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Un thriller, transgender drama among Swedish Film Institute grantees

Un thriller, transgender drama among Swedish Film Institute grantees

Fares Fares thriller The Nile Hilton Incident gets top grant of $1.3m while Ben Kingsley and Theo James thriller also among those backed.

The Swedish Film Institute has revealed the 29 projects to receive support in its latest round of funding.

The projects include Per Fly’s (Manslaughter) new political thriller, a transgender drama, a documentary about a female boxer and a murder thriller starring Fares Fares.

The projects backed by the Swedish Film Institute in the past three months are listed below, in descending order of amount granted:

Full list of backed projects:

The Nile Hilton Incident, wr/dir Tarik Saleh, prod Kristina Aberg. Thriller inspired by the true story of a Lebanese reality TV show winner who is murdered at a hotel in Dubai. Fares Fares stars. Sfi funding granted $1.3m (11m Sek)

Becker, wr/dir Martin Larsson, prod Erik Magnusson. Drama about a man’s quest for money and power in the southern Swedish village

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