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.
Austin 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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Denna vecka avslöjas vem som vinner priset Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary 2015 på Göteborgs Internationella Filmfestival, där Ceremonin är en av åtta nominerade filmer.
Följ filmen här.
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
Lina Mannheimer as well as Catherine Robbe-Grillet will be available for interviews on Friday the 14th of November.
+45 81 12 12 96 (cell)
Anna 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.
Återträffen tilldelades två Guldbaggar under årets Guldbaggegala, för bästa film och för bästa manus!
Här kan ni se en intervju med vinnarna – Anna Odell och producenten Mathilde Dedye
FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics
”The FIPRESCI prize for best debut film in the Orrizzoni and Settimana internazionale della critica goes to The Reunion (Återträffen) directed by Anna Odell, for the intelligent and engaging way which Återträffen blurs the boundaries between fiction and documentary and speaks about marginalization, bullying and the complicated nature of group dynamics.”
FEDEORA, the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean
Anna Odell recieves FEDEORA’s special mention: “… for complete author’s work in the film The Reunion”
“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!
Dazed & Confused Digital
“Another experimental documentary was Anna Odell’s The Reunion. Odell’s debut feature film tears through conventions as she confronts the demons of her school years. Upon discovering she wasn’t invited to her school year’s 20-year reunion, Odell filmed a reconstruction of the reunion, in which she read out the speech she had originally intended to deliver. With the Dogme style and ceremony of Vinterberg’s Festen, chaos unfolds. The second act follows her contacting her former classmates and inviting them to watch the film. Unsurprisingly they were camera-shy and cautious, so in yet another layer of fictionalising reality, she staged re-enactments of these meetings.”