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TrustNordisk inks Efm deals on three family titles (exclusive)

TrustNordisk inks Efm deals on three family titles (exclusive)
Wildwitch, The Shamer’s Daughter – The Serpent Gift, The Ash Lad – In Search of The Golden Castle sell.

TrustNordisk has closed a slew of deals on a trio of its family-oriented films.

It has sold Kasper Munk’s Danish family adventure Wildwitch to Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland (Mfa+), Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan (Overbrick), Poland (Vivarto), Mexico (Star Castle), China (Hgc), and Italy and Italian-speaking Switzerland (Imago). The film has already been released in Denmark.

Stinna Lassen and Anni Faurbye Fernandez produce for Good Company Film. The story is about a girl who discovers she is a wildwitch who has special
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Milad Alami to Helm Dr Drama ‘When the Dust Settles’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Milad Alami to Helm Dr Drama ‘When the Dust Settles’ (Exclusive)
Goteborg, Sweden — After “Borgen” and “Ride Upon the Storm,” Dr Drama’s next ambitious show is a fictional-character driven drama set against a terror attack in a Copenhagen restaurant. Penned by “Dicte” co-creators Ida Maria Rydén and Dorte W. Høgh, the series explores the lives of eight characters before and after the attack, and how their lives and fates interweave.

“When the Dust Settles” will be pitched at Göteborg’s TV Drama Vision (Jan. 30-31) as a work in progress.

Inspired by Altman’s “Short Cuts,” “When the Dust Settles” is among the first multi-plot structured Danish shows. “The Team”’s Stinna Lassen is producing for Dr Drama. Conducting the show is concept director Milad Alami.

“First I found the story to have believable characters; they felt like real people you pass on the street, with diverse social background, sexual orientation, race and age. Alami told Variety, explaining why he was on board.
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‘After the Wedding’ Film Review: Julianne Moore Remake Swaps Genders, Finds a Reason to Exist

  • The Wrap
‘After the Wedding’ Film Review: Julianne Moore Remake Swaps Genders, Finds a Reason to Exist
The question that looms over every attempt to remake an existing film is a simple one: “What’s the point?”

If a film is good enough to inspire a remake, after all, doesn’t that mean it exists quite nicely on its own, and doesn’t need somebody else trying to do it all over again?

And if the point of the new version is to change things about the original, don’t you run the risk of losing some of the elements that made the first film special?

Director Bart Freundlich, whose remake of Susanne Bier’s 2006 drama “After the Wedding” was the first film to screen on the opening night of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, clearly knows and has thought about those questions.

Also Read: Hollywood Heads to Sundance: 5 Things to Expect, From a Hot Doc Market to Post-Harvey Vetting

“Susanne made such a beautiful film,
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Protagonist boards refugee drama 'Limbo' with Film4, BFI, Screen Scotland (exclusive)

Film now shooting in Scotland.

London-based sales outfit Protagonist Pictures has taken world rights to Ben Sharrock’s refugee drama Limbo, that is now shooting in Scotland.

The film is Sharrock’s second feature after Pikadero, which won the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2016.

Limbo stars Amir El-Masry, whose credits include Jack Ryan, with Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Kais Nashif in a story set on a fictional Scottish island where refugees are waiting to be granted asylum. The film also features non-actors, including refugees, in small roles.

The film
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Danish thriller 'The Exception' starring Sidse Babett Knudsen begins shooting (exclusive)

Danish thriller 'The Exception' starring Sidse Babett Knudsen begins shooting (exclusive)
More cast lines up to join Knudsen and Danica Curcic.

Danish director Jesper W Nielsen started the shoot yesterday for thriller The Exception, with a cast featuring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Danica Curcic (Silent Heart), Amanda Collin (A Horrible Woman), and Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy).

As the film starts production, Swedish actor Magnus Krepper (Becoming Astrid) and Danish actor Olaf Johannessen (The Killing) have joined the cast.

LevelK is handling international sales for the film and will be discussing with buyers at Toronto.

The Exception is adapted by Christian Torpe from the 2004 bestselling novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen.

The
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Our 20 Most-Anticipated Fall 2018 Festival Premieres

After highlighting 55 anticipated titles confirmed to arrive in theaters this fall, we now turn our attention to the festival-bound films either without distribution or awaiting a release date. Looking over Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and New York Film Festival titles, we’ve rounded up 20 movies — most of which we’ll be checking out over the next few weeks — that we can’t wait to see.

Check out our 20 most-anticipated festival premieres below, and return for our review.

