HELSINKI– Riina Hyytia and Simo Halinen won producer and director of the year awards, respectively, at the 4th Finnish Film Week, the industry event which ran alongside Helsinki Intl. Film Festival…
Finnish director Ulrika Bengts effectively downplays familiar themes and narrative beats in this handsome drama.
Twenty-five countries have tossed their hat in the ring for the foreign-language Oscar race thus far. Austria is back after taking home a statue at the 2012 Oscars for “Amour,” though the three…
Ulrika Bengts’ “The Disciple” (Larjungen) has been selected to rep Finland in the foreign-language film Oscar race. Pic, which is produced by Mats Langbacka for Langfilm Productions, stars Erik…
Petri Kemppinen has been tapped CEO of Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Kemppinen is currently head of production at the Finnish Film Foundation. He previously served as VP of Nordisk Film & TV Fond from…
The Zurich Film Festival will honor “Amour” director Michael Haneke with its lifetime achievement award. The helmer will attend the festival, which runs Sept. 26-Oct. 5 in Switzerland, to accept the…
David Linde’s Lava Bear Films is going on “Furlough” with “Chernobyl Diaries” producer Brian Witten, buying Sherman Payne’s thriller script. It’s the second thriller project set up this week by…
The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. “The Red Robin” by Michael…
Marc Forster, who most recently helmed “World War Z,” will preside over the Intl. Feature Jury at the Zurich Film Festival. The Swiss-German director will be joined on a global jury by American…
OCD bunnies, lovelorn Djins and insanity mark the sneak peak of the Alphabet’s “Once Upon a Time” spin-off, which follows the adventures of a mature Alice as she goes back down the rabbit hole to…
The producers of whacky Finnish sci-fi Nazis-on-the-moon spoof, "Iron Sky," are to start paying back investors who contributed around 10% of the movie's $10 million budget via crowd sourcing.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History