Congratulations to Noomi Rapace and Vladimir Johannsson for scoring two top prizes at the Sitges Film Festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Lamb” took the top prize for best feature-length film. The debut feature from Icelandic director Johannsson premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes this year. It combines Nordic folk legend with WTF horror elements in the story of Icelandic sheep farmers who seize on a startling discovery during lambing season. A24 has North American rights for the film. Rapace also took best actress at Sitges, sharing the prize ex-aequo with Susanne Jensen for her starring performance in Peter Brunner’s Austrian horror film “Luzifer”. Australian director Justin Kurzel took Sitges best direction honor for “Nitram2, a thriller looking at the events leading up the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania. Best actor honors went ex-aequo to “Nitram” star Caleb Landry Jones and “Luzifer”‘s Franz Rogowski. More information on all the winners can be found over at The Hollywood Reporter.
The international promotion tour for “Lamb” continues with an appearance at the 65th BFI London Film Festival, where Noomi and director Valdimar Jóhannsson were on hand to promote the film. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – 65th BFI London Film Festival – “Lamb” Premiere
Noomi Rapace was a vision in white at yesterday’s screening of “Lamb” at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, taking place only a day after the screening of “The Trip”. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Sitges Film Festival – “Lamb” Screening
Noomi Rapace is busy with a dual promotional tour for both “Lamb” and “The Trip”. The latter was screened today at the 2021 Sitges Film Festival and Spain – and Noomi and director Valdimar Jóhannsson were on hand to promote the dark comedy, which premiered in Swedish cinemas this June. Pictures from the press conference have been added to the photo gallery. “The Trip” will be released in the US, UK and other territories on October 15 on Netflix. Edit: More pitures from the evening’s gala screening of the film have been added as well.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Sitges Film Festival – “The Trip” Screening
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Sitges Film Festival – “The Trip” Press Conference
Hello everybody, Frederik here. Frequent visitors of Noomi Rapace Online may remember me from way back when I created the site in 2010 and maintained it until 2018. With changing priorities and declining interest in her projects back then, I gave the site up for “adoption” and it was taken over. But when I recently saw it was up for adoption again, I couldn’t resist to give it another go – especially with Noomi’s most recent projects that look so edgy, entertaining and back to her roots. So, my thanks to the previous owner Marilia, for updating it over the past years, and to my host Flaunt for making this comeback of sorts possible. There’s lots of material that needs to be updated from the previous years and quite some catch-up to do on Noomi’s most recent projects, so please bear with me as the site will be updated over the next couple of weeks. I have decided to re-do all the sites, ie. the career pages, press library and video archive – which got apparently lost along the way. Check back soon for more updates and have a look at the photo gallery for lots of new additions to be added. Thanks and enjoy your stay.
Here comes a nice interview with Entertainment Weekly for this week’s theatrical release of “Lamb” in the United States: Noomi Rapace had no time to be sheepish on the set of Lamb. On her first day of filming A24’s Icelandic horror-drama, she found herself in a barn helping deliver a baby lamb live on camera. “I didn’t have any time to practice,” the Swedish actress recalls with a laugh. “I had this rush of adrenaline right before we started. I was waiting in my trailer, and then all of a sudden I heard a knock, and they’re like, ‘Come on, it’s coming!’ I ran down to the barn, but as soon as I sat down in front of [the mother sheep] and saw this little head starting to come out, I got really calm. It was so magical, pulling out that little creature and seeing it stand up for the first time and take its first breaths. Life is so magical and brutal at the same time.”
I loved María from the very first. She’s such an amazing combination of strength, fragility, and violence. She has this primal rage in her, and the way she deals with her grief and heartbreak and her desperation to be a mother again is such a beautiful contradiction. It wasn’t hard to find her, strangely enough. I grew up on a farm, so I’ve lived farm life. But I hadn’t delivered baby lambs, so that was new.
The complete interview can be read over at Entertainment Weekly.
Some fantastic new editorial pictures have been added to the photo gallery. Have a look at the previews and a complete list below. Many thanks to Marinka for submitting most of these great finds.
