Nordisk Film and TV Fund announces November support

The Nordisk Film and TV Fund has announced its next round of production support.

The Danish film Wild Witch received the most funding with NOK 2.5 million. Directed by Kaspar Munk, the film is a fantasy family film written by Bo Hr Hansen and based on a popular book series by Lene Kaaberbøl. When a big black cat scratches 12-year-old Clara, her life changes forever. She finds out that she belongs to a family of Wild Witches with a very close connection to nature. When the evil witch Chimera tries to kidnap Clara, she realises that she has special powers. To save herself, Clara sets out on a journey together with her two friends, Oscar and Kahla, to prove that she belongs to the Wild World. Filming starts in Hungary in 2017.

I Remember You was granted NOK 1.5 million. The thriller is directed by Oskar Thór Axelsson (Black’s Game) and tells the story of a psychiatrist who finds out that an older lady who committed suicide was obsessed withthe disappearance of her 8-year-old son. At the same time, in an abandoned village, three city dwellers are restoring a house, and strange things start happening The two stories slowly intertwine and it turns out that the boy who mysteriously vanished some 60 years earlier is the connecting link.In the main roles are Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Game of Thrones), Thor Kistjánsson (Black’s Game) and Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (City State). The film will be released in April next year.

The Swedish crime/comedy show Sophie Borg was granted NOK 1.4 million. When a British man is murdered in a small town in Sweden, Swedish police officer Sophie Borg and British DI, Tom Brown, are assigned to the case. As different as cats and dogs, they work together on what seems to be a gruesome serial killer investigation. The show is directed by Simen Alsvik (Lilyhammer) and Jon Holmberg (Swedish Dicks) and aims to have a spring premiere.

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.