Swedish Film Cannes #2 2022

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#2 2022

Swedish Film Cannes

Swedish Film

Cannes

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SHORTS

5 A Day After Work 6 Catcave Hysteria 6 Farewell

7 Habib & the Thief

7 LTMUC (*Letter To My Unborn Child) 8 One Minute

8 Powernapper’s Paradise 9 Reckless

10 Smile

10 The Longest Wait 11 Tortoise in Time 12 We Were Kids

DOCS

14 After Work

15 All of Our Heartbeats are

Connected Through Exploding Stars 16 Behind the Swedish Model

16 Calendar Girls 17 Daughters 17 Good Life 18 ILOVERUSS

18 HISTORJÁ – Stitches for Sápmi 19 How to Save a Dead Friend

19 Joyce Carol Oates – A Body in the Service of Mind

20 Leaving Jesus 21 Love and Divorce

21 Motherland – A State of Fear and Violence

22 Movie Man 22 Nelly & Nadine 23 Nota Bene 23 Prince of Dreams 24 Prejudice & Pride

– Swedish Film Queer 24 Song to Bergslagen

FEATURES

26 Amina

26 Bamse and the Vulcano Island 27 Boy From Heaven

28 Bullets

28 A Christmas Tale 29 Comedy Queen 29 Diorama 30 Day by Day 31 Dogborn 32 The Emigrants 32 Excess Will Save Us

33 Exodus 33 I am Zlatan

34 JerryMaya Detective Agency – The Riddle of the Scorpion 34 Locals

35 Mamma Moo Finds Her Way Home 36 Maya Nilo (Laura)

36 Mini-Zlatan and Uncle Darling 37 The Opponent

38 The Schoolmaster Games 38 The Store

39 Second Act

39 So Damn Easy Going 40 Suedi

40 Til the Sun Rises 41 Triangle of Sadness 42 Tuesday Club

42 The Year I Started Masturbating

IN PRODUCTION

43 Bamse and the World’s Smallest Adventure

43 Black Bird 43 Burn All My Letters 44 Forever

44 From Malta to Oblivion

44 Håkan Bråkan 45 Hilma

45 Hunters on a White Field 45 The Hypnosis

46 Kevlar Soul

46 Long Live the Bonus Family!

46 Love Proof 47 Madame Luna 47 Nelly Rapp

– the Dark Forest

48 One Day All This Will Be Yours 48 Sisters

48 Stockholm Bloodbath 49 UFO Sweden

49 Who Are You, Mamma Moo?

50 Classics –The Swedish film heritage digitised

52 Contact

53 Industry Contacts

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We have all been waiting three years to meet in Cannes again in person. And what a fantastic coincidence that this wait ends in a year when no less than two Swedish films, Tarik Saleh’s Boy from Heaven and Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund are in Official Competition and How to Save a Dead Friend by Marusya Syroechkovskaya screens in ACID!

This is the state of Swedish films today. And it doesn’t stop there. So far this year Swedish films have screened in Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, Clermont-Ferrand,

CPH:DOX and at Hot Docs. And the films waiting in line promise even more in the months to come. Just you wait and see…

Read through this catalogue and contact us so that we can tell you more about what to expect.

Or why not come and visit us at our new Cannes location, Scandinavian House, on 11, sq. Mérimée?

Petter Mattsson Head of Internation Department Swedish Film Institute

Swedish

Sensation!

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Triangle of Sadness How to Save a Dead Friend

Boy from Heaven

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© FREDRIK WENZEL

© PIERRE AIM/ATMO

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We Were Kids

Directed by Alexander Abdallah and Mustafa Al-Mashhadani

Shorts

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A Day After Work

(En dag efter jobbet) Directed by Lars Vega

The simple man returns home from his work where he just got fired after 34 years of employment. He comes home to his wife who clings to him and is incomprehensible to the situation. He starts reflecting on his life and talks about his deceased brother who collected broken light bulbs and ate half long subs.

Screenwriter Lars Vega

Produced by Mammas Källare/Claes Hedlund Release Autumn 2022

Genre Comedy, Drama Duration 7 min

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Lars Vega is a director from Luleå in northern Sweden, near the border to Finland. He’s born in 1989 and graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2021. Lars has made several tragicomic short films about being human in the countryside. Lars is also a

car mechanic and a trained barista.

Lars’ previous short Awaiting Death won the Canal+

Award at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF in 2020.

DIRECOR IN FOCUS

Lars Vega

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Catcave Hysteria

(Tjejtoan 4-ever) Directed by Angelika Abramovitch

A friendship is at stake when love comes in the way. A hurtful conversation is overheard.

Two sisters’ bond breaks when a bloody secret is revealed. The Girls Bathroom – it’s a place full of conflict that forces the truth to the surface. But is at the same time forgiving and accepting.

Screenwriter Agnes Jeppsson Produced by Hawa Sanneh Release January 2022 Genre Comedy, Drama Duration 20 min Sales Premium Films

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Farewell

(Avsked) Directed by Maria Åkesson

Agnes and Ellen fell in love and spent the following 50 years together. One day Ellen dies and their dreams of moving on together shatters. This is where the story of determined Agnes starts.

Screenwriter Maria Åkesson

Produced by Sugar Rush Productions/Maria Åkesson, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Ami Ekström Release March 2021

Genre Animation, Drama Duration 5 min

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Habib & the Thief

(Habib & the Thief) Directed by Naures Sager

Two Arab men are playing a sexy game but get interrupted by one of their biggest fears – a threat from the Arab world.

Screenwriter Naures Sager

Produced by The Uneven/Naures Sager, Basel Mawlawi, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Ami Ekström Release October 2021

Genre Drama Duration 15 min More info The Uneven

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LTMUC (*Letter To My Unborn Child)

BTMOB (*Brev till mitt ofödda barn) Directed by Ida Åkesson

The pain after another failed pregnancy can be difficult to manage and a counselor urges a woman to write a letter to her unborn child. Several years later, the woman finds a forgotten document, ltmuc.doc, on her laptop. LTMUC depicts what was then too difficult to type out in words.

Screenwriter Ida Åkesson

Produced by BCD Film /Caroline Drab, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Ami Ekström

Release Autumn 2022 Genre Drama

Duration 3 min More info BCD Film

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One Minute

(One Minute) Directed by Matilde Sköld, Marcus Svanberg

Two young women are moving into a new apartment when they spot two people waving to them from an apartment across the street. When they realize it’s their doppelgangers, seemingly existing one minute ahead in time, the situation quickly goes from intriguing to terrifying.

