Newmarket Gets Three New Scandinavian Films
by Eugene Hernandez
Newmarket Films has acquired three new films from Scandinavia, including Natasha Arthy's Dogme film, "Old, New, Borrowed and Blue," Annette K. Olesen's "In Your Hands," and Björn Runge's "Daybreak." The company made the deal for the titles with Trust Film Sales, the leading seller of Nordic and international feature films.
Arthay's "Old, New, Borrowed and Blue" was an award winner at AFI Fest last year. It was written by Kim Fupz Aakesen and stars Sidse Babett Knudsen, Björn Kjellman, and Soeren Byder. Annette K. Olesen's "In Your Hands," written by Olesen and Kim Fupz Aakeson debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival and stars Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Dyrholm and Sonja Richter, while Björn Runge's "Daybreak" was an award-winner in Berlin this year, including the Silver Bear for best ensemble. It stars Pernilla August, Jakob Eklund and Marie Richardsson.
"Newmarket has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Trust Film having distributed Susanne Bier's 'Open Hearts' and Lukas Moodysson's 'Lilja 4-ever' in the U.S.," said Newmarket partner William Tyrer, in a statement. "We are proud to continue this relationship and look forward to working with our friends at Trust." Partner Bob Berney added, "These three titles represent the bold and artful films coming out of Scandinavia right now. It's an exciting time and we could not be more pleased to bring these wonderfully rich stories to American audiences."