American Dharma (Errol Morris)

We apologize for the triggering image right off the bat in this feature, but as much he doesn’t deserve any more attention, the thought of watching master interviewer Errol Morris interrogate one of America’s most warped minds does have its intrigue. The Fog of War director’s documentary on former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon will premiere at Venice and play at
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Westworld: HBO Series Co-Creator Says They Have an End Goal in Mind

What's next for Westworld? Recently, co-creator Lisa Joy spoke with Stuff about the future of the HBO TV show.Based on the 1973 feature film, the sci-fi drama is set in a futuristic theme park where visitors pay a lot of money to act out their Wild West fantasies while interacting with lifelike robot “hosts.” The cast includes Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, and Jeffrey Wright.Read More…
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Photos from HBO’s Westworld Season 2 Finale

Everything comes to a head in this Sunday's season 2 finale for Westworld, titled, "The Passenger," and we have a look at six photos from the finale courtesy of HBO.

"Episode #20 “The Passenger” (season finale)

Debut date: Sunday, June 24 (9:00–10:30 p.m. Et/Pt)

Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, and James Marsden.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis, and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.

Debuting on HBO in 2016 to become HBO’s most-watched freshman series ever, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. The season one cast included Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden,
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“This is the End” in the Trailer for HBO’s Westworld Season 2 Finale

The season 2 finale of Westworld is nearly upon us, and ahead of the twists and turns of what looks to be a nerve-wrenching episode, a teaser trailer for the final installment of the second season has been revealed by HBO.

The Westworld Season 2 finale will air on Sunday, June 24th on HBO. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates and watch the teaser trailer below.

"We will win. Watch new episodes of Westworld Sundays at 9Pm on HBO. Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright and James Marsden.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.

Debuting on HBO in 2016 to become HBO’s most-watched freshman series ever,
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HBO Reveals Photos from the Penultimate Episode of Westworld Season 2

There will be a "Vanishing Point" in the penultimate episode of Westworld Season 2, and we have a look at photos from the new installment that will "remember everything."

Directed by Stephen Williams and titled "Vanishing Point", the ninth episode of Westworld Season 2 premieres on Sunday, June 17th on HBO. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on season 2, and check here for our previous coverage of the second season, including interviews with the cast.

"Episode #17: ““Vanishing Point””

Debut date: Sunday, June 17 (9:00–10:00 p.m. Et/Pt)

Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything.

Written by Roberto Patino; directed by Stephen Williams.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
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Photos from HBO’s Westworld Episode 2.07

Interesting that the seventh installment of HBO’s Westworld Season 2 is called “Les Écorchés,” which means "skinned" or "flayed." The term is usually associated with the anatomical figures presented without skin for educational purposes, one of which is used on promotional posters for the first season of the show. What or whom will be stripped down and exposed in this new episode?

Directed by Nicole Kassell and titled "Phase Space", the seventh episode of Westworld Season 2 premieres on Sunday, June 3rd on HBO. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on season 2, and check here for our previous coverage of the second season, including interviews with the cast.

"Episode #17: “Les Écorchés”

Debut date: Sunday, June 3 (9:00–10:00 p.m. Et/Pt)

Strike the match.

Written by Jordan Goldberg and Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Nicole Kassell.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams,
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HBO Reveals New Photos from Westworld Episode 2.06

After taking viewers into a new world on the latest episode, Westworld will enter "Phase Space" in this Sunday's installment, and we have a look at new photos from the next chapter of the mind-bending second season.

Directed by Tarik Saleh and titled "Phase Space", the sixth episode of Westworld Season 2 premieres on Sunday, May 27th on HBO. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on season 2, and check here for our previous coverage of the second season, including interviews with the cast.

"Episode #16: “Phase Space”

Debut date: Sunday, May 27 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

We each deserve to choose our own fate.

Written by Carly Wray; directed by Tarik Saleh

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
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Visit a New World in Photos from HBO’s Westworld Episode 2.05

The worlds featured in HBO’s hit show Westworld are ever expanding and in this Sunday’s episode, titled “Akane No Mai”, we get an up close and personal look at Shogun World.

Directed by Craig Zobel and titled "Akane No Mai", the fifth episode of Westworld Season 2 premieres on Sunday, May 20th on HBO. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on season 2, and check here for our previous coverage of the second season, including interviews with the cast.

"Episode #15: “Akane No Mai”

Debut date: Sunday, May 20 (9:00–10:0 0 p.m.)

(Welcome to Shogun World)

Written by Dan Dietz; directed by Craig Zobel.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
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Why Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale Are the Feminist Shows We Need Right Now

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Image Source: HBO

The scarcity of dynamic women in television has been problematic for as long as TV has been a central aspect of the American home life. Women of my mother's generation were raised on visions of the perfect homemaker, à la June Cleaver, where the ideal woman was an amalgamation of chef, cleaning lady, advice giver, and shrugger-of-shoulders to the crazy antics of men. Just as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, with its landmark discussions of pay equity, changed the public perception of what it meant to be a woman, Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale have become the feminist anthems we need today.

