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'Louder Than Bombs' wins Nordic Council Film Prize

'Louder Than Bombs' wins Nordic Council Film Prize
It is the first time a Norwegian feature has won the prestigious $52,000 prize.

Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s English-language family drama Louder Than Bombs has won the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize.

The Dkk 350,000 ($52,000) prize will be shared between Trier, writer Eskil Vogt and producer Thomas Robsahm in recognition of the fact film-making is a collaboration between a director, writer and producer.

The Nordic Council is an inter-parliamentary body fostering cooperation between the Nordic territories including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Every year it awards prizes in five artistic categories including cinema, literature and music.

Louder than Bombs is the 13th recipient of the award and the first Norwegian feature to in the prize. Last year’s winner was Iceland’s Dagur Kári with Virgin Mountain (Fúsi).

Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the award at the autumn session of the Nordic Council, which is currently being held in Copenhagen.
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'Louder Than Bombs' wins Nordic Council Film Priz

'Louder Than Bombs' wins Nordic Council Film Priz
It is the first time a Norwegian feature has won the prestigious $52,000 prize.

Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s English-language family drama Louder Than Bombs has won the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize.

The Dkk 350,000 ($52,000) prize will be shared between Trier, writer Eskil Vogt and producer Thomas Robsahm in recognition of the fact film-making is a collaboration between a director, writer and producer.

The Nordic Council is an inter-parliamentary body fostering cooperation between the Nordic territories including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Every year it awards prizes in five artistic categories including cinema, literature and music.

Louder than Bombs is the 13th recipient of the award and the first Norwegian feature to in the prize. Last year’s winner was Iceland’s Dagur Kári with Virgin Mountain (Fúsi).

Prince Frederik of Denmark presented the award at the autumn session of the Nordic Council, which is currently being held in Copenhagen.
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Coppola Jury Make An Offer Fest Can’t Refuse: 2015 Marrakech Int. Film Fest Snapshot Capsule Day 9

A lead up to the evening’s most perplexing event, was the switcheroo announcement crowning the top film of the festival first (Very Big Shot) and once that was out of the way, the big “move” from the jury was to make sure that everyone gets a trophy, and that no one wins second place (or it can be certainly read this way). During a time where the Paris events have still in public consciousness, the 15th edition will be looked back as one that unites. Unfortunately for me, there would be no after party and Todd HaynesCarol will have to wait as my battle with stomach demons continued. Here is the complete tally of the prizes. I wonder what airport security thought about the statute.

L’ÉTOILE D’Or – Le Grand Prix Du Festival

The Golden Star – Festival Grand Prize

Very Big Shot (Film kteer kbeer) de/by
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Lff 2015: Virgin Mountain Review

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Icelandic-Danish film Virgin Mountain from writer-director Dagur Kári of Noi the Albino (2003) notoriety offers one of the most brilliant and understated lead performances at Lff this year. Larger-than-life Gunnar Jónsson makes man-mountain character Fúsi a symbol of good-natured society as life deals Fúsi raw deal after raw deal. Along the lines of a Scandi

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'Louder Than Bombs' to close Norwegian fest

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'Louder Than Bombs' to close Norwegian fest
World premiere of Nordic disaster movie The Wave to open festival in Haugesund.

Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs, starring Jesse Eisenberg, has been named as the closing film of the 43rd Norwegian International Film Festival (Aug 16-21) in Haugesund.

The drama, about how a father and his two sons confront their feelings of their deceased wife and mother, was Norway’s first Palme d’Or contender at Cannes in 36 years and is set to play at Toronto next month.

As previously announced, Niff will open with the world premiere of Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie, The Wave (Bølgen), when the festival is launched by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon on Aug 16.

It means Norwegian films will both open and close the festival.

Tonje Hardersen, who was named the new Niff festival director in March, said: “I am very happy to see that local cinema is so well represented, and in so many genres.”

