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Swedish maestro shoots in Hamburg

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Swedish director Jan Troell (nominated at the Academy Awards for five Oscars with 1973's The Emigrants, at Cannes in 1977, and winner of several awards at Berlin – including the 1968 Golden Bear winner Who Saw Him Die?) will be filming his new project in Germany, where the film has found co-producers since its Berlinale Market screening by Trust Film Sales (see news).

Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments is a true story based in the early 20th century about a young Swedish worker (Maria Heiskanen), whose life changes completely when she wins a camera in the lottery. First she wants to sell it to feed her family, but then she meets the photographer Sebastian Pedersen (Jesper Christensen), who convinces her to keep it.

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After several weeks in the south of Sweden, the €5m film, produced by Danish outfit Final Cut Prod in co-production with Norway (Motlys), Sweden (GötaFilm), Finland (Blind Spot), and now Germany (schneider+groos filmproduktion), will be shooting at Hamburg's Cinegate Studios from June 4-8. Post production will take place in Hamburg by Cinemedia/Atlantik Film.

The Filmförderung Hamburg GmbH regional fund has invested €275,000 in the project. Maria Larsson’s… is expected to be ready early next year. Arsenal will be handling its German release.

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(Translated from French)

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