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Magnolia continues Nordic shopping, signs for Östlund’s Turist

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- In addition to Kristian Levring’s western The Salvation, Ruben Östlund’s Turist will be released in the US

Magnolia continues Nordic shopping, signs for Östlund’s Turist
Turist by Ruben Östlund

Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s Turist (Force majeure) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
, which was screened in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes International Film Festival and went on to win the Jury Prize, will be the second Scandinavian entry to be launched in the US.

After the festival, it was announced that US independent distributor Magnolia Pictures had picked up Östlund’s third selection on the Côte d’Azur. At Cannes, Denmark’s TrustNordisk sold Danish director Kristian Levring’s western and Midnight Screening, The Salvation [+see also:
trailer
interview: Kristian Levring
film profile
]
, to IFC Films for North America.

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Marketed at Cannes by Paris-based The Coproduction Office, Swedish Plattform production Turist has also been purchased by Lumière (for Benelux), Look Now! (Switzerland), Øst for Paradis (Denmark), Arthaus (Norway) and Black Hand/Must Käsi (the Baltics). It will be released domestically by TriArt Film.

“Scandinavian filmmakers seem to get more out of less,” said director of acquisitions Peter van Steemburg, of Magnolia Pictures, at last year’s New Nordic Films market during the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

There had been no need for him to sign for the festival’s opening film, Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg’s diving thriller Pioneer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, as he had already purchased it in Berlin from a four-minute promo.

Magnolia has since released Danish director Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-nominated The Hunt [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
film profile
]
, in addition to – currently in cinemas – Danish director Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Louise Vesth
film profile
]
and Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson’s We Are the Best! [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
trilogy (1996-2005) started the company’s Nordic shopping spree – so far, von Trier’s Melancholia [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Lars von Trier
film profile
]
(2011) has been the most successful acquisition from Scandinavia.

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