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Mads Mikkelsen reunites with Thomas Vinterberg for drinking film (exclusive)

Mads Mikkelsen reunites with Thomas Vinterberg for drinking film (exclusive)
The story follows a group of high school teachers inspired by a theory that modest intoxication would open our minds to the world around us.

Thomas Vinterberg is reuniting with several key collaborators from his acclaimed 2012 drama The Hunt for new project Druk (the international title is yet to be confirmed) now shooting in Denmark.

He reteams with scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm as well as actors Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe and Susse Wold.

The other major role in Druk is played by Magnus Millang, who has previously acted in Vinterberg’s Kursk (2018) and The Commune (2016). The cast also
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Matthias Schoenaerts Reunites With Thomas Vinterberg In Submarine Thriller ‘The Command’

The Command, a feature based on a true story, centers on a Russian nuclear powered submarine that sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea back in August 2000. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg, the narrative centers on 23 sailors who attempt to survive the tragedy.

Matthias Schoenaerts, who delivered a memorable [...]

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TrustNordisk boards 'Queen Of Hearts' with Trine Dyrholm (exclusive)

Dyrholm stars as a lawyer who has an affair with her teenage stepson.

TrustNordisk has boarded international sales for May el-Toukhy’s Danish drama Queen Of Hearts, which is now in post.

Trine Dyrholm (The Commune) stars as a successful lawyer who starts an illicit affair with her teenage stepson, played by rising Swedish talent Gustav Lindh. The story also follows the repercussions of her actions. Magnus Krepper (The Girl Who Played With Fire) plays her husband.

The film was the most buzzy presentation at Haugesund’s Works in Progress in August. El-Toukhy wrote the script with Maren Louise Käehne,
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‘Kursk’ Trailer: Matthias Schoenaerts Stars in Thomas Vinterberg’s Submarine Disaster Drama

It has been six years since Thomas Vinterberg unveiled his Oscar-nominated psycho-drama “The Hunt” at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012, though it feels as if it were just yesterday.

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As the co-founder of the Dogme 95 movement — the other forefather being Lars Von Trier — Vinterberg is hardly a novice in the cinematic world, though both of his most recent features “Far From the Madding Crowd” and “The Commune” have failed to shake up the scene when compared to “The Hunt” or his debut outing “The Celebration.”

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Nevertheless, the filmmaker’s upcoming film “Kursk” may be able to change the tide in Vinterberg’s favor.

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Trustnordisk takes Thomas Vinterberg's drinking feature to Toronto for pre-sales

Untitled Zentropa Entertainment film will focus on the joys of drinking.

TrustNordisk has acquired rights and will kick off pre-sales for Thomas Vinterberg’s upcoming feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The untitled project revolves around four friends who embark on an experiment to remain constantly drunk. Whille initially successful, the plan eventually derails.

The film, which is now in pre-production, will star an as-yet-announced Danish cast and will be produced by Sisse Graum and Zentropa Entertainment. Vinterberg’s The Hunt and Submarino co-writer Tobias Lindholm is writing the script.

Principal photography is expected to begin in summer 2019 with a budget of €3.8m.
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'Queen Of Hearts', 'Sons Of Denmark' stir buzz at Haugesund works in progress

'Queen Of Hearts', 'Sons Of Denmark' stir buzz at Haugesund works in progress
Eurimages Lab Project Award goes to performance artist story Burning Man from Norway.

Two Danish films were the buzz hits of Haugesund’s works in progress presentations this week. They were Queen Of Hearts, a drama starring Trine Dyrholm as a middle-aged woman having an affair; and political thriller Sons Of Denmark.

