Joe Wright's "Hanna" is an exuberantly crafted chase thriller that pulses with energy from its adrenaline-pumping first minutes to its muted bang of a finish. Not as richly imagined as one would hope in the final estimation, but entirely gripping while it lasts, this futuristic fairy tale announces Wright as an outstanding director of action, and Saoirse Ronan, in the title role of a teenage assassin, again proves a consummate muse. At times suggesting the genesis of an arthouse "Bourne"-style...
Since 2014, Hanna Stjärne has been CEO of Sweden’s SVT, the youngest-ever chief of the Swedish pubcaster. Stjärne has a strong interest in culture, so it was no surprise she was invited to open last year’s Ingmar Bergman Week at the Bergman Center on his island of Fårö. “Bergman not only loved Fårö – he also loved television, and I would have loved to leave with a new 10-part drama series signed by him,” she said. Bergman wrote and directed 25 TV films and series.
Named Sweden’s “Media Amazon,” awarded to the best female director in the media business, in 2010, Stjärne became head of the UNT concern, including the Uppsala Nya Tidning, five other newspapers, radio and television, in 2011. “A good listener with a razor-sharp intellect – she is no entertainer: She keeps a low profile with high integrity,” wrote Sweden’s Chef. Fokus News placed her No 1 among the Top 75 in Swedish culture.
At secondary school, she studied singing, and having graduated in journalism, media and communication at the University of Stockholm, Stjärne was signed by Swedish Radio’s Eko-program, first as a political reporter in 1997; she was CEO of the company 10 years later. As SVT topper, last year she received a Non-Scripted Entertainment Emmy for the reality series “The Great Swedish Adventure.”