Sweden Film Institute’s funding for August 2015
The Swedish Film Institute has announced its August round of funding, and films that received support include a Sami coming of age drama, a 17th century witchcraft film, and some new shorts. The films are:
- Invasion!: Gabriela Pilcher’s first film since Eat Sleep Die and a collaboration with Swedish award-winning novelist and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri. As with Eat Sleep Die, Pichler works with first-time actors on location.
- Tacit Wisdom: A reality-based psychological social drama about witchcraft on the Åland islands in the 17th century. Anna is at the centre when the church begins a hunt for women who are in the league with the devil
- Sami Blood: Directed by Amanda Kernell, Sami Blood continues along the same lines as her short film Northern Great Mountain. Elle Marja attends a boarding school in the 1930s, and racial biology examinations cause her to break away from the Sami identity, but becoming Swedish is harder than she thought.