Jan Troell, Karzan Kader and Jessica Nettelbladt among six feature directors to receive funding.
Veteran Swedish director Jan Troell (pictured) has been allocated $1.6m (SEK 11m) for Truth and Consequences by the Swedish Film Institute in its latest round of production funding. Truth and Consequences is the acclaimed director’s first feature since 2008 drama Everlasting Moments.
Written by Troell and novelist Klaus Rifbjerg and produced by Francy Suntinger, the drama looks at Swedish newspaper editor Torgny Segerstedt’s wartime press campaign against Hitler.
Karzan Kader’s Iraq-set Bekas, due to shoot in February 2011, took $947,000 (SEK 6.5m), while Jessica Nettelbladt’s documentary Everybody Loves Dolly received $284,000 (SEK 1.9m). Nettelbladt’s film follows five women, among them Nina Persson from pop band The Cardigans, united in their adulation for Dolly Parton, .
Among 11 shorts to receive funding, Maria Ramstron and Malin Korkeasalo’s Cassady Credentials, a story about Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac’s widow Carolyn Cassady, received the highest grant of $138,000 (SEK 950,000).