Just prior to the European Film Market in Berlin, Stockholm-based international distributor, NonStop Sales, has picked up all rights for Darling, Swedish director Johan Kling's feature debut, which won the Nordic competition at Sweden's Göteborg International Film Festival.
'The film will open domestically on Friday (Feb 9) through Svensk Filmindustri,' said NonStop sales and marketing manager Judith Toth.
'In Berlin we will have trailers, but the real market premiere will have to wait for Cannes.'
Starring Michelle Meadows and Michael Segerström, Darling is the story of a young sophisticated girl, Eva, who works at an exclusive boutique in Stockholm. Described as a dark society comedy, it follows her hurrying on down, after engaging in a banal infidelity affair with a middle-aged engineer.
The $1.3m (Eu1m) feature was produced by Fredrik Heining for Swedish small indie, Spader Knektf Film, with finance from Swedish major, Svensk Filmindustri, and Swedish Television SVT, but no public funding.
At the European Film Market, NonStop Sales will screen two thrillers, Swedish director Peter Lindmark's Exit, starring Denmark's Mads Mikkelsen, of Casino Royale fame, and Icelandic director Bjorn Br Bjornsson's Cold Trail.
The company will also tout two fully-animated family pictures, Swedish director Magnus Carlsson's Desmond & The Swamp Barbarian Trap, and Finnish director Riina Hyytia's The Emperor's Secret.