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Marrakech Fest Interview: Tobias Lindholm Talks 'A Hijacking,' Influence Of Kathryn Bigelow On Next Film 'The War' & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 5, 2013 3:37 PM
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Tobias Lindholm, A Hijacking
In a nice note of symmetry to our 2013, one of our first interviews of the year at the Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden, was with the Danish director of “A Hijacking,” Tobias Lindholm, and today we found ourselves in December in Marrakech getting to speak with him again. Lindholm is here as part of the Marrakech Film Festival’s tribute to Scandinavian cinema, which also boasts Tomas Alfredson, Noomi Rapace, Alicia Vikander, Nicolas Winding Refn and Mads Mikkelsen in its starry lineup. But it’s not just his nationality that brings him back; last year “A Hijacking” his sophomore directorial feature, was awarded the Jury Prize at this very festival. It’s always a pleasure to talk to anyone as engaging as Lindholm, but the year has proven busier than he had anticipated back at its start, and among other tidbits, he gave us an in depth look at his next directorial project, “The War” which is clearly on his mind in an evolving form right now, as even here at the festival, he is putting in four or five-hour days purely on script work.

On The Rise: 12 Directors To Watch In 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 28, 2013 4:20 PM
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On The Rise: 12 Director's To Watch In 2013 (photo)
So far in our On The Rise series this year, we've looked at talent on the ascension in front of the camera, with a cluster of actors and actresses who look set for great things. We've also highlighted promising cinematographers, writers and composers who've already proven their worth, and look like they're about to be more and more in demand as time goes on.

Göteborg Interview: Tobias Lindholm On 'A Hijacking,' 'The Hunt,' The Psychology Of European Cinema & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 9, 2013 12:07 PM
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Director of the hotly buzzed “A Hijacking” (our glowing review here) that has been doing the festival rounds since Venice last year, Tobias Lindholm is, in his own words, about to “close up the circus and start working on the next thing.” But with his two breakthrough film projects “The Hunt,” which he co-wrote with director Thomas Vinterberg, and “A Hijacking” still awaiting U.S. releases (the latter is slated for second-quarter 2013 bow through Magnolia Pictures), it is tempting to cast him as being only "on the cusp" of major international success.

Writer Tobias Lindholm To Reteam With 'The Hunt' Collaborator Thomas Vinterberg For 'The Commune'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 4, 2013 12:25 PM
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It can seem to outsiders that every new film and TV show coming out of Scandinavia features at least a few of the same names, both behind and in front of the camera. And undoubtedly, on the foot of his co-writing gig on the excellent “The Hunt,” his writer/director work on the acclaimed “A Hijacking” as well as regular writing/showrunning duties on “Borgen,” the latest Danish TV show to have blown everyone away (apparently Stephen King’s favourite TV show of 2012), Tobias Lindholm’s name is becoming one of those -- so much so were going to include a handy pronunciation guide so you can correct your friends when it crops up: it’s Tob-EE-ass. You’re welcome. Anyway, we had the distinct pleasure of talking with Lindholm at the Göteborg International Film Festival, and while we’ll run a fuller take soon, he did let drop some details on one of his upcoming projects that will see him reteam with Thomas Vinterberg, his co-writer on, and director of, “The Hunt,” and 2010’s “Submarino.”

Venice Review: 'A Hijacking' Is A Detailed, Gripping & Powerful High-Seas Hostage Tale

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 4, 2012 2:18 PM
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As exciting as it can be to be one of the audience at the first public screening of an eagerly anticipated film – the new Paul Thomas Anderson or Terrence Malick, the new Rian Johnson or David O. Russell – perhaps the purest pleasure that can be found at a film festival is that of discovery. Picking something semi-randomly from the program, something with no A-listers, and no internationally renowned filmmaker at the helm, and walking out a couple of hours later feeling that you’ve uncovered a gem, and been one oft the first to find a director who could be a major talent to watch.

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