My Sister’s Kids a bestseller for LevelK
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Niels Nørløv’s My Canadian Adventure – Quest for the Lost Gold sells to 18 countries, while Roar Uthaug’s The Wave closes another four territories
Almost 50 years after the Danish children’s film franchise was launched, My Sister’s Kids is still a bestseller: in the wake of Berlin’s European Film Market last month (February), Denmark’s LevelK has licensed the latest instalment – Danish director Niels Nørløv’s My Canadian Adventure – Quest for the Lost Gold [+see also:
film profile] – to 18 countries.
The Michael Obel production for Obel Film will be released in France by Family Films; in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Albania through Polmedia; in Turkey by Filma; and in Iran by Century 21 Visual Media.
Starring Rasmus Botoft, Lærke Winther Andersen, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Lone Hertz and Bo Svenson, the title was domestically released across 113 screens by All Right Film and, since 5 February, has sold 291,000 tickets. LevelK will next promote it at Hong Kong’s Filmart (23-26 March) and MIPTV in Cannes (13-16 April).
After screening a short promo at Berlin for Scandinavia’s first disaster movie – Norwegian director Roar Uthaug’s The Wave – Denmark’s TrustNordisk has closed another four territories for the film: the former Yugoslavia (Cinemania Group), Israel (Shoval Film Production), Korea (Euro Communications Pictures) and Latin America (California Filmes), adding to the nine contracts already announced.
With Kristoffer Joner and Ane Dahl Torp in the leads, the depiction of the 1934 tsunami in Norway’s Tafjord – a disaster that geologists say will happen again at some point in the future – will reach local screens in August through Nordisk Film Distribusjon. The movie is produced by Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm, for Fantefilm Fiksjon.