SFI Announces January’s Production Funding

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Two documentaries and two short films have been granted production support by the Swedish Film Institute in January.

  • Erik Gandini, known for his successful film Videocracy in 2009, has written and directed his third feature, a documentary named Lost in Perfection. It is a study and evaluation of the exaggeratedly positive Scandinavian self-image and the optimistic plans for society drawn up more than 40 years ago.
  • Gunilla Bresky, known for Night Witches, is now working on her first documentary I Stop Time, in which Vladislav Mikoshas talks about her work as a photographer in the second world war.
  • Maud Nycander, known for Palme (2012) and The Nun (1997), has now made Road’s End, a study of a woman who lives in Latvia on the Russian border without electricity or running water and doesn’t want to move.
  • Tärningen Ture is a short animation by Johan Hagelbäck, whose Kalle Kran recently screened at Berlin. The film is about a ladybird who falls in love with dice.

Read more over at the Swedish Film Institute.



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.