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Films About Danish Football Legend, ‘Heavysaurs’ And ‘Normality’ Receive Funding

In its August round of production support Nordisk Film & TV Fond has awarded NOK2,475,000 to three new films: Kasper Barfoed’s (pictured) Sommeren ’92 (Summer of ‘92), Pekka Karjalainen’s Heavysaurs-the Movie and Christian Sønderby Jepsen’s documentary Natural Disorder. more…

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Philip Einstein: “Make Projects That Have a Feel-good Quality to Them”

Today the marketing gurus Philip Einstein and his partner Maria Einstein Biilmann, known as the ‘Einstein’ couple who masterminded the campaigns for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Royal Affair and Nymphomaniac, are holding a masterclass at Nordic Talents in Copenhagen. In this interview Philip speaks about his work and gives some tips to emerging talents. more…

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Oplev, Karukoski, Bræin Number 1 At Home

Nordic films are enjoying an excellent start of the fall season on domestic screens. with one local production dominating the top charts in Denmark, Finland and Norway, respectively Niels Arden Oplev’s Speed Racing (Kapgang), Dome Karukoski’s The Grump and Hallvard Bræin’s Børning. In Sweden four local films are in the top 10 and in Iceland Paris of the North is number 2. more…

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Norwegian Exhibitors Block SVOD Premiere Of Chasing Berlusconi

Today the Norwegian comedy film Chasing Berlusconi (Jakten på Berlusconi) by Ole Endersen (King Curling) is having a wide national cinema release in more than 140 locations. The film’s producer Håkon Øverås at 4½ and distributor Euforia had originally signed with TV2 Sumo to do a SVOD premiere on the TV group’s online platform but all parties gave up due to pressure from local exhibitors who said they would boycott today’s cinema release. more…

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Finnish Film Affair Connects Young Talents With International Experts

For its third edition, the Finnish mini-market Finnish Film Affair (September 23-25), held parallel to the Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy (September 18-28) is going to use the presence of its 60+ international guests to platform new talents and help them receive international industry guidance. more…

Extras

Denmark And Germany Boost Storytelling
Strong Nordic Contenders At Prix Europa 2014
Morten Tyldum Triumphs in Toronto
Josefine Tengblad Head of Drama TV4

Trailer of the week

Hans Petter Moland’s black comedy In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten) is currently on UK and Irish screens, courtesy of Metrodome Distribution. The next major territory where the revenge thriller will open is France on September 24 (Chrysalis).