Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to the anticipated Danish epic drama “Margaret-Queen of the North” directed by Charlotte Ceiling (“The Bridge,” “The Killing,” “Homeland”). The upscale feature for Scandinavia’s flagship SF studios, produced by Bergit Scove and Lars Bredo Rahbek, is being screened at this week’s Norwegian International Film Festival in Housesund (August 21-2).
Reinvent International Sales, the exclusive sales agent for SF Studio’s feature film Slate, discussed the deal.
“Samuel Goldwin Films is a great partner for us and we are sure they will release the film successfully,” said Helen Orr, Sales and Marketing Director at Reinvent. “They were interested in the film from the beginning and we are sure they will do a great job of releasing this epic in the United States.”
The previous sales agreement with Splendid Film for Germany was closed.
Trine Diorholm (“Queen of the Heart”, “The Commune”), “Margaret-Queen of the North” is a biopic about King Margaret First of Denmark that brought the states of Denmark, Norway and Sweden together in a peaceful union. The story was published in 1402 by Jesper Fink (“Before the Frost”) and Maya Ilsi (“The Legacy”), as a conspiracy threatens the alliance.
“Margaret-Queen of the North” is a modern portrait of a woman whose challenge, despite a gap of a00 years, is no different from what women are fighting today: career, family, motherhood, previous statements.
Soren Malling (“Borgen”), Morten He Anderson (“Our Delivery”), Jacob Oftebro (“Agent Hamilton”), Bizarre Flowerg (“Out Stealing Horse”) and Magnus Krapper (“Queen of the Heart”) ). SF Studio 1 will release the film in Denmark in September.
Registered world buyers and programmers participating in this week’s ConfF New Nordic Films (August 24-22), in parallel with the Norwegian Film Festival in Housesund, can view the film online and on-site as a market screening.
Reinvent International Sales is rebuilding two more SF studio titles that are in the works: Eric Popp’s period drama “The Immigrants” and Aku Luhimis’ action thriller “Omarta // 12.”
Recent Nordic pick-ups from Samuel Goldwin Films include Thomas Winterberg’s Oscar-winning film “Another Round.”