Peter Dalle among Cannes winners and dragons in March’s production funding

Det bjuds på spänning för både stora och små när produktionsstöden för mars presenteras.

While you were gone is Frida Kempff’s follow-up to her 2010 Cannes winner. Photo: Camilla Skagerström
While you were gone is Frida Kempff’s follow-up to her 2010 Cannes winner. Photo: Camilla Skagerström

Peter Dalle, recent winner of a Guldbagge for his role in Behind Blue Skies, now returns to the director’s chair with a thriller. The thrills also come thick and fast in the adventure movie The Ice Dragon by Martin Högdahl, in which 11-year-old Mick looks for a new home and finds his first love along the way, among other things. The Danish co-production Love Addiction by Pernille Rose Grønkjær looks at love addicts and how love can be destructive and take over someone’s life.

Frida Kempff took the world by surprise in 2010 when she won the jury’s special prize in Cannes for her short film Bathing Micky. In the short documentary While You Were Gone she tells the story of Mattias as he thinks through his relationship with his father. Finally, children will enjoy the return of two favourites as Johan Hagelbäck continues his Meatball odyssey with parts 3 and 4, while Jessica Laurén builds on her Who films with parts 14 - 16.

Features

The Ice Dragon (Isdraken)
Director Martin Högdahl
Screenwriter Petra Revenue
Producer Peter Hiltunen
Funding recipient Illusion Film & Television AB
Funding granted 9 000 000 kronor
Target group Children
Genre Drama
Film commissioner Suzanne Glansborg
Production company's presentation: The Ice Dragon is an adventure about Mick, aged 11, and his quest for a new home. Mick runs away on an ice dragon, owns a cat factory, befriends brothers Bengt and Bertil, falls in love for the first time and eventually finds his way home.

Love Addiction
Director Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Screenwriter Pernille Rose Grønkjær
Producer Margarete Jangård
Funding recipient WG Film *
Funding granted 250 000 kronor
Target group Adults
Film commissioner Suzanne Glansborg
* Swedish co-producers. Principal producer: Danish Documentary Productions; Sigrid Dyekjaer
Production company's presentation: Love Addiction is a film of personal stories of love addicts and the people around them. Love addicts fall in love with a fantasy, someone who can give their lives meaning. And they’re prepared to go to any lengths to get it.

Peter Dalle 2011
Director Peter Dalle
Screenwriter Peter Dalle
Producer Patrick Ryborn
Funding recipient S/S Fladen Film AB
Funding granted 3 000 000 kronor
Target group Adults
Genre Thriller
Film commissioner Suzanne Glansborg

Shorts

Meatballs 3 and 4 (Köttbullarna 3 och 4)
Director Johan Hagelbäck
Screenwriter Johan Hagelbäck
Producer Johan Hagelbäck
Funding recipient HB Johan Hagelbäck Tecknad Film
Funding granted 410 000 kronor
Target group Children
Genre Comedy
Film commissioner Johan Bogaeus
Production company's presentation: 2 new films about THE MEATBALLS by animator Johan Hagelbäck.

While You Were Gone (Medan du var borta)
Director Frida Kempff
Screenwriter Frida Kempff
Producer Erik Andersson
Funding recipient Medima Film & TV
Funding granted 170 000 kronor
Target group Vuxen
Genre Dokumentär
Film commissioner Andra Lasmanis
Production company's presentation: When Mattias faces one of life’s crucial moments, it sets him thinking about his difficult relationship with his father. We follow him over 24 critical hours as something of great significance happens in his life. Something that makes him contact his father.

Who? film for the Little ones 14-16 (Vem-filmerna 14-16)
Director Jessica Laurén
Screenwriter Stina Wirsén
Producer Linda Hambäck
Funding recipient FilmTecknarna Fiction Stockholm AB
Funding granted 600 000 kronor
Target group Children
Genre Comedy
Film commissioner Linus Torell
Production company's presentation: The Who films part 2. Animated films about teddy, bird, rabbit, cat, pig and the blue cat. They have a sleepover, feel lonely, fall in love a bit, have a competition to see who’s best and if the cat’s adopted, what does that mean? Sometimes things get a bit unruly, but it always ends well!

Published 31/03/2011   Changed 31/03/2011