HALLÅHALLÅ - Blom is back for her new feature
- Swedish director Maria Blom has cast Maria Sid as the lead in her "warm comedy about love and rebellion" shooting in her home city of Falun: "It's like taking work home."
Swedish director Maria Blom (photo) has returned to her home region of Dalecarlia - the historical province of the dales (or valleys) in central Sweden - to shoot her new "warm comedy about love and rebellion", HALLÅHALLÅ (HELLOHELLO) for Memfis Film and Swedish regional film centre, Film i Väst, which has backed all her films so far.
The landscape of Dalarna also provided locations for Blom's so-far most successful feature, the comedy-drama Dalecarlians [+see also:
interview: Maria Blom
film profile] (2004), which took almost 800,000 admissions domestically, and won her a Guldbagge - Sweden's national film prize - for Best Original Screenplay. Her most recent outing was Fishy [+see also:
film profile] (2008).
Also scripted by Blom, HALLÅHALLÅ is the story of Disa, whose life is put on hold, after her husband has left her and their two children in favour of a new girlfriend. It takes a new turn, however, with the arrival of a weird father-of-seven, an angry patient on the job and new martial arts in town.
"I hope it will become a groovy movie full of delightful characters, lots of laughter and an occasional tear," said Bloom, who has started a six-week filming schedule in the city of Falun, where she lives. "It's like taking work home."
Maria Sid (Hotel Gyllene Knorren, both the television series (2010) and the movie (2011)) stars as Disa, with Johan Holmberg, Ann Petrén, Calle Jakobson, Gunilla Nyroos, Tomas Laustiola and Tina Råborg. The production is supported by the Swedish Film Institute, and Svensk Filmindustri AB will release in January 2014.
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