Lisa Langseth film stars Alicia Vikander
STOCKHOLM — Lisa Langseth’s “Hotel” is one of several projects to receive a share of more than $5 million from the Swedish Film Institute.
“Hotel” receives the highest single award of $1.4 million. The writer-helmer’s soph pic is toplined by 23-year-old rising star Alicia Vikander (“A Royal Affair,” “Anna Karenina”), who starred in Langseth’s debut “Pure,” winner of the Pusan’s Flash Forward competition in 2010.
Pic centers on Erika, who resorts to group therapy after her perfect life falls apart. The film is produced by B-Reel.
Actress-director Helena Bergstrom gets $600,000 for her adaptation of August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie.”
Helmer Fredrik Gertten receives coin for docu “Invisible Bicycle Helmet,” part of Morgan Spurlock’s initiative that asked 30 directors to “highlight exceptional people and ideas that change the world.”
Bosse Lindquist’s docu “Give Us the Money,” following Bono and Bob Geldof’s work on an anti-poverty campaign, also gets a grant.