Screenwriters Matilde Sköld, Marcus Svanberg

Produced by Bleck Film/Robert Feniger, Marcus Svanberg, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Ami Ekström Release Autumn 2022

Genre Drama/Thriller/Horror Duration 10 min

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Powernapper’s Paradise

(Powernapper’s Paradise) Directed by Samir Arabzadeh

The accountant has fallen asleep on her desk. The waiter sleeps behind the cash register. The guard is dreaming, slumbering on his chair outside the bank.

Powernapper’s Paradise explores life and the people in the Philippines, where it seems okay to sleep at work.

Screenwriter Samir Arabzadeh

Produced by MigDig/Kristina Meiton, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anna Weitz

Release May 2022 Genre Documentary Duration 15 min More Info MigDig

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Reckless

(Reckless) Directed by Pella Kågerman

Stockholm in 2121 is a city blasted into the bedrock underwater with the

underground stations of the blue line metro as the oldest landmarks of the city. Here, life goes on as usual. And despite society on the verge of being crushed by mounting water pressure, Nikki’s highest wish is still to get together with her ex-boyfriend again.

Screenwriter Pella Kågerman

Produced by Grand Slam Film/Eliza Jones, Markus Waltå, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Ami Ekström

Release October 2021 Genre Sci-Fi

Duration 10 min Sales Premium Films More info Grand Slam Film

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Pella Kågerman, born in 1982, holds a MA from the Swedish Royal Institute of Arts and is represented by

ITG in the UK and WME in the US.

Together with Hugo Lilja, she made her feature film debut in 2018 with Aniara – an adaption of Nobel

laureate Harry Martinson’s sci-fi novel.

The film had its world premiere at Toronto Interna- tional Film Festival and received wide critical acclaim.

It won four awards at the 2020 Swedish Guldbagge Awards and was also shortlisted to be Sweden’s Oscar nomination. Pella is working on the script for

her next feature.

DIRECTOR IN FOCUS

Pella Kågerman

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Smile

(Smile) Directed by Jonas Forsman

GroM wakes up one morning to find that his mouth is stuck in a sour face. He, who wants to be happy and smile! His friend LobO comes visiting and together they embark on a journey to find GroM’s smile.

Screenwriter Jonas Forsman

Produced by Menado/Anders Wilhelmsson, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/

Jenny Gilbertsson Release July 2021 Genre Animation, Children Duration 7 min

Sales Premium Films More info Menado, Trailer

The Longest Wait

(Den längsta väntan) Directed by Lisa Meyer

Thelma and Sahlina have just been granted permission to hunt on their own without adult supervision. The weekends they hunt together they create their own free space away from parents, giving them a taste of upcoming adult life.

Screenwriter Lisa Meyer

Produced by Sisyfos Film Production/Mario Adamson, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson Release Autumn 2022

Genre Documentary Duration 15 min More info Sisyfos Film

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Tortoise in Time

(Tortoise in Time) Directed by Nicklas Dahlström

A tortoise crawls across the floor as its former owner sits on the couch. Very dead.

Unfortunately, the man’s demise goes unnoticed by the outside world. Seasons pass, the mail by the door piles up as the man rots away. Our tortoise is hungry and starts going slightly mad from loneliness.

Screenwriter Nicklas Dahlström

Produced by Dockhus Animation/Mikael Lindbom, Nicklas Dahlström, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Ami Ekström

Release Autumn 2022 Genre Dark Comedy, Drama Duration 15 min

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B A C K T O C O N T E N T S

Read about

Tortoise in Time and over 93 000 docs,

features and shorts in Swedish Film Database.

www.svenskfilmdatabas.se/en/

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We Were Kids

(Vi var barn då) Directed by Alexander Abdallah, Mustafa Al-Mashhadani

Alexander has made a film about the jargon at the bench in projects when he grew up.

A film about suburban norms, macho norms, the talk that shatters dreams, the words that kill. Now he has invited his childhood friends to show them the film. We get to follow them through a poetic and physical meeting as they realise what they have been a part of to finally daring to dream together.

Screenwriters Alexander Abdallah, Mustafa Al-Mashhadani Produced by Carbs Film/Adam Lunneborg,

with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Ami Ekström Release Autumn 2022

Genre Drama Duration 15 min More info Carbs Film

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Alexander Abdallah & Mustafa Al-Mashhadani have worked together since Alexander’s directorial debut Can’t Shine Without You My Brothers (2019). Their stories are meant to break down barriers and create

movies that aim to touch people’s hearts. Both directors are also acclaimed actors. Alexander stars

in the Netflix series Snabba Cash and Mustafa is soon to be seen in the new season of Swedish

police series Thin Blue Line.

DIRECTORS IN FOCUS

Alexander Abdallah

& Mustafa Al-Mashhadani

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Leaving Jesus

Directed by Ellen Fiske

Docs

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Erik Gandini has produced and directed a number of internationally acclaimed documentaries, including Surplus (First Prize IDFA 2003), Sacrificio and Gitmo (together with Tarik Saleh). Videocracy, his feature doc

from 2009 about Berlusconismo was voted best documentary film at the Toronto Film Festival by a critics’ poll conducted by IndieWire and chosen as one

of the best documentaries in 2010 by The Guardian.

He founded production company Atmo in 1999 and joined Fasad in 2013. His latest film The Swedish Theory of Love premiered at CPH:DOX in 2015 and

was also screened at IDFA in the Masters section.

DIRECTOR IN FOCUS

Erik Gandini After Work

(After Work) Directed by Erik Gandini

Most jobs that exist today might disappear within a few decades. As machines and AI outperform humans, we may soon have to rethink the role work has in our lives as the central piece of our existence, our highest goal in life. The approach of this documentary is existential, curious and cinematic. Exploring through characters and stories in four continents, what work is today or, rather, what it could be.

Screenwriter Erik Gandini

Produced by Fasad/Jesper Kurlandsky with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Klara Grunning

Duration 84 min Release Autumn 2022 Sales TBA

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Jennifer Rainsford is a visual artist and director, educated at The Royal Institute of Art, and based in

Stockholm. Her short films and installations have been shown at festivals such as Oberhausen, Berlinale, Rotterdam and CPH:DOX. Her film Lake on

Fire was selected for the main short film competition at Göteborg Film Festival 2020.

