Welcome to Noomi Rapace Online, your premiere web resource on the Swedish actress. Best known for her performances as Lisbeth Salander in the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" film trilogy, "Prometheus" and the recent Indie smash "Lamb", Noomi Rapace has emerged as one of the most exciting European actresses of this decade. This unofficial fansite provides you with all latest news, photos, editorials and video clips on her past and present work. Enjoy your stay and check back soon.
Last week, Noomi attended yet another festival screening for “Lamb”, this time at the Swedish Gothenburg Film Festival. Unfortunately, “Lamb” was not nominated for an Academy Award as Best Foreign Language Film as Iceland’s entry, but that would have been just the (marketing) icing on an already incredible cake. Pictures from the Gothenburg Film Festival have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: A day earlier, the world premiere for “Black Crab” took place as well, so check out some additional pictures.
Despite its well received world-premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, “You Won’t Be Alone” has not received much media attention so far, since the festival didn’t include any in-person appearances due to the pandemic. However, Collider has been able to conduct a video interview with both Noomi Rapace and the film’s director, Goran Stolevski, which can be viewed below in its entirety. Here’s what Collider wrote: We had a chance to speak with Goran Stolevski and Noomi Rapace about the film during Sundance FIlm Festival. During the conversation, we really explored the deeper topics of the film. Stolevski reveals his attraction to Macedonia and his connection there from childhood, how he came about the magic and folklore of “You Won’t Be Alone”, how he approached the women who influence Nevena, how Rapace adapted to playing two characters, and what drew her to the project both as an actor and executive producer. Additionally, Stolevski reveals his research behind Nevena’s speech patterns and working with an archaic Macedonian dialect.
On Wednesday, Noomi Rapace was among the many famous faces at Fendi’s Couture Spring/Summer 2022 show in Paris, France. Pictures from her appearance have been added to the photo gallery.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2022 – Fendi Couture Spring/Summer 2022
Goran Stolevski’s “You Won’t Be Alone” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday. Most of the well-known outlets have published their reviews, which are very positive, including a 5-star-review from The Guardian and being called “Among the Best Horror Debuts in Years” by IndieWire. Throughoutthose reviews, we learn more about the film’s story beyond the synopsis and about Noomi’s role,which is part of an ensemble and not the focal point, despite her being prominently featured in the advertisments. Here’s a collection of excerpts with links to the full reviews.
The Hollywood Reporter, John Defore (January 22, 2022)
Noomi Rapace is listed first in fest catalog credits and featured prominently in key art, but she’s just one of a few actors playing the role, and gets far from the most screen time. We meet the witch as an ordinary human infant, recently born to an angry woman in a 19th-century Macedonian village. The mother is visited by a frightening figure whose body is covered in scars — sometimes called a “wolf-eateress,” she is known in local lore as Old Maid Maria. She wants to take the baby.
Variety, Peter Debruge (January 22, 2022)
A veteran shorts director who brings years of experimentation and experience to his boldly unconventional feature debut, Stolevski has crafted a lyrical cinematic folktale. The language and setting are unfamiliar – a 19th-century Balkan village, where people speak in a half-forgotten local dialect – but there’s a clear narrative logic to it all, even if the first time through, audiences may as well accept they won’t get everything about the plot. For those who don’t mind a bit of a challenge, “You Won’t Be Alone” feels like what we might get if A24 commissioned an art-house horror movie from “The Tree of Life” director Terrence Malick. The film’s last act brings everything full circle in a way that should satisfy both horror and art-house audiences, but then the movie, like its protagonist, is never content to be just one thing.
Netflix has revealed the release date for the Swedish-language movie “Black Crab.” Starring Noomi Rapace, the action-thriller will release on March 18 on Netflix, worldwide. Set in a post-apocalyptic world torn apart by climate change and war, “Black Crab” follows six soldiers on a desperate mission to bring an end to the war, which has ruined their lives. During a never-ending winter, six soldiers are assigned on a dangerous journey across the frozen sea to deliver a mystery package that could bring the war to an end. They have no idea what dangers await them as they approach hostile enemy territory or who, if anyone, they can trust. But for speed skater turned soldier Caroline Edh, the mission is about something else entirely. The film also stars Jakob Oftebro, Erik Enge, Dar Salim, Ardalan Esmaili, Aliette Opheim, and David Dencik. Below are the first look images shared by Netflix.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Black Crab – Production Stills
Happy New Year everybody. Noomi is featured on the cover and with an interview inside the January 2022 issue of the British Scan Magazine. The full interview can be read over on their website: For Rapace, acting is all about emotions, connections and getting to the heart of what makes people tick. As a devoted people watcher, she’s always been interested in knowing how people become the way they are – in “putting the puzzles together”. It’s something that feeds naturally into her craft and can make switching off, and finding Noomi again, quite difficult. “I haven’t really figured out that part yet,” she admits. “When I shot Lamb, María was living in me for the entire shoot. It’s not like I think I’m the character. You don’t need to call me by the character’s name. But she did take over my dreams, and my thoughts. My entire being was occupied by the character. I guess I just embrace it and let it happen.” While she’s better known these days for her film work, theatre is also very close to her heart. “The last time I was on stage, I played Medea and I did 50 shows. Coming home from killing my kids on stage every day, every night, was really brutal, so I had to take a proper break,” she says. “That was 14 years ago, but I feel like the urge to go back to the stage is starting to creep up on me. But, it needs to be with the right people. For me, acting is never about the role. I don’t want to play Macbeth or Blanche in A Street Car Named Desire. It’s all about collaborations. Who I’d love to work with. Who I would like to be on stage with. Who I would like to play with. Who I want to spend all those hours with.”
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Scan Magazine (United Kingdom, January 07, 2022)
The last update of the year comes with many Christmas and Holiday wishes for all visitors of Noomi Rapace Online. Lisbeth Salander is the first role most of us saw Noomi perform. I saw the film in the theatre back in the day, not knowing what it was about, and I was hooked by Noomi’s performance the moment she appeared on screen. Alas, the fansite was created shortly after. So now, a good 11 years after opening Noomi Rapace Online, we are in full circle with all three “Millennium” films re-capped in wonderful high definition for your enjoyment. If you’re still planning on a film series to watch over the Christmas holidays, I can only recommend them – or the even longer extended television episodes that gave more weight to the story and to Lisbeth’s and Mikael’s relationship. The video archive has been updated as well with international trailers, making ofs and film clips. Everybody, have a good and healthy time and a good start into 2022.
There’s good news and bad news with today’s trailer premiere for Goran Stolevski’s upcoming “You Won’t Be Alone”. On the good side: The trailer is very interesting and yet ambigious about Noomi’s appearance – is it a leading role or rather a guest spot? (the poster lists her name last) The makeup of the witch gives no indication on this. Nevertheless, the trailer does its job in raising our interest to find out more. However, the bad news: Its previously announced release date on January 28, 2022 was pushed back a good three months to April 1. So we will need to wait a little bit longer to see it. The trailer has been added to the video archive while screencaptures and the poster can be found in the photo gallery.
The French promotion tour continues. Yesterday, Noomi attended another premiere for the film, this time in Paris. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery, while scenes from the red carpet and post-screening Q&A can be found in the video archive. Enjoy.
Yesterday, Noomi was a guest on the ski slopes for the 13th edition of Les Arcs Film Festival in snowy Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France, to present “Lamb” as the festival’s opening night attraction. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. Edit: A lenghty interview with Noomi has been posted below and added to the video archive.