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Summer Tale, A

Original title: Den Bästa Sommaren
German title: Liebe in Blechdosen (TV-title)
Sweden, 2000

Director: Malmros, Ulf
Production company: Memfis Film, Stockholm, Lars Jönsson
Co-producers: Zentropa Entertainment
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
1958 - somewhere in south of Sweden. Annika from Uppsala and Morten from Stockholm, both 11-year-old, arrive at a small village. They are orphans and are to spent the summer with Mr Johannsson, the local undertaker. By the end of the holidays Morten und Annika have become best friends and new foster parents.

Marketing strategies:
200.000 admissions in Sweden.

Festivals:
Frankfurt 2000 (CIFEJ prize),
Lübeck 2000, Laon 2001 (CIFEJ-prize), Kristiansand ("Best film"), Olympia 2001

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

Sold to:
Twin Film (NL)
Jef (BE)
97 Film (F)
Arthaus (NO)
WDR (D)
Sonet (S)
NDR (D)