DIRECTOR IN FOCUS

Jennifer Rainsford

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All of Our Heartbeats are

Connected Through Exploding Stars

(All of Our Heartbeats are Connected Through Exploding Stars) Directed by Jennifer Rainsford

FIRST FEATURE

With the 2011 Tsunami as a backdrop, All of Our Heartbeats are Connected Through Exploding Stars is a staggering odyssey told as an essay on grief, and on how humans and nature rebuild after a trauma. It moves from the shores of Japan where Sashiko, Yasu and Satoko try to find ways to accept their loss; via rarely seen places thousands of meters below the sea level where new life-forms thrive; to one of the Hawaiian Islands where a group of volunteers gather to clean a beach from Japanese trash floating in from the Ocean.

Screenwriter Jennifer Rainsford

Produced by Momento Film/David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski, Mirjam Gelhorn, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Juan Pablo Libossart

Duration 80 min Release 2021 Sales Taskovski Films More info Momento Film

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B A C K T O C O N T E N T S

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Calendar Girls

(Calendar Girls) Directed by Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen

FIRST FEATURE

A coming-of-old-age story about Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60 – the Calendar Girls. A dance documentary that shakes up the outdated image of

“the old lady” and shows the deep human need for creativity and friendship.

Screenwriters Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen

Produced by Pink Dolphin/Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anna Weitz Duration 84/58 min

Release 2022 Sales CAT&Docs

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Behind the Swedish Model

(Bakom den svenska modellen) Directed by Viktor Nordenskiöld

SECOND FEATURE

A unique behind the scenes documentary following Sweden’s suddenly world famous State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell and Health Minister Lena Hallengren during their controversial no-lockdown-fight vs Corona, examining how to stand firm against criticism and hate, and how to deal with worship, doubt and disappointments. Still not knowing the final verdict, the Health Minister turns into a patient.

Screenwriters Viktor Nordenskiöld, Dylan Williams

Produced by Freetownfilms/Viktor Nordenskiöld, Dylan Williams, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anna Weitz

Duration 90 min/58 min Release 2022

Sales Autlook Filmsales More info Freetownfilms

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Good Life

(Good Life) Directed by Marta Dauliūtė, Viktorija Šiaulytė

A group of young people at Tech Farm, a co-living start-up in central Stockholm where entrepreneurs can rent a “sleeping pod” and become part of a lifestyle of nonstop networking and self-management. In a time when we are all expected to be in a constant mode of self-promotion and self-realisation, Good Life is a deep look at how the entrepreneurial ideology really affects us.

Screenwriter Marta Dauliūtė, Viktorija Šiaulytė

Produced by Marta Dauliūtė, Viktorija Šiaulytė, Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė,

Niklas Kullström with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Antonio Russo Merenda Duration 72 min

Release Spring 2022 Sales TBA

More info Trailer

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Daughters

(Döttrar) Directed by Jenifer Malmqvist

Sofia, Hedvig and Maja were only children when their mother committed suicide. From the ages of 8, 10 and 17, they grew up with grief. In Daughters, we meet the sisters as children as well as in their early adult years, as they reflect on what it is like to come of age in the aftermath of trauma.

Screenwriter Jenifer Malmqvist

Produced by WG Film/Margarete Jangård, Hanna Markkanen, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson Duration 85 min/58 min

Release 2022 Sales TBA

More info WG Film

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HISTORJÁ – Stitches for Sápmi

(HISTORJÁ – Stygn för Sápmi) Directed by Thomas Jackson

HISTORJÁ is a poetic and strikingly told story of the Sámi female artist Britta Marakatt-Labba. Her art describes the Sámi culture, today and historically, and the reindeer husbandry, threatened by the global climate crisis.

Screenwriter Thomas Jackson

Produced by BR•F /Mattias Nohrborg, Pelle Nilsson, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Juan Pablo Libossart

Duration 88 min Release 2022 Sales TBA More info BR•F

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ILOVERUSS

(ILOVERUSS) Directed by Tova Mozard

FIRST FEATURE

20 years ago, Tova met an aspiring actor called Russ in Hollywood. Herself a would-be director they quickly formed a bond. He practiced lines to get more parts and she honed her directorial skills with a video camera. Over the years the two kept shooting together, unknowingly documenting both of their lives, or the lives they would like to live through small scenes and in-between discussions. So years later, a film which was never meant to be had already been shot. A film about the importance of fantasy in the face of social conventions and what true freedom really is.

Screenwriter Tova Mozard

Produced by Picky Pictures/Daniel Pynnönen Duration 75 min

Release 2022 Sales TBA More info Trailer

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Joyce Carol Oates – A Body in the Service of Mind

(Joyce Carol Oates – A Body in the Service of Mind) Directed by Stig Björkman After her great success of Blonde, director Stig Björkman sought out acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates. After 16 years she finally said yes to this documentary, the first ever about her and we get to meet the woman behind over 100 books.

Screenwriters Stig Björkman, Dominika Daubenbüchel, Stina Gardell

Produced by Mantaray Film/Stina Gardell, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/

Juan Pablo Libossart Duration 90 min/58 min Release 2021

Sales East Village Entertainment More info Mantaray Film

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How to Save a Dead Friend

(How to Save a Dead Friend) Directed by Marusya Syroechkovskaya

Moscow, late 00s, and it’s the two of them – Kimi and Marusya. They are young, bored, and madly in love. What could be better than first love? Only first love and heroin.

At least that’s what they thought back then. A personal story of a director dedicated to her first love and death of a loved one.

Screenwriter Marusya Syroechkovskaya Produced by Sisyfos Film Production/Mario Adamson, Docs Vostok/Ksenia Gapchenko, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/

Anna Weitz Duration 90 min Release 2022 Sales Lightdox

More info Sisyfos Film Production

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Leaving Jesus

(Leaving Jesus) Directed by Ellen Fiske

A group of Christian ex-fundamentalists come together at the Journey Free retreat in San Fransisco. Lost and with traumatic experiences in their past they attempt to free themselves from the fundamental communities that they were born into. But how do one find meaning, identity and a moral compass in our frantic world, while at the same time having to question your closest friends and the truths you once took for granted?

