Swedish debut film to be remade in Turkey

Press release:

After winning at the film festival in Warszawa it is now official that Drazen Kuljanin’s debut feature film ”How to Stop a Wedding” gets an Turkish remake. The movie had its world premiere at the international film festival in Warsaw and won the 1-2 competition. Now it continues its journey in a different form.

”This is amazing and hopefully opens up new doors and opportunity’s for the next film.” Says Drazen Kuljanin who is as we speak finishing writing the next feature script.

After the screening at the festival the films producer Jonas Sörensson at Way Creative Films was contacted by a Turkish production company who showed interest. The deal is now done and a remake is on it’s way.

”It is fantastic. The things look a little different down in Europe. Just Turkey with it’s 75 million people puts the movie industry here in Sweden in perspective” Says Jonas Sörensson.

”How to Stop a Wedding” was shot in five hours during a train journey between Malmö and Stockholm last year. It is about two people who meet in a train realizing that both of them are on their way at the same wedding that both want to stop. The films is starring Lina Sundén and Christian Ehrnstén.

”Love and sadness are universal and maybe that stopping a wedding could be a bigger deal in different parts of the world? I am looking forward to the see the new version and what they will do differently.” Says Drazen Kuljanin.

”How to Stop a Wedding ” i produced by Malmoe based Way Creative Films and in co production with Film i Skåne.

Read our review of the film here

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.