From Berlinale to local screens: Totally True Love, The Mountain
by Annika Pham
Two Norwegian selections from the recent Berlinale come out on local screens today: Anne Sewitsky’s children’s film Totally True Love [+see also:
film profile], which opened the Generation KPlus sidebar, and Panorama title The Mountain by Ole Giæver.
Totally True Love contains many elements that should make it another successful Norwegian kids movie. Released by SF for the children’s winter holidays on 93 screens (75 digital and 18 in 35mm), the film is based on a popular children’s novel by Vigdis Hjort that was re-launched in libraries to coincide with the film’s Norwegian premiere. The story of a 10 year-old little girl who falls in love with the new boy in class also received rave reviews from all leading Norwegian newspapers.
Totally True Love was produced by Cinenord Kidstory in Norway in co-production with Germany's Ulysses Filmproduktion. German distributor Farbfilm will dub the film in German and plans to release it nationally at the end of the summer. SF International handles world sales.
Giæver’s feature debut The Mountain, about the inner and physical journey of two women who climb a mountain to deal with a past traumatic experience, is released by Euforia Film.
Five other titles are being released today: Polish/Norwegian co-production Essential Killing [+see also:
interview: Jerzy Skolimowski
film profile] by Jerzy Skolimowski, which screened in official competition in Venice (released in Norway by Europa Film); Alejandro González Inarritu’s Mexican Oscar entry Biutiful [+see also:
film profile] (Nordisk Film), Julian Schnabel’s Miral [+see also:
film profile] (Scanbox ); Im sang soo’s Korean film The Housemaid (Fidalgo Filmdistribusjon); and US comedy Just Go with It by Dennis Dugan (Sony).
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