Frida Kempff (“Winter Buoy”) is group to nonstop “The Swedish Torpedo,” a play movie inspired by nan life of Sally Bauer, nan first Scandinavian to aquatics crossed nan English Channel successful 1939. The salient Nordic formed is led by Josefin Neldén (“Border,” “438 Days”), Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (“Royal Affair,” “Borgen”), arsenic good arsenic Lisa Carlehed (“The Emigrants”).
Produced by David Herdies and Erik Andersson astatine Momento Film, nan movie will commencement shooting successful August successful Sweden, Estonia, Belgium and England.
“Five years agone I didn’t cognize who Sally Bauer was and moreover little what she had achieved. Five days up of nan outbreak of WWII she swam crossed nan English Channel,” said Kempff I consciousness this is simply a communicative that needs to beryllium told, astir a female who accomplished nan intolerable and shattered some societal norms and world records.”
Neldén, who will play Bauer, said she feels “such a beardown relationship to Sally’s dreams, life and ambitions.” “Frida’s screenplay is truthful very timely and a dream for an character to return on. I very overmuch look guardant to nan beingness and affectional situation that this screenplay offers,” Neldén continued.
The movie opens successful 1939, arsenic Europe is connected nan brink of war. Sally, a 30-year-old azygous mom, dreams of being nan first European female to transverse nan English Channel. While nine and her family pushes her to travel her duties arsenic a mother, she breaks free from conventions to prosecute her dreams.
“The Swedish Torpedo” marks nan 3rd directorial outing of Kempff, who antecedently won nan Cannes assemblage prize pinch her short movie “Micky Bader” and helmed “Knocking” which played astatine Sitges, among different festivals.
Co-producers are Riina Sildos, Elina Litvinova, Sebastian Schelenz, Klaus Heydeman, SVT and CMore pinch support from The Swedish Film Institute, Creative Europe, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, The Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Estonian Film Institute, Konstnärsnämnden, Norrköpings filmfond.
Momento Film’s existent slate includes “Madame Luna,” directed by Daniel Espinosa (“Safe House”), and “Kalak,” written and directed by Isabella Eklöf (“Border”).