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Swedish Publishing Icon Inspires Project by ‘Waltz for Monica’ Screenwriter

Swedish Publishing Icon Inspires Project by ‘Waltz for Monica’ Screenwriter

Peter Birro, the successful Swedish screenwriter of “438 Days” and “Waltz for Monica,” has partnered with prominent journalist and producer Christina Birro to develop the screenplay for “Elda & Amelia,” a story inspired by the life and career of publishing executive and businesswoman Amelia Adamo and her mother.

Naima Abed and Emilie Georges, whose production and co-production credits include “The True History of the Kelly Gang”, “Seberg” and “Call Me by Your Name,” have boarded “Elda & Amelia” as associate producers and partners in the creative development.

The film will follow the journey of two women, Amelia and her mother, a former housekeeper, as they travel the world hand-in-hand, going from Italy and Sweden, moving up the social ladder from working class to executive lounges, and ultimately testing the limits of a woman’s success.

“We were truly taken by Elda and Amelia Adamos story, a larger-than-life tale of a poor Italian

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