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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 12, 2016)

Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 12, 2016)
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 12. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Anthropoid

Director: Sean Ellis

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Harry Lloyd, Jamie Dornan, Toby Jones

Synopsis: “Anthropoid” is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution,
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Lars Mikkelsen wraps 'Winter Brothers'

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Lars Mikkelsen wraps 'Winter Brothers'
Exclusive: Film marks debut feature by Hlynur Pálmason who made Toronto-selected short Seven Boats.

Lars Mikkelsen (House of Cards), Elliott Crosset Hove (Parents), Simon Sears (TV’s Follow The Money), and Victoria Carmen Sonne (The Elite) lead the cast of Winter Brothers (Vinterbrodre), which has wrapped its six-week shoot in Faxe, Denmark.

Iceland-born Hlynur Pálmason, whose short Seven Boats was selected for Toronto 2014, makes his feature directorial debut and also wrote the original screenplay.

Producer Julie Waltersdorph Hansen and executive producer Per Damgaard Hansen are attending Cannes until Monday (May 16) to discuss the project with sales companies. Winter Brothers is set for delivery by the end of the year.

Copenhagen-based Masterplan Pictures leads the production, with co-producer Anton Mani Svansson from Iceland’s Join Motion Pictures.

The story is about two brothers (played by Hove and Sears) working during a cold winter. “We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent
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Brainstorm Media Picks Up U.S. Rights To Mads Matthiesen’s ‘The Model’ (Exclusive)

Brainstorm Media Picks Up U.S. Rights To Mads Matthiesen’s ‘The Model’ (Exclusive)
Brainstorm Media has acquired U.S. rights to “The Model,” a Paris-set thriller directed by Mads Matthiesen. Repped in international markets by TrustNordisk, “The Model” stars “Vikings” actor Marco Ilsø, Ed Skrein (“Deadpool”) and fashion model Maria Palm.

The film centers on a young Danish model who struggles to make it in the Parisian fashion industry. Her passion for a young photographer (Skrein) turns into an obsession and propels her downfall.

Matthiesen’s 2012 debut feature, “Teddy Bear,” took a directing award at the Sundance Film Festival.

The acquisition marks the second deal made between Brainstorm and TrustNordisk following “The 11th Hour.”

The Model” is produced by Jonas Bagger for Zentropa Entertainment with exec producers Louise Vesth and Marie Gade Denessen.

The Model” has already sold to Latin America (California Films), China (Hgc Entertainment), Russia Cis (Voxell Media), France (Ab Groupe), Poland (Kino Swiat), Korea (Scene & Sound), Bulgaria (Pro Films) and
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TrustNordisk sells 10 films to China

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TrustNordisk sells 10 films to China
Chinese outfit Dd Dream’s acquisitions include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.

Dd Dream International Media has acquired Thomas Vinterberg’s Berlinale Competition title The Commune [pictured], adventure epic The Last King by Nils Gaup, Erik Skjoldbjærg’s thriller Pyromaniac and Vibeke Idsoe’s historical drama The Lion Woman.

Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard negotiated those deals with Dd’s Elizabeth Yang.

Hgc Entertainment has acquired Hannes Holm’s box-office hit

A Man Called Ove, Saara Cantell’s historical drama Devil’s Bride, Mads Matthiesen’s fashion-world drama The Model, Lisa Ohlin’s romantic drama Walk With Me, Nicola Donato’s WW2-era drama Across The Waters and Jesper W Nielsen’s The Day Will Come, about abuse at a boys home in the 1960s.

Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard negotiated those deals with Hgc’s Peter Li.
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Film Review: ‘The Model’

Film Review: ‘The Model’
A shallow but good-looking soap opera-like drama set in the world of high fashion, “The Model” follows a 16-year-old coltish beauty from suburban Denmark as she tries to break into the big time in Paris, where predators with power are ready to prey on the naive and uninformed. The second feature from Danish helmer Mads Matthiesen (“Teddy Bear,” a 2012 Sundance prizewinner) lacks that earlier film’s relatable humanism, but has been a big seller for TrustNordisk, perhaps due to its sexy, easy-on-the-eyes glamour and a pinch of psychological thrills a la “Black Swan.”

Newspapers are full of articles about promising athletes who skipped college for the big leagues and then went off the rails due to their lack of maturity. Matthiesen makes a similar point here as he highlights how totally unprepared young Emma (20-year-old fashion model Maria Palm) is for the high-pressure, nastily competitive career to which she aspires.
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Koch takes 'The Model' for Germany, Italy

TrustNordisk sells Mads Matthiesen’s fashion drama to four more territories.

