Noer (R), and Anne Sewitsky (Happy Happy).

Presentations of clips by the directors/producers will be made to the industry attendees in Goteborg.

Erlingsson will present his new film Woman At War, an “arthouse action film” about an Icelandic woman on an environmental mission. Noer will discuss his new Danish period drama A Better Life starring Jesper Christensen as an 1850s farmer. Sewitsky will unveil footage of her Sonja Henie biopic Queen Of Ice.

The 17 projects are:

Swoon, dir Mans Marlind and Björn Stein, prod Kristina Aberg (Swe) Bergman, dir Jane Magnusson, prods Mattias Nohrborg, Fredrik Heinig, Cecilia Nessen (Swe) Happy People, dir Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm, prod Jakob Høgel (Den
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Michael Noer Reteams With TrustNordisk on Period Drama (Exclusive)

Michael Noer Reteams With TrustNordisk on Period Drama (Exclusive)
Danish director Michael Noer is reteaming with Scandinavian powerhouse TrustNordisk on an untitled period suspense drama that will be the director’s follow-up to his remake of “Papillon,” which is screening in the Toronto fest.

TrustNordisk, which has come on board to handle international sales on the film, worked on Noer’s previous Danish films, “Key House Mirror,” “Northwest” and “R” (co-directed with Tobias Lindholm).

Noer’s new film will be set in 1850s rural Denmark and will star critically acclaimed Danish actor Jesper Christensen (“Casino Royale,” “A Family”) as an old farmer who, with his family, is facing starvation. In his attempt to secure his daughter a better life, the farmer sets off to find her a suitable husband, but to make this happen, he will compromise his own moral values.

Noer told Variety that he aims to treat the drama “like a hard-boiled genre movie, a dark moral Western about survival and anguish, directed
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Erik Poppe’s ‘The King’s Choice’ Sweeps 8 Amanda Norwegian National Film Awards

Erik Poppe’s ‘The King’s Choice’ Sweeps 8 Amanda Norwegian National Film Awards
Haugesund, Norway — Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s historical epic, ”The King’s Choice” (”Kongens nei”), was the Amanda jury’s clear favorite at this year’s awards. Nominated for a record 13 Amandas — Norway’s national film prizes — it snagged eight on Saturday night at Haugesund’s Scandic Maritim Hall. The kudos ceremony unspooled one day before the opening of the 45th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, which runs through Aug. 25.

Norwegian actress (and singer) Pia Tjelta, who earlier on the day was honored with a stone at Haugesund’s walk of fame – the Haraldsgate – hosted the show, which was televised by Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV. A majority of Amanda winners went on stage to receive their statuettes.

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“The King’s Choice” topped Norwegian box office charts last year, earning 713,276 admissions. It was named best Norwegian feature of 2016 by the Norwegian Film Critics. It
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Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Films Picks up ‘Sweet Virginia,’ Oscilloscope Buys ‘Song of Granite’ and More

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

IFC Films has acquired the U.S rights to director Jamie M. Dagg’s thriller “Sweet Virginia,” starring Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young. The film, which premiered at the recent Tribeca Film Festival, was written by Ben and Paul China from their Black List script, and was produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones for Automatik, Chris Ferguson for Oddfellows and Fernando Loureiro and Roberto Vasconcellos for Exhibit, who also financed.

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Xyz Films is currently handling international sales and will screen the film at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes. “Sweet Virginia” is a riveting thriller that
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Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires 'The King's Choice'

True-life drama recounts early days of invasion of Norway.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice and plans a theatrical release in August.

The King’s Choice is based on the true the story about three dramatic days in April 1940, where the King of Norway was presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from German armed forces: surrender or die.

The Royal Family fled Oslo to protect their family. However after three days King Haakon refused to capitulate, even if it would cost him, his family and many Norwegians their lives.

The historical drama stars Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics, Tuva Novotny , Arthur Hakalahti, and Katharina Schüttler.

Jan Trygve Røyneland and Harald Rosenløw Eeg wrote the screenplay. Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B. Kvae of Paradox Film 1 As produced.

Nordisk Film Production, Newgrange Pictures, Film Väst and Copenhagen Film Fund og Zentropa International Sweden co-produced The King’s Choice
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Armie Hammer’s ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Joins Berlinale’s Panorama Lineup

Armie Hammer’s ‘Call Me by Your Name’ Joins Berlinale’s Panorama Lineup
The Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama section has completed its lineup with the addition of 24 feature films, including “Call Me by Your Name,” an extremely well-reviewed gay love story featuring actor Armie Hammer.

