WINNER OF TWO GULDBAGGE AWARDS - BEST ACTOR AND BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 2013
WINNER OF THE FIPRESCI PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST FEATURE IN TORONTO 2011 BERLINALE FORUM 2012
OPENING FILM FOR GOTHENBURG FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER OF GRAND PRIX BEST FILM AND BEST ACTOR AT VOICES, RUSSIA


"A film that echoes some of the best of recent Scandinavian art cinema [...] The pic is a fascinating and ultimately haunting movie, partly because of the way Petersen choreographs his characters, but also because of those characters themselves."

-John Anderson / Variety

TRAILER


TEASER 2


SYNOPSIS
After serving time with an ankle bracelet, Janne, a former club promoter, travels to Båstad to open an exclusive nightclub and get his life back on track.

       

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Axel Petersén (1979) is the director of several acclaimed short films and his latest film The Tracks of My Tears 2 has its premiere in Venice Orizzonti 2011. Last year Axel was Guldbagge-nominated for his short a good friend of Mr. World. Axel is trained at the Czech film school FAMU and the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Avalon is Axel's first feature and took shape after he made a filmed pilot study with his aunt and several of the actors. The film was shot in Västra Götaland and in the summer resort of Båstad in Sweden over the course of five weeks in the summer of 2010.

Avalon is produced by Erika Wasserman (Burrowing/Man tänker sitt Berlinale 2009, Hollows in post) and Jesper Kurlandsky (The Ape/Venice Days, Toronto 2009, Blondie/Venice Days, Toronto 2012).  

  

INFO
Director and writer: Axel Petersén
Cast: Johannes Brost, Peter Carlberg, Léonore Ekstrand
Producer: Erika Wasserman, Jesper Kurlandsky
Production designer: Ellen Oseng I Costume designer: Denise Östholm
Cinematographer: Måns Månsson I Editor: Theis Schmidt
Sound editor: Matias la Cour, Supersonic Svendborg
Composer: Julian Hruza
Production company: Idyll and Fasad
Co-producers: Film i Väst/Jessica Ask, SVT/Gunnar Carlsson, FilmFyn/Lars Hermann I In Collaboration with Canal+, Båstad Kommun | With support from SFI/Lars G Lindström | Duration: 79 min | Domestic release February 2012 | Distributor: Nordisk Film | International Sales: TrustNordisk

More info at trustnordisk.com

PRODUCTION CONTACT
Idyll/Fasad
Stora Nygatan 33
SE-111 27 Stockholm
Sweden
erika@idyll.se
+46 704 244 262

INTERNATIONAL SALES
Rikke Ennis — Trust Nordisk
rikke@trustnordisk.com
+45 20 605 062
Avalon at trustnordisk.com

FESTIVAL CONTACT
Gunnar Almér — Swedish Film Institute
gunnar.almer@sfi.se
+46 8 665 12 08

PUBLICIST
Lina Thomsgård - FRAU PR
lina@frau.se

Annmari Bergmark – Nordisk Film
annmari.bergmark@nordiskfilm.com

DISTRIBUTOR
Nordisk Film
+46-8-601 3200
martin.stromberg@nordiskfilm.com



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