MOSCOW — Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt” starring Mads Mikkelsen as a divorced kindergarten teacher accused of assaulting a little girl, is among a raft of Scandinavian projects backed in the latest round of funding from the Swedish Film Institute.
Vinterberg’s first film since 2010’s “Submarino,” “The Hunt” received $143,000 towards its $3.8 million budget. It’s produced by Scandinavia’s Zentropa.
Other winners in the November round of funding include Teresa Fabik’s romantic comedy, “Love and Lemons,” produced by Stockholm’s Tre Vanner Produktion, which gets $1 million. Irish director Lance Daley’s comedy, “Life’s a Breeze,” about a women and her grandchildren in search of a lost fortune, gets $195,000 and will shoot in Sweden early next year,.
Documentaries supported in a funding round worth a total of $2.3 million include Fia-Stina Sandlund’s “She’s Staging It,” in which three actresses meet in New York for a workshop on August Strindberg’s “Miss Julie,” in which they attempt to save the heroine from suicide. It got $64,000.