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From Ravens, Euphoria, The Square and Borg/McEnroe. Photos: TriArt Film/Jürgen Olzyk/TriArt Film/SF Studios

The Swedish film festival race continues

Festival season continues – with more high-profile bookings of Swedish films at upcoming international film festivals Busan and San Sebastián. Ravens, The Square, Euphoria, Bamse and the Witch's Daughter, as well as Swedish co-productions Beauty and the Dogs and Tom of Finland, will screen at the Busan International Film Festival. The San Sebastián International Film Festival, which opened on Friday, will feature The Square, Ravens and Borg/McEnroe, in addition to Swedish co-productions The Charmer and The Wife.

Jens Assur's feature-film debut Ravens will be screened in the Flash Forward section at the Busan International Film Festival, a section focusing on a new generation of filmmakers. Ravens will also be shown at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in the New Directors' section. Ravens, a drama set in 1970s' rural Sweden, is based on Tomas Bannerhed's August Prize-winning novel. The cast features Reine Brynolfsson, Maria Heiskanen, Peter Dalle and Jacob Nordström. With a Swedish cinematic release on 13 October, Ravens is distributed by TriArt Film. Produced by Jan Marnell, Tom Persson and Jens Assur for Film and Art Affairs, the film received funding from the Swedish Film Institute's prior feature-film commissioner Magdalena Jangard. The international sales agent is Celluloid Dreams.

Ruben Östlund's Palme d'Or-winning The Square will be screened in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section at San Sebastián and the World Cinema section at Busan. The film is produced by Erik Hemmendorff, Plattform Produktion, and Philippe Bober, Coproduction Office. The Square received funding from the Swedish Film Institute's prior feature-film commissioner Magdalena Jangard. The international sales agent is Coproduction Office.

Lisa Langseth's Euphoria, which recently had its world premiere in Toronto, will be screened in the World Cinema section at Busan. Euphoria is Lisa Langseth's first English-language film and the third in which she directs Alicia Vikander in a leading role. The cast also features Eva Green, Charlotte Rampling and Charles Dance. Produced by Frida Bargo and Patrik Andersson for B-Reel Films, Euphoria was co-produced by Alicia Vikander's production company Vikarious Film alongside production company Dancing Camel. The film received funding from the Swedish Film Institute's prior feature-film commissioner Baker Karim, and the international sales agent is Great Point Media. Euphoria has its Swedish cinematic release in early 2018, with distribution by SF Studios.

Borg/McEnroe, which became the first-ever Swedish film to open the Toronto International Film Festival, will be screened in the Pearls Section at this year's San Sebastián. The film was directed by Janus Metz and produced by SF Studios. Borg/McEnroe received funding from the Swedish Film Institute's feature-film commissioner Yaba Holst. The international sales agent is SF Studios.

Danish-Swedish co-production The Charmer by Milad Alami, with Ardalan Esmaili in the leading role, is the opening film of the New Directors section at San Sebastián International Film Festival. The Swedish co-production agency is Garagefilm International AB/Rebecka Lafrenz & Mimmi Spång, and the film received funding from the Swedish Film Agency's feature-film commissioner Yaba Holst.

British-Swedish co-production The Wife by Björn Runge, with Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater in leading roles, is the closing film of the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The Swedish co-producer is Spark Film & TV/Peter Piodor Gustafsson along with Film i Väst, Chimney and SF Studios. The Wife received funding from the Swedish Film Institute's feature-film commissioner Yaba Holst.

Tunisian-French-Swedish co-production Beauty and the Dogs by Kaouther Ben Hania will be screened in the Flash Forward section at Busan. The film, which competed in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes earlier this year, was co-produced by Cinetelefilms, Tanit Films, Laika & Television AB/Andreas Rocksén, Chimney and Film i Väst. Beauty and the Dogs received funding from the Swedish Film Institute's prior feature-film commissioner Suzanne Glansborg and the film was granted development support from the Malmö Arab Film Festival.

In addition, Finnish-Swedish co-production Tom of Finland by Dome Karukoski will screen in the Flash Forward section at Busan. The Swedish production agency Anagram Väst/Gunnar Carlsson worked alongside Film i Väst and Helsinki Filmi. Tom of Finland received funding from the Swedish Film Institute's prior feature-film commissioner Suzanne Glansborg.

Christian Ryltenius' Bamse and the Witch's Daughter will be screened in the Wide Angle section at Busan.

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