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HAUGESUND 2021 New Nordic Films

Haugesund’s New Nordic Films announces its Nordic Co-Production Market projects

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- A total of 19 new projects in development will be pitched at the market of the leading Norwegian festival

Haugesund’s New Nordic Films announces its Nordic Co-Production Market projects
Island of Love by Svetlana Strelnikova

The 2021 edition of the New Nordic Films will run both on site in Haugesund and online from 24-27 August, and the leading industry event has announced its Work in Progress selection (read the news). At the 16th edition of the Nordic Co-Production Market, a selection of 21 projects will be presented to accredited professionals on Wednesday 25 August.

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Among the selected projects are Four Little Adults, the new film by Finland’s Selma Vilhunen (Stupid Young Heart [+see also:
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) that follows the lives of the members of a polycule, as well as Missile by Finnish director Miia Tervo (Aurora [+see also:
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interview: Miia Tervo
film profile
]
), a drama-comedy of personal and national borders and boundaries set during a Cold War crisis in the mid-80s, and Acts of Love, the second fiction feature film by Danish director Jeppe Rønde (Bridgend [+see also:
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trailer
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]
) that focuses on a woman who lives in a religious community.

Known for his documentary projects, Swedish filmmaker Mads Hedegaard is bringing a story set in the Stone Age and revolving around a 16-year-old girl in his debut feature Stranger, and In Twilight of the Gods, French-born, Sweden-based Morgane Dziurla-Petit focuses on an 18-year-old girl who is attracted to an immigrant kid in a hostile village of Western Sweden.

Je’vida, directed by Katja Gauriloff (Baby Jane [+see also:
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]
), is the first film spoken in Skolt Sámi and tells the story of a woman who faces immense pressure to forsake her Sami origins, while Love Acts by rising Faroese director Anton Petersen follows a stormy affair between two women and The Nix by debutant Swedish writer-director Niclas Gillis is a folklore horror story set in the 1800s about a woman who gets seduced by a forest spirit.

Four projects presented in the Nordic Co-Production Market are coming from different regions: Hysteria, the latest project by Russian writer-director Ivan I Tverdovsky (Jumpman [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
film profile
]
), I’m Here, I’m Fine by Turkish writer-director Emine Emel Balcı (Until I Lose My Breath [+see also:
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trailer
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]
), the German-Greek co-production Island of Love by Svetlana Strelnikova, and Report of Public Interest, the latest feature by Hungary’s Attila Gigor (Well [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
).

Here is the complete selection of the 16th Nordic Co-Production Market:

Acts of LoveJeppe Rønde (Denmark)
Producers: Julie Walenciak, Maria Møller Christoffersen (Paloma Productions)

AminaAhmed Abdullahi (Sweden)
Producer: Veronika Öhnedal (Art & Bob Film & Drama)

Four Little AdultsSelma Vilhunen (Finland/Sweden/France)
Producers: Venla Hellstedt, Elli Toivoniemi (Tuffi Films)
Co-producers: Nima Yousefi (Hobab), Birgit Kemner (Manny Films)

Hysteria Ivan I Tverdovsky (Russia)
Producer: Katerina Mikhaylova (Vega Film)

I’m Here, I’m FineEmine Emel Balcı (Turkey/Croatia)
Producer: Dilek Aydın (Heimatlos Films)
Co-producer: Tena Gojic (Dinaridi Film)

Island of LoveSvetlana Strelnikova (Germany/Greece)
Producer: Frank Müller (Doppelplusultra Filmproduktion)

Je’vidaKatja Gauriloff (Finland)
Producer: Joonas Berghäll (Oktober)

Love ActsAnton Petersen (Faroe Islands)
Producer: Jón Hammer (Kykmyndir)

Love ProofRichard Hobert (Sweden)
Producer: Håkan Hammarén (Fundament Film)
Co-producer: Richard Hobert (Cimbria Film)

MissileMiia Tervo (Finland)
Producers: Kaisla Viitala, Daniel Kuitunen (Komeetta)
Co-proucer: Evelin Penttilä (Stellar Film)

The MountainÁsthildur Kjartansdóttir (Iceland/Sweden)
Producer: Anna G Magnúsdóttir (Film Partner Iceland, LittleBig Productions)
Co-producer: Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir (Rebella Filmworks)

The NixNiclas Gillis (Sweden)
Producer: Helene Granqvist (Nordic Factory Film)

Report of Public InterestAttila Gigor (Hungary)
Producer: Ferenc Pusztai (KMH Film)

Stormskerry MajaTiina Lymi (Finland)
Producer: Jukka Helle, Markus Selin (Solar Films)

StrangerMads Hedegaard (Sweden/Poland)
Producer: Andreas Hjortdal (Motor)
Co-producer: Lukasz Dzieciol (Opus Film)

Tora’s Christmas – TBA (Iceland/Norway)
Screenwriter: Solveig Sigmond Ræstad
Producer: Steinarr Logi Nesheim (Polarama)
Co-producer: Guðný Guðjónsdóttir

Twilight of the GodsMorgane Dziurla-Petit (Sweden)
Producer: Fredrik Lange (Vilda Bomben)

Wizards of DeathEgil Pedersen (Norway)
Producer: Mathis Ståle Mathisen (Rein Film)
Co-producer: Pål Røed (Paasan)

You Can DanceKatarina Launing (Sweden)
Producer: Peter Krupenin (HOBAB)
Co-producer: SVT

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