Fridriksson’s young talents
by Valentina Di Michele
17/06/2003 - Icelandic film director’s Fridrik Thór Fridriksson forthcoming project, Niceland, will feature a stellar international cast. The man behind hits like Falcons, which he directed and Maria Sigurdardottir’s Regina which he produced is to make a comedy about two handicapped people in their twenties and the way they take life head-on. Fridriksson cast two English actors, Gary Lewis and Martin Compston, the respective stars of Billy Elliott by Stephen Daldry and Ken Loach’s Sweet Sixteen [trailer].
Written by Huldar Breidfjord, Niceland is a pan-European co-production by Iceland-Germany-Denmark-Norway and the United Kingdom and is scheduled to go into production on location in July in Iceland, the best time for filming in that clime, and followed by Cologne in Germany.
Niceland will be made with financial support from Eurimages and produced by the Icelandic Film Corporation, Tradewind Pictures, MMC Independent, Zik Zak Filmworks, F.& M.E., Nimbus Film and Dinamo Story AS.
(Translated from Italian)