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Helena Bergström writing & directing a ‘feel-good’ film

The Swedish actress and director Helena Bergström has started filming her new film, Vilken Jävla Cirkus, which has been described as a ‘feel-good’ film.

Based on an original script by Bergström, the film is a comedy in which everyday life is turned upside down and the characters are forced to step out of their comfort zones. Hugo (Gustav Lindh) has had no taste for life since he lost the love of his life Agnes (Evin Ahmad). Following a bicycle accident, he loses consciousness and wakes up in the most unusual place – a circus waggon. A new world opens up to him with colourful characters such as a chef (Vanna Rosenberg) who cannot cook, a cranky clown (Johan Widerberg) and the mysterious Anna (Molly Nutley) who is hiding a secret.

The film stars Molly Nutley (Missing), Johan Widerberg (A Man Called Ove), Gustav Lindh (Spring Tide), Evin Ahmad (Blue Eyes), Aliette Opheim (Thicker than Water) and Tomas von Brömsen (Shed no Tears, My Life as a Dog).

The film is being produced by SF Studios and is due for Swedish released in autumn 2017.

Helena Bergström previously directed the widely successful A Holy Mess (pictured), which was Sweden’s top-selling local film of 2015.

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Info from the Nordic Film & TV Fund

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.