Top Stories for 11/11/14

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Here is what’s making news in the world of Nordic film for the 11th of November 2014.


Thomas Vinterberg starts filming ‘The Commune’

In his follow up to The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg has started filming The Commune, which stars Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, and Fares Fares, and is about a clash between personal desires and tolerance in a commune in the 1970s.
Nordic Films are coming to the UK in the ‘Nordic Festival’

The Nordic Festival will run its third year from the 26th of November to the 7th of December, and will include films like Paris of the North and Kon-Tiki.

A new Danish film agreement has been signed

The Danish Culture Minister has announced that there is a new film agreement, which includes a DKK 70 million cash injection and new focus on low-budget productions. All political parties in the Danish Parliament have backed the 2015-2018 pact, which defines the ambitions of Danish cinema.

The Icelandic Film Industry has made over 7 billion ISK from films this year

So far in 2014 the Icelandic Film Industry has made ISK 7 billion (USD 56 million and EUR 45 million). Most of this profit comes from foriegn movie projects filmed in Iceland, such as ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’.

TrustNordisk has closed a lot of sales on ‘The Wave’

International distributors are standing in line to acquire the upcoming Scandinavian disaster movie THE WAVE. TrustNordisk has closed a large number of deals at AFM, based on a one-minute teaser from the upcoming film.

And of course, preorder volume seven and our first book! Books are limited so get in nice and early.

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.