Film i Väst’s co-produced Jim Jarmusch zombie comedy is to open Cannes Film Festival
Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is to open the Cannes Film Festival, 14th of May. It is produced by Animal Kingdom in cooperation with Film i Väst and Chimney. VFX on the film were made by Haymaker in Göteborg.
“Film i Väst congratulates director Jim Jarmusch, whose feature The Dead Don’t Diewill compete for a Palme d’Or in the Festival de Cannes. Over the last few years Film i Väst’s co-productions featured prominently in Cannes. In 2017 Ruben Östlund won the Palme d’Or with The Square, co-produced by Film i Väst. Last year Ali Abbasi’s Border won Un Certain Regard. The two were shot in Västra Götaland, on the Swedish west coast," says Peter Possne, Head of Production at Film i Väst.
The Dead Don’t Die is set in a small peaceful town, where zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the inhabitants. Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert band together to defeat the undead.
The film has been called “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled” starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Carol Cane, Steve Buscemi, Austin Butler, RZA, Tom Waits, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones and Rosie Perez.
More about Jim Jarmusch and Cannes here: https://www.festival-cannes.com/en/artist/jim-jarmusch
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NEWS FROM FILM I VÄST IN CANNES18.5.2019 15:34:19 CEST | Press release
At a press lunch in Cannes, Scandinavia's biggest film fund Film i Väst presented several new films, and this year’s Cannes lineup. At the event, CEO Mikael Fellenius presented three new initiatives which will keep Film i Väst at the forefront of film funds. Peter Possne, Head of Productions, presented a selection of the 29 feature films and 14 TV drama currently in production and development at Film i Väst.
Third co-production in Cannes for Film i Väst22.4.2019 13:00:39 CEST | Press release
The Icelandic scriptwriter and director Hlynur Pálmason’s A White, White Day is one of seven feature films that have been selected for competition in the International Critics’ Week, one of the parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival. This will be the film’s world premiere. The film is co-produced with Film i Väst, and part och the postproduction is made in Västra Götaland by CloudBerry Post and Can Film.
Film i Väst: Second co-production in Official Competition in Cannes18.4.2019 12:15:39 CEST | Pressmeddelande
For the first time Film i Väst has two co-productions represented in Official Competiton in the Festival de Cannes: Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu’s drama The Whistlers and multiple Official Selection director Jim Jarmusch, who will open the festival with The Dead Don’t Die, May 14th.
Film i Väst introduces Sweden’s first rebate program for film and TV8.3.2019 09:13:48 CET | Press release
In a major move for film and TV in Sweden, Film i Väst and Region Västra Götaland announce the launch of a production rebate for feature films and TV dramas. The program, which is the first of its kind in Sweden, will be administered by Film i Väst, Scandinavia’s leading film fund.
Film i Väst: Record number of film shoots8.11.2018 15:43:50 CET | Press release
The film industry on the west coast of Sweden is booming, with a record amount of film shoots and premieres. In the space of a few weeks, ten feature films and TV dramas are being shot in Västra Götaland, with Hollywood actors and Swedish film stars in the leading roles.
Film i Väst brings five co-productions to Toronto6.9.2018 14:48:37 CEST | Press release
Today the Toronto International Film Festival begins. This year the biggest Scandinavian film fund Film i Väst will be contributing with five co-productions: Border by Ali Abbasi, Our Time by Carlos Reygadas, Tell it to the Bees by Annabel Jankel, The Wild Pear Tree by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Heartbound by Janus Metz and Sine Plambech. The films have all either been shot or postproduced in the Region of Västra Götaland, on the Swedish west coast.
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