the Novel ”the Girlfriend” by Karolina Ramqvist came out in 2009 and is about a criminal man's girlfriend and her life waiting for the man to come home. On Saturday, the ”Girlfriend” premiere at the Uppsala city theatre, directed by Marianne Lindberg De Geer.
Now it is clear that the director, the screenwriter, and the DN-critic Jane Magnusson will make a feature film of the story. Karolina Ramqvist has previously written the script, Jane Magnusson's award-winning short film ”Cupcake” (2014).
– It is a story of a girlfriend of an american gangster. And their girlfriends have always been very little space in the film world. So we thought we would turn it around, and the model we have that gf is Lorraine Bracco of ”Goodfellas”, says Jane Magnusson, who takes a break in the klipparbetet with their documentary ”Hasse & Tage” when the DN call.
usually the wives and girlfriends most visible in the home sphere, and where men from ”the Godfather”-the tradition never takes the ”job”.
– It is a recognised literary grip to take a character in a book and give them a book of his own, as Gregory from ”Doctor Glass” or ”I am Jane” from the books about Tarzan. But it's rarely done in the film world. There are so many good hammy that just flicker past and could have got more space and it is often the female roles, " says Jane Magnusson.
Helena Danielsson, and he has been written by Jane Magnusson and Karolina Ramqvist together. Recently attended the trio behind ”the Girlfriend” in the CineMart at the Rotterdam film festival, where film producers can seek funding.
– People on the Cinemart in Rotterdam was extremely enthusiastic and interested in the project. In three days, we had so many meetings that I lost count, " says Jane Magnusson.
" People like maffiafilmer. And so I think also that they were glad that there is a female writer, a female director and a female producer. It's funny that people get excited by a female trio, which ten years ago was rather a disadvantage. It is a lovely change in filmklimatet.
the current budget of 10 million Swedish kronor. When the recording starts is not yet determined.