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Göteborg: 8 Takeaways From Tectonic Change in Nordic Drama, Buzz Titles, Fest Bets and Those Photos on the Walls of the Clarion Draken Hotel

Pics ‘The Girl with the Needle,’ series ‘Whiskey on the Rocks,' ‘Faithless’ were some of the hot titles at Göteborg’s film and TV Showcase

The Swedish helmer of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Let the Right One In” made a lauded on-stage presentation with scriptwriter Sara Johnsen (“22 July”) and his A-list cast of Lena Endre, Jesper Christensen, Gustav Lindh and Frida Gustavsson. The most buzzed about projects in development were the Swedish creative documentary “Notch-the Story of Minecraft” from “Young Royals”’ production banner Nexiko, technology critique “Push the Button” by Göteborg-based Anton Källro;, “Djinn”, a female-empowering drama by acclaimed Iranian-Swedish helmer Milad Alami (“The Charmer,”, “Opponent”), and “Demands of a Teenage Heart” by Sweden’s Lisa Meyer (“The Longest Wait”). Nicolas Girard Deltruc, head of Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema praised the upcoming works of helmers “at the forefront of what’s happening in the world,” aptly using period pieces to explore burning contemporary subjects ranging from extremism, racism to abortion.

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