With ABC Cinemien coming aboard as distributor, STOCKHOLM EAST is now secured theatrical release in Benelux.
The Swedish drama, which opened Critic´s Week, Venice and has been officially selected into competition for two awards at Filmfest Hamburg; the Hamburg Film Critic Award and the Foreign Press Award, was reviewed by Screen International with much applause:
“The opening night film of this year´s Critics Week in Venice is a full-blooded melodrama rich with the twisted human knots, all-consuming anguish and nerve-shredding moral quandaries for which Scandinavian film-makers have become world leaders. Sweden´s Simon Kaijser Da Silva, a TV director making his first feature, has crafted an engrossing romantic drama, part faithful to the conventions of melodrama, part full of surprises. Adult audiences hungry for substance will find it eminently fulfilling.” Mike Goodridge, Screen
ABC Cinemien, who will handle the theatrical release in The Netherlands with ABC-Distribution, Cinemien´s sibling, distributing in Belgium and Luxemburg, is very pleased with the acquisition:
"We immediately fell in love with Simon Kaijser Da Silva´s compelling and very, very strong debut feature. This is kind of Scandinavian cinema people love, and we´re sure the Benelux audiences will love STOCKHOLM EAST!" Luc Freyer, Sales & Acquisition.
STOCKHOLM EAST joins OSLO AUGUST 31 on Cinemien/ ABC Distribution´s release slate. Both titles are scheduled for an early 2012 release.