Ullmann's 'Miss Julie,' Hamer's '1001 Grams' among recipients
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad. Vikene last film, “Vegas,” won Norway’s top film prize, the Amanda, in 2009. Ekerhovd will produce for Mer Film with Axel Helgeland of Helgeland Film. Maipo Film collected $1.19 million for “Leo,” the second feature by Eirik Svensson, following “Must Have Been Love.” “Leo,” which is a portrait of a 15 year-old boy, will be scripted by Sebastian Torngren Martin and produced by Moa Liljedahl. Bobbie Peers’ first feature, “Dirk Ohm — The Illusionist Who Disappeared,” gets $1.66 million. Peers, whose 2006 short “Sniffer” won a prize in Cannes, was inspired by the real-life disappearance of a German illusionist in 2003. Bjorn Olaf Johannessen penned the screenplay, and Mer’s Ekerhovd produces the film, which is also supported by Eurimages. Leyden identified the book several years ago, wrote the adaptation on spec and attached Worthington. “Kule kidz grater ikke,” Katarina Launing’s second children’s film after “Magic Silver” in 2009, nabs $1.25 million. The film, about a soccer-mad girl who has cancer, was penned by Linda May Kallestein. Tanya Badendyck and Silje Hopland Eik will produce for Cinenord Kidstory.
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