Dyrholm, whose credits include The Commune, Oscar winner In A Better World and TV’s The Legacy, stars in May el-Toukhy’s second feature Queen Of Hearts alongside rising Swedish actor Gustav Lindh. The story is about Anne, a lawyer who works with troubled youth, who shockingly starts
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States of mind by Anne-Katrin Titze

Susanna Nicchiarelli's Nico, 1988‬ star ‪Trine Dyrholm with Anne-Katrin Titze‬: "It's a film about identity and finding your way in life and who is behind the icon, who is actually the human being." Photo: Layla Hancock-Piper

Trine Dyrholm has worked with some terrific directors, including Susanne Bier on In A Better World and Love Is All You Need opposite Pierce Brosnan, and Thomas Vinterberg on Celebration (Festen) and The Commune. In Susanna Nicchiarelli's Nico, 1988, she gives a haunting portrayal of Christa Päffgen, aka Nico.

During our conversation at Magnolia Pictures on the afternoon of the Film Forum theatrical première of Nico, 1988 in New York, Trine discussed with me the work she did with composer Max Viale of Gatto Ciliegia contro il Grande Freddo when she recorded Nico's songs in the studio for the film, finding the emotional states of mind of her character, and the human being behind the icon.
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Out of the past by Anne-Katrin Titze

Susanna Nicchiarelli‬ on Trine Dyrholm, the star of Thomas Vinterberg's Festen and The Commune: "I wanted to work with her because she's one of my favourite actresses." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In the second half of my conversation with Nico, 1988 director/screenwriter Susanna Nicchiarelli at The Roxy Hotel, we discuss how Trine Dyrholm worked on the character, going into the studio to record Nico's songs, the look from costume designers Francesca Vecchi and Roberta Vecchi, and Nico's sense of irony.

Trine Dyrholm will be on this year's Venice International Film Festival jury, headed by Guillermo del Toro along with Nicole Garcia, Taika Waititi, Naomi Watts, Sylvia Chang, Christoph Waltz, Paolo Genovese, and Malgorzata Szumowska.

Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm the singer: "We took Nico's songs and went in the studio, she sang them and the character came out of there with the body language." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Dyrholm as
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‘Nico, 1988’ Film Review: Biopic Shows Compassion for an Artist’s Slow, Sad Descent

‘Nico, 1988’ Film Review: Biopic Shows Compassion for an Artist’s Slow, Sad Descent
“Please don’t confront me with my failures, I had not forgotten them,” sings German model-actress-musician Nico on 1967’s Jackson Browne-penned “These Days,” one of her signature post-Velvet Underground songs. It opens Susanna Nicchiarelli’s third feature, “Nico, 1988,” an exploration of the cult star’s final two years before her death at age 49, and the song’s mournful rumination on regret is tailor-made for the story.

Nico hates being called by that stage name, even though by 1986 when the film begins, it’s her last remaining meal ticket. Born Christa Päffgen in 1930s Germany, she has never been famous in the traditional sense. A teenage model who became one of Andy Warhol’s “superstars,” appearing in a handful of his experimental films, she sang three songs on an album, “The Velvet Underground and Nico,” that few people knew about at the time of its initial release, but grew in stature and influence years later.
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‘Nico, 1988’ Trailer: A Rock Goddess Unravels in This Venice Film Festival Award Winner — Watch

A brain hemorrhage claimed German musician Christa “Nico” Päffgen 30 years ago this Wednesday, but American cinema-goers can celebrate her legacy later this summer. Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for “Nico, 1988,” the third narrative film from Italian writer-director (and occasional documentarian) Susanna Nicchiarelli. “Nico, 1988” tracks the singer’s final year, during which she attempts to reconnect with her estranged son while distancing herself from past collaborations with Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground.

Denmark-born Trine Dyrholm, the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear–winning actress from 2016 (“The Commune”), stars as the nicotine-fueled songstress. For Päffgen, life was difficult from the beginning: her family fled her hometown when she was a toddler to escape World War II bombings (and her enlisted father never recovered from his injuries). In the trailer, she totes a recorder across Europe, attempting to recapture the sound of the explosions.

The 93-minute biopic visits Nico’s earlier decades,
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Barry Levinson to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

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Barry Levinson to Be Feted at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Writer-director-producer Barry Levinson, who will screen his HBO-produced account of the Penn State sex-abuse scandal “Paterno” at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, will be honored with the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema, the organization announced Wednesday.

