TrustNordisk has boarded international sales rights of the dystopian suspenseful drama DOGBORN by upcoming director Isabella Carbonell. The feature has just been selected to world premiere at the 37th Settimana Internazionale delle Critica taking place in Venice (31 August - 10 September 2022).
25 July, Copenhagen – We are delighted to announce that TrustNordisk has picked up international sales rights of upcoming director Isabella Carbonell’s nerve-racking and brutal suspenseful drama DOGBORN, set to world premiere at Venice International Critics’ Week 2022, the independent and parallel section of the Venice International Film Festival. The festival just announced its official selection, and the feature is set to compete at the prestigious festival section with six other debut films.
Swedish upcoming director Isabella Carbonell has already made her mark among various international film festivals for her previous short films. In particular, she became acknowledged for her short film BOYS (2015), which was selected for La Semaine de la Critique and further competed at SXSW, Giffoni and AFI Fest, where it won the Grand Jury Award.
Carbonell also scripted and directed the short film MANIACS (2016), which won the award for ‘Best Underground Film’ at Venice Film Week in 2016.
Managing Director of TrustNordisk, Susan Wendt, comments on today’s news:
‘We are excited to be working with talented Isabella and look forward to working with her film that has a strong message and unveils a dark story of today’s trade hidden market, shedding light on lives we seldomly hear about.’
In the lead stars upcoming talents Silvana Imam, a Swedish Grammy-winning songwriter and rapper with an international fanbase in the wider Nordics and Europe, and Philip Oros (BLINDED, 2019) together with Emma Lu (BORDERS, 2019), among others.
Homeless and invisible - the Twins are constantly struggling to survive. Sister is a ticking time bomb; her screams are loud. Brother, on the other hand, doesn’t speak, but rather screams inwards. Their dream of a real home leads to an unexpected job opportunity that sounds simple enough: transport goods from point A to point B. But when the goods appear in the form of two young girls, the unspeakable happens: a rift suddenly occurs between Brother and Sister. Over the course of two intense days the twins are forced to make a life-altering decision: how far are they willing to go in their quest for a better future?
DOGBORN is written and directed by Isabella Carbonell and produced by Farima Karimi, Erik Andersson and David Herdies for Momento Film. The film is co-produced with NonStop Winning Formula, Läsk and Karimi Film, with support from the Swedish Film Institute and SVT through the initiative Moving Sweden and from Norrköpings Film Fund, with development support from Sthlm Debut and La semaine de la critique's Next Step. Local distribution through NonStop Entertainment. International sales handled by TrustNordisk.
Expected local release early 2023 in Sweden.