Nordic films sell at the American Film Market

The American Film Market has wrapped up in the US, and several Nordic titles were sold at the event.

SF Studios’ Anita Simovic inked multiple deals on two major titles, Borg/McEnroe, which is currently in production, and the Norwegian film Børning 2: On Ice (pictured).

The stop-motion animation feature In the Forest of Huckybucky, which is set to open on Christmas Day in Norway, was sold to Iceland and China, while the second film in the franchise, Bamse and the Witch’s Daughter, was sold to South Korea.

The Norwegian action-thriller Cave, directed by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken, is heading to Spain, Japan, France, China, Turkey and Iran thanks to LevlelK. The award-winning Swedish film Sami Blood, directed by Amanda Kernell), was bought by Japanese distributor Unplink.

At Yellow Affair, they were very successful with the English-language biopic Bach, which will be directed by Eric Styles. The film is about the 17th-century composer and has a huge cast including Gerard Depardieu and Max von Sydow.

There was also some interest on the new Swedish film Strawberry Days, directed by Wiktor Eriksson. It tells the story of a Polish worker Wojtek and farmer’s daughter Anneli, who fall in love amidst rising tension and violence between Swedish strawberry farmers and Polish workers.

One of the most popular films at the American Film Market was the 2010 Danish film Klown the Movie, which is now going to be remade in the US with Sacha Baron-Cohen in the leading role. Mikkel Norgaard will direct the remake.

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.

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