Film i Väst has a reputation of working on co-productions with director-driven projects that capture the interest of programmers for the world’s most prestigious film festivals. With film premiers in Sundance, Rotterdam and Berlin already in the books, there are still high expectations for the premiers of more auteur films in 2017.
Among the most notable are Swedish talents Ruben Östlund, Gabriela Pichler and Björn Runge who will be premiering respectively The Square, Invasion, and The Wife in the upcoming months. On the international side, A Ciambra by Jonas Carpignano, Monos by Alejandro Landes, and Fanny Lye Deliver’d by Thomas Clay are highly anticipated to compete for prizes at one of 2017’s most prestigious film festivals.
While Film i Väst co-productions took home six major awards at the Cannes and Berlin film festivals in 2016, it was also an exceptional year in terms of commercial successes with Film i Väst co-productions topping the box office in all three Scandinavian territories.
The 101-Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared by Måns Herngren & Felix Herngren became the number one Swedish film at the Swedish box office, while A Conspiracy of Faith, directed by Hans Petter Moland, was number one in Denmark, and Erik Poppe’s The King’s Choice sold more tickets than any other film in 2016 in Norway.
2017 will also see the release of Film i Väst co-productions with a couple of American independent films expected to make some noise at the international box office. Film i Väst is proud to be a partner in Chappaquiddick, directed by John Curran, and starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy. Finally, Film i Väst will also be involved in the production of Cold War spy thriller The Coldest City, starring Charlize Theron and James
McAvoy, and directed by David Leitch, which should hit theatres in the summer.