Magazine article Screen International

Swedish Film Institute Backs Eight New Features with $5.8M

Magazine article Screen International

Swedish Film Institute Backs Eight New Features with $5.8M

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Films backed include new projects from Måns Mårling & Björn Stein [pictured], Daniel Alfredson and Stig Björkman.

After filming American horror-action Underworld: Awakening with Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy and India Eisley, Swedish directors Måns Mårling and Björn Stein will return to domestic skies to interpret A Midsummer Night's Dream (Känn ingen sorg) - not the Bard's, but an original story by Cilla Jackert.

Produced by Malcolm Lidbeck and David Olsson for Acne Production, the film, centred on Daniel who dreams of being successful with his music but is constantly getting into trouble from his obsessions, received $1.7m (SEK 11m) production funding from the Swedish Film Institute, which distributed $5.8m (SEK 38.3m) support between eight new features.

Swedish director Daniel Alfredson's new project with Danish Yellow Bird producer Søren Stærmose, Echoes from the Dead (Skumtimmen) - Swedish Johan Theorin's mystery drama currently shooting on Öland in Sweden with Lena Endre, Tord Peterson and Thomas W Gabrielsson in the leads - was backed by $1. …

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