Swedish Film Institute adds coin to ‘Dream’

Marlind, Stein focus on pop icon Hakan Hellstrom

STOCKHOLM — Directing duo Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein, who return to Sweden after helming two Hollywood pics, have nabbed $1.7 million for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the highest grant in the latest round of funding from the Swedish Film Institute.

Acne Drama is producing “Dream,” about a young musician struggling for success in Gothenburg, inspired by the life of Swedish pop icon, composer and singer Hakan Hellstrom. First-timer Cilla Jackert penned the script.

The duo previously directed Hollywood pics “Underworld: Awakening” and “Shelter.”

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is Marlind and Stein’s first Swedish feature since their debut “Storm” in 2005.

Daniel Alfredson, who directed “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest,” gets $1.1 million for his crime thriller “Echoes From the Dead,” based on Johan Theorin’s novel. The film is produced by Soren Staermose and Lars Pettersson at Yellowbird.

First-time feature helmer Karin Fahlen received $1.3 million for “The Gondola,” a Stockholm-set urban drama about a boy obsessed with his theory of light and darkness.

Sweden’s first 3D toon “Beyond Beyond,” Danish helmer Espen Toft Jacobsen’s children’s movie, gets $1.3 million, while fellow countryman Soren Kragh-Jacobsen receives $150,000 for “The Hour of the Lynx,” co-produced by Bob Film Sweden.

The Swedish Film Institute is also supporting an Ingmar Bergman documentary by Stig Bjorkman, “Fanny, Alexander and I.” Thirty years after the release of “Fanny and Alexander,” Bjorkman follows the rehearsals of the stage adaptation of the film at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm.

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