At the fest, which launches its 53rd edition in the Czech Republic’s historic spa town June 29, Levinson will also introduce his Oscar-winning 1988 Dustin Hoffman-starrer “Rain Man” and 1998’s “Wag the Dog.” The impact of Levinson’s screenwriting, including 1970s TV hits and breakout courtroom drama “…And Justice for All,” will be celebrated along with his directorial work, which launched with 1982’s “Diner” and carried on with “The Natural,” “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Avalon” and “Bugsy.”

Karlovy Vary said that Levinson’s producing work, backing directors from Mike Newell (“Donnie Brasco”) to Neil Labute (“Possession”), has made his influence on cinema comparable with that of William Friedkin, Jerry Schatzberg,
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Reconstructed heroine by Anne-Katrin Titze

Susanna Nicchiarelli‬ on Nico's relationship with Alain Delon: "I don't mention him because I don't mention any of the men she was with except Jim Morrison. I think people's lives are much more complex than what movies usually tell us, especially biopics." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Nico, 1988, a highlight of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Best Film Horizons Award winner at the Venice Film Festival, stars Trine Dyrholm as Christa Päffgen. "This is Berlin, my darling, it's burning," says a mother to her daughter. The child is to become Andy Warhol and Velvet Underground icon Nico.

Susanna Nicchiarelli's extraordinary film, shot by Crystel Fournier is not about those most famous years (which flash onto the screen in snippets of archival footage), nor, with the exception of a few flashbacks, about her war time and postwar German childhood. In Nico, 1988 the focus is on 1986 and the following years when she
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The Commune Movie Review

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The Commune Movie Review
The Commune (Kollektivet) Magnolia Pictures Written by: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Martha Sofie Wallstrom Hansen, Julie Agnete Vang, Fares Fares Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 5/2/17 Opens: May 19, 2017 You don’t have to look around much to notice that human beings are social animals. Take for […]

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The Commune review – the more the merrier?

A couple’s experiment with group living backfires in Thomas Vinterberg’s beautifully acted but heavy-handed drama

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s own experiences of growing up in a commune during the 1970s and 80s inform his unflinching approach to the subject in this drama, which was based on his own stage play, Kollektivet. More heavy-handed than Lukas Moodysson’s similarly themed Together, less abrasively confrontational than The Idiots by fellow Dogme 95 signatory Lars von Trier, The Commune is slightly melodramatic in its exploration of the emotional fallout when an experiment in collective living coincides with the breakdown of a marriage.

When university lecturer Erik (Ulrich Thomsen) inherits a huge house on the outskirts of Copenhagen, he is dissuaded from selling it by his wife, Anna (Trine Dyrholm), who proposes sharing the space with like-minded friends as a way of easing the financial burden, and staving off the middle-class, middle-age
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Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’

Tiff Reveals First Slate of 2016 Titles, Including ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘American Honey,’ ‘La La Land’ and ‘Birth of A Nation’
The Toronto International Film Festival — aka Tiff — has announced its first round of picks for this year’s festival, including Galas and Special Presentations, along with the festival’s opening night selection, Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” and their closing night pick, Kelly Fremon Craig’s feature directorial debut “The Edge of Seventeen.” Filled with early awards contenders, returning filmmakers and favorites from other festivals from around the globe, it’s a meaty selection of offerings that firmly announces the imminent arrival of the cinematic bonanza otherwise known as the fall festival season.

There are plenty of familiar faces here, including Denis Villeneuve, who will be bringing his “Arrival” to the same festival that has also screened his “Sicario” and “Prisoners” in previous years. The year after debuting his “Being Charlie” at Tiff, director Rob Reiner will return with his Woody Harrelson-starring biopic “Lbj.” Lone Scherfig, who has
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Danish director Thomas Vinterberg: ‘To some extent, I understand Brexit’

The film-maker on how growing up in a commune informed his new movie and his mixed feelings about the EU

Thomas Vinterberg is the Danish film director who, with Lars von Trier, co-founded Dogme 95, a movement that aimed to “purify” film-making by, among other things, minimising the use of special effects. In 1998, he wrote and directed the first Dogme film, Festen (The Celebration), which won numerous awards. However, his 2003 film, It’s All About Love, starring Claire Danes and Joaquin Phoenix, was a famous flop, and his reputation did not fully recover until the Oscar-nominated The Hunt (2012), about a man wrongly accused of child abuse. His new film is Kollektivet (The Commune), set in Copenhagen in the early 70s. It stars Ulrich Thomsen as Erik and Trine Dyrholm as Anna, a middle-class couple who set up a commune, with disastrous consequences for their marriage.