The full Panorama program includes 36 world, six international and nine European premieres. Thirteen European films have been added. Among those is “Call Me by Your Name,” directed by Luca Guadagnino (“A Bigger Splash”) from an adaptation, co-written with James Ivory, of a novel by André Aciman.

There are five films from Brazil, including “Como Nossos Pais” (Just Like Our Parents), directed by Lais Bodanzky, who depicts the everyday lives of three generations in Sao Paulo as “a pyrotechnic display of individual passions and existential delusions staged with a sublime naturalness,” according to the festival.

Also in the program are Spanish debut feature “Pieles” (Skins) by Eduardo Casanova, “Rekvijem za gospodju J.” (Requiem for Mrs. J.) by Serbia’s Bojan Vuletić,
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Berlin's Panorama lineup rounds out with UK, Italian, Lebanese titles

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Berlin's Panorama lineup rounds out with UK, Italian, Lebanese titles
Berlin’s Panorama lineup also includes new films from Us, China and Brazil.

Berlin’s Panorama strand is now complete following the addition of 24 additional titles.

A total of 51 works from 43 countries have been chosen for screening in the section, including 21 in Panorama Dokumente and 29 feature films in the main programme and Panorama Special. 36 of these films will be getting their world premieres at the Berlinale.

The German production Tiger Girl by Jakob Lass will open this year’s edition of Panorama Special at Berlin’s Zoo Palast cinema, along with the previously announced Brazilian production Vazante.

Among newly confirmed films are UK Sundance title God’s Own Country, Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome, feminist fairy tale The Misandrists by Berlinale regular Bruce Labruce, Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice and Belgian-French-Lebanese co-production Insyriated which stars Hiam Abbass as a woman trapped in an apartment during war.[p
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Film Review: ‘The King’s Choice’

Film Review: ‘The King’s Choice’
“The King’s Choice” is a World War II drama, and as soon as you hear that — well, okay, as soon as I heard it — the reaction it inspires may be something along the lines of: Really? Again? Yet the movie, which is Norway’s short-listed Oscar contender for Best Foreign Language Film (it’s actually a co-production of Norway and Ireland), is nothing if not original. It has a few traumatic and bedazzling scenes of combat, but mostly it’s about the backroom bureaucratic gamesmanship of war. It re-enacts a celebrated moment of national defiance, and the vision it puts forth is at once ennobling and, frankly, a little eccentric. Outside of Norway, where it has already opened, the prospects look limited, though a pinch of Oscar love could always help its chances.

The movie is set over the course of three days in April 1940, and everything that happens during those three days could,
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The Many Different Faces Of Jessica Chastain: From Miss Sloane To Zero Dark Thirty

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Jessica Chastain is a two-time Academy Award nominee who has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses of her generation. She has received numerous nominations and accolades for her work from the La Film Critics, British Academy of Film and TV, Broadcast Film Critics, HFPA, National Board of Review, Screen Actors Guild, Film Independent and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, to name a few.

The actresses’ latest film, Miss Sloane, opens in cinemas on December 9, 2016.

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

Chastain can soon be
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Norway’s ‘The King’s Choice’ to Vie for Foreign-Language Oscar Nomination

Norway’s ‘The King’s Choice’ to Vie for Foreign-Language Oscar Nomination
Paris — Erik Poppe’s “The King’s Choice” is set to represent Norway in the race for foreign-language-film Oscar nominations.

Written by Norwegian writers Jan Trygve Røyneland and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, “The King’s Choice” is set during the German invasion of Norway in 1940. The historical drama stars Danish actor Jesper Christensen as King Haakon VII, who refused to surrender to the Germans at all costs.

“‘The King’s Choice’ tells of a dramatic event for us as a nation, but also examines a part of history that affected large parts of the world. With its engaging themes and strong cinematic qualities I am sure we have a great candidate in the race,” said Sindre Guldvog, who chairs the Oscar committee and heads the Norwegian Film Institute.

“The King’s Choice” was produced by Finn Gjerdrum and Stein B Kvae. Nordisk Film Distribusjon will handle the release on Sep. 23. Beta Cinema is handling international sales.
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Oscars: Norway picks 'The King's Choice'

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Oscars: Norway picks 'The King's Choice'
Erik Poppe’s war drama opens in Norway later this month.

Norway has selected Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice as its contender for this year’s best foreign language film Oscar race.

The war drama stars Jesper Christensen, Kon-Tiki’s Anders Basmo Christiansen and The CounterfeitersKarl Markovics. It opens in Norway on Sept 23.

