Kristian Levring's "Fear Me Not" and Jan Troell's "Everlasting Moments" have been selected for Toronto International Film Festival taking place 4-13 September. Both films will enjoy their world premiere at the festival.
"Everlasting Moments" is selected for the Masters programme which exhibits new works by established and renowned filmmakers. "Fear Me Not" will screen in Contemporary World Cinema in which the festival presents their pick of the best in current international filmmaking.
Fear Me Not
"Fear Me Not" is a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde-inspired drama scripted by Kristian Levring and Anders Thomas Jensen. Ulrik Thomsen plays the family man Michael who suffers a minor breakdown and decides to enroll in a clinical trial for a new antidepressant. The effects soon prove discomforting, as Michael finds himself increasingly at the mercy of his dark sides.
The film is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa and will be released in Danish cinemas in January 2009.
"Everlasting Moments" is an epic love story centered in Sweden in the early 1900s. The young working class woman Maria wins a camera in a lottery, enabling her to see the world through new eyes. The camera also becomes a threat to her somewhat alcoholic womanizer of a husband, as it brings the charming photographer Pedersen into her life. The cast includes Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt and Jesper Christensen.
"Everlasting Moments" is a Danish-Swedish production based on true events from director Jan Troell's family history. The script is written by Agneta Ulfsäter Troell, Niklas Rådström and Jan Troell, and Thomas Stenderup has produced for Final Cut Productions. Danish release is 24 October.
For further information:
Fear Me Not/ Den du frygter
Everlasting Moments/ Maria Larssons evige øjeblik
Articles in FILM #63 (Cannes issue)
Power Game in an Ice-cold World
Troell's MomentsDanish Film Institute
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