German distribution outfit Koch Films has picked up rights to Mads Matthiesen’s fashion drama The Model for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

The Paris-set feature follows a young Danish model who becomes dangerously obsessed with a photographer.

The deal was negotiated at Efm between Moritz Peters, director of acquisitions and TV sales at Koch Films and Susan Wendt, head of sales at TrustNordisk.

The film stars Deadpool’s Ed Skrein and fashion model Maria Palm in her film debut.

The Model previously scored Efm deals for Latin America (California Filmes), China (Hgc Entertainment), Russia Cis (Voxell Media), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Turkey (Ozen Film), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania (Incognito Film), Former Yugoslavia (2i Film d.o.o.), France (Ab Groupe), Poland (Kino Swiat), Korea (Scene & Sound), Bulgaria (Pro Films) and Middle East (Gulf Film).

Peters said: “We are surprised that this very interesting subject hasn’t
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TrustNordisk Sells ‘The Model’ Across Europe

TrustNordisk Sells ‘The Model’ Across Europe
Paris — Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model” has been acquired by Koch Films rolling off the Berlin Film Festival.

Sold by Scandi major TrustNordisk, “The Model” has been picked up by Koch Films for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Deal was negotiated at the European Film Market between Moritz Peters, director of acquisitions and TV sales at Koch Films, and Susan Wendt, head of sales at TrustNordisk.

Directed by Sundance-winning director Mads Matthiesen, “The Model” stars Maria Palm as a young model struggling to make it in the Parisian fashion industry. Her passion for a young photographer (Ed Skrein) turns into an obsession and propels her downfall.

“We are surprised that this very interesting subject hasn’t been the focus point of more films in the recent years. Maria Palm is incredibly talented, and Ed Skrein is a star on the rise, especially after his immense success with the recent blockbuster hit ‘Deadpool,
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TrustNordisk inks deals on four titles

TrustNordisk inks deals on four titles
Magnus, The Model, Pyromaniac [pictured] and Devil’s Bride have all sold to multiple territories.

Scandinavian sales powerhouse TrustNordisk has closed deals on four titles at the Efm.

Magnus, Benjamin Ree’s documentary about chess player Magnus Carlsen featuring high profile grandmasters including Garry Kasparov, has sold to Germany (Nfp), Hong Kong (Edko films Ltd), former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film) and Benelux (September Film Rights).

The film is produced by Sigurd M. Karoliussen for Moskus Film in co-production with Vgtv, Nordisk Film Production and Main Island Production.

The Model, directed by Mads Matthiesen, has sold to Latin America (California Fil ms), China (Hgc Entertainment), Russia Cis (Voxell Media), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Turkey (Ozen Film), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania (Incognito Film) and Former Yugoslavia (2i Film d.o.o.).

Starring Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and debutant Maria Palm, the drama tells the story of an emerging model who develops a dangerous obsession with a male fashion photographer.

TrustNordisk previously
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Berlin: TrustNordisk Inks Deals On ‘The Model,’ ‘Magnus,’ ‘Pyromaniac’

Berlin: TrustNordisk Inks Deals On ‘The Model,’ ‘Magnus,’ ‘Pyromaniac’
Berlin — TrustNordisk has closed raft of deals across its slate, including “The Model,””Magnus” and “Pyromaniac.”

The Model,” directed by Sundance-winning director Mads Matthiesen, stars Maria Palm as a young model struggling to make it in the Parisian fashion industry. Her passion for a young photographer (Ed Skrein) turns into an obsession and propels her downfall.

Pic sold to Latin America (California Films), China (Hgc Entertainment), Russia Cis (Voxell Media), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Turkey (Ozen Film), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania (Incognito Film) and Former Yugoslavia (2i Film d.o.o.) with more territories currently in negotiation.

Previous sales include France (Ab Groupe), Poland (Kino Swiat), Korea (Scene & Sound), Bulgaria (Pro Films) and Middle East (Gulf Film).

“Magnus” turns on the life of chess player Magnus Carlsen, who went from being bullied by his classmates to becoming World Chess Champion. It got sold to both Germany and Austria (Nfp), Hong Kong (Edko films Ltd.
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'Land Of Mine' wins in Goteborg

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'Land Of Mine' wins in Goteborg
Danish landmine drama continues winning streak with $118,000 award; doc winner is Don Juan and audience prizes go to Welcome To Norway! and The Second Mother.

Danish director Martin Zandvliet’s Land Of Mine continued its hot streak by winning one of the world’s most lucrative film festival prizes, Goteborg’s Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film.

