Oscar winner Danis Tanović to direct Mediterranean Dreams

Mediterranean Dreams

Oscar winner Danis Tanović to direct Mediterranean Dreams

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Film     2019-05-16

Oscar winner Danis Tanović to direct Mediterranean Dreams

Oscar winner Danis Tanović will direct the suspense drama Mediterranean Dreams, based on an original English-language screenplay by Stellan Forsberg.

The original English-language screenplay written by debutant Stellan Forsberg revolves around a privileged European woman and her four-year-old daughter on a luxurious cruise, who end up by accident in a crammed refugee vessel on the Mediterranean Sea.

”What I love most in the screenplay is when a very strong female character is confronted with a moral dilemma. How far are we ready to go when it is a question of life and death. I was confronted with this kind of question in my life and the answer is that there is no answer until we reach that point. Only then we can understand who we really are. This screenplay is bright in its thinking, suspenseful but also very emotional. The best mixture.”, says Danis Tanović.

The film is produced by Camilla Nasiell, founder of newly established Mismatch Films and Patrick Nebout of Dramacorp will executive produce.

The producers are in Cannes to meet potential partners during the festival and the production will now start the casting process.

Tanović’s first feature film, No Man’s Land, won the 2002 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the César Award for Best First Work of Fiction in 2002, Best Screenplay at Cannes in 2001 and Best Foreign Language Film at the 2001 Golden Globes.

His latest success Death in Sarajevo (2016) won the Silver Bear - The Grand Jury Prize and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 66th Berlin Film Festival.

Tanović also won the Silver Bear - The Grand Jury Prize at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival for his film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker in 2013.

Set around the Mediterranean, in Paris and North Africa, MEDITERRANEAN DREAMS explores the co-existence between compassion and self-preservation, the complex duality that inhabits every human being and society.

“We are thrilled to be working with Danis Tanović on this journey into the core of human nature. His sharp eye for the absurdity of life coupled with his exceptional talent in filmmaking makes him one of the greatest storytellers of our time”, says producer Camilla Nasiell.

The film is currently under development with a plan to start filming in France, Malta and Morocco next year.

Mismatch Films was founded in 2017 by Camilla Nasiell, Producer and Stellan Forsberg, Writer.

With a background as film publicists of more than 50 feature films the talent team aim to make films with a unique voice and a creative signature that attract international audiences across the globe. Camilla Nasiell also worked as TV-producer, line producer and executive producer on numerous productions.

Mediterranean Dreams is the first of three feature films under development by the production company.

Dramacorp was launched in 2016 by Swedish-French drama executive Patrick Nebout and Beta Film’s Jan Mojto, whose German distribution company is a major shareholder.
The company focuses on the origination, development and executive production of high-concept drama with international appeal.

Patrick Nebout previously co-founded NICE Drama with writer-producer Henrik Jansson-Schweizer. His credits include the Oscar-nominated The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013) Sweden’s most successful film ever at box-office; SVT-YLE’s hit family saga Thicker Than Water (2014) and the Canal+/SVT’s crime thriller Midnight Sun (2016), the first ever dramaseries to be co-produced by French-Swedish partners and Hamilton (2019).

For further information kindly contact:
Camilla Nasiell, Producer – camilla.nasiell@mismatchfilms.com, +46 70 720 6563
Patrick Nebout, Excecutive Producer – patrick@dramacorp.se, +46 76 070 5161