Considering the wider
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Tribeca Review: Best Narrative Film Award Winner ‘Virgin Mountain’ Is An Empathetic Look At Loneliness & Late-Bloomers

Danish cinema received a strong vote of confidence and a winning boost this weekend; two films from the Tribeca Film Festival won top dramatic jury prizes. And “Virgin Mountain,” a Danish-Icelandic film directed by Icelandic-born, Danish-raised Dagur Kári (“Noi the Albino” and the sorely underrated “The Good Heart” with Paul Dano and Brian Cox) won the coveted jury prize for best narrative feature film (and two other major prizes; Danish film "Bridgend" took three other baubles). And while the award may set expectations the movie can’t quite match, Kári’s fourth feature film is still a thoughtful, engaging, and compassionate look at the lonely outsider and his quiet emptiness. The movie’s name comes from its protagonist, Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson), a hulking mass of a man who is untouched, cloistered, and naïve. This is not a foreign version of Judd Apatow’s “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” though on
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2015 Tribeca Film Festival awards announced

Over the weekend, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival gave out their annual awards, putting a bow on the latest installment of the fest. It was a pretty solid festival, as far as I could tell, though in all fairness I saw less movies this year than I usually do at Tribeca. Still, the films that I did wind up privy to wound up impressing me, by and large. Most of my favorite titles weren’t cited by these awards, but one sort of was, and that was Leslye Headland’s wonderful Sleeping with Other People. That was a runner up (as you’ll see below), but it deserved plenty more. I personally would have given some awards to not just Sleeping with Other People, but also titles like Grandma, Misery Loves Comedy, and Slow West as well. I might do my own awards/best of piece later on in the week,
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Virgin Mountain takes top prize at Tribeca by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-04-27 16:31:21

Virgin Mountain Gentle Icelandic drama Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) was named best dramatic film at Tribeca. The film, which tells an offbeat love story, won a purse of $25,000 for director Dagur Kári, who took home a $5,000 bonus for best screenplay. The film's hat-trick of awards saw Gunnar Jónsson named as best actor for his role as shy man mountain Fúsi, whose subtle performance that relies as much on small gestures and looks as scripting, is fully deserving of recognition.

The other chief winner at this year's festival was a Danish film - shot in the UK - Bridgend. The film is certainly controversial, as it draws on the real-life suicides of teenagers and young adults in the Welsh town of the title and although some of the craft behind the film is good - particularly Magnus Jønck's excellent cinematography - I found the reductive nature of the picture painted (every.
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Tribeca unveils jury and audience winners; Nordic cinema triumphs

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Tribeca unveils jury and audience winners; Nordic cinema triumphs
Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival; King Jack and Transfatty Lives take the audience awards.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T were King Jack, directed by Felix Thompson, in the narrative category, and TransFatty Lives, directed by Patrick O’Brien, in the documentary category .

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress
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Tribeca unveils winners; Danish cinema triumphs

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Tribeca unveils winners; Danish cinema triumphs
Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark, pictured). Winner
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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca

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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca
Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark, pictured), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark). Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman
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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca Film Festival

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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca Film Festival
Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark, pictured), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark). Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman
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Tff 2015: Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2015 Line-up For World Narrative Features Program

This year’s World Narrative program brings an accessible universality to its international viewpoints and showcase a strong sense of familial locales, crises, and lone-wolf connective longing in a variety of styles. From two brothers surviving the Kentucky Civil War in Men Go To Battle to a wealthy eccentric who ingratiates himself with the family of his dead friend in Franny and The Survivalist’s struggle with post-apocalyptic self-preservation, the 12 stories and voices will resonate with discerning and diverse audiences.

“We were inspired by, and really admire the ambition and risk-taking of the filmmakers who are striving to capture the emotions and complexities of everyday life in this year’s submissions,” said Frederic Boyer, Artistic Director Tribeca Film Festival.

Let’s take a look at the slate for the World Narrative Features program:

The Adderall Diaries

Pamela Romanowsky (USA) – World Premiere

Elliott (James Franco), a once-successful novelist inflicted with writer
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Rocketman (2015): Tom Hardy cast as Elton John in Focus Features Film

  Tom Hardy cast in Rocketman. The casting of Tom Hardy in Rocketman (2015) answers the question of who will play the lead role in the Michael Gracey directed film. Tom Hardy will play musician Elton John in the Focus Features film written by Lee Hall. The official press release for Rocketman: Tom Hardy will [...]

