The largest Film Festival in Asia, Busan International Film Festival, has selected four TrustNordisk titles for this year´s World Cinema Section.

Celebrating its international premiere in Busan is Antti Jokinen´s strong drama PURGE, which took both audience and critics by storm, when it premiered domestically in Finland last Friday. Starring some of the most respected Finnish talents, PURGE is an adaption for screen based by Sofi Oksanen's novel PURGE, which has been translated into 40 languages as well as awarded internationally several times, winning among others the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2010 and the European Book Prize 2010. Producer is Markus Selin for Solar Films.

Also screening is Jan Troel´s bio-epic THE LAST SENTENCE, for which Troell just won the Best Director award in Montreal, World Film Festival, where the film world premiered. THE LAST SENTENCE marks Troel´s return to Busan, in 2008 he visited the city with his award-winning EVERLASTING MOMENTS. THE LAST SENTENCE will open domestically in December. Producer is Francy Suntinger for Filmlance.

Distributed by Enter Mode, Nikolaj Arce´s A ROYAL AFFAIR travels to Korea after a year breaking international B.O. records, winning two Silver Bear for Best Script (Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg) and Best Actor (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) and receiving applause and praise from both critics and audience. A ROYAL AFFAIR is currently screening in Toronto International Film Festival, where it has been selected for the Gala section. Producers are Louise Vesth, Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Meta Louise Foldager for Zentropa.

Distributed by Korean Atnine Film, THE HUNT comes to Busan with exceptional credentials. The film marked Thomas Vinterberg´s return to the Cannes International Film Festival in May where it were praised by both audience and critics, was sold to a large number of territories worldwide and won the Best Actor Award (Mads Mikkelsen) as well as The Vulcain Prize of the Technical Artist and The Ecumenical Jury Award. THE HUNT is currently screening in Toronto International Film Festival, where it has been selected for the Special Presentations section. Producers are by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Morten Kaufmann for Zentropa.

Attending Busan International Film Festival is Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard ( / +45 2421 4133), who´ll be there on October 11th.

The 17th Busan International Film Festival takes place 4-13 October, while The Asian Film Market 2012, located at the Busan Exhibition Convention Center, will take place from 08-11 October.


Two women from two different eras linked by separate tales of deceit, desperation - and fear. Aliide has experienced the horrors of the Stalin era and the deportation of Estonians to Siberia. Zara has just escaped from the claws of the Russian mafia who held her as a sex slave Aliide and Zara engage in a complex arithmetic of suspicion and revelation to distill each other´s motives. Gradually, their stories emerge, with the culmination of a tragic family drama of rivalry, lust, and loss.

Torgny Segerstedt was one of the leading journalists in Sweden in the 20th century. He fought a one man battle against Hitler and the Nazi regime until his death in 1945 and during these tumultuous times his private life was marked by a world in chaos, as he falls in love with his friend's wife while married himself. THE LAST SENTENCE weaves together the story of a psychological love story with a portrayal of the political situation Sweden found itself in during the Second World War. A gripping, dramatic and poetic tale about a man, who could not be silenced.

A ROYAL AFFAIR is a gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for the people, but above all it is the story of a passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

Following a tough divorce, 40-year-old Lucas has a new girlfriend, a new job and is in the process of reestablishing his relationship with his teenage son, Marcus. But things go awry. Not a lot. Just a passing remark. A random lie. And as the snow falls and the Christmas lights are lit, the lie spreads like a virus. The shock and mistrust gets out of hand, and the small community finds itself in a collective state of hysteria, while Lucas fights a lonely fight for his life and dignity.