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TrustNordisk Closes Deals on ‘Swoon’ (Exclusive)

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TrustNordisk has closed several deals on “Swoon,” the fantasy-romance pic written and directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, the pair behind hit drama series “The Bridge” and “Midnight Sun” as well as “Underworld Awakening” and “Shelter” with Julianne Moore.

Swoon” unfolds in an imaginary universe and follows the love story between Ninni and John, the young heirs of two rival families who own neighboring amusement parks.

TrustNordisk, which is hosting market screenings for the movie at the Efm, has sold it to Korea (Activers Entertainment), China (Turbo Films), Greece (Weird Wave), Russia Cis (Capella Film), Croatia and Ex-Yugoslavia (Kino Mediteran), Estonia (Estin Film) and Lithuania (Scanorama/Kino Aljausas).

The movie stars Pernilla August, Albin Grenholm, Frida Gustavsson and Robert Gustafson.

Swoon” was produced by Kristina Aberg at Atmo Rights, whose credits include Tarik Saleh’s “The Nile Hilton Incident,” Erik Gandini’s “Videocracy” and Lisa Aschan’s “She Monkeys.
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Cohen Media Group Buys North American Rights to ‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ From Sf Studios (Exclusive)

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Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to Tuva Novotny’s to “Britt-Marie Was Here,” the Swedish comedy-drama that is based on a bestselling novel by Fredrik Backman, the author of “A Man Called Ove.”

Represented in international markets by Sf Studios, “Britt-Marie Was Here” stars Pernilla August as a 63-year-old woman who leaves her husband after 40 years of marriage and is forced to reconsider her life. The film also stars Peter Hamer.

“We fell instantly in love with ‘Britt Marie’ and so will American audiences as soon as they discover her,” said John Kochman, executive vice president at Cohen Media Group.

Sf Studios has also sold the film to Germany (Prokino), Spain (Watson and Holmes), Japan (Shochiku), South Korea (Kth), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), Iceland (Myndform), Baltics (Estinfilm), former-Yugoslavia (Cinemania), Benelux (September Film), Switzerland (Ascot Elite) and Hungary (Cirko Film).

Anita Simovic, head of international sales at Sf Studio,
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‘Border’ Producer Lines Up Literary Stable of Adaptations for the Screen

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‘Border’ Producer Lines Up Literary Stable of Adaptations for the Screen
2018 was a landmark year for Stockholm-based producer Piodor Gustafsson, head of Black Spark Film & TV whose Oscar-nominated films “Border,” “The Wife” and TV dramas “Moscow Noir “and “Sthlm Requiem” landed on screens worldwide. The producer also stepped up to his role as talent spotter/nurturer by adding the job of film and TV agent at Scandinavia’s leading Salomonsson Agency.

Over the last 25 years, through his various roles as indie producer, film consultant for the Swedish Film Institute and commissioning editor for pubcaster Svt, Gustafsson has refined his editorial flair. “As decision-maker, you get to see a lot of projects that get made and you do get a feel of what works or not,” he says.

Although widely diverse in genres, most of his productions are literary adaptations, often combining the daring with the mainstream. “Piodor harnesses unique universes and stories with a great narrative power and relatable characters,
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Stellan Skarsgard to Headline ‘Hope’ as TrustNordisk Boards Pic (Exclusive)

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Stellan Skarsgard to Headline ‘Hope’ as TrustNordisk Boards Pic (Exclusive)
Stellan Skarsgard is set to star in “Hope,” Maria Sodahl’s Norwegian drama that Scandinavian sales powerhouse TrustNordisk has just boarded.

Skarsgard, who has the lead role in the Berlinale competition title “Out Stealing Horses,” stars in “Hope” opposite Andrea Braein Hovig (“All the Beauty”). The film is the story of a couple with a large blended family that has grown apart, but when the wife is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, their life breaks down and exposes neglected love.

The movie is being produced by producer Thomas Robsahm at Motlys, the banner behind Pernilla August’s “A Serious Game,” Eskil Vogt’s “Blind” and Joachim Trier’s movies, notably “Oslo, 31. August” and “Louder Than Bombs.”

Silje Nikoline Glimsdal, TrustNordisk’s sales and project manager, said the film is a “heartfelt and honest story.”

“‘Hope’ both captivates and inspires you by portraying the circumstances facing a serious and life-changing illness,
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Berlin 2019: Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Kindness Of Strangers’ To Open Festival

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Berlin 2019: Lone Scherfig’s ‘The Kindness Of Strangers’ To Open Festival
The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will open on February 7, 2019 with the world premiere of Lone Scherfig’s drama The Kindness of Strangers, which will also play in competition.

