Seasoned helmers Ole Bornedal, Erik Poppe, Mikael Håfström, newcomers Mika Gustafson, Sara Gyllenstierna and rising expertise Ulaa Salim are a number of the 15 Nordic helmers set to pitch their characteristic tasks in post-production at this yr’s Nordic Movie Market.
The main Nordic movie confab is because of run Feb. 2-5 in a hybrid model, parallel to Sweden’s forty sixth Göteborg Movie Competition (Jan.27-Feb. 5), the largest film-TV occasion in Scandinavia.
For its first full-scale outing post-COVID and first yr underneath the helm of trade chief Josef Kullengård, the Nordic Movie Market is ready to attract a document 500 delegates on-site, on prime of almost 60 on-line guests. “The curiosity from the worldwide trade is superb! It will likely be a document yr for us, even in comparison with pre-pandemic occasions,” boasts. Kullengård, a habitué of the occasion’s backstage gigs who took over from Cia Edström in October to permit her to give attention to the showcase’s TV Drama Imaginative and prescient program.
Kullengård says sustaining an internet model, whereas specializing in the bodily market was a pure step, as “the longer term is hybrid”. “Producing, distributing, consuming options is all reworking and confab organisers are all looking for the most effective sustainable mannequin to carry a market,” he noticed. “For us it’s all about supporting the business and inventive growth of Nordic movies in the very best method, and to carry collectively Nordic and worldwide delegates.”
For world trade reps unable to journey to Sweden’s second largest metropolis, the digital model will comprise a choice of market screenings, and streamed pitches of tasks in put up and growth.
As identified by the pinnacle of trade, this yr’s 53 title-strong program is a Nordic smörgåsbord reflecting “what’s occurring within the Nordic area.” “Our ambition is to spotlight the gender, racial, social plurality of voices within the Nordics,” Kullengård continued. “We’re proud to have quite a lot of tasks from feminine administrators, and a very good mixture of established and new voices. One of many aftermaths of the pandemic can be that now we have a document variety of tasks in growth, therefore the tremendous sturdy slate of our Discovery strand.”
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Feminine prodigies set to pitch their sophomore pics on the Discovery embrace “As in Heaven”’s Tea Lindeburg with “The Seal Girl,” “Dogborn”’s Isabella Carbonell with “Utopia” and “The Coronary heart”’s Fanni Metelius with “2001,” whereas Patricia Bbaale Bandak, nominated for a Danish Robert movie award together with her quick “Villa Villekulla,” will introduce her fiction debut “Wannabe.” Amongst rising Danish skills, genre-savvy Gabriel Bier Gislason (“Attachment”) will carry the Nordisk Movie-produced “No Wait.” At press time all 11 Discovery titles have been open for gross sales.
Making its debut at Göteborg’s confab can be the Expertise to Watch platform with 10 Swedish newcomers, as a consequence of pitch their pics Feb. 2, corresponding to “Home of the Dragon” star Nanna Blondell, debuting behind the digital camera with “Pores and skin to Pores and skin.” All tasks within the new strand have acquired growth seed for the Swedish Movie Institute’s new Expertise to Watch scheme.
One other handful of feminine hopefuls will unveil their works in progress, corresponding to Mika Gustafson, a Ruben Östlund scholar from Göteborg’s Valand movie academy. Her sensible drama “Sisters,” about three socially-deprived younger sisters fending for themselves, is produced by auteur-driven Nima Yousefi of Hobab (“Clara Sola”).
Within the suspense style, debutant Sarah Gyllenstierna, who began off as AD to Spike Lee, will current “Hunters on a White Area,” by which Magnus Krepper (“The Unlikely Assassin”, “Margrete-Queen of the North”) and Ardalan Esmaili (“Snabba Money”, “The Charmer”) participate in a searching outing that turns right into a harmful recreation.
Icelandic new expertise and former NYU Tisch Faculty alumn Ninna Pálmadóttir will carry “Solitude,” which chronicles the friendship between an ageing farmer, pressured to maneuver to the town, and a paper supply boy. The drama penned by Rúnar Rúnarsson (“Volcano”) was bestowed the ArteKino Int’l award at les Arcs Movie Fest 2021. The Get together Movie Gross sales is connected.
Rising Danish filmmaker Ulaa Salim (“Sons of Denmark”) will unveil footage from his sophomore sci-fi “Everlasting,” described by Kullengård as “an thrilling love story turning on burning local weather change and societal points, filmed with true cinematic aptitude.” New Europe Movie Gross sales handles gross sales.
Among the many heavyweight Nordic names lined-up for the works in progress are Erik Poppe (“The Emigrants”), along with his WWII drama “Quisling” from REinvent Worldwide Gross sales, Ole Bornedal with “Nightwatch-Demons are Ceaselessly,” a sequel to his 1994 hit, repped by TrustNordisk; and Mikael Håfström (“Exterior the Wire”), along with his star-studded interval drama “Stockholm Massacre,” produced by Viaplay and repped by Viaplay Content material Distribution.
Intercourse Goals Love
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Seasoned Danish director Birgitte Stærmose (“Room 304”) will pitch her occasion hybrid “Youngsters of the Lowest Heaven,” an extension of her acclaimed quick movie “Out of Love” that includes disadvantaged avenue youngsters in Kosovo.
One other standout work in progress highlighted by Kullengård is the movie trilogy “Intercourse Goals Love” by acclaimed Norwegian helmer Dag Johan Haugerud (“Watch out for Youngsters”), produced by Motlys in partnership with Viaplay.
In the meantime this system of 17 accomplished Nordic titles takes within the Rotterdam-bound “Copenhagen Doesn’t Exist,” “4 Little Adults,” “100 Seasons,” “Mannvirki17,” “Superposition,” and several other Göteborg world premieres together with the opener “Exodus” and shutting movie “Camino.”
Nordic Movie Market Works in Progress, Full Lineup:
“A Joyful Day” by Hisham Zaman (Snowfall Cinema, Norway)
“B.O.Y.” by Søren Inexperienced (Asta Movie, Denmark)
“Youngsters of the Lowest Heaven” by Birgitte Stærmose (Magic Hour Movie, Denmark)
“Comeback” by Petri Kotwica (Helsinki filmi, Finland) “Chilly” by Erlingur Thoroddsen (Compass Movies, Iceland)
“Everlasting” by Ulaa Salim (Hyæne Movie, Denmark)
“Glasskår (English title TBC) by Elina Sahlin (Makeriet, Sweden)
“Hunters on a White Area” by Sarah Gyllenstierna (Most Alice Movies, Sweden)
“Nightwatch – Demons are Ceaselessly” by Ole Bornedal (Nordisk Movie Manufacturing, Denmark)
“Intercourse Goals Love” by Dag Johan Haugerud (Motlys, Norway)
“Sisters” by Mika Gustafson (HOBAB, Sweden)
“Solitude” by Ninna Pálmadóttir (Pegasus Movie, Iceland)
“Stockholm Massacre” by Mikael Håfström (Viaplay, Nordics)
“Stormskerry Maja” by Tiina Lymi (Photo voltaic Movies, Finland)
“Quisling” by Erik Poppe (Paradox, Norway)
“100 Seasons” by Giovanni Bucchieri (French Quarter Movie, Sweden)
“Camino” by Birgitte Stærmose (MOTOR, Denmark)
“Copenhagen Does Not Exist” by Martin Skovbjerg (Snowglobe, Denmark)
“Dancing Queen” by Aurora Gossé (Oslo Photos, Norway)
“Ellos Eatnu-Let the River Circulate” by Ole Giæver (Mer Movie, Norway)
“Empire” by Fredrikke Aspöck (Meta Movie, Denmark)
“Exodus” by Abbe Hassan (B-Reel Movie, Sweden)
“4 Little Adults” by Selma Vilhunen (Tuffi Movies, Finland)
“Mannvirki” by Gústav Geir Bollason (Go to Sheep, Iceland)
“Munch” by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken (The Movie Firm, Norway)
“One Day All This Will Be Yours” by Andreas Öhman (Gran Slam Movie, Sweden)
“Operation Napoleon” by Óskar Thór Axelsson (Sagafilm, Iceland)
“Shadow Island” by Johan Storm (Stormax Movie, Sweden)
“Superposition” by Karoline Lyngbye (Beo Starling, Denmark)
“The Worst Thought Ever” by Pamela Tola (Helsinki filmi, Finland)
“Tove’s Room” by Martin Zandvliet (Nordisk Movie Manufacturing, Denmark)
“Viktor vs the World” by Christian Arhoff (Hyæne Movie, Denmark)