Antonio Steve Tublén ready with Robin
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- The Swedish director is preparing to launch his new mystery-thriller at the Cannes Film Market via The Yellow Affair
After only two features, Swedish director-writer-composer Antonio Steve Tublén has made a name for himself in the horror, fantasy, sci-fi and action genres, and he is now ready with Robin, his new mystery-thriller, which will be launched at the Film Market during the Cannes International Film Festival (17-28 May) by Swedish-Finnish sales agent The Yellow Affair.
Tublén’s feature debut, Original [+see also:
film profile] (2009) – co-directed by Alexander Brøndsted – was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won two Golden Goblets at the 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival, one of which for Best Film. His LFO (2013) opened at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, and was later awarded two Orbit Prizes at the Brussels Festival of Fantasy Films and was named Best Film at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival.
While his first film was produced by Denmark’s Zentropa Entertainments, the following two were staged by his and Brøndsted’s company PingPong Film, and Robin – which was also scripted by Tublén – has a mainly Danish cast, with Rosalinde Mynster, Jesper Christensen, Julie G Wester, Maibritt Saerens, Kirsten Olesen and Anders Heinrichsen in the leads.
Mynster plays a young woman who wakes up one day in the forest, naked and confused, convinced she has witnessed a murder. She calls the police, but they find nothing to confirm her story. Her inner anguish grows – will the killer now be after her? – and so she starts investigating on her own to prevent herself from becoming the next victim. But a larger truth looms: the essence of her trauma lies in her own world and her closest relationships.
Robin is being produced by Brøndsted, who has worked with Tublén for the past 20 years. “It is mostly on paper that we do different jobs – in fact, we are a creative team that covers for each other, which is necessary because there are so few of us. It also gives us a certain freedom – on larger productions, the roles are much more separate,” he told the Danish Film Institute, which has also put its weight behind the project.
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