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The story of journalist Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson’s time in prison, the history of Swedish queer cinema, a football battle and a short by Bahar Pars – just a few of the projects allotted Swedish Film Institute production funding in March and April 2018.

Jesper Ganslandt directs 438 dagar, a recollection of the time journalist Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson spent in an Ethiopian prison. Peter Birro wrote the script, with Gustaf Skarsgård and Matias Varela featuring in the leading roles. 438 dagar was granted funding by Swedish Film Institute feature-film commissioner Calle Marthin and is due for cinematic release in 2019.

Fördom och stolthet – Sveriges queera filmhistoria highlights depictions of homosexual and transgender communities across 100 years of Swedish film history – from Stiller, Bergman and Zetterling to the modern day. Directed by Eva Beling, this film was granted funding by the Swedish Film Institute’s documentary film commissioner Antonio Russo Merenda.

Beloved Swedish cartoon feline Peter-No-Tail returns to life in animated feature Pelle Svanslös. Following his recent work with children’s favourites Bamse and the Witch’s Daughter and Bamse and the City of Thieves, director Christian Ryltenius returns an updated version of this cartoon classic. Pelle Svanslös was granted funding by the Swedish Film Institute’s film commissioner for children and young people Jenny Gilbertsson.

Additional feature films allotted production funding include Victor Lindgren’s Till drömmarnas land, co-production Out Stealing Horses and documentaries Gudrun – konsten att vara människa and Josefin & Florin.

Additional film formats are featured in football drama Ge allt, Bacha Posh by Bahar Pars and Turpa Kiinni Minun Haters, a road film by Jon Blåhed (Maj Doris) set in Torne Valley on the Swedish-Finnish border.

Read more about all films granted production filming in the attached documents.

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