The English-language Denmark-Canada co-production charts the interconnected story of a handful of New Yorkers struggling with personal crises during the city’s unforgiving winter. The ensemble cast includes Zoe Kazan, Tahar Rahim, Andrea Riseborough, Caleb Landry Jones, Jay Baruchel and Bill Nighy.

HanWay Films represents worldwide sales rights with backers including Ingenious Media and Apollo Media. Entertainment One will distribute the film in Canada and Sf Studios in Scandinavia.

Malene Blenkov produced the film for Denmark’s Creative Alliance and Canada’s Strada Films with the participation of The Danish Film Institute and Telefilm Canada, Danmarks Radio, Ontario Creates, Copenhagen Film Fund, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Entertainment One and Ingenious Senior Film Fund / Apollo Media, in co-production with Sweden’s Unlimited Stories,
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First teaser trailer for Jesper Ganslandt's '438 Days' (exclusive)

First teaser trailer for Jesper Ganslandt's '438 Days' (exclusive)
Gustaf Skarsgård and Matias Varela lead the cast.

As Afm kicks off, Sf Studios is launching the first teaser for Jesper Ganslandt’s 438 Days, which is now in post production.

Gustaf Skarsgård and Matias Varela lead the cast.

The drama/thriller is based on the true story of Swedish journalist Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson, who were on assignment in Ethiopia (researching the impact of the hunt for oil on the local population) in 2011 when they were captured, accused of terrorism and sentenced to 11 years in prison.

They were pardoned and released from jail after 438 days inside the notorious
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Off Set 2018 Tiff Portrait Series: Blind Spot

With acting and filmmaking in her blood, is was perhaps only a matter of time when Tuva Novotny would make the move behind the camera. Last year, the actress took on supporting parts in Janus Metz’s Borg vs McEnroe and Alex Garland‘s Annihilation, while 2018 would see Novotny premiere Blind Spot at Tiff (Golden Shell comp title at San Sebastian) with her sophomore feature Britt-Marie Was Here (starring Pernilla August) not that far behind in terms of a release. Her gut-wrenching, unrelenting drama on how society often passes the buck is a technical marvel for its choreography and one take film aesthetic.…
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Peter Haber joins 'Britt-Marie Was Here' as shoot gets underway

Peter Haber joins 'Britt-Marie Was Here' as shoot gets underway
Haber plays the husband of Pernilla August’s character Britt-Marie.

Peter Haber has joined the cast of Tuva Novotny’s Britt-Marie Was Here, which has now started shooting in Goteborg, Sweden.

Haber plays the husband of Britt-Marie, who as previously reported is played by Pernilla August. Other new cast members joining the production are Anders Mossling (The Bridge), Malin Levanon (Drifters) and Vera Vitali (Arne Dahl - Misterioso).

The Sf Studios production is adapted from another bestselling novel from Fredrick Backman, the author of A Man Called Ove.

The drama/comedy is about a 63-year-old woman who leaves her husband
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IMAX Saudi Deal, Edinburgh Line-Up, Screen Yorkshire, Nordisk Film, Kino Lorber, Assembly Line — Global Briefs

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IMAX has inked a deal with Vox Cinemas, the Middle East’s largest exhibitor, for a minimum of four new theatres in Saudi Arabia. Four theatres will be added to new multiplexes in Riyadh. The first IMAX theatre has opened at Vox Cinemas’ Riyadh Park Mall venue. Vox Cinemas was awarded its licence to operate cinemas in the Kingdom and plans to invest SAR2B (Us$533.3M) to open 600 screens in Saudi Arabia over the next five years. Today’s agreement brings the IMAX contracted network in Saudi Arabia to at least five, with two currently open.

Kelly Macdonald’s Puzzle, which is directed by Big Beach principal Marc Turtletaub and was picked up earlier this year by Sony Pictures, will open the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The drama will be joined at the Scottish festival, which runs June 20 through July 1, by Anna And The Apocalypse, Jack Lowden-fronted thriller
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Nordisk Film signs five-film deal with B-Reel

B-Reel’s past credits include ‘Euphoria’, ‘Gentlemen’ and ‘Before We Die’.

Nordisk Film said it is is ramping up its output of original Nordic film and TV series, and also unveiling a new five-picture deal with Sweden’s B-Reel Films.

Stockholm-based B-Reel Films (Brf) has past credits including Mikael Marcimain’s Gentlemen, Lisa Langseth’s Euphoria, TV series Before We Die and Pernilla August’s A Serious Game.