Screenwriter Ellen Fiske

Produced by Momento Film/David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski

Duration 88 min Release 2023 Sales TBA

©PIA LEHTO

Ellen Fiske studied do cumentary filmmaking at

Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Fiske’s feature doc, Scheme Birds won Best Documentary Feature

and Best New Documentary Director award at Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. Her second feature doc Josefin & Flo rin received a Guldbagge Award for Best Editing and won the prestigious Prix Europa Iris

award in 2020.

DIRECTOR IN FOCUS

Ellen Fiske

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Love and Divorce

(Kärlek och Skilsmässa) Directed by Maud Nycander

Johan and Lena have lived together for 25 years and they have three children together.

Life has entered a new phase. They have decided to divorce, as friends. The film span cover 25 years, from the time they fall passionately in love, through toddler years until they decide to divorce.

Screenwriters Maud Nycander, Mattias Johansson Produced by Maud Nycander in co-production with Swedish public broadcaster SVT

Duration 79 min Release Spring 2022 Sales SVT Sales

Motherland – A State of Fear and Violence

(Motherland – A State of Fear and Violence)

Two filmmakers bring the frontline home when they expose the consequences of staying silent against a tide of autocratic violence within the military system that bleeds over to the streets of Belarus. A journalist and former military conscript join together to expose both the personal and global consequences of autocratic and institutional violence when used as a societal tool of suppression. Are we, ask the filmmakers, responsible for our world by being silent against it?

Produced by Sisyfos Film Production/Mario Adamson, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anna Weitz

Duration 90 min Release 2022 Sales TBA

More info Sisyfos Film Production

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Movie Man

(Movie Man) Directed by Stina Gardell

FIRST FEATURE

What does a man do who has dedicated over 70 years of his life to live in the world of movies when that whole world suddenly shuts down? When film productions stop and cinemas are closing. In this new restricted world of his, he spends his time going through his rich film archive and calls directors and actors around the whole world:

Isabella Rossellini, John Sayles, Oliver Assayas and many more. A film about the film’s ability to travel into other worlds and give us the strength to endure our own difficult existence.

Screenwriter Stina Gardell

Produced by Mantaray Film/Stina Gardell, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/

Juan Pablo Libossart Duration 75 min Release 2021

Sales East Village Entertainment

Nelly & Nadine

(Nelly & Nadine) Directed by Magnus Gertten

Nelly & Nadine is the unlikely love story between two women falling in love on Christmas Eve, 1944, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. For many years Nelly and Nadine’s lifelong relationship was kept a secret, even to some of their closest family. Now Nelly’s grandchild, Sylvie, has decided to open Nelly and Nadine’s unseen personal archives and finally read Nelly’s personal diary from the Nazi camps. Gradually Sylvie uncovers their remarkable love story.

Screenwriter Magnus Gertten

Produced by Auto Images/Ove Rishøj Jensen, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Klara Grunning

Duration 90 min Release 2022

Sales Rise and Shine World Sales More info Auto Images

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Nota Bene

(Nota Bene) Directed by Jeroen Pool

FIRST FEATURE

Genoa, Italy. Tucked away in the hills just outside the city the Genoese bury their dead at the vast, monumental cemetery of Staglieno. But alongside the cemetery’s graves, through its arcades, galleries and foresty parts, all kinds of people work and wander. At Staglieno the everyday and eternal continuously face each other through mundane acts of living. Indeed, for a place that at first glance seems all about death, Staglieno is curiously alive.

Screenwriter Jeroen Pool

Produced by Ginestra Film/Antonio Russo Merenda, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Juan Pablo Libossart

Duration 75 min Release 2022 Sales TBA

Prince of Dreams

(Drömprins) Directed by Jessica Nettelbladt

When Erik looks at pictures of himself as a child, it’s like seeing a twin sister. A sister who’s disappeared, with Erik taking her place. It’s a reminder of the past, and the anxiety is palpable. Prince of Dreams takes us on a pilgrimage to the end of the world where the protagonist, Erik, looks back on his life. The bullying and feeling like an outsider at school. The artistry. But most of all the battle to accept yourself and believe that others can actually love you for who you really are. Prince of Dreams is filmed over 10 years, following Erik from the age of 17 and until he turns 27.

Screenwriter Jessica Nettelbladt Produced by Jessica Nettelbladt Duration 87 min

Release 2021 Sales TBA More info Trailer

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Prejudice & Pride

– Swedish Film Queer

(Fördom & Stolthet – en queer filmhistoria) Directed by Eva Beling

FIRST FEATURE

A rainbow-coloured rollercoaster ride through a stunning collection of films. From Mauritz Stiller’s filming of the world’s first gay romance in 1916 to Sweden’s exciting new wave of Scandinavian transgender films along with all the highs and lows of the century-long struggle for queer liberation.

Screenwriter Eva Beling Produced by Eva Beling Duration 99 min

Release: Spring 2022 Sales TBA

More info Trailer

Song to Bergslagen

(Sång till Bergslagen) Directed by Nina Hedenius, William Long

Bergslagen can’t be found on any map and yet it stretches over vast areas of central Sweden. The iron-ore below has always determined its borders. Swedish kings traded this iron to fuel and fire their wars far away in Europe and in exchange, they always left these Bergs-men alone. Bergslagen simply means, “the law of the mountains”. In this film the passage of the seasons forms a framework for views of the past, present, and future of this densely forested area. Subtle changes are now occurring since many of the mines have closed down, but the traditions of yesteryear still remain.

Screenwriters Nina Hedenius, William Long Produced by William Long, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Juan Pablo

Libossart Duration 111 min Release 2021 Sales SVT Sales

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Diorama

Directed by Tuva Novotny

Features

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Amina

(Amina) Directed by Ahmed Abdullahi

FIRST FEATURE

The young, talented woman Amina is a former MMA-fighter who is fighting to get back to her passion. With no support from her parents, she battles with raising her seven-year-old daughter. Against all odds she’s selected for the world championship, but struggle with handling her role as a mother. She’s facing her worst ultimatum – to be a successful athlete or an unsuccessful mother.

