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Without his memory, Malin sees her chance to create the father she always wanted

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- Starring Michael Nyqvist and Vera Vitali, Ulf Malmros’ My So-Called Father spearheads the 2014 production catalogue of Stockholm indie, Bob Film Sweden

Without his memory, Malin sees her chance to create the father she always wanted
My So-Called Father – Michael Nyqvist and Vera Vitali in the leads

“We are a small company, but we produce many and very different films,” said Swedish producer Jan Blomgren and owner of Stockholm indie, Bob Film Sweden, currently preparing three local films for theatrical launch in 2014.

Swedish director Ulf Malmros, whose The Wedding Photographer [+see also:
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(2009) was produced by Bob Film to win two Guldbagger – Sweden’s national film prize – for Best Original Screenplay (Malmros) and Best Supporting Actor (Kjell Bergqvist) – has also scripted My So-Called Father, which will be out next autumn. Michael Nyqvist stars as a self-absorbed actor, who loses his memory following a stroke - and his daughter (Vera Vitali) sees her chance to create the father she always dreamt of. Blomgren produces.

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In 1994, Swedish director Martin Persson made a film about three college students and class mates in Bromma, Anders, Steven and Kenneth; today, at 37, they are still in Bromma, and Persson’s new film scripted with Peter Magnusson (who plays the three leads)shows that everyday life in the Stockholm borough leads to more humour and drama than appears at first sight. The Blomgren and Anette Brantin production has been scheduled for a domestic premiere on February 19.

Swedish director Gunilla Bresky, who has signed several award-winning World War II documentaries including Night Witches (2008) about women bomber pilots, is in post with the full-length I Stop Time, based on Russian war photographer Vladislav Mikosha’sfilms, photos and dairies. Most of the time, Mikosha would be in action on the front, but also finds time to visit Hollywood. Swedish actor Jonas Karlsson lends his voice to him in this Blomberg production.

Bob Film’s 2014 catalogue also includes shorts by Swedish directors Jimmy Olsson (Ceasar), and Jonas Selberg Augustsén (The Hunt) and Beata Gårdeler’s Solitude, about a 55-year-old woman who has been lying dead for months in her apartment without anyone missing her. Produced by Malin Idevall, the filmwill screen in the Swedish Film Institute and Swedish pubcaster SVT’s novella film programme at the upcoming Göteborg International Fim Festival.

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