Moodysson nabs $1.65 mil from SFI

Garagefilm given $900,000 for 'Blowfly Park'

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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.”

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