Screenwriter Mona Masri

Principal cast Nimo Ahmed Ali, Ariane Castellanos Produced by Art & Bob Film & Drama/Veronika Öhnedal, with support from the Swedish Film

Institute/Helen Ahlsson Duration 90 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales TBA

More info Trailer short film The Martyr

Bamse and the Vulcano Island

(Bamse och vulkanön) Directed by Christian Ryltenius

Bamse, Lille Skutt and Skalman on a new exciting adventure – this time to the middle of the Earth. They must rescue the scientist Beanka, a dear old friend of Skalman, who mysteriously disappeared during an expedition. The adventure includes wolves, life-threatening climbs up mountains, and a journey to the center of the Earth. To find the most valuable – a treasure, which means different things to different people.

Screenwriter Calle Marthin

Principal cast Rolf Lassgård, Johan Ulveson, Johan Glans, Sissela Kyle

Produced by Nordisk Film Production/

Johanna Bergenstråhle, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson Duration 69 min

National release December 22, 2021 Sales TrustNordisk

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Screenwriter Tarik Saleh

Principal cast Tawfeek Barhom, Fares Fares, Mehdi Dehbi, Markam J Khoury, Mohammad Bakri

Produced by Atmo Rights/Kristina Åberg, Fredrik Zander, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Madeleine Ekman, Hanna Lejonqvist

Duration 130 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales Memento Films International Tarik Saleh, born 1972. The Nile Hilton Incident won the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and received five Swedish Guldbagge Awards. The thriller Tommy premiered 2014.

Metropia, an animation feature with Vincent Gallo and Juliette Lewis premiered in Venice 2009. Tarik has directed an episode of Westworld, co-directed several award-win- ning documentaries and a number of music videos with Lykke Li.

Boy From Heaven

(Boy From Heaven) Directed by Tarik Saleh

Adam, the son of a fisherman, is granted a scholarship at the prestigious Al-Azhar University in Cairo. When Sheikh Al-Azhar, the highest authority in sunni Islam suddenly dies, a power struggle starts; who will become the next Grand Imam? At State Security, investigator Ibrahim has been ordered to make sure it will be the one the president wants. When his informant inside Al-Azhar gets brutally murdered, Ibrahim needs a replacement, someone without connections or contacts. Adam fits the part perfect.

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Bullets

(Bullets) Directed by Peter Pontikis

SECOND FEATURE

Bullets is a story about a gifted 10-year-old boy growing up in a disadvantage area outside Stockholm. With the help of a supporting teacher, he tries to do good in school but is drawn into a local gang war when trying to help out a friend in trouble.

Screenwriter Peter Pontikis

Principal cast Tomas Samir, Khalaf Ayoub, Kardo Razzazi, Helen Al Janabi, Jörgen Thorsson

Produced by Thin Skin Films/Patrick Sobieski,

with support from the Swedish Film institute /Helen Ahlsson Duration 94 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales TBA

A Christmas Tale

(Sagan om Karl Bertil Jonssons julafton) Directed by Hannes Holm

Karl-Bertil’s future is predestined by his rich father. But one day he meets Vera, a poor girl living at an orphanage in the slum, and realises that some people are less fortunate than his family... Inspired by Robin Hood, Karl-Bertil decides to “steal from the rich and give to the poor”. At his job in the post office he puts aside Christmas packages from rich people and hides them away. On Christmas eve he dresses up as Santa and heads for the slum to give away Christmas presents to the poor.

Screenwriter Hannes Holm based on a story developed by Tre Vänner, based on a short story by Tage Danielsson

Principal cast Simon Larsson, Sonja Holm, Jonas Karlsson, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Vanna Rosenberg

Produced by SF Studios Production/Henrik Widman, Anna Odenhall, with support from the Swedish Film Institute

Duration 104 min

National release November 12, 2021 Sales REinvent International Sales

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Comedy Queen

(Comedy Queen) Directed by Sanna Lenken

SECOND FEATURE

Comedy Queen is about 13-year-old Sasha. Sasha suffers from immeasurable grief but she is determined to save both herself and her father from the sorrow. Her plan is to make everyone laugh again, she wants to become a stand-up comedian – a Comedy Queen!

Screenwriter Linn Gottfridsson, based on Jenny Jägerfeld’s novel

Principal cast Sigrid Johnson, Oscar Töringe. Ellen Taure, Anna Bjelkerud, Iggy Malmborg

Produced by FLX/Rebecca Lafrenz, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson

Duration 94 min

National release February 11, 2022

International release Berlinale Generation, 2022 Sales REinvent International Sales

Diorama

(Diorama) Directed by Tuva Novotny

Diorama is about togetherness, monogamy, and all the chemical processes we go through in a relationship – love, passion, jealousy, etc. It’s about evolutionary reproductive theory and religious condemnation, the animal kingdom vs humanity, and how an average couple truly behaves. How life affirming and yet destructive love can be, and how we seek it again and again, no matter how much it hurts.

Screenwriter Tuva Novotny

Principal cast Pia Tjelta, David Dencik

Produced by Nordisk Film Production Sverige/René Ezra,

Eva Åkergren, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anders Nylander Duration 96 min

National release May 6, 2022

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Day by Day

(Dag för dag) Directed by Felix Herngren

Day by Day is a life-affirming dramedy showing us it’s never too late to change one’s life.

On a RV journey from Sweden to Switzerland, five unlikely characters come together to fulfill an elderly man’s last wish. Cross-generational friendships blossom, an autumn romance awakens and life-changing decisions are made.

Screenwriter Tapio Leopold

Principal cast Sven Wollter, Marianne Mörck, Tomas von Brömssen, William Spetz, Martina Haag, Felix Herngren, Peter Magnusson Produced by FLX/Anna Carlsten, Anna Anthony, with support from the Swedish Film Institute

Duration 109 min

National release December 2022 Sales REinvent International Sales

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Dogborn

(Dogborn) Directed by Isabella Carbonell

FEATURE DEBUT

Brother and Sister. Despite being homeless they aim for another life. Poverty is what stands between them and a chance for a brighter future. Their desperation leads them into a criminal industry of ”Import- Export”. It’s a world of its own where your lineage and your education doesn’t determine your fate. Things take a radical turn when the merchan- dise they’re supposed to transport turns up in the form of two young girls. They are now forced to make a decision; do they become the people they used to fear? Or do they return to the streets? We follow the twins during two intense days where all our notions of self-evident moral are turned upside down.

Screenwriter Isabella Carbonell

Principal cast Silvana Imam, Philip Oros, Emma Lu, Mia Liu, Lukas Malinauskas Produced by Momento Film/Farima Karimi, David Herdies, Erik Andersson,

with support from the Swedish Film Institute / Helen Ahlsson

Duration 90 min National release 2022 Sales TBA

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Isabella Carbonell is a director and screenwriter from Stockholm. She was selected for Semaine de la Critique in 2015 with her short film Boys, earning great

reviews. Boys continued to compete at festivals such as SXSW, Giffoni, and AFI FEST where it won the Grand Jury Award. Other films she has written and directed are Yustina’s Revenge (2018) and Brother

(2019). Dogborn is Isabellas debut feature film.

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The Emigrants

(Utvandrarna) Directed by Erik Poppe

The Emigrants is the story of Kristina Nilsson, a mother who leaves a poverty-stricken Sweden with her family in the 1850s and sets out on a long, dangerous journey, hoping to find a better life for herself and her children in America. The film is based on Vilhelm Moberg’s much loved suite of novels The Emigrants, and the story is now being told on film for the first time from Kristina’s perspective.

Screenwriter Anna Bache-Wiig, Siv Rajendram Eliassen Principal cast Lisa Carlehed, Gustaf Skarsgård, Sofia Helin, Laurence Kinlan, Diana Bermudez, Tove Lo, Florin Zhang

Produced by SF Studios Production/Fredrik Wikström Nicastro, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson Duration 148 min

National release 25 december 2021 Sales REinvent International Sales

Excess Will Save Us

(Excess Will Save Us) Directed by Morgane Dziurla-Petit

FIRST FEATURE

A director makes a film about her family in the little village Villereau in northern France, just by the border to Belgium. She follows what happens in the village during a time of severe crisis, where lack of information creates fear, paranoia and excesses among the villagers and her family. Based on the award winning short documentary Excess Will Save Us, the universe established in that film expands into a feature hybrid film depicting life in the countryside at a time of fundamental crisis in Europe and the Western world. This new account will retain its humor and visual force, but give a deeper understanding of the people that live there and the meaning of returning.

Screenwriter Morgane Dziurla-Petit Principal Cast Patrick Petit, Marie Christine Carlier, Roger Petit, Jean-Benoit Ugeux, Produced by Vilda Bomben Film/ Fredrik Lange, supported by the Swedish Film Institute/Helen Ahlsson

Duration 105 min

National release 5 april 2022 Sales Cinephil

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Exodus

(Exodus) Directed by Abbe Hassan

Two worlds collide when Sam, 40, a professional human trafficker, reluctantly saves Amal, a 12-year-old girl whose whole family has gone missing in the Syrian war. Amal believes that they are on their way to Sweden so she sets out on a journey to find them. Sam hesitates but is troubled by the thought of leaving the girl alone in a no-mans land and gets dragged in. This will be the beginning of an unexpected, strong, warm and crazy friendship on a journey that will change their lives forever.

Screenwriter Abbe Hassan, Kristoffer Cras Principal cast Jwan Alqatami, Ashraf Barhoum, Isa Aouifia

Produced by BR-F/Mattias Nohrborg, Anna-Klara Carlsten,

Olle Wirenhed, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anders Nylander

Duration 95 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales LevelK

I am Zlatan

(Jag är Zlatan) Directed by Jens Sjögren

SECOND FEATURE

A coming-of-age story depicting Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s upbringing in a rough Swedish suburb. Born to Balkan immigrants, football was Zlatan’s release in a tough environment where his remarkable talent and self-reliance catapulted him against all odds to the top of international football playing for clubs like Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Inter, Milan,

Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.

Screenwriter David Lagerkrantz, Jakob Beckman

Principal cast Dominic Andersson Bajraktati, Granit Rushiti, Cedomir Glisovic, Merima Dizdarevic

Produced by BR•F/Mattias Nohrnborg, Frida Bargo, Fredrik Heinig, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson

Duration 105 min National release 2022

International release Rome Film Fest, 2021 Sales TrustNordisk

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JerryMaya Detective Agency – The Riddle of the Scorpion

(LasseMajas Detektivbyrå – Skorpionens gåta) Directed by Tina Mackic

On the eve of the town’s 500-year anniversary, a series of robberies strike against the small town of Valleby. When all attempts to foil the thief fail, the JerryMaya Detective Agency seek help from a retired criminal mastermind.

Screenwriters Henrik Engström, Mattias Grosin

Principal cast Nils Kendle, Polly Stjärne, Suzanne Reuter, Henrik Hjelt Produced by SF Studios/Jonathan Ridings, Annika Sucksdorff, with support from the Swedish Film Institute

Duration 83 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales REinvent International Sales

Locals

(Stammisar) Directed by Måns Nyman

Locals follows an ensemble of normal people trying to keep their relationships alive without losing themselves. The film takes place in bars, cafés and restaurants during a summer evening in Stockholm. Someone wants to find out if she’s in a in a relationship or not. Someone is accused of being whipped. Someone has to be stopped by a friend from calling his ex. Someone gets an introduction to how to market yourself on dating apps.

Through playful dialogue on rhyming verse, they reveal their short comings and weakness- es, their frustration and their unsatisfied desires.

Screenwriters Måns Nyman, Kristoffer Malmsten Principal cast Carla Sehn, Sofia Kappel, Linda Pira, Mona Mansour, Joel Spira

Produced by Grand Slam/Markus Waltå, Eliza Jones, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Helen Ahlson Duration 86 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales TBA

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Mamma Moo Finds Her Way Home

(Mamma Mu hittar hem) Directed by Christian Ryltenius

Mamma Moo wants to see the world. Crow has already seen everything. When Stork shows up at the Farm and starts building a nest, Crow is challenged by someone who actually travelled the whole world. Mamma Moo gets the feeling that there is so much more out there to see than her usual pasture, Crow tries his hardest to convince her to stay where she belongs – like a normal cow.

Screenwriter Peter Arrhenius

Principal cast Rachel Mohlin, Johan Ulveson and Tiffany Kronlöf

Produced by SF Studios/Filippa Torstensson, Jon Nohrstedt, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson

Duration 60 min

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Christian Ryltenius is a well-established Swedish director of animated films. He started his career in animation at Penn Film studios in 1987 and studied

Animation at Sheridan College in Canada (1989–1991). He has worked both in Sweden and

abroad on several Animated features. He is always striving for good storytelling and high quality in his films.

2019 he received the Swedish Film prize ‘Gullspiran’ for his work on three animated features on Bamse.

