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  • Dubai Film Festival Sets Red Carpet Galas for 'Wadjda,' 'Bekas' | TrustNordisk
    film in her own the country will see Wadjda make its Middle Eastern premiere during the event and should provide interesting feedback from a region where female filmmakers are uncommon Kader s Bekas will mark its international debut during Dubai s Muhr Arab Feature lineup the event s Muhr Arab Feature strand an increasingly large showcase of home grown films Set against the turbulent Iraqi landscape under Saddam s regime Bekas details the story of two homeless Iraqi Kurdish children living on the edge of survival who catch a glimpse of the film Superman at the local cinema resolving to travel to America on a donkey to live with him Partially inspired by her own youth Mansour s coming of age story chronicles a young girl pushing the boundaries of modern society in Saudi Arabia as she strives to possess her own bicycle The movie already secured the Art Cinema Award at The Venice Film Festival 2012 and sparked international discussion and interest in the burgeoning talent of the Arab World DIFF artistic director Masoud Amralla al Ali said We are honored to have the opportunity to showcase these incredible films providing a platform for Arab filmmakers to achieve their

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  • Karzan Kader recalls his childhood exodus in a beautiful comedy titled Bekas | TrustNordisk
    social drama costumbrist cinema and road movie Director Karzan Kader s involvement in this project is more than professional It is personal even intimate To start with Bekas evokes Karzan and his family s own flight from their native Iraqi Kurdistan in 1991 faced with the menacing advance of Saddam Hussein s army The filmmaker was then eight years old and his exodus took him to Sweden where he has lived ever since Kader s feature debut is also based on the short of the same name with which he graduated from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2010 and for which he won the Silver Medal at the 38th Student Academy Awards the Oscars for film school productions Bekas tells the story of young Zana 7 years old and Dana 10 two orphan brothers who decide to abandon their miserable life in a Kurdish village to travel to America a city they think is two or three days away The two little boys take this firm decision after briefly seeing Superman in the village cinema and do the impossible to make their dream come true Thanks to their hard work as shoe shiners they manage to save up

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  • BEKAS | TrustNordisk
    BEKAS Original Title BEKAS Film Status Internationally Premiered Production Year 2012 Budget EUR 2 M Genre Drama Director Karzan Kader Cast Zamand Taha Sarwar Fazil Language Kurdish Duration 92 Cinematographer Johan Holmquist Editor Sebastian Ringler Michal Leszczylowski Scriptwriter Karzan Kader Screen Ratio 1 2 35 Country Of Origin Sweden Finland Iraq Producers Sandra Harms Executive producers Peter Possne Production Company Sonet Film AB Downloads BEKAS POSTER BEKAS SALES FLYER BEKAS TECHNICAL SHEET Bekas Directors biography Bekas Directors statement Bekas Synopsis short ENG Festivals Dubai Int Film Festival 2012 12 09 LATEST NEWS SWEDISH KURDISH BEKAS STEALS THE ATTENTION IN CANNES 24 May 2012 Upcoming project BEKAS has proven to be an astonishing success in Cannes Not even launched on an international market yet BEKAS trailer alone has made numerous of territories commit Arrow Films UK Rialto Distribution Australia New Zealand Cineart Benelux Israel Lev Films Sonamu Pictures co ltd South Korea Serenity Entertainment Int Taiwan and Falcon Films Middle East have acquired all rights to the little story about two homeless Kurdish boys who in Read more Swedes boosted by gloom boom 18 May 2012 ADAM DAWTREY VARIETY Cannes Daily Spotlight 2012 Swedish Cinema The most famous scene in Swedish

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  • Oskar Thor Axelsson - A New Icelandic Director to Watch | TrustNordisk
    in the way it was told Also we hadn t really had a film like that in Iceland before and I love the genre You also wrote the script How hard was it to do the screen adaptat ion It was quite hard because it s a big book of more than 500 pages packed with action scenes I had to pick and choose I started by doing a very long script of about 215 pages I was able then to cut down I remained very true to the lead characters the feel and tone of the book The main story is the same but I changed some details The book is also based on true events The characters are fictional but the bank robbery insurance scam and drug scene are based on real events that happened here and people do remember because it was big news at the time in the late 90s What else was interesting to you apart from the genre I bonded with the story of the lead guy Stebbi He may be drinking a bit too much he s in the bad place but he s not a bad guy I could relate to him He falls into the wrong crowd and that can happen to anyone You ve given a very stylised look to this noir thriller and references to Martin Scorsese Quentin Tarantino immediately jumped to one s mind When I started writing the script I thought the film should be all over the place I threw all crazy ideas at it and filmed it all afterwards I was also inspired by the energy of films like Trainspotting Goodfellas Run Lola Run films that use a lot of crazy techniques and have a fast pace and great music So the style was planned from the get go at script stage Then I discussed all those ideas with the production designer and cinematographer The film was executive produced by Nicolas Winding Refn How did he get on board He s a good friend of my producer Thor Sigurjónsson 6 8 months before we started production I was cutting the script again and was watching the Pusher films Thor asked i f I would like Nicolas to read the script and submitted it to him He read it liked it and got involved in the last script stage and while I was preparing for the shooting At the same time he became a huge household name in Cannes So his involvement definitely helped my film get noticed as I m an unknown director You were careful at inserting nice humorous touches that gave welcome monents of relief in the middle of the most intense and violent scenes Yes that was exactly my goal I wanted to create relief for the audience If it was just violent and intense it would have been too difficult for the audience to view and I wanted to make an entertaining film like Goodfellas The film is grotesque but a

