After her Pure winner, Langseth books a Hotel
- New features from Swedish directors Lisa Langseth and Helena Bergström are included in the slate of seven productions supported by the Swedish Film Institute
New features from Swedish directors Lisa Langseth and Helena Bergström are included in the slate of seven productions supported by the Swedish Film Institute.
Swedish director Lisa Langseth (photo), whose Pure [+see also:
film profile] (2010) won her a Guldbagga – Sweden's national film prize – for Best Original Screenplay and Alicia Vikander the Best Actress award - has booked a Hotel for her next feature, which Patrik Andersson, Frida Jonason and Fredrik Heig will produce for B-Reel Feature Films.
Vikander and David Dencik star in Langseth's own story about Erika, who has everything – a good job, no money worries, solid relationship, lots of friends - until the day everything falls apart, and she starts group therapy to find new ways of feeling good. Hotel is included in the slate of seven new features, which will be receive €3.4 million funding from the Swedish Film Institute.
Swedish actress-turned-director Helena Bergström has used August Strindberg's 1888 play Miss Julie for her story of Eve and Julie, who both set their eyes on Jean, Kristin's betrothed – but Kristin and Jean are employed by Julie’s father. Nadia Mirmiran, Björn Bengtsson and Sofi Helleday play the leads in the new version, which will be produced by Petra Jönsson for Sweetwater Production.
Kicki Kjellin's feature debut, Grand Safir de Luxe, is the story of a successful chic-lit author whose books sell like hot cakes – yet it's bothering her as to whether this was what she wanted from being a writer. Has she more to tell? Anna Platt has scripted the film, which Anna Wallmark Avelin will produce for Eyeworks Film & TV Drama.
The subsidised package also includes two co-productions, Spanish director Chema Rodriguez's Nightfall in India, a black comedy from Jaleo Films S.L. that Sweden's Atmo has entered, and Dutch director Lourens Blok's A Chistmoose Story, a kid-pic from Lemming Film with participation by Sweden's Svensk Filmindustri.
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