Swedish writer Jonas Jonasson’s follow-up to The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is set to be adapted for film by Icelandic producer Joni Sighvatsson.
The second novel is titled Analfabeten som kunde räkna (The Illiteratre Who Could Count, or as us international audiences would know it – The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden) and follows a South African girl whose destiny takes her on a trip from Soweto to international politics.
Sighvatsson has produced more than 40 films and is president of the Scandinavian distribution group Scanbox. He was the executive producer of The 100 Year Old Man.
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.
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