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Amanda Kernell’s new film receives funding from Eurimages & NFI

Swedish director Amanda Kernell’s latest film has been announced as it receives funding from both the Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) and Eurimages.

Amanda Kernell became an internationally acclaimed director when, in 2015, her film Sami Blood was released. The film went on to win awards around the world, including Best Nordic Film at the Gothenburg Film Festival and Best European Film at the Venice Film Festival. In total, the film won 25 film awards (with another 16 nominations on top of that).

Now Kernell is back with Charter, a Swedish/Danish/Norwegian co-production with Nordisk Film producing. The film is about a woman who kidnaps her own children. Alice is about to lose her parental rights and is forbidden from celebrating her son’s birthday with the rest of her family. In a desperate attempt to re-enter her children’s lives, she takes them on a trip to the Canary Islands without the consent of their grandfather. Her hope is that the children will choose to live with her and the case ends in court.

Charter received NOK 1.2 million from the NFI, and a further 475,000 Euros from Eurimages.

In its latest round of funding, the NFI also granted funding to the upcoming Danish film about the 2015 terror attack in Copenhagen. The film is called Note and is directed by Ole Christian Madsen.

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.