The Nordic Film Market in Gothenburg plans a digital edition and unveils its selection


– The large Scandinavian market is preparing for its 23rd edition; it will notably host new projects by Björn Runge, Bille August and Malou Reymann

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The next 23rd edition of the Nordic Film Market invites a total of 30 new feature film projects – 18 in post-production, eight in Discovery and four in Nordic Talents – and will present them to market delegates in a hybrid format. The main business and meeting place for the Scandinavian and international film industry is due to take place from February 3 to 6, during the 45and Gothenburg Film Festival (January 28-February 6). The Nordic Film Market will be back on site in Gothenburg, with a selection of content available online.

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Starting with the Works in Progress selection, Sweden offers five projects: Bjorn Runge (Wife [+lire aussi :
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) fits Alex Schulmanbest-selling semi-autobiographical book by Burn all my letters, which revolves around a secret and passionate love story (see the news). Four first Swedish projects are presented: Lebanese filmmaker Abbot Hassanit is Exodus is a warm story of survival and friendship (see the news); Isabelle Carbonel contemplates a dark history of human trafficking dog born; Ahmed Abdullahi follows a former MMA fighter who struggles to find her passion in Amine; and documentary filmmaker Johanna Bernhardson follows his uncle, Roy Andersson, and his three siblings in The Anderson brothers.

In addition, Denmark will start with five projects. These include To kissthe latest period drama directed by Bill Augustlocated in Denmark in 1913. Also, Indiscipline is the second feature film by Malou Reyman (A perfectly normal family [+lire aussi :
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), a historical drama inspired by the infamous events that took place in Sprogø between 1923 and 1961 (see the news). Among the three Danish fiction filmmakers for the first time is the documentary filmmaker Malene Choi (The return [+lire aussi :
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) with The silent migration, a coming-of-age story about two teenagers facing racism in their adoptive families; an adaptation of Christian Lollikeit’s playing The cake dynasty, centered on a cake factory on the verge of bankruptcy (read the news); and The great silence through Katrine Brockswhich follows 29-year-old Alma, who lives in a contemporary Catholic convent and prepares to take her perpetual vows as a nun.

Five projects also come from Norway. Among them are Night through Mona J Hoel (You’re leaving already ? [+lire aussi :
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), centered on a neurologist who has been diagnosed with advanced cancer of the lymph nodes and whose doctor predicts that she has a maximum of two months to live; the Norwegian-Belgian animated film titin through Kajsa Naess, conquering the North Pole (listen to our podcast); the norwegian-polish project Norwegian Dream by award-winning helmsman Leiv Igor Devold (The Accidental Rockstar), a coming-of-age romantic drama in which Robert, a Polish immigrant working in a fish factory in Norway, struggles with his feelings for fellow Norwegian Ivar; Storm through Erika Calmeyer, which focuses on the unconditional love between a mother and her daughter; and sailor of war through Gunnar Vikeneset during World War II and based on true events, in which two Norwegians attempt to survive at sea while the fate of their loved ones back home is equally uncertain.

There are two Finnish projects: Hit it bigthe last work of JP Valkeapää (Dogs don’t wear pants [+lire aussi :
interview : J.-P. Valkeapää
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), which follows a former Miss Finland beauty queen finalist through a series of kidnappings, robberies and other misadventures; and Brothers and sisters through Sara Cantell, which was shot over seven years with a reduced crew, combining both scripted and documentary elements. The selection is completed by an Icelandic project, road trip with mum through Hilmar Odsson, centered on a man whose mother dies. He must then bring his body across Iceland to his final resting place in his hometown.

In the Discovery section, eight film projects in development and mainly from new filmmakers will be presented. Among other things, there are works by John Skoog (Crete [+lire aussi :
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), Nitesh Anjaan (Dream Murakami [+lire aussi :
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), Hanna Hogstedt (Burqa Songs 2.0), Sweden Jonathan EtzlerNorwegian filmmaker and visual artist Gunhild Engerfrom Denmark Andrias Hogenniand Finnish filmmaker Lauri Matti Parppei.

