×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Finland Selects ‘Disciple’ as Oscar Candidate

Pic will open in Finland on Sept. 27

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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola.

Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island in the Baltic Sea.

The film will be released in Finland by Langfilm Production on Sept. 27. It world-preemed at Montreal fest, which wrapped today.

“‘The Disciple’ is a simple but bright pearl,” stated the Finnish selection committee, which comprised film professionals. “The film’s universal story and high quality production impressed the jury.”

More Film

  • --FILE--Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Dalian Wanda

    Saudi Fund Mulling $700 Million Investment in Legendary (Report)

    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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola. Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island […]

  • Italy Set to Regulate Theatrical Windows

    Italy Set to Regulate Theatrical Windows Following Netflix Controversy

    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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola. Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island […]

  • Idris Isan Elba

    Idris Elba's Daughter Isan Named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador

    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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola. Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island […]

  • Brillstein Entertainment Partners Recruits Manager Kailey

    Brillstein Entertainment Partners Recruits Manager Kailey Marsh, Acquires BloodList Franchise

    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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola. Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island […]

  • Cassandra Cain

    Harley Quinn Spinoff 'Birds of Prey' Casts Cassandra Cain (EXCLUSIVE)

    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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola. Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island […]

  • Lily James Armie Hammer

    Lily James, Armie Hammer to Star in Daphne du Maurier Adaptation 'Rebecca'

    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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola. Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island […]

  • JJ AbramsJJ Abrams at the Oxford

    J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Adds Six Projects to Growing Film Slate

    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 Lonngren, Patrik Kumpulainen, Niklas Groundstroem, Amanda Ooms, Ping Mon Wallen, Philip Zanden and Sampo Sarkola. Penned by Jimmy Karlsson and Roland Fauser, the 1939-set drama centers on the friendship and rivalry between two teenage boys living on an isolated island […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content