Why film a love story from 1912? That’s one of the questions asked by Swedish actress-writer-director Pernilla August when talking about her latest feature, “A Serious Game,” adapted from Hjalmar…
The Norwegian Intl. Film Festival handed out its prizes Aug. 25, with Norwegian director Benjamin Ree's documentary "Magnus" nabbing the Ray of Sunshine prize from the the Norwegian Exhibitors' Assn…
With a program of 75 films from 25 countries, the 44th Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, which opened Aug. 20, is now filling the cinemas in the West Norwegian town (the Edda multiplex, the…
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For a classic novel whose fans insist that Hjalmar Soderberg's 1912 romance not only holds up but reads with fresh relevance today, "A Serious Game" yields a drearily old-fashioned costume drama.
Swedish star Pernilla August made her directorial debut in 2010 with “Beyond," which won Critics’ Week in Venice. Now, her second feature, “A Serious Game," unspools in the Berlinale Special. The…
LONDON — The Berlin Film Festival has revealed further titles running in its Berlinale Special program, including Terence Davies' "A Quiet Passion" and Don Cheadle's "Miles Ahead." Eight films have…
In 1977, this year's Haugesund honorary guest, director Anja Breien adapted the classic novel "The Serious Game" by Swedish novelist Hjalmar Söderberg. Now in 2015, New Nordic Films at Haugesund, at…
Inspired by the 1976 prostitution scandal that led straight to the heart of the Swedish government, helmer Mikael Marcimain's masterful feature debut, "Call Girl," is a meaty, never-sensationalistic…
A leading Swedish newspaper editor who staunchly opposed Hitler's fascism and his own nation's neutrality during WWII is the subject of Jan Troell's "The Last Sentence."
STOCKHOLM -- Political thriller "Call Girl" will open the Stockholm Film Festival, which runs Nov. 7-18.
"Beyond" never amounts to much more than a schematically told story of domestic abuse.