Private equity company Ratos, which owns Finland's top theater loop Finnkino, has bought a 60% stake in Swedish chain SF Bio for $420 million, creating the Nordic region's biggest exhib chain.
"TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard" kicked off the Panorama Documentary Section.
Denmark's 'A Royal Affair,' Sweden's 'Searching for Sugar Man' and Norway's 'Kon-Tiki' are only the tip of the movie iceberg
First-time helmer Hisham Zaman's "Before Snowfall" won the Dragon Award for Nordic film and 1 million SEK ($160,000) at the 36th Goteborg Film Festival on Saturday.
If its 2013 selection turns out to be as striking as last year's, there are plenty of reasons to visit the Nordic Film Market, taking place Jan. 31-Feb. 3 at the Goteborg Festival.
The biggest Scandinavian showcase is heating up.
Sweden's box office gross hit 1.82 billion SEK ($281 million) from 18.4 million admissions in 2012, up 12% on 2011, the best result since 1988.
First-time helmer-scribe Gabriela Pichler's "Eat Sleep Die" scooped the Swedish Film Institute's Guldbagge (Golden Bug) awards for best pic, director, script and actress for debutant Nermina Lukac on…
Swedish exhib chain SF Bio, which is rumored to be up for sale, scored its highest-ever admissions tally last year.
Following a stellar year for Swedish documentaries, with titles like Malik Bendjelloul's "Searching for Sugar Man" and Fredrik Gertten's "Big Boys Gone Bananas!*" gaining international attention, the…