Some reviews of Radu Munteans ONE FLOOR BELOW, competing in Un Certain Regard

Jay Weissberg, Variety: The moral tug-of-war between reporting a homicide and remaining silent lies at the core of Radu Muntean’s lean, absorbing anti-thriller “One Floor Below.” Like a pot set to bubble only every few seconds, the drama is tightly measured to ensure a controlled level of tension that remains discreetly constant, nicely melding with Muntean’s [...]

Some reviews of Magnus von Horn’s Cannes debut THE HERE AFTER

Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter: A chewy blend of Swedish and Polish ingredients, The Here After was never likely to be a fun frolic on a sun-kissed Baltic beach. Offering a non-judgmental, broadly sympathetic, psychological portrait of a Swedish juvenile delinquent living with the crushing guilt of a violent crime, this modestly compelling glumfest premieres today [...]

Child 44’s Daniél Espinosa to direct ’The Emigrants’

Child 44 director Daniél Espinosa is to helm a new adptation of period epic The Emigrants for Scandinavian major Svensk Filindustri. Details of the project were announced at the annual press conference held in Cannes by Swedish regional fund Film Väst. The Emigrants tells the story of Kristina and her husband Karl-Oskar, who emigrate from Sweden to America in [...]

Cannes: ’Child 44’ Director to Adapt ’The Emigrants’

Daniel Espinosa, director of Child 44, will re-team with his Easy Money producer Fredrik Wikstrom Nicastro for The Emigrants, an epic drama based on the novel by Vilhelm Moberg. The book was previously adapted by Jan Troell in 1971. That version, starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, was nominated for five Oscars, including for [...]

Variety: Can Sweden Live Up to its 2014 Cannes Lineup?

It's hard to see how Sweden can improve upon its performance at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, when helmer Ruben Ostlund’s “Force Majeure” became the first Swedish film to win the Jury Prize in the fest’s Certain Regard section. Moreover, Hungarian-German-Swedish co-production “White God” nabbed Certain Regard’s main award. In contrast, this year’s Swedish selections [...]

Shooting start for third instalment of Department Q

Tomorrow, May 5th, shooting will begin on the third instalment in the hugely popular Department Q-franchise, based on the books by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Shooting will continue over the next 8 weeks on location in Denmark and Germany. The serie is co-produced by Film Väst. Already prior to shooting start, TrustNordisk has closed a large number [...]

Trustnordisk picks up Lisa Ohlin’s WALK WITH ME

TrustNordisk has picked up the international sales rights for the upcoming Danish feature film WALK WITH ME from Danish production company ASTA Film in co-productions with Film Väst and will present a promo for the film at the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival. Directed by Lisa Ohlin (SIMON AND THE OAKS, 2011) and starring Cecilie [...]

Sanna Lenken: “Anorexia is like drugs, but few films talk about it”

CINEUROPA | Swedish director Sanna Lenken showcased her first feature, My Skinny Sister, at the Lecce European Film Festival, where she won Best Screenplay, the Fipresci Award and the Audience Award. Having already won awards at the Göteborg Festival and at the Berlinale in 2015, My Skinny Sister [+], a drama about anorexia seen through the [...]

Sweden’s Chimney and Film Väst join US thriller Beyond Deceit

CINEUROPA:  Sweden’s Chimney, which co-produced Swedish director Stig Björkman’s Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words (which will have its world premiere at Cannes), and Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst have joined the US production of Beyond Deceit, the directorial debut by US screenwriter Shintaro Shimosawa, currently shooting in New Orleans. [...]

Välkommen till Film i Väst

Film i Väst är en av Europas ledande regionala filmfonder och efter Svenska Filminstitutet näst största finansiären av svensk film. Sedan starten 1992 har Film i Väst samproducerat fler än 1 300 svenska och internationella långfilmer, dramaserier, dokumentär- och kortfilmer. Samproduktionerna har vunnit Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy och European Film Awards. Även på världens främsta filmfestivaler som Berlin och Cannes har Film i Västs samproduktioner varit framträdande. Film i Väst är en del av Västra Götalandsregionen, Sveriges ledande filmregion.

FILM I VÄST – a part of Region Västra Götaland.

Västra Götaland is Sweden’s foremost region for culture. Through dedicated effort and the country’s largest cultural budget, both in absolute terms and per capita, culture has a self-evident role in social life. Culture is a basic precondition for active, committed citizens – involvement contributes to democratic development. Culture can make people grow and is very important for employment, regional development and growth in Västra Götaland.

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