Signing for $9.3m (Euros 5.8m) production funding, the Swedish Film Institute has set 10 features, five documentaries and seven shorts rolling, including Jorgen Bergmark's A Rational Solution, which won the ARTE France Cinema Award for Jens Jonsson's script at Rotterdam's CineMart, and the new, un-titled film by Mans Herngren.
A Rational Solution will be produced by Helena Danielsson for Hepp Film, with Rolf Lassgard, Pernilla August and Stine Ekblad in the leads. Nordisk Film will release.
Fladen Film's Rebecka Hamberger will produce the Mans Herngren movie, about 'friendship between men and family relations standing the test', starring Jonas Inde, Amanda Davin, Paula McManus and Benny Haag. Nordisk Film wll distribute, and co-produce with Zentropa-Berlin.
They both received $1.4m, with Beata Gardeler's Five to Twelve (Fem i Tolv), based on Lotta Thell's novel In the Shadow of the Heat. The love story base don real-life events, scripted by Karin Arrhenius, will be produced by Anna Croneman, for Bob Film Sweden
Three features were supported by $700,000 including Fredrik Edfeldt's The Girl (Flickan), which follows a 10-year-old girl who is left on her own in a country house during summer 1981. David Olsson will realise Karin Arrhenius' script for Acne Film.
In The Stars Shine on the Roof (I taket lyser stjärnorna), Jenna is torn between a dying mother and her own life as a teenager. Lisa Siwe will direct the film based on Johanna Thydell's book, scripted by Linn Gottfridsson. Anders Landström will produce for Filmlance International.
Lasse and Maja find a new and dangerous job in LasseMaja's Detective Agency: The Chameleon's Revenge (LasseMajas detektivbyrå: Kameleonens hämd), which Henrik Georgsson will helm from Sara Heldt's screenplay, and Ulf Synnerholm produce for Svensk Filmindustri.
The institute also chipped in for four Nordic co-productions, Kathrine Windfeldt's The Fugitive (Flygtningen) with Denmark's Nimbus Film, Anders Morgenthaler's The Apple & the Worm with Denmark's Copenhagen Bombay Film, Eva Isaksen's House Of The Mad (De gales hus) with Norway's Norsk Filmproduksjon, and Erik Poppe's The Invisible (De usynlige) with Norway's Paradox Film.