WINTER BROTHERS sells abroad after Locarno win

The new Danish/Norwegian film Winter Brothers has been picked up for release in new countries across Europe following its big win at the Locarno Film Festival, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond reports.

The film recently won the awards for Best Actor for Elliott Crosset Hove, and a Special Mention by the Ecumenical Jury, the Europa Cinemas Label distribution award and the Junior Jury’s First Prize.

Winter Brothers tells the story of two brothers who work in a limestone factory in Denmark. During a cold winter, a violent dispute erupts with another family over the manufacture of alcohol. The film stars Elliott Crosset Hove, Lars Mikkelsen, Peter Plaugborg and Michael Brostrup. It is director Hlynur Pálmason‘s feature debut.

New Europe Film Sales has sold the film to Greece, Poland, and Hungary.

Winter Brothers will next screen at the Norwegian International Film Festival at the New Nordic Films market.

Watch the trailer below, and read our review here.

More info: Nordisk Film & TV Fond


Emma Vestrheim

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.