While we’re at it, screencaptures from “Black Crab” have been added to the photo gallery as well. The futuristic war thriller premiered on Netflix back in March – just in time to become very, very recent with what has happened in the world at the exact time. It is two thirds of a brilliant suspenseful and original film, until the last third turns into a quite generic apocalyptic thriller. Still, a fantastic project helmed by outstanding performances from Noomi Rapace (minus her hideous wig) and Jakob Oftebro. You can still stream “Black Crab” on Netflix.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Black Crab – Screencaptures
“You Won’t Be Alone”, Goran Stolevski’s supernatural drama, which has just been chosen as Australia’s candidate for the Academy Awards (see update below) is available on various streaming services in the US and UK (you can check the availability for your country over at ReelGood). Noomi stars in a smaller role as one of the Macedonia townspeople in the 19th century, whose life is affected by the witch living among them. She’s part of a great ensemble in a fantastic film. Very recommended if you’re looking for something different. Screencaptures from the film have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – You Won’t Be Alone – Screencaptures
Goran Stolevski’s debut feature You Won’t Be Alone is Australia’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Produced by Causeway Films’ Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings, the supernatural horror, set in 19th century Macedonia, stars Noomi Rapace, Anamaria Marinca, Alice Englert, Carloto Cotta, Félix Maritaud and Sara Klimoska. It first premiered at Sundance in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, going on to receive rave reviews, with critics drawing comparisons between Stolevski and filmmakers such as Terrence Malick and Jonathan Glazer. The film also screened in competition at Sydney Film Festival, won best film at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Best Film of the Official Fantástic Competition Selection at Sitges. Variety named Stolevski one of its 10 directors to watch of 2022.
To have been selected for submission to one of the highest accolades there is in our industry and be representing Australia is just wonderful/slightly surreal. It’s of course immensely competitive with another 91 very brilliant films from around the world up for nomination, but it’s great to be in the running and, even at this early stage, to be shining a light on the calibre of our talent and how diverse Australia’s screen stories are. (Kristina Ceyton, Inside Film)
This is the second consecutive time that a film starring Noomi Rapace is submitted for the Best International Film for an Academy Award after Iceland’s submission of “Lamb” last year.
The 2022 Nordic Council Film Prize has been awarded to Iceland’s “Lamb”, directed Valdimar Jóhannsson, who co-wrote with Sjón; and produced by Hrönn Kristinsdóttir and Sara Nassim. The award was presented on Tuesday evening (November 2) during the Nordic Council’s autumn session in Helsinki. The lucrative Nordic Council Film Prize comes with a cash award of $39,800 (DKK 300,000), which is shared between the director, writers, and producers in honour of the collaborative nature of filmmaking. Lamb, which premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2021 and won the ‘prize of originality’, is a supernatural drama about an Icelandic couple (played by Noomi Rapace and Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) who find a mysterious newborn on their farm. The other nominees this year – one each from the Nordic countries – were Godland by Hlynur Pálmason submitted by Denmark, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic by Teemu Nikki for Finland, The Worst Person In The World by Joachim Trier from Norway and Clara Sola by Nathalie Alvarez Mesen from Sweden.
A batch of new production stills as well as the international keyart for the upcoming “Django” have been added to the photo gallery.
