Sweden to create feature film on The Sunny Side

The Swedish television series The Sunny Side was incredibly popular for the five seasons it was on television, averaging around 2.5 million viewers per episode. The series ended in 2015 but is now set for a comeback on the big screen.

The Sunny Side (Solsiden) television series is based around the municipality of Saltsjöbaden on the Baltic Coast and starts when a young couple, Alex and Anna, who are expecting their first child, have just moved into Alex’s childhood home there. Alex is reunited with his old friends Frede and Ove. The series revolves around their everyday experiences.

The feature-film version of The Sunny Side will be directed by Swedish directors Måns and Felix Herngren, who released The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared over Christmas in 2016. Swedish screenwriter Jesper Harrie, who wrote fourteen episodes of the comedy, will write the screenplay.

The Swedish Film Institute is funding the film version with €840,000.

No further details have been announced, but for now you can enjoy a clip from the series:

Info via Cineuropa



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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.