CANNES: Film i Väst presented new co-productions in Cannes
A selection of new co-productions was presented at the Film i Väst press conference in Cannes with several well-known Swedish and international directors, producers and actors. The four feature films in this year's Cannes programme were also presented.
- We have a very exciting year ahead, with several major films shooting at Film i Väst, featuring well-known international actors like Joel Kinnaman, Léa Seydoux, Hermione Corfield, Alba August and David Dencik. I’m confident we’ll have both commercial successes and festival darlings, says Peter Possne, Head of Production at Film i Väst.
The new co-productions presented by Film i Väst:
Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, whose 2008 Waltz with Bashir nabbed a foreign-language Oscar nom, is set to write and direct Horse Boy, an English-language feature based on Rupert Isaacson’s New York Times bestseller that will topline current Cannes jury member Léa Seydoux and Joel Kinnaman. Film i Väst is co-producing and the film will partially be shot in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. More information>
The acclaimed actress Hermione Corfield plays the lead in Neasa Hardiman's upcoming thriller Sea Fever, which is partially screened in Region Västra Götaland. The film is produced by Fantastic Films in co-production with Film i Väst and Bright Pictures. More information>
The dramatic story of Danish photographer Daniel Rye held captive by the Islamic State terrorist organisation for over a year is now being turned into a major feature film. Toolbox Film is adapting Puk Damsgård’s highly acclaimed bestseller “Ser du månen, Daniel”. Niels Arden Oplev, the man behind such critically acclaimed films as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, We Shall Overcome, Speed Walking and numerous films and TV series in the USA, is directing. Screenwriter is Anders Thomas Jensen, who wrote Susanne Bier’s Oscar-winning In a Better World. Film i Väst is co-producing and the film will partially be shot in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. More information>
The case of Thomas Quick is Sweden’s biggest legal scandal ever. The upcoming feature Quick is being directed by Mikael Håfström, who is now returning to Sweden to make his first Swedish film since Oscar nominated Evil. Quick stars David Dencik, Alba August and Jonas Karlsson and is produced by Helena Danielsson, Brain Academy and co-produced by Film i Väst. It will partially be shot in Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. More information>
Film i Väst also presented the four co-productions in Cannes this year; The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan in Official Selection, The House That Jack Built by Lars von Trier in Offical Selection out of competition, Border by Ali Abbasi in Un Certain Regard and The Fugue by Agnieszka Smoczyńska in Semaine de la Critique.
Since 2008 Film i Väst has had 35 co-productions in Cannes.
- Film i Väst has had several films in Cannes almost every year over the past decade, which we appreciate as a validation of the choices we’re making, says Mikael Fellenius, CEO of Film i Väst.
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Film i Väst is one of Europe’s most successful co-producers and Scandinavia’s preeminent film fund. Since 1992 we have co-produced more than 1 000 feature films, TV-dramas, shorts & documentaries. Over the years, Film i Väst co-productions have also been richly rewarded with nominations and prizes at the world’s most prestigious events, including festivals such as Cannes and Berlin, and galas such as the European Film Awards, the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
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Meet Film i Väst in Cannes11.5.2018 00:00 | Nyheter
Last year the Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s The Square won the Palme d’Or and was nominated for both an Oscar® and Golden Globe. This year another Film i Väst co-production is competing in the Official Selection: The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (who won a Palme d’Or 2014).
Film i Väst’s co-production THE WILD PEAR TREE in Official Selection in Cannes20.4.2018 00:00 | Nyheter
The former Palme d’Or-winner, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s feature film The Wild Pear Tree has been selected to the Cannes Film Festival, 8 – 19 May, the Official Selection. The Wild Pear Tree is co-produced by seven countries, and Film i Väst is Swedish co-producer along with Chimney. Parts of the post-production is done in Göteborg and Trollhättan.
Lars von Trier’s THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT in Official Selection – Out of Competition19.4.2018 00:00 | Nyheter
Film i Väst’s co-production Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built has been added to the Official Selection – Out of Competition. This is the 10th time Lars von Trier is in Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival. In 2000 he won The Palme d’Or for Dancer in the Dark, shot in Trollhättan, Sweden and co-produced by Film i Väst. The House That Jack Built is produced by Louise Vesth, Zentropa Group, in co-production with Film i Väst. The film is shot in Film i Väst’s Studio Fares and Dalsland.
FUGUE selected to Semaine de la Critique17.4.2018 00:00 | Nyheter
Film i Väst’s co-production Fugue (Fuga), directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, has been selected to Semaine de la Critique, 9-17 May, in Cannes. Fugue is produced by Agnieszka Kurzydło, MD4, in co-production with among others Jonas Kellagher, Common Ground Pictures, and Film i Väst. Part of the post-production is to be done in Göteborg by Cloudberry Post.
Film i Väst’s co-production BORDER in Un Certain Regard12.4.2018 00:00 | Nyheter
The Cannes Film Festival today announced a selection of this year’s films in competition, and one of the feature films is Film i Väst’s co-production Border (Gräns) directed by Ali Abbasi, competing in the section Un Certain Regard.
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