VARIETY VIEWED ICELANDIC VOLCANO

A gruff, working-class retiree relearns what makes life precious in the small but heartrending "Volcano," the feature debut of Icelandic helmer Runar Runarsson. With well-rounded characters and...

05-13-2011
RÚNAR RÚNARSSON'S FILM IS NEATLY,...

It is a odd concept to construct a coming-of-age tale around a recently retired 67 year-old man, but writer/director Rúnar Rúnarsson’s moving and neatly made drama manages to do just that, driven...

05-13-2011
SCANDINAVIAN CINEMA MAKES PRESENCE FELT...

For the first time ever, the Competition section includes works from three Nordic directors - Lars von Trier, Aki Kaurismaki and Nicholas Winding Refn. France’s premiere festival has usually given...

05-13-2011
SCREENDAILY REVIEWS OUT OF BOUNDS

The impressively made Out Of Bounds (titled Labrador locally) marks director Frederikke Aspöck out a talent to keep an eye on. It may well be a subtle and compact drama, set against the stunningly...

05-12-2011
Filmlance behind Troell and first...

Filmlance International, one of Sweden’s largest independent production companies – and part of the UK-based Shine Group – is behind two major Scandinavian projects: the €4.6m TRUTH AND...

05-12-2011
Mads with passion

Zentropa’s A ROYAL AFFAIR combines a royal romance with a good old fashioned scandal. The only thing we love more than a royal romance is a good scandal — which is why we were especially...

05-12-2011