The Stockholm International Film Festival has unveiled a number of hot titles screening in its Works In Progress section.
The projects being unveiled include anticipated sequel Easy Money 2; Lasse Hallstrom’s The Hypnotist, his first Swedish film in 25 years; and Oskar Thor Axelsson’s hot selling thriller Black’s Game.
“We’re excited about the films in WIP, many of which will be presented to international buyers for the first time. We have already had a positive response from the Industry and feel that high quality Nordic productions are in demand more then ever,” said George Ivanov, Head of Programming at the Stockholm International Film Festival.
The 22nd Stockholm festival runs Nov 9-20 and Works In Progress runs Nov 17-18.
The Works In Progress titles, with information supplied by the festival, are:
- Easy Money 2 The follow-up to the very successful Easy Money starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing). Written by Babak Najafi (Fredrik Wikström/Tre vänner produktion AB)
- The Hypnotist by Lasse Hallström (Börje Hansson, Bertil Ohlsson/SF & Peter Possne/Sonet Film AB).
- Bekas by Karzan Kader (Sandra Harms/Sonet Film AB)
- Comrade A Danish-Norwegian WWII drama by Petter Naess (Peter Aalbaek Jensen, Valerie Saunders/Zentropa).
- Flicker by Patrik Eklund (Jan Blomgren, Mathias Fjellström/Bob Film Sweden AB)
- Bitchkram A Coming of age drama by Andreas Öhman (Bonnie Skoog Feeney/Filmlance International)
- Black’s Game An Icelandic thriller by Oskar Thor Axelsson (Thor Sigurjónsson/ZikZak)
- Birgitta A documentary about author, gay icon and pioneer Birgitta Stenberg. By Lisa Belfrage and Marianne Gustavsson (Kristina Åberg/Atmo).
- Untitled New Project The second feature film from the director of the critically celebrated The Girl. By Fredrik Edfeldt (Fatima Varhos/Anna Croneman/Bob Film)
- Blondieis the third feature film from Jesper Ganslandt (Falkenberg Farewell) (Jesper Kurlandsky/Fasad)
The festival also noted that Zentropa’s Peter Aalbaek Jensen, who is coming to Works in Progress with Comrade, will also give a masterclass.