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The Gravedigger’s Wife awarded at TIFF

The Gravedigger’s Wife, an intimate family drama shot in Djibouti and directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, has been awarded with the Amplify Voices Award at Toronto International Film Festival. The award embraces diversity in all its forms and definitions, including technique and passion that transports storytelling to the screen. The film will receive a $10,000…

The Gravedigger’s Wife to world premiere in Cannes Critics’ Week

The Gravedigger’s Wife, the first feature drama directed by writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, will receive its world premiere in the 60th Cannes Critics’ Week. Shot entirely in Djibouti, the film tells about a gravedigger and his family, who have to push themselves to the limits in order to reunite during times of misfortune. The film…

Eskil Vogt’s The Innocents to world premiere in Cannes

The Innocents, writer-director Eskil Vogt’s brand new thriller co-produced by Bufo, has been selected to compete in Cannes’ Official Section Un Certain Regard. Set in a peaceful suburb in Oslo, The Innocents follows four children who become friends during the summer holidays. After discovering their hidden powers, their innocent play takes a dark turn and…

Psychosia premieres at The Venice International Film Critics’ Week

Marie Grahtø’s first feature Psychosia, co-produced by Bufo, will have its world premiere at the Venice International Film Critics’ Week. The Critics’ Week is an independent and parallel section organized by the National Union of Italian Film Critics (SNCCI) during the 76th Venice International Film Festival. The program includes a selection of seven debut films…

Tommi Korpela awarded as Best Actor at Moscow Film Festival

The lead actor of Void, Tommi Korpela, has been awarded with best actor prize at Moscow Film Festival. In the comedy-drama directed by Aleksi Salmenperä, Korpela plays a writer whose career is in a downward spiral, and who ends up resorting to unusual and even desperate measures in order to get his career going again….

Void premieres in the Main Competition of Moscow Film Festival

Aleksi Salmenperä’s comedy-drama Void will receive its international premiere in the Main Competition Program of Moscow International Film Festival. Festival’s International Jury is lead by internationally renowned South Korean director Kim Ki-Duk. The festival is held this year on April 18th – 25th. Read more from the festival’s website.

Khadar Ahmed to shoot his debut feature The Gravedigger in September in Djibouti

Writer-director Khadar Ahmed’s feature film The Gravedigger is set to shoot in Djibouti, East Africa, in Autumn. This is the debut feature for Ahmed, who has already gained wide recognition with his short films and as a screenwriter. The film will be a co-production between Finland, France and Germany, Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari from…

The Human Part premieres in the Official Selection Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Director Juha Lehtola’s new film The Human Part will premiere in the Official Selection Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November. The film, a comedy-drama inspired by acclaimed Kari Hotakainen’s novel by the same name, will have its theatrical release in Finland in December. Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has…