Mantaray Film will attend the autumn presentation 2019, held at the Swedish Film Institute on August 19, presenting two of the company's upcoming films.
First out JOSEFIN & FLORIN, a love story about a single mother from Sweden and a beggar from Romania who choose to defy all conventions and invest in love and a better life. Produced by Anna Weitz and directed by Joanna Karlberg and Ellen Fiske, the latter noted for her film "Scheme birds" with which she, along with colleague Ellinor Hallin, was awarded for best documentary and the Albert Maysle's new documentary director award. Domestic theatrical release on September 20.
Secondly, SARA, a film about the life and work of Sara Lidman, directed by Gunilla Bresky and produced by Stina Gardell.
Read more about JOSEFIN & FLORIN here
Read more about SARA here
Amanda Pesikans film about Sweden's most famous choir, Tensta Gospel Choir, and the profound human need of union and spirituality in a secular time, has been selected to pitch at this years Nordisk Forum (2019).
Read more about the film here
Visit Nordisk Panorama for more information about the festival here
The shorter version of Mette Aakerholm Gardell's film LIVING.LOVING on Swedish Television SVT1 June 18th at 21:00!
If you miss it, get a second chance at SVT-Play.
Going to Way Out West? Don't miss the preview of Ellen Fiske and Joanna Karlberg's film about Josefin & Florin!
Read more about the film here!
This years's Edith prize, for best editing of a documentary film 2018, is awarded to Charlotte Landelius for Mantaray Film's documentary "Silvana".
The jury's motivation: "The editor demonstrates great musicality and has in an impressive way woven song lyrics, documentary scenes and home videos for emotion that vibrates. The result will be both near and grand."
Michael and his father, the old Lord Chamberlain Soren Haslund-Christensen, are in the attic to find hidden treasures from the past. Grandfather Henning was a famous explorer and heritage collector among Mongolian tribes and Michael has heard rumours that Henning lived a secret double life as a British agent and gunrunner. Now he wants to find out if it's true. He would also like to have time with his father, and time is scarce. He has lured his father on adventure - as they have been so many times earlier in their lives - on a journey in the grandfather's footsteps back in time to a story of love and despair and a magnificent spy plot that involves both grandfather Henning and mighty empires struggle for world domination.
See the short version of the film at SVT-Play!
Our Festival Success SILVANA continues to travel around the world! Next stop is Australia where it will screen at the Mardi Gras in Sydney, Brisbane Queer FF and Melbourne Queer FF!
Read more about the film here.
”Silvana - Väck Mig När Ni Vaknat”, our documentary about Swedish rapper Silvana Imam, is premiering in over 70 cinemas around Spain this spring.
Please visit El Documental del mes for full programming.
Read more about the film here.
Ever since the film LIVING.LOVING had it's domestic premiere, director Mette Aakerholm Gardell has been touring the country, combining screening of the film and conversations on sexual health amongst elderly.
Next stop is Gävle, Boden, Luleå and Varberg. Follow her on #levaälskaihelalandet
Read more about LIVING.LOVING here!
Producer Stina Gardell pay a visit to South Korea and Docs Ports Incheon 2018 to pitch Mantaray Films THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD.
Find more information about the festival here!
Read more about THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY and our other films here!