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Tom Hardy Will Play Elton John in Rocketman

We last reported on the the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, where there were a lot of rumors out there, nothing official. Now it’s confirmed Tom Hardy (Bronson, Inception, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises) will star as the musical legend. Rocketman is scheduled to shoot in 2014 and will feature new recordings from Elton John that will accompany the story from child prodigy to superstar.

I’ve wanted to see an Elton John biopic for a long time, so consider me excited. There is so much story to tell and how they will pull it off and how Tom hardy will portray the legend is going to be interesting.

The movie was written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), Rocketman will be directed by Michael Gracey.

Check out the full boring press release:

Tom Hardy To Star As Music Legend Elton John In Rocket PicturesRocketman

Focus Features Plans Major U.S.
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Tom Hardy Officially Set to Play Elton John in Rocketman

A few months ago word got out that Tom Hardy was looking at playing Elton John in a biopic called Rocketman. That casting choice has now been set in stone by an official announcement. It's still hard for me to imagine Hardy in this role. He's such a great actor, though, that I'm sure he's going to be fantastic in the movie.

The movie has been described as, "a biographical musical fantasy that will weave together John’s life and his music... it follows his life story from a child piano prodigy (who by age 11 won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music) to a young man who rebelled against his strict upbringing, wore outrageous costumes and became a global icon who teamed with songwriter Bernie Taupin to sell more records that just about any musical artist of his era."

This is going to be very different from anything we've seen Hardy do before.
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Tom Hardy to Play Elton John in Rocketman Biopic

After Justin Timberlake appeared on "SNL" as Elton John, the real Elton John announced that he would love for Timberlake to star in his biopic, called "Rocketman." Now comes word that the role has gone to Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises). "Rocketman" is a musical that tells the story of a child prodigy turned music legend. Elton will re-record many of his iconic hits to parallel the emotional beats of the film. The film is begin shooting this time next year. "Tom is quickly becoming known as one of the world's most versatile actors, and like others at the top of their craft, he has proven his ability to transform himself completely into the character or subject found in the material," said Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel. "We are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton." "Rocketman" will be directed by Michael Gracey
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Tom Hardy will play Elton John in Rocketman

Tom Hardy will play Elton John in Rocketman
Michael Gracey's Elton John biopic Rocketman has found its leading man, with Tom Hardy confirmed as the artist formerly known as Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Hardy had long been linked to the role, and the speculation was confirmed by an official press release from Focus Features, with CEO Peter Schlessel explaining, "we are confident that Tom will embody the physicality and spirit of Sir Elton." The film will follow John's journey from child prodigy to global superstar, with the action to be accompanied by a number of new recordings...

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Film today: Fifty Shades of maybe

As the latest actor to be named as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey is announced, we've the lowdown on what's coming up today

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Jamie Dornan will probably play Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey

• Universal Studios Hollywood pulls "anti-gay" Bill and Ted Halloween show

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Alec Baldwin calls Rock of Ages a "horrible film"

• Row over Jeremy Piven pay holding back Entourage movie

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Tom Hardy to play Elton John in Rocketman film

Tom Hardy, the generous-lipped actor who rose to fame in a biopic of Charles Bronson, is to take on the role of Elton John in the musician's official biopic

Tom Hardy is to play Elton John in the musical biopic Rocketman.

The star of Bronson and The Dark Knight Rises has officially signed for the project, which is being put together by the singer's own Rocket Pictures. The announcement caps a lengthy search for an actor to play the flamboyant musician. Rocketman will be directed by Michael Gracey from a screenplay by Billy Elliot's Lee Hall.

"Tom is a stellar talent who will add extraordinary depth and nuance in bringing Elton's story to life," said Rocket Pictures CEO Steve Hamilton Shaw. "We are excited to have such a gifted actor on board, and equally excited to be in the hands of Peter Schlessel and the entire Focus Features team.
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