NonStop Sales adds Indian spice to Cannes line-up
by Annika Pham
The Stockholm-based NonStop Sales company announced yesterday three new pick-ups for the upcoming Cannes Market: Indian film The Forest, starring Ankul Vikal (Slumdog Millionaire [+see also:
interview: Danny Boyle
film profile]); Norway’s Jernanger (The Storm in My Heart [+see also:
film profile]) by Pål Jackman; and the US thriller Jack in the Box.
The Forest, shot mostly in the English language, is the feature debut of Ashvin Kumar, nominated for an Oscar in 2005 for his short film Little Terrorist. The film is described by NonStop Sales Manager Michael Werner as an ecological thriller with beautiful cinematography.
The Storm in My Heart (previously known as Shooting the Sun) won the Audience Award at the Tromsö Film Festival in January. The second feature film by Jackman (Detector) stars acclaimed Norwegian actor Bjørn Sundquist as the grumpy old Eivind who isn’t scared of anything, except love, until he decides to live life to the fullest. Released domestically by Sandrew Metronome Distribution, the film has garnered over 60,000 admissions in Norway since January.
Frank Kerr’s Jack in the Box is a psychological thriller about a group of friends who are forced to play a deadly game of musical chairs to fight for their lives.
“We are very excited about our Cannes line-up and will be announcing another two to three pick-ups before the beginning of the festival,” said Werner. Other titles on NonStop’s slate include the Finnish film Forbidden Fruit [+see also:
film profile] by Dome Karukoski, Icelandic/Dutch co-production Reykjavik Rotterdam [+see also:
film profile] by Óskar Jónasson, and the Estonian drama December Heat.
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