Henric de la Cour, a new feature documentary by Jacob Frössén, will premiere at Way Out West festival in Gothenburg this August.
De la Cour made a name for himself as singer in the groups Yvonne and Strip Music in the 1990s and 2000s while battling with the rare disease cystic fibrosis, which he was diagnosed with as a child. Filmmaker Frössén has followed de la Cour for four years and has captured the musician's reflections on living with a disease that he has kept secret for most of his life, and which has largely influenced the dark and moving music he makes.
Way Out West will take place on the 8-10th of August 2013.
For more information and updates on screening dates, visit their website.
On Tuesday April 23rd at 9.55pm, Moon Rider had its Swedish TV premiere in SVT1 Dox.
Moon Rider is a coming-of-age story about the bike rider Rasmus Quaade. The film follows young Rasmus’ struggle to become a professional rider, a rough and winding road through hell and back.
Shot on fragile Super8 and raw helmet-cam, it is a journey seen from the inside of a young man's head - it is a personal story entrusted to the spectator by Rasmus himself from his intimate diary. Rasmus has proven to have an extra ordinary talent for riding, but even if Rasmus’ physical abilities are extra ordinary and build for cycling, his mind is build for thinking. His constant reflections about life and death becomes his biggest obstacle in reaching his goal of becoming a World Champion. In order to win, he has to empty his head completely, but how do you clear your head, when every thought is a step in the wrong direction? The film paints an honest and heartbreaking picture of the extreme and lonely life of a young championship rider.
"An impressive first feature" - Indiewire
"It's not seen before, that the story is told from the inside. An extremely strong and vibrating film" - Jørgen Leth
Mia Engberg's feature documentary Belleville Baby tours the international festival circuit
After its international premiere at the Berlinale and picking up awards at Tempo and Gothenburg film festivals in Sweden, Belleville Baby will screen at prestigious film festivals in several territories around the world in 2013.
A selection of festival screenings:
Rooftop Films, New York, USA
Way Out West, Gothenburg
August 8 – 10
Grimstad Short Film Festival, Norway
June 11 – 16
Vancouver Film Festival, Canada
September 26 – October 11
Scanorama, Vilnius, Lithuania
November 7 – 24
More festival screenings and dates will be announced soon.
Eating Lunch by Sanna Lenken will have its North American premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
The film will be shown in April in New York City as part of the Short Film Program "Skin Deep", which focuses on the themes of self-image and self-discovery.
In Eating Lunch, 15 year old Klara is about to eat lunch with four other youngsters at the Eating Disorder Clinic under supervision of nurses. They have 30 minutes to eat up.
Tribeca screening schedule:
April 19th, 6:00 PM AV71
April 21st, 12:00 PM AV71
April 27th, 6:45 PM CCC8
April 28th, 4:00 PM TC1
April 24th, 12:15 PM CCC6
For more information, check out the festival website.
U.S. entertainment weekly Variety publishes review of Mia Engberg's Belleville Baby
"Mixing a variety of visual and aural materials, this lyrical, experimental, semi-fictionalized mood piece is a specialty item"
"Dreamlike editing and Michel Wenzer's evocative score support the ambience."
(Alissa Simon, Variety)
Belleville Baby is currently being screened as part of the Berlinale Panorama.
Read the full review here.