Love according to Hedén and Fridell
by Annika Pham
Two new Swedish feature films – Joachim Hedén’s debut film New York Waiting and Daniel Fridell’s Say That You Love Me – are opening tomorrow against five other titles, including Claude Chabrol’s La demoiselle d’honneur [+see also:
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For his first feature film, Hedén, who spent the last 10 years working in production and post-production, chose to make an English-language film set in New York. It is the story of Sidney, who hopes to re-connect with the one big lost love of his life, Coreen, and decides to send her a plane ticket to meet him in New York.
While waiting for her to arrive, he meets Amy, who is leaving New York to start over after a failed relationship and the two spend a memorable day together. The US/Swedish co-production between Way Feature Films and Sonet Film is being sold internationally by Non Stop Sales.
Hedén has been selected by the Rome International Film Festival along with 11 other European upcoming filmmakers to meet with potential investors to finance his second feature film, and New York Waiting will screen in the festival’s New Cinema Section.
Also opening tomorrow on Swedish screens is Say That You Love Me, the seventh feature film by the director of Beneath The Surface. The drama is about a teenage girl looking for love but confusing it with sex. One day, she is raped by a group of boys, which she denies until the truth catches up with her.
The film is the first film developed by Noble Productions, the new production arm set up by Swedish distribution company Noble Entertainment, who is releasing it on 22 screens. It will open in a few weeks in Norway (Oro Film) and Finland (Future Film).
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