Production - Sweden
Country Focus: Sweden
Film i Väst adds 40% to 2011 audiences for new record of 21 million admissions
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Involved in 15 local and nine international productions, the Swedish regional film centre in Trollhättan is now “one of Europe’s three most successful film enterprises”
While Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst’s last release of 2012 – Swedish director Hannes Holm’s Tosh in Greece [+see also:
film profile] (photo), which was launched on December 25 – is exceeding 580,000 admissions at the local box office, managing director Tomas Eskilsson has published the annual report with a new audience record: Swedish and international co-productions from the centre last year sold 21 million tickets, 40% up on 2011.
Owned by the region of Västra Götaland, with an annual turnover of €12 million, Film i Väst was involved in 15 local and nine international productions, and UK director James Watkins’ horror thriller The Woman in Black [+see also:
film profile] was credited with the lion’s share admissions, 14.6 million worldwide.
Adding to the financial results, productions from “one of Europe’s three most successful film enterprises,” per the ceo, were nominated for Oscars, European Film Awards, BAFTAS, Golden Globes, and won prizes in Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto.
Top local films 2012
1. Once upon a Time in Phuket [+see also:
film profile] - Staffan Lindberg – 400,000 admissions
2. Easy Money II - [+see also:
film profile] Babak Najafi – 324,000 adms
3. Cockpit [+see also:
film profile] - Mårten Klingberg – 272,000 adms
4. Tosh in Greece – Hannes Holm - 265,000 adms (in 2012)
5. Palme [+see also:
film profile] - Maud Nycander, Kristina Lindström – 240,000 adms
Top international films 2012
1. The Woman in Black - James Watkins (UK) – 14.6 million admissions
2. Kon-Tiki [+see also:
film profile] - Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (Norway) – 882,000 adms
3. A Royal Affair [+see also:
interview: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
interview: Nikolaj Arcel
film profile] - Nikolaj Arcel (Denmark) - 1 million adms
4. Love Is All You Need [+see also:
film profile] - Susanne Bier (Denmark) – 676,000 adms
5. Marie Krøyer [+see also:
film profile] - Bille August (Denmark) – 353,000 adms
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