See also: Bamse and the Vulcano Island and Bamse and the World’s Smallest Adventure.

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Maya Nilo (Laura)

(Maya Nilo (Laura)) Directed by Lovisa Sirén

FIRST FEATURE

A humorous and dramatic journey of two sisters and a teenage daughter from cold and grey Stockholm to their mother’s house in Portugal. From family arguments in Sweden to teenage heartbreak in Germany, through an unrequited fling in a French karaoke pub, we reach the culmination of a conflict- and laughter filled journey at the cliffs of Portugal. The reunion there turns out to be a tragicomic chaos that noone had expected.

Screenwriter Lovisa Sirén, Peter Modestij Principal cast Bahar Pars, Zhala Pehrsson, Nadja Rosenberg

Produced by [sic] film/Siri Hjorton Wagner, with support from the Swedish Film Institute / Madeleine Ekman, Hanna Lejonqvist

Duration 100 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales Totem Films

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Mini-Zlatan and Uncle Darling

(Lill-Zlatan och morbror Raring) Directed by Christian Lo

Everything is set for a perfect stay at Tommy’s, Ella’s favorite uncle and BFF. But the dream week that Ella has envisioned turns into a disastrous nightmare when Steve shows up. He is Tommy’s new boyfriend, from the Netherlands! In a rage of jealousy Ella concocts all sorts of creative schemes to get rid of Steve, and to win back her best friend.

Screenwriters Ella Lemhagen, Jan Vierth, Sara Sjöö

Principal cast Agnes Colliander, Simon J Berger, Tibor Lukacs, William Spetz Produced by Snowcloud Films/Petter Lindblad, Sara Sjöö, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson Duration 81 min

National release Spring 2022 Sales Dutch Features

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The Opponent

(Motståndaren) Directed by Milad Alami

SECOND FEATURE

A wrestler is forced to leave Iran with his family when a devastating rumor spreads about him.

Screenwriter Milad Alami

Principal cast Payman Maadi, Marall Nasiri, Björn Elgerd

Produced by Tangy/Annika Rogell, with support from the Swedish Film Institute Duration 110 min

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Milad Alami graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2011. His short films Void premiered at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2014 and Mommy won

the Danish Film Awards Robert Prize 2015. Alami’s first feature The Charmer has been screened at 30 festivals worldwide and is multi-awarded. Alami was the conceptualising director for the DR series When

The Dust Settles, sold worldwide to rave reviews.

DIRECTOR IN FOCUS

Milad Alami

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The Schoolmaster Games

(Magisterlekarna) Directed by Ylva Forner

FIRST FEATURE

At St Sebastian University, where all are gay men and everything pulsates of eroticism and power games, the strict Schoolmaster works. In his secret affair with his pupil

Charles, he’s developed the Schoolmaster Games, a BDSM game where Charles makes mischief and the Schoolmaster punishes.

Screenwriter Ylva Forner

Principal cast Johan Ehn, Christian Arnold, Johan Charles, Joel Valois, Simon Kling

Produced by Northern Fable/Sofia Ferguson,

with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Helen Ahlsson Duration 82 min

National release 22 april 2022 Sales LevelK

The Store

(Butiken) Directed by Ami-Ro Sköld

SECOND FEATURE

Homeless women steal food from a dumpster behind a discount grocery store, whose employees struggle to maximise profits while preserving their own private lives. Conflicts and relationships take place between the employees and the homeless.

Screenwriter Ami-Ro Sköld

Principal cast Eliza Sica, Daysury Valencia, Arbi Alviati,

Eleftheria Gerofoka, Linda Hellström, Lana Chahto, Alisa Sofia Paulsen, Fredrik Evers.

Produced by Tangram Film/Lovisa Charlier, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Hanna Leijonqvist Duration 143 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales TBA

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Second Act

(Andra akten) Directed by Mårten Klingberg

Eva’s life isn’t great; she’s divorced, her son doesn’t need her and she’s newly retired.

When she accepts a job to help rehabilitate a stroke patient, things change. She soon realises that life might not be over. In fact, it may only just have begun…

Screenwriters Vera Kiiskinen, Anna Heinämaa Principal cast Rolf Lassgård, Lena Olin Produced by Nordisk Film Production/

Johanna Bergenstråhle, with support from the Swedish Film Institute

Duration 100 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales TrustNordisk

So Damn Easy Going

(Så jävla easy going) Directed by Christoffer Sandler

FIRST FEATURE

Joanna’s mind is like a flashing amusement park at peak season. She is 18 years old and needs ADHD meds to keep her buzzy brain in order. With a depressed father whose sick pay is barely covering the rent, money runs out and Joanna can’t afford her medication. To not become a disturbing and unfiltered version of herself, Joanna has to be creative in her hunt for money. In the midst of the chaos the charming and confident Audrey appears.

Now Joanna’s got both a bursting mind and an exploding heart to deal with.

Screenwriters Christoffer Sandler, Lina Åström, Linda-Maria Birbeck, Jessika Jankert, based on a book by Jenny Jägerfeld

Principal cast Nikki Hanseblad, Melina Benett Paukkonen, Shanti Roney, Emil Algpeus Produced by Cinenic Film/Annika Hellström, Erika Malmgren, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson

Duration 90 min

National release Spring 2022 Sales TrustNordisk

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Suedi

(Suedi) Directed by Manuel Concha

SECOND FEATURE

A comedy about Mahmod who wants to be seen as Swedish – changes his name, gets a Volvo, blue contact lenses and a Swedish wife.

Screenwriter Manuel Concha

Principal cast Kardo Razzazi, Agnes Lindström Bolmgren, Suzanne Reuter, Johan Ulveson, Ann Petrén

Produced by Concha Productions/Claudia Galli Concha, Manuel Concha Duration 89 min

National release October 1, 2021 Sales Nordic Entertainment Group

Til the Sun Rises

(Tills solen går upp) Directed by Peter Dalle

When Peder runs into his old flame, Hanna, many years have passed and they are both now happily married. Nevertheless, they are still attracted to each other, though neither of them wants to break up their marriage. By chance, they come across an ancient book about dreams. With the help of this book they enter the dream-world, living a life together where everything is possible, whilst continuing to live their normal lives during their waking days. But as their dreams start to enter reality, they experience some unforeseen consequences.

