Festivals look in the direction of STOCKHOLM EAST



Even before the Swedish drama STOCKHOLM EAST is premiering internationally at the 68th Venice International Film Festival is Swedish drama, where it´s opening Critics Week, Filmfest Hamburg (Sept 29th - Oct 8th) has announced that the film has been officially selected into competition for two awards; the Hamburg Film Critic Award and the Foreign Press Award.

STOCKHOLM EAST is director Simon Kaijser da Silva´s feature film debut and stars the renowned Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, who we saw latest in Susanne Bier´s Academy Award-winner IN A BETTER WORLD (2010) and Danish actress Iben Hjejle, who received her break-through in the dogma-film MIFUNE´S LAST SONG (1999).

Director Simon Kaijser da Silva as well as Iben Hjejle and Mikael Persbrandt will attend Venice International Film Festival and Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard will be present from TrustNordisk. Press & PR in Venice is handled by Claudia Tomassini / +39 334 3075056 / claudia@claudiatomassini.com

STOCKHOLM EAST screenings in Venice:

WED 31    11AM        SALA VOLPI         PRESS & INDUSTRY
THU 1        2PM         SALA DARSENA    OFFICIAL
FRI 2         7:30PM    SALA VOLPI         OFFICIAL

STOCKHOLM EAST is produced by Maria Nordenberg for production company Filmlance. Executive producers are Lars Blomgren and Erika Stark, co-producers are Lone Korslund for Nordisk Film Distribution AB, Gunnar Carlsson for Swedish Television AB, Mikael Frisell for Nordisk Film Post Production AB, Jessica Ask for Film i Väst, Bo Persson for Europa Sound Production AB and Helena Sandermark for Dagsljus AB. The film has received production support from Swedish Film Institute (Peter ”Piodor” Gustafsson) and domestic release is October 21st 2011.