The American Film Market (AFM) is currently underway in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and there are many new Nordic films on sale to international distributors.
SF Studios has brought two of its major films to the event. First is Danish director Janus Metz’s Borg vs McEnroe, the biopic of Swedish tennis player Björn Borg. Borg vs McEnroe has already been sold to Lucky Red for Italy and Colombia’s Cineplex for Latin America.
Second is Norwegian director Hallvard Braein’s Børning 2: On Ice, which has been a huge success in Norway and is now heading to Spain (A Contracorriente), Poland (Kino Swiat) and the Middle East (Shooting Stars).
the Finnish-Swedish international agency The Yellow Affair is marketing Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki’s historical drama The Girl King, Homecoming, a comedy by the same director, and Israeli director Tali Shalom-Ezer’s drama Princess, which was launched at Sundance and was later awarded at Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, Denmark’s Trust Film Sales is selling Swedish director Hannes Holm’s A Man Called Ove, which has taken in almost 1.8 million admissions in Sweden and is currently on track to become the top foreign-language arthouse title of 2016 in the USA.
Other Nordic films are Danish director Ole Bornedal’s black comedy Small Town Killers, Danish director Peter Schønau Fog’s You Disappear, starring Trine Dyrholm and Nikolaj Lie Kaas; two historical dramas, Danish director Nicolo Donato’s Across the Waters, with David Dencik and Danica Curcic, and Finnish director AJ Annila’s The Eternal Road; and Swiss-Italian director Petra Volpe’s The Divine Order.