23 Swedish premieres for the upcoming autumn season
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- New features by Felix Herngren, Pernilla August, Johan Brisinger and Ulf Malmros were on the repertoire presented at Stockholm’s Film House
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared – the sequel to Swedish director Felix Herngren’s 2013 adventure comedy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared [+see also:
film profile], which sold 1.6 million tickets in Sweden – is among the 23 local premieres set for the autumn season, which were presented on 22 August by the Swedish Film Institute and the Association of Film & TV Producers at Stockholm’s Film House.
In the Nice FLX Pictures production, which Walt Disney Sweden will launch on 25 December, Robert Gustafsson stars with Colin McFarlane and Caroline Boulton in Herngren’s script, this time to be directed with his brother, Måns Herngren. In the film, Allan Karlsson (Gustafsson) is spending time in Bali with his friend Julius; they are slightly restless, but drinking the “folk soda” puts a real spring in the old guys' steps.
Swedish actress-director Pernilla August will premiere her second directorial effort, A Serious Game [+see also:
film profile], on 9 September; adapted from Swedish author Hjalmar Söderberg’s 1912 classic, it stars Sverrir Gudnason and Karin Franz Körlof as a journalist and an artist’s daughter, who share a dream of clean, grand and unspoiled love, but the price entails a greater sacrifice than they had imagined. Frida Bargo, Patrik Andersson and Fredrik Heinig produced for Sweden’s B-Reel Films.
On 30 September, Swedish director Johan Brisinger will open I Love You – A Divorce Comedy, with Christine Meltzer and Björn Kjellman in the leads, flanked by Nour El-Refai, Martina Haag and Sven-Bertil Taube. Produced by StellaNova with Nordisk Film Sweden, it follows a 44-year-old woman, Marianne, who has been living in a conventional, no-sex marriage with her lawyer husband Gustaf for far too long. But her husband doesn’t understand a word of her concerns.
Meanwhile, Swedish director Ulf Malmros has directed My Future Love with Jaana Fomin, with Henrik Dorsin, Elias Palin and Victoria Dyrstad in the cast, which will be premiered on 11 November. The Bob Film production is set in 1973, as 23-year-old Svante, who works in a record shop, is told he has only a few days left to live because of a heart disease. But despite his sadness, he suddenly gets an unexpected opportunity to travel to the future – all the way to 2016.
The 2016 autumn season also includes new features by Daniel di Grado, Maria Blom and Christian Ryltenius, Anders Wahlgren, Kasper Collin, Maria Bäck, Johannes Nyholm, Sara Jordenö, Mauri C Chifflét and Martin Sandin, Dani Kouyaté, Mats Lindberg, Ivica Zubak, Jacob Bak Ley, Catti Edfeldt and Lena Hanno Clyne, Ahang Bashi, Cecilia Actis and Mia Hulterstam, Sara Broos, John Tornblad, and Petter Lennstrand.