Børning 2 will run on ice for Sweden’s SF International
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- The Swedish major’s sales agent will promote new films by Hallvard Bræin, Rasmus A Sivertsen, Helena Bergström and Catti Edfeldt and Lena Hanno Clyne at Cannes
Norwegian director Hallvard Bræin’s local take on Cannonball Run, Børning [+see also:
film profile], became last year’s most popular Norwegian film, with 375,000 admissions. “Audiences want Børning 2 [+see also:
interview: Hallvard Bræin
film profile], and they will get it,” said Norwegian veteran producer John M Jacobsen, of Oslo’s Filmkameratene, who shot the sequel without public funding.
With a cast including Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Sven Nordin, Jenny Skavlan and Otto Jespersen, Børning 2 – On Ice (news) heads up the 69th Cannes Film Festival line-up for Swedish major Svensk Filmindustri’s sales arm, SF International, which will be represented at the Film Market by head of international sales Anita Simovic and international sales manager Peter Torkelsson.
SF will also be marketing Norwegian director Rasmus A Sivertsen’s In the Forest of Huckybucky, a fully-animated adaptation of Norwegian author Thorbjørn Egner’s children’s classic, which is scripted by Karsten Fullu from Qvisten Animation. Last year Sivertsen premiered two animated titles, Solan & Ludvig: The Big Cheese Race [+see also:
interview: Rasmus A Sivertsen
film profile], and Two Buddies and a Badger [+see also:
In Swedish director Helena Bergström’s comedy A Holy Mess [+see also:
film profile], Simon and Oscar, a gay couple who have been together for five years, invite their homophobic families to meet for the first time at Christmas, with a special gift for them. Lundqvist, Robert Gustafsson and Anton Lundqvist star in the Petra Jönsson production for Sweetwater.
Swedish directors Catti Edfeldt and Lena Hanno Clyne’s Siv Sleeps Astray [+see also:
film profile] is about seven-year-old Siv, who is getting ready to sleep over at her friend Cerisia’s house for the first time. She finds it very odd, but with the help of two talkative badger buddies she learns to accept it. Peter Lindblad, Sara Sjöö and Clyne produced for Snowcloud Films.
In the Field Productions documentary Supervention – Skiing on the Edge, starring World Cup Alpine ski racer Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian directors Filip Christensen, Even Sigstad, Jan Petter Aarskog and Lasse Nyhaugen show what it takes to leave normal life behind on the quest for winter sport perfection.