Author: SnapperMovies

Christmas Story wins Audience Award at Sarasota Film Festival


“Christmas Story” took its first international award on Saturday at the 10th Sarasota Film Festival. The Finnish family hit directed by Juha Wuolijoki won the Audience Award for Best in World Cinema. Sarasota ranks as the 8th largest independent film festival in the U.S. Last year the award was taken by Sarah Polley’s Oscar-nominated film

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John Turturro for Christmas Story


Finnish hit sold to 10 countries Snapper Films has attached Golden Globe nominated actor John Turturro for the English-language dub of the Finnish hit “Christmas Story”. Todd Thaler (“Leon”, “Arthur and the Invisibles”) is casting. “Christmas Story is a lovely film for the whole family – enchanting”, said Turturro (“Transformers”, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou”)

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Christmas Story reports first sales


Family Film CHRISTMAS STORY has been acquired to Spain and Turkey. Flins & Piniculas picked up Spanish rights and will release the film theatrically Christmas 2008. R Films acquired rights for Turkey. An English-language dub of the film is in the works in New York. Todd Thaler (Leon, Cop Land, Arthur et les Minimois) is

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Christmas Story takes two Jussi Awards


The Finnish hit pic Christmas Story won two Jussi Awards (local “Oscars”) yesterday at the annual award ceremony in Helsinki. The Viewer’s Choice Jussi was presented to director-producer Juha Wuolijoki by Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen. Director of Photography Mika Orasmaa won the Jussi Award for Best Cinematography. Christmas Story is the feature debut by

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Christmas Story #1 Finnish film of the year


Christmas Story has become the most successful Finnish film of the year. With total admissions of more than 225.000 in six weeks, the live-action family movie has overwhelmingly topped all of its competition. For the week ending December 27, Christmas Story took its customary place at the top of the Finnish box office chart, beating

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Christmas Story reclaims #1 position


Christmas Story continues to dominate the Finnish box office. In its fifth weekend in theaters, the family film reclaimed its #1 position after a brief visit to second place during Independence Day weekend, which featured the premiere of a Finnish war film. With total admissions up to 175.000, The Finnish Film Foundation expects Christmas Story

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Christmas Story instant box office hit


With the widest Finnish release of the year, Christmas Story has dominated the national box office. The family film led the field in its first weekend with 21.883 admissions from 60 screens, topping the previous front-runner, Disney hit Ratatouille (66 screens). In its second weekend, Christmas Story scored even better numbers, rising 19% — a

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Delphis Films acquires Christmas Story by Juha Wuolijoki


Canada-based world sales agent Delphis Films announced its most recent acquisition of a high quality family film from Finland, entitled Christmas Story, for the international marketplace outside Scandinavia. Christmas Story is a feature debut by Juha Wuolijoki and recounts a unique and amazing journey of Santa Claus on his way to become the Santa that

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Gourmet Club awakened interest at Sarasota Film Festival, Florida


Snapper Films’ 2004 television film Gourmet Club was part of the line-up at Sarasota Film Festival in April 2007, taking part by invitation. It was selected to the event from a group of hundreds of applicants. Director Juha Wuolijoki and one of the lead actors, Emmy Award winner Michael Badalucco were pleased to attend the

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