Bang Bang opening for Sonet
by Annika Pham
Simon Staho’s daring second feature film Bang Bang Orangutang (see interview with Simon Staho) is being released today by experienced Swedish distributor Sonet Film on 29 prints.
The film which screened in competition at the last San Sebastian Film Festival and this month in Chicago, was carried by a strong publicity campaign this week thanks to an attractive Swedish cast which for the most part (except for Lena Olin) already starred in Staho’s first feature film Day & Night: Mikael Persbrandt, Mikael Nyqvist, Fares Fares (brother to the director Josef) and Tuva Novotni (Jalla! Jalla!). The film described by the 33 year-old Danish director as "Romeo & Juliet meets King Kong", is a film about the frailty of life and the power of love, produced by the director and his producer/partner in Cinevita Film Company Jonas Frederiksen.
Bang Bang Orangutangwill try to steal some of the audience of Josef Fares’ Zozo also released by Sonet which has sold almost 200,000 tickets since early September.
Other European films opening today include Swedish animation film Loranga, Masarin & Dartanjang released by SF Film, Michael Haneke’s award-winning film Hidden [+see also:
interview: Margaret Menegoz
interview: Michael Haneke
film profile] (see our Focus) released by Triangelfilm, Terry Gilliam’s Brothers Grimm [+see also:
film profile] handled by Sony Pictures, as well as Sally Potter’s UK film Yes which screened at the Panorama in Berlin 2005 and is released in Sweden by SF.
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