Local wunderkind helmer Lukas Moodysson’s untitled “submarine film,” as he calls it, is one of 10 pics that received a total of $3.7 million in production support from the Swedish Film Institute on Thursday.
Some $600,000 went to Moodysson (“Lilya 4-ever”), who describes his new movie as “a mix of ‘Big Brother’ and Hieronymous Bosch, but with kindness and consideration.”
Shooting at film center Film i Vast in Trollhattan, it is produced by Lars Jonsson’s Memfis Film.
Nordisk Film Production has started newcomer Daniel Espinosa’s “The Babylon Disease,” about young people’s view of a chaotic world. Ulf Berggren Production will back Danish helmer Carsten Brandt’s “Mild Pain,” following a director’s struggle with his marriage and his work.
Lena Hanno Clyne will direct “Beautiful Fall” for Gilda Film, and Tova Magnusson-Norling will helm “Miss Sweden” for Sandrew Metronome; both pics are about teenage girls. Anette Winblad’s coming-of-age tale “Sex Points” will be produced by Douglas Film-2000bilder, and Teresa Fabik will helm Filmlance Intl. youth film “Hip Hip Whore.”
Svensk Filmindustri is readying Erik Lejonborg’s “Hakan Brakan,” about a boy running away from home, and Migma Film has kidpic “The Girl Who Lied” in the making. Finally, the Swedes will chip in for Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s “Hawaii, Oslo,” co-produced by FilmHaus Lagno.