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2018 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2018 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 16
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 09
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2017 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2015 – Session 14
According to Variety, the upcoming psychological thriller “Angel of Mine,” starring Noomi Rapace, is set as the first acquisition by R & R Films, a new Australian distributor. The company was recently established by industry veterans Richard Becker and Robert Slaviero. The film goes into production this month in Melbourne, Australia. It is the story of intuition and obsession featuring a couple coming to terms with the untimely death of their daughter. The woman becomes convinced that another girl is her own. The script is adapted by Luke Davies (“Lion”) and David Regal from the French film “L’Empreinte,” by Safy Nebbou. Kim Farrant directs. Alongside Rapace, the film stars Yvonne Strahovski and Luke Evans. Other cast includes Richard Roxburgh, Finn Little, Rob Collins, Tracy Mann, Pip Miller and Rachel Gordon. Becker is a veteran who for years headed the sales, production and distribution group Becker Film. Slaviero is former CEO of Hoyts Distribution and Studiocanal. “Farrant showed her promise as a director with the powerful film ‘Strangerland,’ and she has once again attracted an incredible international Australian and international cast to this production,” said Becker. “I couldn’t resist Luke and David’s compelling script. It a story that every parent will identify with.” “Angel of Mine” is a SixtyFourSixty and Garlin Pictures production with principal investors Magna Entertainment and Screen Australia, in association with Film Victoria. Producers are Su Armstrong, Brian Etting and Josh Etting with executive producers Brian Rosen, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum. Fortitude Intl. is handling international sales on the film at the Cannes Film Market.
On Thursday, Noomi Rapace and Ethan Hawke have attended the Tribeca Film Festival alongside director Robert Budreau to celebrate the world-premiere of “Stockholm.” So far, only The Hollywood Reporter has posted a review, so let’s wait for more to drop. In the meantime, lots of pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Joan for sending them in. Edit: More reviews have been added, and it’s great to see good reviews for the film and especially praise for Noomi’s performance!
The Hollywood Reporter, John De Fore (April 19, 2018)
As the hostage who will come to most closely identify with the outlaws, Rapace has the film’s biggest job. She’s not so insensitive as to make it look easy. Bianca is married with two young children, and, judging solely from Rapace’s mien, harbors no fantasies about running away with a rogue. But she notices every thing Lars does to make this ordeal easier for her, sees how he is subtly disrespected by the man he’s trying to rescue, and, late in the plot, realizes Lars is the same criminal who once saved the life of an old man while robbing his house. And just as important, Bianca is allowed a few bits of contact with her husband (one of which is a nervously comic highlight), and that decent, frightened man lets her down in banal but telling ways.
Variety, Owen Gleiberman (April 21, 2018)
Enough filmmakers have nailed the early ’70s that even if you didn’t live through it, you can tell when a movie misses the era. In “Stockholm,” the hair and clothes are accurate in a costume-shop way, but the atmosphere is too slick and bright and punchy. The one performer with the right desultory presence is Noomi Rapace, under big glasses and long straight sandy blonde hair held back in a bun. Her Bianca just wants to stay alive and get home to her two children. The question is, what’s her best strategy?
Slash Film, Hoai-Tran Bui (April 21, 2018)
The movie goes out of its way to convince us that Lars is a sympathetic character, flying into a panic over his hostages’ well-being as often as he flies into a rage. In another person’s hands, Lars would have probably veered toward comic relief or even mentally disabled, but this incompetent, outrageous robber is given pathos by Hawke’s no-holds-barred performance. He’s supported by a revelatory turn by Rapace, who lends a quiet strength to Bianca, and Mark Strong’s stoic straight man.
“Stockholm” will have its world-premiere today at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Robert Burdreau, the film is based on a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented a year later in a New Yorker article titled “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. Lars Nystrom (Hawke) dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages, one of them being Bianca (Noomi Rapace), a wife and mother of two, in order to spring his pal Gunnar (Mark Strong) from prison. Negotiations with detectives come to a halt when the police refuse to let Lars leave in a getaway car with the hostages. As hours turn into days, Lars alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure. The hostages develop an uneasy relationship with their captor, which is particularly complex for Bianca, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. The Bianca-Lars relationship gives rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome” — hence the title of the film. Make sure to check back for reviews tomorrow.