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Narrow Films: Wide Audiences and Reaching a Film’s Potential

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Producer Mathilde Dedye and director Lina Mannheimer held a case study at Nordic Panorama about the strategy behind the launch of The Ceremony.

“A film’s impact and longevity is often defined by it’s distribution phase and for films traditionally seen as “niche”, including documentaries, filmmakers and producers are increasingly taking this into their own hands – in innovative and effective ways.”

More info here.


Two of French Quarter Films projects have been selected to participate in STHLM Debut, a talent development program supported by Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Film Stockholm/Filmbasen and Stockholm International Film Festival. Main financier is Stockholm County Council.

Selected projects are Questan by Zanyar Adami and My French Revolution by Hanna Högstedt.

Read more about the projects here.

French Quarter Film highlighted in article from Nordisk Film & TV Fond

In an recent article Nordisk Film & TV Fond draws attention to French Quarter Film and Mathilde Dedye, who recently have made new business connections in the US.

The recent deal signed with Mousetrap Films in the US comes on top of previous sales to nearly 40 territories. “Mousetrap Films is specialised in ‘festival pearls’, mostly foreign arthouse films for US audiences, “explains Dedye. They have their own digital distribution platform, ‘Film Festival Flix’, and if a film gets a good buzz online, they use it as marketing tool to then launch the film in selected cinemas”. 

Read the entire article here.

The Ceremony to be screened at SXSW

2015_OfficialSelectionAustin based film festival South by Southwest (march 13-21) has announced it’s lineup and The Ceremony is one out of eight documentaries to be shown in the category SXGLOBAL at this years festival.

This is Lina Mannheimers first return to the festival after showing her short film The Contract there in 2012.

Variety highlights The Ceremony as one of this years notable titles.

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Today, 13th of November at 19:15 Catherine Robbe-Grillet will attend the festival exclusively

for the release of The Ceremony. We have therefore organised a longer Q&A after the screening. Interviews will also be possible in connection to the Q&A.

The Ceremony by Lina Mannheimer is in competition

for the NORDIC:DOX. In an intimate, sensual film France’s most famous dominatrix, Catherine Robbe-Grillet, two close friends and two lovers share their innermost thoughts about love, friendship,dominance and submission.

Screening, Q&A and Interviews
13th of November, 19.15
Grand Theater

Lina Mannheimer as well as Catherine Robbe-Grillet will be available for interviews on Friday the 14th of November.

Please contact
Anna Jönsson
+45 81 12 12 96 (cell)

The Ceremony selected for competition at CPH:DOX

CE_Poster_Final_140509We are very proud to announce that the The Ceremony by Lina Mannheimer will have it’s international premiere at CPH:DOX. The film is selected to compete for the

NORDIC:DOX awards.

The most famous dominatrix in France creates sadomasochist “Ceremonies” in her chateau. Catherine Robbe-Grillet, age 84, defies the relations between power and submission, sensuality and physical pain. She surrounds herself with brilliant characters, depicting complex lives on the other side of social conventional boundaries. Catherine writes sadomasochistic novels under pseudonym Jeanne De Berg.

For International sales contact Autlook Filmsales.

For festivals contact  Sara Rüster at The Swedish film institute (

Here you will find the press release from The Swedish film institute.

The Reunion received two top prizes at the 50th Guldbagge Awards in Sweden!

PosterAnna Odell’s debut feature Återträffen (The Reunion) wins two Guldbagge awards, for Best Film and for Best Screenplay!

The Guldbagge Awards are Sweden’s leading film awards and have been presented since 1964 for outstanding contributions to Swedish film over the past year. 19 Guldbagge Awards are presented annually in the various categories.

The Guardian + The Reunion!

The Guardian
“In a similar vein, the festival also hosted The Reunion by Anna Odell, a powerful piece of work in which, annoyed at being left out of her 20-year school reunion, the Swedish director films her own fictional version of events. This plays out like a shorter and more polished version of Festen, in which Odell, playing herself, confronts fictional classmates with accusations of bullying. Odell then meets her real classmates to record their reactions, using actors to reconstruct these encounters for the second half of the film. It sounds narcissistic, but The Reunion is actually a rather brave and quite timely film about human behaviour. Most of those confronted say simply: “We were just kids being kids.” But for Odell, that’s not good enough.”


Read the whole article here!