Best known for his epic, 15-hour documentary “The Story of Film: An Odyssey” (2011), prolific critic, film historian, and director Mark Cousins’ new musical, “Stockholm My Love,” stars Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry as Alva, a Swedish architect faced with the one-year anniversary of a a traumatic accident. Co-written by Cousins and Swedish producer Anita Oxburgh, and shot by acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle (“In the Mood for Love,” “2046”), the film has been picked up by Fortissimo Films, with plans for a festival launch later this year.
“Stockholm My Love,” which Fortissimo will introduce via promo reel at Berlin’s European Film Market, reshapes Cousins’ essayistic style into dramatic form,
with a soundtrack that includes ABBA’s Benny Andersson, 19th-century composer Franz Berwald, and five original songs performed by Cherry.
The film is produced by Oxburgh, of Migma
Film, and Mary Bell and Adam Dawtrey of Bofa Productions. It is executive
produced by Mark Thomas for Creative Scotland, Nichola Martin for BBC Films,
Lisa Widén for FilmCapital Stockholm, and Lizette Jonjic for Migma Film, with
support from Swedish Film Institute commissioner Baker Karim. The deal was negotiated by Fortissimo Films’ EVP for
International Sales, Nicole Mackey and Managing Director, Nelleke Driessen with
producer Adam Dawtrey of Bofa Productions.