Magazine article Screen International

Mona Fastvold to Make Feature Directorial Debut with Sleepwalker

Magazine article Screen International

Mona Fastvold to Make Feature Directorial Debut with Sleepwalker

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Fastvold's [pictured] film is one of five films to be supported by the Norwegian Film Institute.

Educated in New York, where she starred in US director Don Roos' The Other Woman (Love And Other Impossible Pursuits), Norwegian actress Mona Fastvold, who has directed around 20 music videos, will make her feature directorial debut with Sleepwalker (Søvngjengeren), which will shoot in the US from Oct 16.

Scripted by Fastvold with Brady Corbet, and produced by Karin Julsrud and Turid Øversveen for Norway's 4½ Fiksjon on a $1.1m (NOK 6.2m) budget, the film depicts the relationship between two sisters, complicated by childhood conflicts. Sleepwalker is included in a package of international co-productions, which the Norwegian Film Institute has supported by $1.3m (NOK 7.35m).

In 2006, Norwegian writer Bjørn Olaf Johannessen won the NHK Sundance Filmmaker Award for the script of Nowhere Man (later filmed by Belgian director Parice Toye). …

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