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CALL GIRL To Open Stockholm Film Festival

19th Oct 2012
Following its successful screening at the Toronto International Film Festival where it picked up the FIPRESCI Prize for the Discovery Programme, Irish co-production CALL GIRL is set to open the 23rd edition of the Stockholm Film Festival next month.  Other films funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) in the line up are CITADEL and the documentaries ANTON CORBIJN INSIDE OUT and THE PERVERTS GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY.

CALL GIRL is a political thriller set in the 1970's and the feature debut of Mikael Marcimain, one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed directors in Sweden.   The films leads Sofia Karemyr and Josefin Asplund are among the nominees for the Viasat Film Rising Star award at the festival.

Irish/Scottish co-production CITADEL is a psychological horror debut from talented Irish writer - director Ciarán Foy.  Blurring the boundary between real-life experiences and a darker fictional world, CITADEL is an unsettling, original and powerful story - an agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children.  It picked up the Audience Award at SXSW earlier this year and has screened at numerous international film festivals including the BFI London Film Festival.

ANTON CORBIJN: INSIDE OUT which was selected for the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam this week is directed by Klaartje Quirijns and is an intimate and revelatory portrait of the influential Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn and follows him as he works with, amongst others, long time collaborators U2, Depeche Mode, Lou Reed and Metallica.

THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY directed by Sophie Fiennes is the sequel to The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006) and sees the reunion of provocative philosopher Slavaj Zizek with filmmaker Fiennes, now using their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology - the collective fantasies that shape our beliefs and practices.  The documentary recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.

The 23rd Stockholm Film Festival takes place 7th - 18th November.

More about CALL GIRL
The film is a Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Irish co-production, produced by Mimmi Spång for Garagefilm International AB, in co-production with Friland Produksjon A/S, Newgrange Pictures ltd, Yellow Film & TV oy, Film i Väst, Sveriges Television AB, Nouvago Capital AB, The Chimney Pot AB and Dagsljus AB and with the support of the Swedish Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, the Norwegian Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and in co-operation with YLE and Windmill Lane VFX - Dublin.

Anton Corbijn: Inside Out is the product of more than two years filming by director Klaartje Quirijns, whose close personal relationship with Anton allowed her unprecedented asses to both the man and his work. The film is a co-production between Fastnet Films, LEV Pictures and Savage Film with finance coming from the IFB, the Dutch Film Fund, the CoBo Fund, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and VPRO.

More about CITADEL
The film features Aneurin Barnard (We'll Take Manhattan, Ironclad, Hunky Dory, Elfie Hopkins and The Gammons, Screen International Rising Star) in the lead role of Tommy, alongside Scotland's finest, James Cosmo (Braveheart, Troy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Runway, and his Scottish BAFTA winning performance in Donkeys ) in the role of The Priest, and Wunmi Mosuka (I am Slave, One Night in Emergency and Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing on the Edge) as Marie. Co-stars include Ingrid Craigie and Amy Shiels.

CITADEL is produced by Katie Holly (Blinder Films) and Brian Coffey (Sigma Films). Executive producers are Gillian Berrie, Kieron J. Walsh and David Mackenzie.  It was funded by the Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, Creative Scotland, Section 481 and UK Tax Credit.

The British Film Institute and Film4 present, in association with Rooks Nest Entertainment and with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY, a documentary produced by James Wilson, Martin Rosenbaum, Katie Holly, Sophie Fiennes for P Guide Productions and Blinder Films.
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