EFM: Local stories with worldwide appeal
- When Animals Dream, Someone You Love and Sex, Love & Therapy attracted the buyers at the European Film Market
At the European Film Market, the Danish horror movie When Animals Dream (Når Dyret Drømmer) by first-time filmmaker Jonas Arnby gained the attention of buyers from all over the world. The character-driven genre film by the former commercial director stars Sonia Suhl, Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing) and Norwegian Shooting Star Jakob Oftebro (In Order of Disappearance [+see also:
interview: Hans Petter Moland
film profile]). The movie, which is about a 16-year-old girl in a fishing village who discovers that she is a werewolf, was acquired by Altitude Film for Great Britain, Prokino for Germany and Odeon for Greece, as well as by Radius-TWC, the multi-platform division of The Weinstein Company.
Meanwhile, TrustNordisk closed a couple of deals on the Danish drama Someone You Love [+see also:
film profile] by Pernille Fischer Christensen. Co-written by Kim Fupz Aakeson (In Order of Disappearance), the Berlinale Special entry starring Trine Dyrholm was picked up by Wild Bunch for Benelux, Golem for Andorra and Spain, Madman for Australia and New Zealand, and Umut Sanat Filmcilik for Turkey and Cyprus.
Not from Denmark but, in this case, from France comes a story about a nymphomaniac. In Tonie Marshall’s Sex, Love & Therapy, French actress Sophie Marceau is punished for her behaviour and loses her job. When she finds some work at a therapist's, she tries to seduce him, too. But the harder she tries, the more she gets pushed away. Her new boss, a former sex addict, has another kind of relationship in mind. TF1 International sold the romantic comedy to Wild Bunch for Germany, Warner Bros for France, Alternative for Belgium, Pathé for Switzerland, Odeon for Greece, Lusomundo for Portugal, Daro Film Distribution for Russia and Remstar for Canada.
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