This follows Nordisk’s recent announcement of a three-year output deal with Swedish directors Helena Bergström and Colin Nutley and their production company Sweetwater.

Lone Korslund, VP acquisition and co-production at Nordisk Film,
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In Focus by Anne-Katrin Titze

Leon Vitali‬ with Anne-Katrin Titze on Stanley Kubrick and the casting of Danny Lloyd for The Shining: "I could make that boy [David Morley in Barry Lyndon] focus." Photo: David Ninh

Tony Zierra's exhaustive Filmworker, which had its world première in last year's Cannes Film Festival (Christopher Nolan will present 2001: A Space Odyssey on a remastered 70mm print this year), tackles the volatile and loving relationship of the most indispensable person in Stanley Kubrick's world. Through interviews that include Matthew Modine, R Lee Ermey, and Tim Colceri on Full Metal Jacket, Marie Richardson and Lisa Leone on Eyes Wide Shut, Ryan O'Neal on Barry Lyndon, Danny Lloyd on The Shining, and executive producer Jan Harlan (nephew of Veit Harlan and brother of Christiane Kubrick) we learn about the all-encompassing role Leon Vitali ended up playing in the life of the demanding film director.

Leon Vitali as Lord Bullingdon: "As an actor,
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Netflix Bows ‘The Rain’ at Series Mania

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Lille, France — Netflix bowed its first Danish original, “The Rain,” one of the most awaited of Series Mania’s competition contenders, on Saturday evening, at the French drama series festival.

Produced by Denmark’s Miso Film, which also has the buzzed up “Warrior” in competition, and co-created by Jannick Tal Mosholt, whose writing credits include four episodes of “Borgen” Season 3, “The Rain” drew a big and appreciative crowd of 1,200-plus mainly 20 or 30-something Lille spectators who packed out the lower half of Lille’s 2,000-seat Nouveau Siecle.

Here are four immediate reactions to the latest of Netflix international originals, released worldwide on May 4.

1.Velocity

The Rain” kicks in with scenes from what looks like a high-school romance, as Simone (Alba August) tries to organize her class mates for an exam project, and is asked out on a date by a boy in the group, during the exam. Then her father
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Glitch: Is the Netflix TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch What will become of The Risen? Has the Glitch TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Glitch, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, Glitch stars Patrick Brammall, Genevieve O’Reilly, Emma Booth, Emily Barclay, Ned Dennehy, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson, Aaron McGrath, Rodger Corser, Andrew McFarlane, Daniela Farinacci, John Leary, Luke Arnold, Rob Collins, and Pernilla August. The Australian paranormal drama centers on police sergeant James Hayes (Brammall). While answering a call at the local cemetery, James discovers several people have risen from the dead and are seemingly
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Pernilla August to lead cast of Sf Studio's 'Britt-Marie Was Here'

Pernilla August to lead cast of Sf Studio's 'Britt-Marie Was Here'
Tuva Novotny will direct the Frederick Backman adaptation.

Pernilla August has signed on to lead the cast of Sf Studios’ Britt-Marie Was Here.

Source: Sf Studios

Tuva Novotny and Pernilla August

Sf has also confirmed that Tuva Novotny will direct the film, which will start shooting in April.

The film will be adapted by the best-selling novel by Swedish author Fredrik Backman, whose previous book A Man Called Ove was adapted by Sf Studios into an Oscar-nominated, box-office hit.

August will play the 63-year-old heroine Britt-Marie, who leaves her husband after 40 years of marriage and ends up in a backwater town, where she finds a new lease of life.

Gustav Oldén and Nicklas Wikström-Nicastro produce for Sf Studios, in co-production with Film i Väst, TV4, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning and Filmkameratene As, with support from the Swedish and the Norwegian Film Institutes.

Sf will distribute in the Nordics, with a late 2018 theatrical launch planned. Sf also handles
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Glitch

Network: Netflix. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: October 15, 2016 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Patrick Brammall, Genevieve O'Reilly, Emma Booth, Emily Barclay, Ned Dennehy, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson, Aaron McGrath, Rodger Corser, Andrew McFarlane, Daniela Farinacci, John Leary, Luke Arnold, Rob Collins, and Pernilla August. TV show description: A paranormal drama set in the small, fictional Australian town of Yoorana, Victoria, the Glitch TV show follows police sergeant James Hayes (Brammall). One night, James answers a call regarding a disturbance. At the local cemetery, James discovers several people have risen from the dead and are seemingly none the worse for the wear. Since they are all somehow connected, they need to figure out why
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'Mustang' casting director wins award in Locarno

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'Mustang' casting director wins award in Locarno
Turkish casting director one of 16 nominated for prize.

