Archive for May, 2006

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Gosling and Waits on board for Dagur Kari’s The Good Heart

Monday, 15 May 2006

Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson, The Notebook) and Tom Waits (Short Cuts, Down By Law) have signed on to star in The Good Heart, the next film from Icelandic director Dagur Kari, whose highly acclaimed films include festival favorites Nói albínói and Voksne mennesker (English title: Dark Horse). Katapult Film Sales are handling worldwide sales rights for the film, which will begin principal photography later this fall. Read the rest of this entry ?

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First Icelandic crime series a resounding hit locally

Wednesday, 10 May 2006

Anna Th. Rognvaldsdottir’s three part drama Every Colour of the Sea is Cold recently finished its run on RUV TV, Iceland’s public broadcaster. Being the first of its kind in Iceland, the crime series was eagerly awaited and turned out to be a major hit with audiences. According to a Gallup poll 49,6% of the 12-80 demographic stayed tuned. The show also received a warm welcome by the critics. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Africa United opens in Norway

Tuesday, 9 May 2006

The Edda award-winning documentary Africa United by Olafur Johannesson will open in Oslo on May 12th. The director will be present at the premiere and can be seen on the photograph fulfilling his promotional duties. The doc is produced by Johannesson's Poppoli Pictures and Zik Zak Filmworks. Oslo's Fidalgo distributes the film in Norway.

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Ingvar Thordarson a Producer on the Move

Tuesday, 9 May 2006

Producer Ingvar Thordarson (Kisi Production) has been selected as one of the Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. Thordarson and his producing partner Julius Kemp, recently finished Robert Douglas' Eleven Men Out, which has been sold to various territories in Europe and America. They're also co-producing The Bothersome Man, a Norwegian comedy by Jens Lien, which has been selected for the Critic's Week.

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Short Saviour heads for Cannes

Tuesday, 9 May 2006

The Eastman Kodak company has selected Erla B. Skuladottir's multiple award-winning short, Saviour, to be one of its five representatives at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival. The company runs a special programme at the fest called Talent Showcase. All the directors will be present at the screenings.

Saviour has been screened at more than 50 festivals throughout the world and has received 25 awards.