Sweden's leading commercial broadcaster, TV4, will enter theatrical distribution with its production of Karin Svärd's drama-documentary, The Way Home-A Film About The Sin, The Guilt And The Shots In Knutby (Vägen Hem - En Film Om Synden, Skulden Och SkottenI Knutby).
The film will be premièred on 35 digital screens on January 30.
It is the first time a Swedish television station has domestically released a production which it has 100% financed.
Scripted, directed and produced by Svärd The Way Home depicts the events in the Swedish village of Knutby five years ago when the local pastor was sentenced to life in prison for the attempted murder of his wife and his lover's husband.
'We decidedon digital distribution for the costs. Because of the genre - a drama-documentary - The Way Home is a very special film, and the theatrical window is short, since the three-part television version will air from mid-February,' explained TV4 advisor Oskar Malmqvist.
TV4 had originally planned a January 10 theatrical launch - to coincide with the anniversary of events in Knutby- but the completion of the film was delayed.
Although The Way Home is a pilot project, the broadcaster has further plans to distribute its productions but would not be drawn on details at this stage.