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.

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.


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


Plumber phantom said...

I watched the trailer. Very scary! :o

Alberto Fuente ("Lantartida") said...

Yes, this film seems a scary movie for real.