Major Nordic sales agents satisfied although not over ecstatic with market results that were impacted by unseasonal stormy weather and difficulty in nailing down buyers. more
Denmark’s Zentropa and Nordisk Film have joined forces on the biggest Viking project ever - the adaptation of the 1945 classic Röde orm (The Long Ships) by Swedish novelist Frans Gunnar Bengtsson. The tentative budget for the Nordic blockbuster to be shot in a Scandinavian language is around €11.7 million (SEK100 million). more
The Finnish producer Petri Jokiranta was in Cannes to help raise financing for Big Game, the first English language film by Jalmari Helander, director of the cult movie Rare Exports. more
During a press gathering held on Monday in Cannes, the Norwegian Film Institute flagged high the stronger international pulling power of many of its films and talents such as Aksel Hennie who came to promote Pioneer, one of the hottest Nordic sales items in Cannes. more
Svensk Filmindustri’s controlled Sonet Film has announced in Cannes the creation of a new television division, Sonet Television managed by the company’s CEO Peter Possne (pictured) together with producer Rickard Petrelius. more
Michael Kohlhaas - clip
Mads Mikkelsen’s period drama screens this Friday in competition in Cannes and has been snapped up early in the festival by US distributor Music Box for North America. In this French film set in the 16th century, Mikkelsen (who speaks in French) plays a horse trader who takes arms against a feudal lord who has wronged him. Click here to see clip.