4 May 2008

2008 World According to P, C & C (VI): Let The Right One In - Movie with Gessle song wins top award at New York film festival

Swedish Director Tomas Alfredson receives a cash prize of $25,000 and extra marketing power for his coming-of-age film "Let the Right One In" by winning the Founder's Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival that concluded in New York City today.

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008)
Låt den rätte komma in
  • Director: Tomas Alfredson.
    Producers: Carl Molinder, John Nordling, Lena Rehnberg.
    Screenplay: John Ajvide Lindqvist.
    Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl, Mikael Rahm.
  • EFTI / Sandrew Metronome, 2008
Winner of the Nordic Film Award and the Kodak Nordic Vision Award
at the Göteborg Film Festival, 2008.

The film, which features a song recorded by Per Gessle, will not be released in Sweden until October 2008. During a question-and-answer session, The Daily Roxette asked Alfredson about the Gessle song "Kvar i min bil," which – as Per had told before – is given a prominent place in the film. In one scene, the lead actor is shown putting the the 45rpm single on a record player so as to listen to it. The director explained that the male half of that group (Per) had had a popular group (Gyllene Tider) back in the '80s, the time period in which this movie is set. Looking for a song that fit that era, but not wanting to use an instantly recognizable song, he asked Per (who he said he was an acquaintance of), if he could write a new song in the same style as those earlier GT hits.

Novelist John Ajvide Lindquist adapted his best-seller for the screen to tell the beautifully touching tale of the first romance of 12-year-old Oskar and the girl next door, Eli (who also happens to be a vampire). The Tribeca jury commented that the film was exceptional "for its mesmerizing exploration of loneliness and alienation through a masterful reexamination of the vampire myth." The film already has North American distribution in place and Variety also writes that a US version is in the works.

LJdM


Well, currently I'm very pleased to be involved in Tomas Alfredson's movie 'Låt den rätte komma in.' It's a brilliant flick and will kick ass everywhere.
Per Gessle

2 comments:

Plumber phantom said...

I watched the trailer. Very scary! :o

Alberto Fuente ("Lantartida") said...

Yes, this film seems a scary movie for real.