As EFM nears the end, Swedish sales powerhouse Svensk Filmindustri has closed a flurry of deals across its slate.
The outfit sold Tarik Saleh’s “Tommy,” a stylized Swedish crime thriller starring Lykke Li, to the U.K. (Arrow) and Iran (Century 21). Svensk is in advanced negotiations with German, Spanish and Latin American buyers.
“We’ve been getting some upbeat feedback on the film since it premiered at Goteborg Intl. Film Festival,” said Svensk’s head of sales Ann-Kristin Westerberg.
Saleh unveiled footage of “Tommy” at the Stockholm fest. Pic, produced by his shingle Atmo, marks the helmer’s follow-up to the animated feature “Metropia” starring Juliette Lewis, Alexander Skarsgard and Stellan Skarsgard.
Svensk has also closed further deals on Sweden’s top-grossing local film of 2013, “Monica Z,” to the U.K. (Arrow), Colombia, Pan-American TV rights and Central America (Cineplex) and CIS (Russian Reports).
“Monica Z,” which is a biopic of jazz-singer-turned-thesp Monica Zetterlund set in the ’50s and ’60s, has already sold to France, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, China and Turkey.
Svensk also inked strong deals on Ole Bornedal’s Danish war epic “1864.” It was acquired by Arrow for the U.K., MFI for Germany and Century 21 for Iran.
“1864,” reportedly the most expensive Danish production ever, centers around the war between Denmark and Prussia in what else, 1864.