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AVALON

by Axel Petersén

synopsis

Party organizer Janne has just reunited with his former business partner Klas, and is looking forward to the launch of their new high-end night club, Avalon. Janne is constantly accompanied by his recently divorced older sister Jackie, who serves as a kind of Greek chorus/family historian, recounting her brother’s peripatetic career as a nightclub owner, realtor and general man about town. The good times seem to have returned, but when an unfortunate catastrophe occurs, Janne’s chance to relive the eighties may be permanently put on hold. And he soon discovers that Klas isn’t the fun-loving impresario they remember — he has friends and funders who aren’t exactly the forgiving kind.

international title: Avalon
original title: Avalon
country: Sweden, Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Axel Petersén
film run: 76'
release date: SE 24/02/2012, DK 19/07/2012, SK 10/01/2013, CZ 11/04/2013
screenplay: Axel Petersén
cast: Johannes Brost, Peter Carlberg, Leonore Ekstrand
cinematography by: Måns Månsson
film editing: Theis Schmidt
art director: Ellen Oseng
music: Julian Hruza
producer: Erika Wasserman, Jesper Kurlandsky
production: Fasad AB, Film i Väst, Sveriges Television AB - SVT, FilmFyn
backing: Swedish Film Institute
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution AB, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.

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main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2011 
Göteborg International Film Festival 2012 
Berlinale 2012 Forum
Taipei Film Festival 2012 
Athens Film Festival 2012 
Leeds International Film Festival 2012 
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