Wednesday May 4th, 2016

Laika to co-produce Tunisian feature

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Laika Film has entered a Tunisian film: Beauty and the Dogs, as the Swedish delegate producer.

The film, written and directed by Kaother Ben Hania deals with a young woman in Tunis who is abused by two police officers and her struggle for justice.

The film won a grant at Malmö Arab Film Festival in Malmö in October and the Swedish contribution amounts today up to €180000.

Laika has been granted the support of The Swedish Film Institute and the partnership with Film i Väst and Chimney Group in the project.

The delegate producer is Tunisian Cinetelefilms and other partners are Tanit Films in France and Abbout Productions in Lebanon.

Rehearsals have just begun, involving Swedish Director of Photography Johan Holmquist and Steadicam operator Nestor Salazar.

– It’s a beautiful story, and we are all planning and hoping for a world premiere at Cannes next May, says Laika Producer Andreas Rocksén.

 

Read also (in Swedish):

http://www.filminstitutet.se/sv/om-oss/press/pressmeddelanden/2016/produktionsstod-april-2016/

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