Swedish Film Institute Funding for March

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Just a few months after scooping the Novella Film Award at the Gothenburg International Film Festival, director Beata Gårdeler is back with her second feature film Flocking, just one of the exciting new films awarded production funding from the Swedish Film Institute.

Flocking, the story of a community that turns against a teenage girl and her family, presents the tangled situation and dark downward spiral which results when 15-year-old Jennifer accuses a boy in her class of raping her. The film explores the mechanisms and mob mentality which make such a scenario possible.

Director Beata Gårdeler received a Swedish Guldbagge award nomination for her first feature, In Your Veins, starring Malin Crépin and Joel Kinnaman. She has also directed a number of short films and worked on various television series.

Sanna Lenken, recently nominated for a Guldbagge award for Eating Lunch, is currently directing her first feature My Skinny Sister (working title). And Sweden’s Shooting Star at last year’s Berlinale, Eat Sleep Die sensation Nermina Lukač, is starring with Samuel Fröler in the Bulgarian-Swedish co-productionFalse Witness. This is her first film role since Eat Sleep Die, for which she picked up the Guldbagge award for best actress.

In addition to these films the Swedish-Hungarian Fever at Dawn and eight short films, among them five documentaries, have also been awarded production funding by the Swedish Film Institute in March. The shorts include Johanna Bernhardsson‘s one-minute film Final Frame, which mixes found footage with a quotation from the classic divorce movie Kramer vs Kramer.

via the Swedish Film Institute. You can also find more detailed overviews of each film there!

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.