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Swedish maestro shoots in Hamburg


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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