The prize comes with $118,000 (Sek 1m), financed by Volvo Car Group, Region Västra Götaland and the City Council of Gothenburg.

Zandvliet and producer Mikael Rieks, who had a day earlier won Rotterdam’s audience award, were on hand to collect the honour on Saturday night in Goteborg.

Zandvliet said the prize was “the one you really want to win” and said such an award enabled “creative freedom.”

Rieks commented that the attention for the film also helped audiences learn about the subject matter, based on the true story of German teenagers forced to clear landmines in Denmark after World War II
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‘Land Of Mine,’ ‘Don Juan’ Top Goteborg Film Fest

‘Land Of Mine,’ ‘Don Juan’ Top Goteborg Film Fest
Goteborg — Films treating the aftermath of wars past and present and singular artistic visions captured top awards at this year’s Goteborg Film Festival, running Jan. 29 to Feb. 8.

One night after nabbing Rotterdam’s audience award and MovieZone prize, Danish helmer Martin Zandvliet came away Goteborg’s biggest winner, scoring the generously endowed – approx. $120,000 – Best Nordic Film kudo for “Land Of Mine,” a gripping portrayal of a group of young German P.O.W.s forced to de-mine Danish beaches after the Axis defeat. “Land” was a standout in a strong competition that also included the Academy Award-nominated “A War” from Danish helmer Tobias Lindholm.

Poland-born, Sweden-based helmer Jerzy Sladkowski took the Nordic docu nod with “Don Juan,” which centers on the relationship of a 22-year-old autistic man and his neurotic mother who is determined to make him more “normal.” The docu also nabbed the main award at Idfa last fall,
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Goteborg Kicks Off On Political Note With ‘The Yard’ Premiere

Goteborg — The 39th Goteborg Film Festival, Scandinavia’s biggest film fest, opened Friday Jan. 29 on a political note with the world premiere of “The Yard” during a ceremony attended by Sweden’s Culture Minister, Alice Bah Kuhnke.

Based on Kristian Lundberg’s autobiographical novel, “The Yards” turns on a financially-struggling writer who starts working at the Malmö docks along with low-wage laborers.

“The Yard” is one of eight Scandi pics vying for the Nordic Dragon Award, along with Tobias Lindholm’s “A War,” Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model” and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s “Sparrows.”

Jonas Holmberg, the artistic director of Göteborg, said the festival will play 450 films from 84 countries, representing a multitude of “individual voices that speak of the beauty, absurdity and horror of this world.”

“People may be building walls and borders right now but looking ahead at all the films that will play here during the next 11 days, it
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Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market Spotlights Scandi Newcomers

Goteborg — Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen’s “Valley of Shadows,” Johannes Nyholm’s “The Giant” and Katja Wik’s “The Ex-Wife” are among the flurry of promising debut features set to be showcased at the 17th edition of Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market.

“The Giant” turns on Rikard, a 30-year old man suffering from autism who is haunted by the loss of his mother from whom he was separated at birth. Escaping into an imaginary world where he is a 50-meter tall giant, Rikard sets off to win a petanque tournament, convinced that his mother will take him back.

Produced by Garage Film, “The Giant” marks the anticipated debut feature of Nyholm, who has had three shorts – “Las Palmas,””Puppet Boy” and “Dreams from the Woods” — at Cannes’ Directors Fortnight. “Las Palmas” also played at Sundance.

“Valley of Shadows,” a Norwegian supernatural thriller, takes place in the Norwegian bible belt and centers
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Goteborg reveals next wave of Nordic hits

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Goteborg reveals next wave of Nordic hits
Nordic Film Market includes debut films by Force Majeure actress, the screenwriter of A Royal Affair and director of viral hit Las Palmas; CAA, UTA and ICM agents among attending industry.Scroll down for full list

More than 40 Nordic films and works in progress will be presented at the fruitful Nordic Film Market in Goteborg, which runs Feb 4-7 during to the Goteborg Film Festival (Jan 29 - Feb 8).

Often a productive staging post for impressive upcoming regional features and emerging talent, the 2016 lineup includes 17 finished features and 20 works in progress, plus eight titles presented as part of the Nordic Film Lab Discovery programme.

The works-in-progress presentations (see full list below) include ten debut films from the likes of A Royal Affair screenwriter Rasmus Heisterberg, viral hit Las Palmas director Johannes Nyholm, Force Majeure actress Fanni Metelius and Cannes Cinefondation alumni Juho Kuosmanen and Shahrbanoo Sadat.

