After five years working in the theatre, Swedish writer-director Richard Hober will return to the screen, having started started principal photography for A One-Way to Antibes (En enkel till Antibes), starring Swedish actor-singer Sven-Bertil Taube, at Luleå in northern Sweden.
Described as a tragicomical family drama, the film is the story of George (Taube), a half-blinded widower who learns that his children (Malin Morgan, Dan Ekborg) are planning to get their hands on his assets before he dies. Catching his home help (Rebecca Ferguson), read-handed, when stealing from him, he forces her to assist him staging counterattack, triggering a chain reaction in the family.
Swedish cinematographer Jens Fischer, who recently shot the Millennium trilogy’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor), and for the third time lensed a House of Angels/Änglagård for Swedish-UK Colin Nutley, is behind the camera till 8 October, when production wraps in Antibes, southern France. Produced by Håkon Bjerking for Sweden’s Eyefeed/Cimbria Film, A One-Way to Antibes is co-produced by Filmpool Nord and Swedish public broadcaster, SVT.
Previous features by Hobert, who received the Ingmar Bergman Award in 1995, include Spring of Joy-Autumn in Paradise (Glädjekällan 1+2/1993-1995), Run for Your Life (Spring för livet/1997), Everyone Loves Alice (Alla älsker Alice/2002). His latest film was Harry’s Daughters (Harrys döttrar/2005); recent stage productions list his own play, Security, at Stockholm’s Royal Theatre, Dramaten.