Magazine article Screen International

Call Girl to Open 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Call Girl to Open 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival

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Marciman's debut [pictured] among three new Swedish features to compete for the grand prix for Best Film at the festival, which runs Nov 7-18.

No less than three new Swedish features - two of them debuts - will compete for the grand prix for Best Film, the 7.3-kilo Bronze Horse, at the 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival, which runs Nov 7-18: Mikael Marcimain's debut Call Girl, which will be released on Nov 9 after opening the showcase; Måns Månsson's Roland Hassel (Hassel - Privatspanarna/Nov 23); and Karzan Kader's first feature Bekas, (also Nov 23).

The US has also supplied three of the 20 contenders, including Benh Zeitlin's Beasts of the Southern Wild, Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, and Ava Duvernay's Middle of Nowhere. Among the European entries is Norwegian director Eva Sørhaug's 90 Minutes (90 minutter).

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Call Girl

"We strive to find the best quality films from around the world, and this year's programme is probably our most daring so far - here the filmmakers take greater risks than ever," said festival director Git Scheynius today (Oct 17) in Stockholm, when she announced the selection of more than 170 premieres from over 50 countries. …

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