Magazine article Screen International

Doll in the Ceiling Begins Shoot

Magazine article Screen International

Doll in the Ceiling Begins Shoot

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Revenge thriller marks first Norway-Canada co-production in 15 years.

Norwegian revenge thriller The Doll in the Ceiling (Dukken i taket) has begun principal photography in Norway.

The $2m (NOK16.4m) psychodrama marks the feature debut of director Kjersti Steinbø, who also adapted the novel of the same title by Norwegian novelist Ingvar Ambjørsen.

The story centres on a woman who seeks out her deceased sister's rapist and embeds herself in his idyllic family to destroy his life. It is earmarked for release in autumn 2015.

Producers are Paul Barkin of Toronto's Alcina Pictures and Kristine Knudsen of new Bergen-based company Den Siste Skilling. Executive producers are Lisa G. Black of Garnet Girl (US) and Mark Gingras of Vigilante Productions.

It marks the second Norway-Canada treaty co-production, the last being more than 15 years ago.

"This is an exciting time for Nordic Cinema," said Barkin. …

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