Andersson’s About Endlessless and three documentaries have received funding from Nordisk Film & TV Fond last December.
About Endlessness produced by Pernilla Sandström (Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB) was granted NOK 2.5 million. Like the horn of plenty of life itself, the film shows the preciousness and beauty of our existence, awakening in us the wish to maintain this eternal treasure and pass it on.
In Andersson’s typical and unique style, About Endlessless is a juxtaposition of tableaux capturing moments in life. The new element is the voice-over with a woman as main narrator. Among the characters featured are…Adolf Hitler (played by Magnus Wallgren), a marketing director (Kristina Ekmark), a woman who loves champagne (Lisa Blohm) and a priest (Martin Serner).
The SEK 40 million Swedish film is co-produced with 4 ½ (Norway), Essential Filmproduktion (Germany) and Société Parisienne de production (France) as well as SVT, ARTE, with support from Eurimages, the SFI, NFI, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. The Co-production Office handles world sales and TriArt domestic distribution.The film starts filming on February and delivery is set for 2019.
Last Men in Aleppo produced by Søren Steen Jespersen (Larm Film) and Kareem Abeed was granted NOK 525,000. The Danish-Syrian film is having its world premiere this month at the Sundance Film Festival in the world cinema documentary competition.
After five years of war in Syria, Aleppo’s remaining residents prepare themselves for a siege. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud, founding members of The White Helmets, have remained in the city to help their fellow citizens, and experience daily life, death, struggle and triumph in a city under fire.
Syrian director Feras Fayyad has teamed up with Steen Johannessen for this film produced in collaboration with AMC (Aleppo Media Centre), an independent news centre founded in 2012 in Aleppo. The film is produced in association with DR TV, SWR/ARTE, SVT, RTS, NRK, YLE, VPRO and TVE. World sales are handled by DR Sales.
After Inez produced and directed by Karin Edberg was granted NOK 300,000. The Swedish documentary follows a couple during a difficult time in their life. Denize and Filip have it all prepared: the crib, the pram, the tiny clothes, even the car seat is ready for the baby they're expecting any day. But at a routine check-up, the midwife's face suddenly freezes. There's no heart beat to be heard.
The film is co-produced by SVT, Film Capital Stockholm, Filmkreatörerna, Film I Skåne, with co-financing from Ikon, Film i Halland, support from the Swedish Film Institute. Pre-sales were concluded with YLE, NRK, RUV, DR. After Inez will premiere on SVT in November 2017.
Girl in Return produced by Sara Stockmann (Sonntag Pictures) was granted NOK 250,000. Danish director Katrine Kjær questions what happens when an adopted teenage girl decides to change her destiny by taking charge over the fight against the system. The documentary is produced in association with TV2 Danmark, NRK and SVT.
Single Distribution support was provided to the following companies:
Slate Distribution support of NOK 315,000 was granted to Studio Show Entertainment for the films Virgin Mountain (IS), The Day Will Come (DK) and The Lion Woman (NO).
Film Culture Initiatives support was granted to:
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