On Sunday, Noomi Rapace was a guest at the 17th Rome Film Festival to promote the world-premiere of the upcoming SKY series “Django”. And while there, she also picked up the festival’s Premio Progressive alla Carriera (Progressive Lifetime Achievement Award). Pictures from the photocall, premiere and ceremony have been added to the photo gallery, alongside screencaptures from a press junket and new production stills from the series. Enjoy.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 17th Rome Film Festival – Premio Progressive alla Carriera
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 17th Rome Film Festival – “Django” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – 17th Rome Film Festival – “Django” Photocall
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – “Django” Press Junket (17th Rome Film Festival)
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Django – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2022 – Session 08
According to various Italian sources, such as SkyTG24, Noomi Rapace will receive the Progressive Lifetime Achievement Award during the seventeenth edition of the Rome Film Fest. This was announced by the Artistic Director Paola Malanga, in agreement with Gian Luca Farinelli, President of the Cinema for Rome Foundation, and Francesca Via, General Director. The award ceremony will be held today, Sunday 16 October at 19.30, at the Sinopoli Hall of the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone, on the occasion of the world premiere of the Django series, produced by Sky and Cattleya with Atlantique Production and Canal +, directed by Francesca Comencini, in which Noomi Rapace plays the role of the powerful and ruthless Elizabeth Thurman. The award will be presented by the Iranian director and cartoonist Marjane Satrapi, president of the jury of the Progressive Cinema Competition.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Django” will celebrate its world-premiere at the Rome Film Festival this Sunday: Set, like the original film, in the period after the American Civil War, the series combines plot elements from both Django and its official 1987 sequel Django Strikes Again, themes from Tarantino’s film — particularly the role of Black people and freed slaves in old West — as well as adding several original ideas of its own. Even Django’s famous weapons-packed coffin makes an appearance, though in a very different setting than the original. The series’ main story sees Django, played by The Old Guard and Amsterdam actor Matthias Schoenaerts, searching for his lost daughter, whom he believes survived the murder of his family years before. His journey takes him to New Babylon, a town run by the visionary John Ellis (Top Boy’s Nicholas Pinnock), who has created a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic utopia walled off from the violent divisions of 19th century Texas. “Django is extremely contemporary: it touches upon themes that go from characters’ psychology to family and from inclusivity to diversity,” says Nils Hartmann, executive vp of Sky Studios Italy and Germany, of the new show. Django will roll out 2023 exclusively on Sky across its European pay-TV footprint, on Canal+ in France, Poland, Switzerland and Africa, and via M7 in Benelux, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Studiocanal is selling the series worldwide. The complete article can be read over at The Hollywood Reporter.
In a recent article by WWD, Noomi Rapace was interviewed during the Paris Fashion Week’s Givenchy show and talked about “Django”, its upcoming premiere at the Rome Film Festival and the ongoing filming of “Constellations”.
Her series “Django” will have a splashy premiere at the Rome Film Festival later this month, and Rapace is looking forward to reuniting with the cast and crew, including costar Matthias Schoenaerts. “I love my character. She’s a villain with a broken heart. She’s really something different, something very intense,” she said. “I worked really closely with the writers and added and rewrote a lot of the scenes. I had a crazy dream one night and I told them about it, and they kind of wrote it into the script. It was a very collaborative process, so she’s very much me,” she said. She did a fitting for her red carpet premiere in Paris, but wouldn’t divulge designer details. Rapace said she was heading back to Berlin after the show to continue shooting her Apple TV+ show “Constellations.”
The English-language reimagining of the world of Sergio Corbucci’s cult 1966 spaghetti western “Django” is set to launch from the Rome Film Festival in October. The high–concept TV series, titled “Django,” will play in 2023 exclusively on Sky and its streaming service NOW in all countries where Sky operates, including the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. It will also air on Canal+ in France, Switzerland, Benelux and Africa. The Rome Film Festival runs from Oct. 13-23. The 10-episode “Django” show stars Matthias Schoenaerts as the iconic gunman who is the title character, alongside Nicholas Pinnock as John Ellis, described as the “visionary founder” of the town of New Babylon. Lisa Vicari plays Django’s daughter Sarah and Noomi Rapace has the adversarial role of John’s powerful and ruthless enemy Elizabeth Thurman. The first four episodes are directed by Francesca Comencini who also handled the show’s overall artistic supervision. The remaining six episodes are directed by David Evans and Enrico Maria Artale. Filming took place in Romania, between Racos, Bucharest and the Danube area. Here’s the teaser trailer and screencaptures.