Other works in progress will be presented from directors Mads Brugger ([link
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‘A War,’ ‘The Model,’ ‘Sparrows’ Compete For Goteborg’s Dragon Award

Tobias Lindholm’s “A War,” Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model” and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s “Sparrows” (pictured above) are among the eight Nordic films set to compete for a Dragon Award.

Lindholm’s follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “Hijacking,” “A War” has been nominated for a foreign-language Oscar. Sold by Studiocanal, the pic stars Pilou Asbaek as Major Claus Michael Pedersen, a Danish company commander who is accused of war crime upon his return from Afghanistan.

Mads Matthiesen’s “The Model,” which is repped by TrustNordisk, follows a young model (Maria Palm) who struggles to break into Paris’ fashion scene and develops a dangerous obsession with a photographer. Pic is having its world premiere at Rotterdam.

Sold by Versatile, “Sparrows” – winner of Golden Seashell and Les Arcs’ Crystal Arrow — follows a 16-year-old who has been living in Reykjavik with his mother and is sent back to live with his estranged father in an Icelandic fishing village.
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Festival Scope extends consumer platform with Iffr

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Festival Scope becomes brand of audience-facing VOD platform as industry service is rebranded Festival Scope Pro.

Festival Scope’s industry professionals service has been rebranded as Festival Scope Pro as the Festival Scope brand will now be used for its audience-facing VOD platform.

Festival Scope - the online hub for festival titles - is working with the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Iffr Live initiative, which brings five films to 40 cinemas worldwide and to online audiences via Festival Scope at the same time as they are shown at the festival in Rotterdam (Jan 27 - Feb 7).

The online offering of Iffr Live will start Jan 29 and include Q&A sessions via Twitter, with films and Q&As available on Festival Scope through Feb 14. Only 400 digital tickets per film will be sold (priced at €4 or three for €9).

The films offered during Iffr Live are Prejudice by Antoine Cuypers; La Novia by Paula Ortiz; The Garbage Helicopter by Jonas Selberg Augustsén; [link
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‘The Yard’ to kick off 450 films in Goteborg

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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
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Obsession at Centre of Fashion World Set Thriller The Model [Trailer]

A couple of years ago, writer/director Mads Matthiesen made a splash with Teddy Bear, a drama about a quiet and shy body builder (played by real life body builder Kim Kold) who goes to Thailand to find a wife. The movie was touching and sentimental without being too saccharin, a fine line that is difficult to maintain for some but which Matthiesen had no issues with.

For his follow-up, Matthiesen is taking on another world with a movie that looks and feels far more like a thriller than his first feature: The Model. Set in the cut-throat world of Parisian high-fashion, the movie stars new comer Maria Palm as Emma, a young model breaking into the industry who develops an unhealthy obsession with fashion photographer Shane White (Ed Skrein). From the looks of it, when he mo [Continued ...]
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Is There A Fatal Attraction In Danish Thriller The Model?

Having taken the Best Director award at Sundance for his debut feature Teddy Bear, Denmark's Mads Matthiesen returns to the big screen soon with sexy thriller The Model.When emerging fashion model Emma gets a chance to pursue her dream of becoming an international top model, she leaves her everyday life in Denmark behind, and moves to Paris. At a photo shoot in her new hometown, she meets the attractive photographer Shane White and they fall in love. But their relationship soon turns into a dangerous obsession for Emma.Playing out largely in English to reflect the international nature of the fashion community this one is clearly aimed at a broader audience than Matthiesen's debut and given the quality evident in the trailer it seems quite clear...

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Paradigm Talent Agency Signs Icelandic Helmer Baldvin Z (Exclusive)

Paradigm Talent Agency Signs Icelandic Helmer Baldvin Z (Exclusive)
Paris — Underscoring its ambition to tap into the growing Nordic filmmakers pool, Paradigm talent agency has signed Baldvin Z, an up-and-coming Nordic helmer whose sophomore feature “Life in a Fishbowl” repped Iceland in the foreign-language Oscar race.

On top of becoming Iceland’s highest-grossing local movie in 2014, “Life in a Fishbowl” won a record 12 Edda Awards (Iceland’s top film honor). The movie even surpassed Baltasar Kormákur’s “The Deep,” which won 11 Edda nods in 2013, and outearned all Hollywood movies, including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” at the Icelandic box office.

Set in pre-recession Iceland, the multilayered drama follows three characters leading double lives: a struggling single mother, an ex-footballer fast-tracking in the banking world and a troubled writer who has turned into a full-time drunk.

“Life in a Fishbowl” has already sparked interest to remake it a “True Detective”-inspired series that would introduce a new cast each season.

Baldvin
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