'Suburban' awarded $725,000
Five films and one documentary have been greenlit after securing state funding from the Swedish Film Institute.
Family musical “Suburban Kids” (Forortsungar), about life in a Stockholm suburb, by Ylva Gustavsson and Catti Edfeldt, was awarded $725,000. Pic is produced by Gilda Film’s Peter Holthausen and Pontus Sjoman and will start shooting in November.
Blighty helmer Colin Nutley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” produced by Maritha Norstedt of Sweetwater Filmrights II, received $630,000. Pic tells the story of two middle-aged, divorced women looking for love.
“All the Time in the World” (All tid i varlden) by Jon Lindstrom also was granted $630,000. The drama about a homeless man who suddenly comes into money will be produced by FilmLance Intl.’s Borje Hansson. Local premiere is set for Jan. 20.
International co-prod “MasterMind” is the second of three features to be released theatrically based on bestselling Swedish author Henning Mankell’s novels about police detective Kurt Wallander.
Pic, which recieved $252,000, is directed by Peter Flinth and produced by Ole Sondberg and Lars Bjorkman of Yellow Bird Films.
Other films to receive backing were Susanna Edwards’ drama “The Letter From Palme” (Brevet fran Palme) and Gunnar Bergdahl’s Chernobyl docu “Ljudmila & Anatolij.”