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Cannes 2016: Michael Nyqvist to make directorial debut

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Bilder: Marie-Therese Karlberg / Film Vast
Bilder: Marie-Therese Karlberg / Film Vast

Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist is set to make his directorial debut with the comedy film Små & Stora Kryp (Small & Big Bug). The film was announced at Film Vast’s press conference during the Cannes Film Festival.

Nyqvist will also play the lead role in this story of veterinarian Edward who is tired of healing sick pets and instead dreams of sailing around the world. When he discovers his clinic’s manager fiddling with the EU rural support, he see’s the opportunity to realise his dream.

The actors in other key roles will be announced later this some, and the filming will take place in Vastra Gotaland suring autumn 2016 with a premiere scheduled for autumn 2017.

Carola Hansson and Börje Hansson from Bright Moving Pictures are producing the film in co-production with Film West, SVT, North Swedish Film Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox.