Moodysson nabs $1.65 mil from SFI

Garagefilm given $900,000 for 'Blowfly Park'

STOCKHOLM

Lukas Moodysson has received the highest amount, $1.65 million, for his “Vi ar bast” (We Are the Best), in the latest round of funding from the Swedish Film Institute.

Produced by Lars Jonsson at Memfis Film, pic is Moodysson’s first since “Mammoth” in 2009. Based on novels written by Coco Moodysson, his wife, the story centers on three teen girls in 1980s Stockholm.

Mimmi Spang and Rebecka Lafrenz at Swedish indie house Garagefilm nabbed $900,000 for choreographer Jens Ostberg’s feature debut. “Blowfly Park” is a psychological thriller that follows a day-nursery teacher, who may be responsible for murder. Pic stars Sverrir Gudnason (“Call Girl”) and Malin Buska, who also appears in next year’s “Easy Money 3.”

Spang and Lafrenz recently produced Mikael Marcimain’s “Call Girl,” and also “Sebbe” by Babak Najafi, director of “Easy Money 2.”

Other features given SFI coin were British helmer Duane Hopkins’ soph pic “Bypass,” co-produced by Erik Hemmendorff at Plattform Prods, and three docs: Carl Javer’s “Freak Out,” Nima Sarvestani and Maryam Ebrahimi’s “No Burqas Behind Bars” and Johanna St. Michaels’ “Penthouse North.”

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading