Hosted by Mark O’Halloran.
A graduate of The National Film School of Denmark, Tobias Lindholm has worked in both television and film, directing two features, the latest being JDIFF 2013’s A Hijacking. A cinema-verité look at a shipping liner held to ransom by Somali pirates, its assured style is incredible from a writer/ director taking sole charge of a film for the first time. However, even at his young age, Lindholm has a wealth of experience. He began work on the television drama Sommer while still in college and, since being offered a chance to adapt Submarino with Thomas Vinterberg two days after graduating, he just hasn’t stopped. From small-screen success on Borgen to writing the Palme d’Or-nominated The Hunt last year, he only seems to be going one way.
A Hijacking is screening on Wedneday 20 February at 8.35pm in Cineworld 9 and will be followed by a Q&A with Tobias Lindholm. See p.68 for details. Margery Simkin Olivier Assayas Tobias Lindholm