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Lisa Aschan Directs Swedish Feature Film For Netflix

Lisa Aschan Directs Swedish Feature Film For Netflix

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Today Netflix announces a new untitled feature film from the acclaimed executive producer behind The Chestnut Man and Borgen and ramps up the Swedish film slate. The yet untitled film is a light hearted comedy and is directed by Lisa Aschan (Ring Mamma) and features a strong and refreshing new cast that includes Charlotta Björck, Sanna Sundqvist and Ia Langhammer among others

Production has just begun in Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish-language drama is a heart-warming story with a light touch of humor and will be the first Netflix film produced by Meta Film Stockholm.

Lisa Aschan, director, says “I was completely blown away by Marie’s script. Making it come to life has been very intriguing and so much fun.”

Sara lives in a perfect nuclear family with Daniél, their little son, Eliot and soon a second child on its way. But their life is to be turned upside down and the heavily pregnant Sara is suddenly left alone. The help soon appears from a completely unexpected side when Sara’s estranged older sister, Linda, a helpless immature adult with a big erratic dog offers to move in and help out. This is a heartwarming story about forgiveness, family, and sisterhood, that will have you both crying and laughing by the end.

Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, executive producer and CEO of Meta Film says “We are proud and happy to announce our very first feature film for Netflix, which hopefully will be the first of many. Marie Østerbye‘s captivating manuscript swept my feet away immediately, and I look forward to seeing it develop into a film in the skilled hands of Lisa Aschan.”

Creative team:

Director : Lisa Aschan

Writer: Marie Østerbye 

Producer: Stine Meldgaard Madsen

Executive Producer: Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Marie Østerbye and  Maria Dahlin

Production company: Meta Film Stockholm

Associate producer:  MistreTesfaye

Starring: Charlotta Björck (Linda), Sanna Sundqvist (Sara), Amael Blomgren (Eliot), Ia Langhammer (Helen), Juan Rodriguez (José), Ville Virtanen (Timo), Peshang Rad (Jasse) 

About Meta Film 

Meta Film is an experienced, acclaimed Danish upmarket film production company. Founded by CEO and executive producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen in 2012, Meta Film has a track record of producing unique European productions – both arthouse and upscale.

About Netflix:

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 223 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries, feature films and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.

Christina Haugaard Siim