Turkish casting director Harika Uygur [pictured] has won the Locarno Film Festival’s European Casting award for her work on Cannes 2015 hit Mustang.

The Oscar-nominated drama charts the coming-of-age of five carefree girls whose conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Uygur was one of 16 European casting directors nominated for the award, which was decided on by the 83 members of the International Casting Directors Network (Icdn), which represents casting directors in 24 countries.

“This casting director created an organic family that was totally believable; the match of characters and actresses was perfect,” the Icdn told Screen in a statement.

The inexperienced young actresses in lauded drama Mustang - Elit Iscan, Gunes Nezihe Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Ilayda Akdogan, and Tugba Sunguroglu - were widely praised for their performances.

Uygur’s recent credits include The Ottoman Lieutenant and Lady Winsley. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion
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TrustNordisk boards biopic of children’s author Astrid Lindgre

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TrustNordisk boards biopic of children’s author Astrid Lindgre
Becoming Astrid to chronicle early years of Pippi Longstocking creator.

TrustNordisk has boarded sales for Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Becoming Astrid, which is shooting now in Göteborg, Stockholm, Berlin and Altenburg.

Alba August = the 23-year-old daughter of Pernilla August and Bille August - stars in the lead role, with co-stars Trine Dyrholm, Magnus Krepper and Maria Bonnevie.

The film is about the early years of famed children’s author Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking) when she experienced something that was a “combination of both miracle and calamity that came to shape her entire life.”

Kim Fupz Aakeson wrote the script.

Producers are Anna Anthony for Avanti Film and Lars G. Lindström for Nordisk Film Production Sweden in co-production with Film Väst, TV4, Nordisk Film Production Denmark and Dcm, in association with Dr.

The project has support from the Swedish Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
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Filmart: LevelK scores with Finnish action drama 'Law Of The Land'

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Filmart: LevelK scores with Finnish action drama 'Law Of The Land'
Exclusive: Sales company inks raft of deals on Finland-Norway co-production.

LevelK has closed a first round of deals for debut feature director Jussi Hiltunen’s action drama Law Of The Land, starring award-winning actor Ville Virtanen (Sauna, Bad Family).

The Finland-Norway co-production sold to China (Lemon Tree Media), Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg (Just Entertainment) and Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and Bulgaria (HBO Central Europe).

Set in the Arctic desert of the North on either side of the Finland-Sweden border, Law Of The Land is a “modern western” that follows Lasse, a retiring policeman who gets caught up between his legitimate and illegitimate sons who are trying to kill each other. With the conflict filling the area with an atmosphere of vengeance, Lasse is forced to confront his past mistakes as he tries to prevent violence.

The film also features Antti Holma, Mikko Neuvonen and longtime
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First Look at Michael Fassbender in Tomas Alfredson’s ‘The Snowman’

It’s been over half-a-decade since we last saw the work of Tomas Alfredson on screen — his stellar follow-up to Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — but he’s finally returning in 2017 with one of our most-anticipated films of the year. His latest feature is The Snowman, an adaptation of Jo Nesbø‘s novel, which also stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Gainsbourg, and follows Fassbender as detective Harry Hole who, upon finding a pink scarf on a snowman, searches for the missing woman.

“It’s got that Scandi-noir element to it, for sure. I think it’s going to be very rich. I love working with Tomas Alfredson. He’s an absolutely great filmmaker. And I think it’s going to be scary, and I think it’s going to be edge-of-the-seat stuff. I like it because Harry Hole’s a very flawed genius in his department of work.
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Shooting underway on second season of ‘Glitch’

'Glitch'.

Production has kicked off in Melbourne on the second season of Matchbox Pictures'.Glitch, with directors Emma Freeman and Tony Krawitz at the helm. The shoot will continue on location around the city and in regional Victoria until the end of March.

The first season of the zombie drama, created by Louise Fox (Broadchurch, Dead Europe) and Tony Ayres (The Slap, Cut Snake, Nowhere Boys), followed seven people who had inexplicably returned from the dead.

The second season sees .the Risen. unravel the mystery of how and why they are back while contending with a lethal threat..

In October it was announced that Netflix was coming on board as a production partner for the second season, along with Matchbox and the ABC.

.We can.t wait for our audience to see where the story goes. We want to deliver on the promise of answers and keep the thrills and spills coming,
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