Magazine article Screen International

UN Thriller, Transgender Drama among Swedish Film Institute Grantees

Magazine article Screen International

UN Thriller, Transgender Drama among Swedish Film Institute Grantees

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The Swedish Film Institute has revealed the 29 projects to receive support in its latest round of funding.

The projects include Per Fly's (Manslaughter) new political thriller, a transgender drama, a documentary about a female boxer and a murder thriller starring Fares Fares.

The projects backed by the Swedish Film Institute in the past three months are listed below, in descending order of amount granted:

FULL LIST OF BACKED PROJECTS:

The Nile Hilton Incident, wr/dir Tarik Saleh, prod Kristina Aberg. Thriller inspired by the true story of a Lebanese reality TV show winner who is murdered at a hotel in Dubai. Fares Fares stars. SFI funding granted $1.3m (11m SEK)

Becker, wr/dir Martin Larsson, prod Erik Magnusson. Drama about a man's quest for money and power in the southern Swedish village of Tingsyrd. $649,000 (5.5m SEK)

Canine (Orions Ogon), dir Kicki Kjellin, prod Gila Bergqvist Ulfung. Drama about a couple married for 15 years who see their relationship anew when a dog comes into their lives. $181,530 (1.539m SEK).

Backstabbing For Beginners, dir Per Fly, prods Malene Blenkow, Lars Knudsen. Thriller about a UN lobbyist who is caught up in a corruption scandal. Ben Kingsley and Theo James star. Funding granted $177,000 (1.5m SEK)

KIKI, dir Sara Jordenö, prod Annika Rogell. Documentary about a safe space for LGBTQ youth of colour. $177,000 (1.5m SEK)

My Letters... (Mina Brev...), wr/dir Manal Masri, prod Stina Gardell . Thriller documentary about a woman trying to find out why her brother was shot. $177,000 (1.5m SEK)

Golden Girl (pictured), wr/dir Susanna Edwarsds, prods Mimmi Spång, Rebecka Lafrenz. Documentary about professional boxer Frida Wallberg. $150,400 (1.275m SEK)

I Will Always Love You Kingen, wr/dir Amanda Kernell, prods Kaj Snijder, Andreas Emanuelsson. Youth drama about a 20-year-old guy in the north of Sweden who has to face up to impending fatherhood. $121,000 (1.026m SEK)

Capturing The Divine, wr/dir Susanna Edwards, prod Stina Gardell. Documentary about the director's hunt for the ever-elusive world music artist Natacha Atlas. $118,000 (1m SEK)

The Key, wr/dir Timur Makarevic, prod China Åhlander. Drama about a Bosnian immigrant in Sweden who is forced to return to Sarajevo. $118,000 (1m SEK)

Gilbert's Revenge (Gilberts Grymma Hämnd), dir Hanne Larsen, prod Charlotte Most. Children's comedy about a young boy who is allergic to eggs, and seeks revenge on an aunt who feeds him eggs on purpose. $118,000 (1m SEK)

Fragility (Skörheten), wr/dir Ahang Bashi, prod David Herdies. Documentary about the director's journey back in time to fight offanxiety and depression. …

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