Based on true events, The King’s Choice is set in 1940 when a fleet of Nazi warships attacked Oslo and King Haakon of Norway (Christensen) is faced with a choice that will change the nation forever, as a race against time between mediation and warfare ensues.

It was selected from a three-strong shortlist that also included Erik Skjoldbjærg’s The Pyromaniac (Pyromanen) and Rune Denstad Langlo’s Welcome To Norway.

Norway have never won in the foreign language Oscar category. Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg’s Kon-Tiki was the last film to be nominated in the category in 2012.

Beta Cinema handles international
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'Land Of Mine' dominates Danish Film Awards

'Land Of Mine' dominates Danish Film Awards
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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Spectre gets the Honest Trailer treatment

Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for James Bond’s latest big screen adventure Spectre; which we have for you here…

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Spectre sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Lucia Sciarra, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Oberhauser.
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Spectre Stalks Home VIdeo with February 9 Release

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Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2016) –The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be available to own on Digital HD™ January 22, and on Blu-ray™ & DVD February 9 it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Taking in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide, Spectre dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK. The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in history gives fans never-before shared insight into the complexities that made James Bond the man he is today.

In Spectre, a cryptic message from the past sends James Bond (Daniel Craig) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful
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Revealed: Spectre Blu-ray & DVD release details

It seemed that pretty much everyone loved 007s’s 24th outing as Spectre went global, as always, but the critics loved it as well. Daniel Craig has hit the spot for many with a much more balanced Bond, finding that gap between super spy and super sleek quite effortlessly. Today we’ve got all the details of the Blu-ray and DVD release, set to hit the shops on 22 February and available on digital download HD on 18 February.

Here’s more info of what we’ll be getting including all the details of those extras:

The 24th James Bond adventure Spectre took in more than $850 million (Usd) worldwide and dominated the worldwide box-office making it one of the most successful Bond movies ever, shattering records in nearly every market it was released, led by a historic performance in the UK. The latest installment from one of the longest-running film franchises in
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James Bond Spectre Blu-ray Release Date in February, Digital Later This Month

The latest James Bond 007 big-screen adventure Spectre from director Sam Mendes is coming to home video sooner than you might think, assuming you want to download it before getting your hands on the physical disc version.

Fox Home Entertainment has announced a January 22, 2016 release date for Spectre starring Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Jesper Christensen and Christoph Waltz. The Spectre Blu-ray release date, as well as DVD, falls a few weeks later on February 9.

Spectre has earned over $850 million at the worldwide box office as the latest run of Bond movies starring Craig in the titular role continues to outperform expectations. Its success paves the road for many more Bond films in the future, including a villain who will carry forward into future installments.

You can pre-order Spectre on Blu-ray or DVD for a discounted price at Amazon.com right now
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Spectre set for Blu-ray release in February, special features revealed

MGM and Twentieth Century Fox have announced that the 24th James Bond adventure Spectre is set for a Blu-ray and DVD release here in the UK from February 22nd, while it will also be available to own on Digital HD from February 18th.

Pre-order Spectre Via Amazon UK Or Amazon Us

Blu-ray™ Special Features:

Spectre: Bond’s Biggest Opening Sequence

Video Blogs

Director – Sam Mendes

Supercars

Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci

Action

Music

Guinness World Record

Gallery

DVD Special Features

Video Blogs

Director – Sam Mendes

Supercars

Day of the Dead Festival

Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci

Action

Music

Guinness World Record

Spectre sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea
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Christoph Waltz will reportedly return for two Bond movies, if Daniel Craig does

In the build up to the release of Spectre, there was a lot of speculation over the future of Daniel Craig as James Bond, with Craig himself indicating that he could be ready to retire his licence to kill, and other reports suggesting that he’d be back for one more outing.

Well, according to “sources” for The Daily Star (so get your pinch of salt at the ready), Christoph Waltz has signed up to reprise the role of Blofeld for two more Bond movies, but will only do so if Craig continues in the role of 007.

“Christoph could make a brilliant ongoing man for Bond to battle like in the old days,” states the tabloid’s source. “But the important clincher of it is that Blofeld can only work with Daniel back in the role to keep continuity.”

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Listen to Radiohead’s unused Spectre theme

Radiohead front man Thom Yorke has given fans of the band a little Christmas present in the form of their rejected theme for this year’s 24th Bond outing Spectre.

“Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre,” states Yorke. “Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.”

You can listen to the song here:

Spectre sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr.
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