Magazine article Screen International

Miss Julie Producer Plans Incest Drama

Magazine article Screen International

Miss Julie Producer Plans Incest Drama

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EXCLUSIVE: Company has attached newcomer Ine Wilman to star.

Maipo Films (the outfit behind Liv Ullmann's Miss Julie) is pushing ahead with new incest drama Hjemlengsel and has attached newcomer Ine Wilman as star.

The film is to be directed by Anne Sewitsky [pictured] (the Sundance winning director of Happy Happy) and will be produced by Maipo CEO Synnøve Hørsdal.

The project is receiving support from the Norwegian Film Institute as part of the three picture slate deal that Sewitsky was awarded. The Institute is putting up round half of the film's $4m budget.

Hjemlengsel is the story of an unhappily married dance instructor who discovers she has a brother. The problem arises when she falls in love with him.

"It has some of the same tone as Happy Happy," Hørsdal said.

Shooting on Miss Julie, which Liv Ullmann has said will be her final feature, finished on Friday. The film (sold by Wild Bunch) is likely to be ready for next year's Berlinale. …

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