Both shows, now in their second seasons, have done what would have been impossible only a couple of years ago: placing women at the helm of dramas that aren't exclusively marketed to women. In coupling with the movie successes of Girls Trip and Wonder Woman,
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HBO Reveals New Photos from Westworld Episode 2.04

The second season of HBO's Westworld is in full swing and the fourth season 2 episode, "The Riddle of the Sphinx", debuts this coming Sunday. If you just can't wait a few days, we have four photos that tease what's to come in the episode that was directed by one of the creators of the show, Lisa Joy.

Directed by Lisa Joy and titled "The Riddle of the Sphinx", the fourth episode of Westworld Season 2 premieres on Sunday, May 13th on HBO. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on season 2, and check here for our previous coverage of the second season, including interviews with the cast.

"Episode #14: “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

Debut date: Sunday, May 13 (9:00–10:10 p.m.)

Is this now? If you’re looking forward, you’re looking in the wrong direction.

Written by Gina Atwater & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Lisa Joy.

"Created for
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France's Doc & Film acquires Pierre Cardin doc 'House Of Cardin' (exclusive)

Cardin, 95, has granted exclusive access to his archives for the film.

Paris-based Doc & Film has acquired worldwide rights to House Of Cardin, the authorised documentary chronicling the life and design of fashion icon Pierre Cardin.

Directors P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes of The Ebersole Hughes Company will debut a work-in-progress teaser at an American Pavilion panel today [May 10].

Cardin, 95, has granted exclusive access to his archives and his couture empire and promises unprecedented interviews.

The Ebersole Hughes Company is producing with Marc Smolowitz of 13th Gen Films.

Daniela Elstner of Doc & Film negotiated the deal with Smolowitz on behalf of the filmmakers.
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First board for Arctic Indigenous Film Fund revealed (exclusive)

Board members include former prime minister of Greenland,Kuupik V. Kleist and F&Me’s Mike Downey.

The first board has been appointed for the new Arctic Indigenous Film Fund, which launched in March.

Greenland’s Kuupik V. Kleist, former prime minister of Greenland, has been appointed as chairman of the Fund.

The other board members are Mike Downey, producer and CEO of Film & Music Entertainment; Norway’s Maria Utsi, director of the Arctic Arts Festival; Norwegian actor and filmmaker Nils Gaup; Russian producer Sardana Savvina; and Canada’s Huw Eirug, CEO of the Nunavut Film Development Corporation.

The International
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LevelK boards thriller 'The Exception' with 'Borgen' star Sidse Babett Knudsen (exclusive)

LevelK boards thriller 'The Exception' with 'Borgen' star Sidse Babett Knudsen (exclusive)
Jesper W Nielsen directs a strong female cast that also includes Danica Curcic, Amanda Collin and Lene Maria Christensen.

LevelK has taken on world sales for The Exception, a new Danish thriller starring Borgen’s Sidse Babett Knudsen.

Jesper W. Nielsen directs from a script by Christian Torpe, an adaptation of the hit 2004 novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen, which sold more than 200,000 copies in Denmark and has been published in 20 countries worldwide.

Knudsen, whose credits also include Westworld and The Duke of Burgundy, is joined by a strong female cast that also includes Danica Curcic (Silent Heart), Amanda Collin
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Bac Films, Snowglobe Team on Female-Powered Thriller ‘Wildland’ with Sidse Babett Knudsen (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Bac Films is joining forces with up-and-coming Danish production banner Snowglobe on “Wildland,” a female-driven crime thriller toplining “Borgen” star Sidse Babett Knudsen as a mafia ringleader.

The movie will mark the feature debut of Jeanette Nordahl.

Bac Films has acquired international sales and French distribution rights on the film.

Set in a Danish countryside around an old industrialized farming town, “Wildland” follows a 17-year old girl, Ida, who moves in with her aunt and cousins after the tragic death of her mother in a car accident. The home is filled with love, but outside of the home, the family leads a violent and criminal life.

The film was written by Ingeborg Topsoe, whose recent credits include Milad Alami’s critically acclaimed “The Charmer.”

“‘Wildland’ is a story about the destructive power of family love. It is a female-driven film with mafia elements, where both the head of the family and the protagonist are women,
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HBO Reveals New Photos from Westworld Episode 2.03

Following Westworld's widely celebrated third season renewal, HBO revealed a new set of photos teasing what's to come for hosts and humans alike.

Directed by Richard J. Lewis and titled "Virtù e Fortuna", the third episode of Westworld Season 2 premieres on Sunday, May 6th on HBO. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on season 2, and check here for our previous coverage of the second season, including interviews with the cast.

"Episode #13: “Virtù e Fortuna”

Debut date: Sunday, May 6 (9:00–10:00 p.m.)

There is beauty in who we are. Shouldn’t we, too, try to survive?

Written by Roberto Patino & Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Richard J. Lewis."

"Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
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