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  • TrustNordisk signs raft of deals for The Hunt, Black's Game | TrustNordisk
    Films and Benelux Wild Bunch Tom Stewart Head of Acquisitions for Arrow Films says We re totally thrilled to be bringing this power house collaboration to the UK Ireland audience and to be continuing our ongoing strong relationship with TrustNordisk Also TrustNordisk has sold Icelandic thriller Black s Game to Germany Koch Media Benelux Wild Bunch and Estonia Estin Film Koch Media s Head of Acquisitions and Sales Silke Wilfinger

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  • TrustNordisk closing deals on Icelandic thriller BLACK’S GAME | TrustNordisk
    Koch Media s Head of Acquisitions and Sales Silke Wilfinger We are glad that we could acquire BLACK S GAME which is a very strong crime movie in the tradition of Nicolas Winding Refn s work On board already are UK Entertainment One and Swiss distributor Frenetic Films Resembling the PUSHER trilogy 1996 2005 BLACK S GAME has Nicolas Winding Refn DRIVE 2011 Chris Briggs HOSTEL 2005 2011 Andri Sveinsson and Heidar Gudjonsson as executive producers Thor S Sigurjonsson Skuli Fr Malmquist ZikZak Filmworks and Arnar Knutsson Filmus are producers and feature film debutant Óscar Thór Axelsson is directing BLACK S GAME screened in Berlin s EFM straight after participating in Rotterdam International Film Festival s Tiger Award Competition where it became the highest audience rated Tiger Award nominee making 4 4 out of 5 BLACK S GAME never gives the vibe that it is a debut It looks confidently made juggles a large cast and a wide selection of locations is marvelously edited and as a result it moves like a snake on speed Twitch Film The film was adapted by the director from the novel BLACK CURSE by Stefán Máni and is according to its opening credits based

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  • Geezers need excitement | TrustNordisk
    small country However as Iceland became ever more integrated into Europe new smuggling routes emerged All of a sudden we had drastic change Axelsson recalls Whereas a dealer in the early 1990s might be caught with 100 grams by the end of the decade cops were catching dealers with several kilos in their possession The characters are fictional but are based on real life prototypes Inspired by some shit that actually happened the filmmakers tell us early on Máni researched his novel exhaustively Axelsson likewise tried to learn as much as he could about the Icelandic underworld He studied Máni s notes and met cops who played him tape recordings of dealers phones they d bugged He even spoke with one or two real life gangsters They were just into the filmmaking part of it the director recalls of their enthusiasm for the movie They told Axelsson and his producer all sorts of secrets about their smuggling routes and tricks for fooling the police We just looked at each other and thought OK we ll just keep this info to ourselves Axelsson was determined to make sure his actors were as colourful and compelling as the characters described in the book Novelist Máni gave him free license to adapt the book in whatever way he wanted Whenever I changed something you d imagine the author being protective but he was always thrilled about it The director claims his storytelling style is closer to that of Goodfellas than of Refn s PUSHER films BLACK S GAME is stylized and very frenetic not a gritty realist drama I wanted to have it fast paced and exciting Axelsson says We used all sorts of things stills split screen I felt from the beginning reading this book that the story calls for it and

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  • Icelandic Tiger BLACK'S GAME roars in Rotterdam | TrustNordisk
    who won the Best Director accolade at Cannes last year for his DRIVE the film does bring to mind Refn s early work in particular the PUSHER trilogy Set around the turn of the millennium BLACK S GAME follows poor Stebbi Thorvaldur David Kristjansson who has been arrested for being involved in a bar brawl he can hardly remember When he s charged with aggravated assault he asks his childhood friend Tóti Johannes Haukur Johannesson to help him get a good lawyer but the shady Tóti asks him for a favour in return that quickly plunges him deeper and deeper into the world of drugs and other lucrative criminal activities The film was adapted by the director from the novel BLACK CURSE by Stefán Máni and is according to its opening credits based on some shit that actually happened Certainly the realistic tone represents one of the film s major plusses Even with the almost obligatory feeling nods to directors Tarantino Guy Ritchie and many mainly American drug running tales the story remains grounded in a recognisable Icelandic reality that adds to its believability and sets it somewhat apart from its brethren Whereas a local hit crime film such as

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