Happy, Happy and Perfect Sense on TrustNordisk slate
by Annika Pham
At this year’s European Film Market, TrustNordisk is screening two Danish films selected in the Berlinale’s Generation 14Plus: Skyscraper and Rebounce [+see also:
film profile]. As well two titles carried by a strong word of mouth after their Sundance selection, Perfect Sense [+see also:
film profile] and Happy, Happy [+see also:
film profile], plus Swedish film Pure [+see also:
film profile] and Danish animation The Olsen Gang Gets Polished [+see also:
Directed by Rune Schjøtt, Skyscraper is a poetic coming-of-age story with touches of black humour, about a teenager who falls in love with a blind girl. The film is produced by Fine & Mellow (Terribly Happy [+see also:
David MacKenzie’s Perfect Sense was rolled out Sundance’s Premieres section and acquired for North America by IFC Films. The futuristic love story written by Kim Fupz Aakeson stars Ewan MacGregor and Eva Green.
Anne Sewitsky’s Norwegian film Happy Happy, winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Sundance, was one of the most popular films at the recent Nordic Film Market in Göteborg and several deals will most likely be closed in Berlin. The film tackles infidelity in an unusually light tone, and is a pleasant and fresh marital farce for adult audiences.
Also screening at the market are Lisa Langseth’s debut film Pure, a story of seduction and revenge that revealed this year’s Sweden’s Shooting Star Alicia Vikander, and Jørgen Lerdal’s The Olsen Gang Gets Polished which sold over 335,000 tickets in Denmark.
TrustNordisk’s sales team is also continuing discussions on Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (most likely a Cannes 2011 entry) and the Norwegian/Danish thriller Headhunters by Morten Tyldum.
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