Katy Perry’s new single, “Roar,” has been a major hit for the pop star but not everyone is happy with the song’s jungle-themed music video. Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of…
With a history of infusing classic tales with fresh theatricality, auteur-director Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphoses") is both a natural choice to adapt a Disney film to the stage and a nearly…
The biggest Scandinavian showcase is heating up.
Stockholm fest champions femme filmmakers as local pic quality rises
BERLIN -- Juan Antonio Bayona's tsunami drama "The Impossible," starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, Ben Affleck's Iran hostage crisis thriller "Argo," and Susanne Bier's "Love Is All You Need,"…
The most famous scene in Swedish film used to be Max von Sydow playing chess with Death on the seashore in Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal." Now it's Noomi Rapace carving "I am a rapist pig" on…
The opening film at this year's edition of the Goteborg fest is "Avalon" from Swedish helmer Axel Petersen, a dark tale of how fast things can go wrong when fate takes a turn for the worse.
Lisa Ohlin's WWII drama "Simon and the Oaks" leads the race for the 2011 Guldbagge, Sweden's national film awards, with 13 nominations.
Variety spotlights 10 directors, producers, screenwriters and thesps poised for breakthroughs.
Stockholm spotlights home-grown women helmers with film production coin.
Despite occasional triumphs such as Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar, the advance of female filmmakers around the world remains halting and sporadic.