To what extent was your new film inspired by your childhood?
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Fuocoammare wins Golden Bear by Jennie Kermode - 2016-02-20 19:42:45


Italian documentary Fuocoammare (Fire At Sea) has won the Golden Bear at this year's Berlinale. The film follows the struggle of refugees trying to reach safety on the island of Lampedusa. Director Gianfranco Rosi, who hails from Eritrea like many of the refugees themselves, said his deepest concern was for those who never made it across the sea.

The Silver Bear award went to Mia Hansen-Løve for L'Avenir, which is also showing at the Glasgow Film Festival. The prize for best Actor went to Majd Mastoura for Inhebbek Hedi, a Tunisian tale set in the aftermath of the Arab Spring demonstrations, while Best Actress went to Trine Dyrholm for Thomas Vinterberg's Kollektivet, a drama about life in a 1970s Danish commune.

The winners were selected by the International Jury, headed by Meryl Streep....
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Berlinale ’16: The Commune review

The Commune review: Danish director Thomas Vinterberg returns to his homeland with this triumphant intimate portrait of 1970s Copenhagen.

The Commune review by Paul Heath at the Berlin Film Festival, 2016. The Commune, or Kollektivet to give it its original Danish title, is an extremely solid and involving comedy/drama debuting at the Berlin Film Festival in-competition.

The Commune tells the story of Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), a lecturer in architecture at the local university, his wife Anna (Trine Dyrholm), a TV broadcaster who presents the evening news, and their 14-year-old daughter Freja (Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen). We are first introduced to the trio as they are shown around a massive house in the suburbs of the city of Copenhagen, a house far too big for the three of them, but beautiful in stature, and steeped in personal history. It turns out that the house is Erik’s childhood home and it
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Berlin Review: Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Commune' Packs an Emotional Punch (Trailer)

Berlin Review: Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Commune' Packs an Emotional Punch (Trailer)
After adeptly dipping his toe into the very English material of “Far From The Madding Crowd,” terrific Danish director Thomas Vinterberg returns to home soil for his new film. “The Commune” (“Kollektivet”) isn’t as dark as most of his output, from “Festen” to “The Hunt,” but despite its nostalgic comic surface it packs a characteristic emotional punch. It’s the mid-'70s. When an architect, Eric (Ulrich Thomsen), inherits his father’s enormous house in an upmarket suburb of Copenhagen, his first thought is to sell it. But Eric’s TV newsreader wife Anna (Trine Dyrholm) and teenage daughter Freja like the idea of actually living in it; more than that, Anna wants to fill it with people and introduce a spark into her marriage. “I need a change,” she tells her husband, “I need to hear someone else speak.” This rather serious man has to take that one on the chin,
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Full competition line-up for the 66th Berlin Film Festival revealed

The full competition line-up for this year’s Berlin Film Festival has been revealed. The 66th annual Berlin Film Festival festival officially kicks off in Germany on 11th February. This year will mark the first time The Hollywood News will have covered the prestigious event, and our coverage kicks off in the city on the 11th.

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq is amongst the new announcements, and will screen out of competition with its international premiere,.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Berlinale Palast on February 20 with Meryl Streep presiding over the jury. Here are the films playing.

24 Wochen (24 Weeks)


By Anne Zohra Berrached (Two Mothers)

With Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske

World premiere

Chang Jiang Tu (Crosscurrent)

People’s Republic of China

By Yang Chao (Passages)

With Qin Hao, Xin Zhi Lei

World premiere



By Spike Lee (Malcom X, Do the Right Thing)

With Nick Cannon,
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