Magazine article Screen International

Simple Simon, She Monkeys Talents Working on Bitch Hug

Magazine article Screen International

Simple Simon, She Monkeys Talents Working on Bitch Hug

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Swedish actress Linda Molin, of She Monkeys (Apflickorna) fame, will star in the new drama comedy by Swedish director Andreas Öhmann, whose feature debut Simple Simon (I rymden finns inga känslor) was a huge box office hit locally.

Bitch Hug (Bitchkram) went into production yesterday (July 11) with a cast also including Fanny Ketter, well-known from the SVT television series Vintergatan, and Mathilda von Essen, who most recently acted in the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

"I am now doing something I have dreamt of, and very few get the chance of doing (read: my second feature) ... it will be magic," Öhman wrote on his blog. As with Simple Simon, Bitch Hug is scripted with Jonathan Sjöberg, and it will be co-produced by their company, Naive AB.

Öhman's 2008 short, My Life as a Trailer (Mitt liv som trailer), won the Startsladden award at the Göteborg International Film Festival, and he used the $125,000 (SEK 800,000) cash and services coming with it to instigate his first feature. …

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