Screenwriter Peter Dalle

Principal cast Mikael Persbrandt, Vanna Rosenberg, Peter Dalle, Helen Sjöholm Produced by Unlimited Stories/Patrick Ryborn, with support from the Swedish Film Institute

Duration 98 min

National release December 25, 2021

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Screenwriter Ruben Östlund

Principal cast Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean Kriek, Woody Harrelson

Produced by Plattform Produktion/Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anders Nylander

Duration 150 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales Coproduction Office

Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 in Styrsö, has become well known for his humorous and accurate portrayals of human social

behaviour. His Force Majeure (2014) was awarded with the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize in Cannes, and won several Best Foreign Film awards, was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. The Square was the fourth of Östlund’s films to premiere in Cannes and his first feature to be selected to compete for the Palme d’Or. It won the Palme d’Or in 2017 and was an Oscar® Nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2018.

Triangle of Sadness

(Triangle of Sadness) Directed by Ruben Östlund

An uninhibited satire where roles and class are inverted and the tawdry economic value of beauty is unveiled. Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple is invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’

gallery of super-rich passengers. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers.

The cruise ends catastrophically. Carl and Yaya find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. Hierarchy is suddenly flipped upside down, as the housekeeper is the only one who knows how to fish.

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Tuesday Club

(Tisdagsklubben) Directed by Annika Appelin

FIRST FEATURE

Karin and Sten are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with a bash when Karin discovers that Sten’s been unfaithful. Karin has spent her life taking care of her family and now all is shattered. A friend makes her join a cooking class led by a renowned chef. In the hot kitchen, among spices, food and friends, more than one of Karin’s passions are reborn. But can she give up her life to pursue her dreams? And is it too late for love?

Screenwriter Anna Fredriksson

Principal cast Marie Richardson, Peter Stormare,

Björn Kjellman, Ida Engvoll, Sussie Eriksson, Carina M Johansson, Maria Sid

Produced by Anagram Sweden/Jessica Ask, Åsa Karlsson, with support from the Swedish Film Institute

Duration 100 min

National release February 18, 2022

The Year I Started Masturbating

(Året jag slutade prestera och började onanera) Directed by Erika Wasserman

FIRST FEATURE

Ambitious overachiever Hanna just needs one more kid before her life is perfect.

Instead, her baby daddy unexpectedly dumps her. Suddenly, she finds herself without a place to live, job or family. With every fiber of her being set for victory, Hanna refuses to give up and decides to win him back. But to get there means having to win something much more important, love and desire for herself and who she is.

Screenwriter Christin Magdu, Erika Wasserman Principal cast Katia Winter

Produced by Gimme a break/Frida Mårtensson, Erika Wasserman with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Anders Nylander

Duration 100 min

National release Autumn 2022 Sales TBA

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Bamse and the World’s Smallest Adventure

(Bamse och världens minsta äventyr) Directed by Christian Ryltenius

Mary-Anna accidently drinks XYZ-juice and shrinks to the size of an ant. Her new size leads her to the greatest (yet smallest sizewise) adventure ever. Will the others find her when she is the size of an ant? Can you make a difference for others being that small?

Screenwriters Calle Marthin, Mikael Syrén

Produced by Nordisk Film Production/Johanna Bergenstråhle with support from Swedish Film Institute

Duration 65 minutes Release December 2023 Sales Trust Nordisk

Black Bird

(Black Bird) Directed by Mia Engberg

Director Mia receives life-changing news which starts a journey in the borderlands of death, and all that she has taken for granted is turned upside down. Black Bird is the third and final part of the Belleville trilogy that started with Belleville Baby and was followed by Lucky One.

Screenwriter Mia Engberg Principal cast TBA

Produced by Story/Tobias Janson, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Hanna Lejonqvist

Duration 75 min Release Spring 2023 Sales TBA

Burn All My Letters

(Bränn alla mina brev) Directed by Björn Runge

Based on the 2018 best-selling book, the film spans 70 years and several generations. After a jealous argument with his wife, Alex realises that he must get to the bottom of the issues that plague him to save his marriage.

Through books and letters left behind from his maternal grandparents Alex discovers secrets about his family’s past that not only shed new light on his current situation, but also force him to revisit memories from his own childhood.

Screenwriter Veronica Zacco

Principal cast Asta August, Gustav Lindh, Bill Skarsgård, Sverrir Gudnason, Sten Ljunggren, Marika Lindström, Sonja Richter, Ossian Skarsgård

Produced by SF Studios/Annika Sucksdorff, Jonathan Riddings, with support from The Swedish Film Institute/Anders Nylander

Duration 115 minutes Release September 2022 Sales REinvent International Sales

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Forever

(Forever) Directed by Anders Hazelius

SECOND FEATRUE

Mila and Kia have been best friends and teammates for as long as they can remember. When the girls get a new football coach in former pro Lollo, they slowly start to drift apart. Mila, who dreams of becoming a football professional, finally sees her chance to succeed – but is it worth sacrificing her best friend to win at any cost?

Screenwriter Jessika Jankert

Produced by SF Studios/Stefan H. Lindén, Erik Lundqvist with support from Swedish Film Institute/Jenny Gilbertsson

Duration 100 min Release 2023

Sales REinvent International Sales

From Malta to Oblivion

(From Malta to Oblivion) Directed by Axel Petersén In the shade of Malta’s scorching sun, around the edges of the Swedish online-gambling community, exiled con man Dimman shows up for a lavish wedding, kicking off a desperate and decadent pursuit of redemption.

Screenwriter Axel Petersén

Principal cast Joel Spira, Christopher Wagelin

Produced by FEDRA/Sigrid Helleday, with support from the Swedish Film Institute/Hanna Lejonqvist

Duration approx. 90 min Release 2023

Sales TBA

Håkan Bråkan

(Håkan Bråkan) Directed by Ted Kjellsson

SECOND FEATURE

Håkan Bråkan has the world’s most boring babysitter, Amanda - and Håkan has to escape from her and run home where he can win a very important computer game competition. This is how it all starts with a lot of

misunderstandings where Håkan is suddenly eye to eye with both burglars and ostriches. He must use all his skills from the gaming world out in the real world to catch them. If he makes it, he will get his time to play in the competition but also he will save the neighbors - and as well his own future!

Screenwriter Thobias Hoffmén

Produced by Unlimited Stories/Malin Söderlund – together with Isaac Inger, with support from the Swedish Film Institute Release Christmas 2022

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