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Meet Film i Väst in Cannes


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).

We’re proud co-producers of three additional features in the Festival de Cannes, all shot and/or postproduced at Film i Väst’s Region Västra Götaland, Sweden:

  • Official Selection – Out of Competition Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz, Riley Keough and Sofie Gråböl.
  • Un Certain Regard – Ali Abbasi’s, Border based on a short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist (author of Let the Right One In).
  • Semaine de la Critique, Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s Fugue.

Film i Väst will host a press lunch on Saturday, May 12, where Mikael Fellenius, CEO, and Peter Possne, Head of Production, will present this year’s Cannes line-up and upcoming projects, followed by roundtable interviews with filmmakers and talent.

For more information about the press lunch, please contact: Ulrika Grönérus, Communications Manager

Film i Väst staff in Cannes:

Mikael Fellenius, CEO,
Peter Possne, Head of Production,
Tomas Eskilsson, Head of Strategy,
Katarina Krave, CFO,
Anthony Muir, Senior Executive Co-Productions,
Ulrika Grönérus, Communications Manager,

Film i Väst co-productions have received eleven Palme d’Or nominations and two wins, including Lars von Triers DANCER IN THE DARK and Ruben Östlund’s THE SQUARE.

Since 2011, Film i Väst co-productions have received eight Oscar® nominations, including winner IN A BETTER WORLD (Susanne Bier), and nominee A ROYAL AFFAIR (Nikolaj Arcel, starring Alicia Vikander).

Over the past decade, Film i Väst has presented over 100 films in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and Sundance, among them award-winning films such as Melancholia(Lars von Trier), The Hunt(Thomas Vinterberg),Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund) and Only God Forgives(Nicolas Winding Refn).




Film i Väst - Your Scandinavian Partner in Co-Productions
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Film Väst is the most successful regional film fund in Scandinavia. Film Väst seeks projects that can compete in the most prestigious film festivals and/or be seen by a large international audience. Film Väst accepts applications for feature film co-productions throughout the year. All co-productions are required to bring elements of production or post-production to Region Västra Götaland, work with a Swedish production partner, and hire crew and workers from the region.

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