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Toronto to welcome Troell, Levring, Hamer and Kormákur

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Toronto to welcome Troell, Levring, Hamer and Kormákur

Four top Nordic filmmakers will bring their latest feature films to the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), to be held September 4-13.

Swedish master Jan Troell will unveil his much awaited Everlasting Moments [+see also:
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in the Masters Programme. The director of the memorable The Emigrants (1971) and its follow up The New Land (1972), has gone back to Sweden of the early 1900s for this new drama drawn from personal family events.

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In a time of social change and poverty, the young working-class Maria (Maria Heiskanen) wins a camera in a lottery. The camera enables her to see the world through new eyes, but it also becomes a threat to her alcoholic, womanizing husband (Mikael Persbrandt) as it brings the charming photographer Pedersen (Jesper Christensen) into her life. Everlasting Moments is a Danish/Swedish production, produced by Denmark’s Final Cut.

The Contemporary World Cinema section has selected three Nordic films. O'Horten [+see also:
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by Norway’s top filmmaker Bent Hamer screened successfully at the Cannes’ Un Certain Regard last May; Danish title Fear Me Not by Kristian Levring (The King is Alive), produced by Zentropa, is a Jekyll and Hyde-inspired drama starring Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen and Lars Brygmann; and White Night Wedding [+see also:
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, by Iceland’s most renowned film ambassador Baltasar Kormákur, is a comedy loosely based on Chekov’s play Ivanov.

TrustNordisk is handling sales for Everlasting Moments and Fear Me Not, while The Match Factory represents O’Horten and Celluloid Dreams White Night Wedding.

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