Two of Film i Väst’s co-productions, Sune – Best Man by Jon Holmberg and Monty and the Street Party, has been selected for the Generation Kplus competition of the 70th Berlin International Film Festival where they will have their international premieres.
For the second year in a row, the popular Swedish child hero, Sune, will compete in Generation Kplus. Last year’s Sune vs Sune is now followed up by Sune – Best Man. Both films directed by Jon Holmberg, who also wrote the scripts. Produced by Malin Söderlund and Linus Stöhr Torell at Unlimited Stories and co-produced by Film i Väst. The films were both shot in region Västra Götaland in west Sweden.
Sune meets himself as a figure from the future, someone who wants to give him the lead on an important decision. But it is in Sune’s family that no one can really make a decision. Aimlessness and inventiveness characterise grandpa, the parents and the children. After Sune vs. Sune, a turbulent family trip with heart, humour and action.
Starring: Fredrik Hallgren, Sissela Benn, Elis Gerdt, Tea Stjärne, Baxter Renman and Tomas von Brömssen.
Monty and the Street Party was in top 3 at the box office when it had its local premiere in the highly competitive autumn break 2019. The budget of the film is 3.5 million Euro. Behind the film is the creative comedy duo WulffMorgenthaler, internationally known as WuMo aka Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler.
The WuMo satirical comic strips are published daily in more than 300 newspapers all over the world, some of which include The Washington Post, New York Daily News and Die Welt.
The one half of the duo, Anders Morgenthaler’s first feature animation, PRINCESS opened the Director’s Fortnight section at Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Mikael Wulff’s track record includes feature film scriptwriting for Sundance selected ALLEGRO directed by Christopher Boe, besides directing and writing 3 seasons of youth TV series PERFECT PLACES for TV 2 Denmark (2016-2019).
Monty and the Street Party is the story about Monty, the happiest kid in the world. He lives with his parents in an idyllic residential area populated with crooked types such as the crazy inventor Henrik Skovlykke, the quintuplets Allan, Allan, Allan, Allan and Allan, the cat ladies Tove & Karen, a few nuns who always walk around on stilts and the notorious Weirdo. Monty’s happiness ends abruptly when he discovers that his mother has fallen in love with the irresistible crossfit trainer Pierre, and is leaving Monty and his father. Monty decides to do everything he can to bring his parents back together at the forthcoming annual street party…
The film is produced by Julie Lind-Holm Hansen and Jonas Bagger for New Creations and Zentropa. With support from Danish Film Institute, DR, Eurimages, Screen Brussels, Den Vestdanske Filmpulje, Viborg Kommune in co-production with Caviar, Zentropa Belgium, Film i Väst and the Belgium Tax Shelter. Developed with the support from the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union. Domestic distribution by Nordisk Film Distribution.