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Sidse Babett Knudsen joins cast of Finnish-Swedish-Estonian drama.
Borgen and The Duke Of Burgundy star Sidse Babett Knudsen has joined the cast of The Eternal Road (Ikitie), the Finnish-Swedish-Estonian drama directed by Aj Annila that begins shooting in Estonia today (June 20).
The film, which will shoot for about six weeks between now and January 2017, is based on Antti Tuuri’s bestselling book of the same name; Tuuri has written the screenplay alongside the director.
Tommi Korpela (A Man’s Job) plays Jussi Ketola, an American who returns to his Finnish homeland during the Great Depression. He is abducted by right wing thugs and flees to establish a new life in the Soviet Union where American immigrants take part in building a worker’s paradise until Stalin’s government turns against »
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Leipzig-based Rohfilm, whose Forum screener “Deadweight” unspooled at the Berlin Film Festival on Sunday, has unveiled a number of upcoming productions, including, “Three Peaks,” starring Germany’s “Homeland” star Alexander Fehling and French-Argentine actress Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”).
Jan Zabeil (“The River Used to Be a Man”) is directing the €2.5 million ($2.8 million) film, a family drama set in the Tirolean Alps. Echo Film in Italy and German pubcaster Swr are co-producing.
Also scheduled to shoot this year is Lothar Herzog’s Belorussia-set debut feature “Woods.” Pubcasters Wdr and Arte are onboard as co-producers.
In addition, Rohfilm is putting together financing for Emily Atef’s “Three Days in Quiberon,” about famed Austrian-born actress Romy Schneider, starring Marie Baeumer, Birgit Minichmayr and Charly Huebner.
- Ed Meza
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