Finally, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, in collaboration with the Gothenburg Film Festival, will present specially selected Nordic Talents projects, with four shortlisted films. In 2022, the fund places particular emphasis on the twenties generation.

Here is the complete selection of projects participating in the Nordic Film Market 2022:

Work in progress

AmineAhmed Abdullahi (Sweden)
Producer: Veronika Ohnedal (Art&Bob)

The Anderson brothersJohanna Bernhadsson (Sweden)
Producers: Erika Malmgren, Annika Hellstrom (Movie film)

Burn all my letters Bjorn Runge (Sweden)
Producers: Annika Sucksdorff, Jonathan ridings (SF Studios)

The cake dynastyChristian Lollike (Denmark)
Producers: Kim Magnusson, maj andersson (Tales Inc)

dog bornIsabelle Carbonel (Sweden)
Producer: Erik Anderson (Memorial movie)

ExodusAbbot Hassan (Sweden)
Producer: Mattias Nohrborg (B-Reel)

The great silence Katrine Brocks (Denmark)
Producer: Pernille Tornoe (Monolithic Movie)

Hit it bigJP Valkeapää (Finland)
Producer: Daniel Kuitunen (Komeetta)

The kissBill August (Denmark)
Producer: Thomas Heinesen (Nordic movie)

NightMona J Hoel (Norway)
Producer: Mona J Hoel (Freedom From Fear)

Norwegian DreamLeiv Igor Devold (Norway)
Producer: Havard Wettland Gosse (Spaett Film)

The silent migrationMalene Choi (Denmark)
Producer: Maria Moller Kjeldgaard (Movie Manna)

road trip with mumHilmar Odsson (Iceland)
Producer: Hlin Jóhannesdottir (Ursus Parvus)

Brothers and sistersSara Cantell (Finland)
Producers: Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho (Making movies)

StormErika Calmeyer (Norway)
Producer: Finn Gjerdrum (Paradox)

titinKajsa Naess (Norway)
Producers: Tonje Skar Reiersen, Lise Fearnley (Mikrofilm)

IndisciplineMalou Reyman (Denmark)
Producer: Mathilde Appelin (Nordic Film Production)

sailor of warGunnar Vikene (Norway)
Producers: Maria Ekerhovd, Gary Craner (Sea Movie)


Everything for herAndrias Hogenni (Denmark/Faroe Islands)
Producers: Johannes Rothaus Nørregaard, Rikke Tambo Andersen (Movie Tambo)

The Beast’s FriendLauri Matti Parppei (Finland)
Producer: Julia Elomaki (Tekele Productions)

EuropeBrwa Vahabpur (Norway)
Producer: Renee Mlodyszewski (Real Content Entertainment)

FortunateNitesh Anjaan (Denmark)
Producer: Daniel Mühlendorf (Hyaene Film)

My French RevolutionHanna Hogstedt (Sweden)
Producers: Ami-Ro Sköld, Lovisa Charlier (Onoma Productions)

screen timeJonathan Etzler (Sweden)
Producer: Johan Lundstrom (Stella Nova Film)

stone lifeGunhild Enger (Norway)
Producers: Håkon Øverås, Ingvild Evjemo (4 ½)

VarnJohn Skoog (Sweden)
Producer: Erik Hemmendorff (production platform)

Nordic Talents

A Soviet love storyAngelique Abramovich (Sweden)
Producer: Linus Andersson (Lampray)

The great unknownCharlotte Brodthagen (Denmark)
Producers: Sophie D’Souza, Anne Falkesgaard (Zentropa)

the Lrecently youuntouched OsicknessKirsikka Paakkinen (Finland)

Lovette (Sweden)
Producers: hawa sanneh, Jim Garbis (Gambio Film)

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