Maximilian Hults romantic drama HEMMA (Home) will be released in Icelandic cinemas Friday the 24th of October 2014. The film was shot in Iceland the summer och 2012 with support from the Icelandic Film Centre and Ministry of Industry and with a large Icelandic participation both in front of and behind the camera. So it's a pleasant reunion that takes in Iceland Friday the 24th of Oct.
Hemma premiererd Internationally at Busan International Film Festival, where it competed and won the Busan Bank Audience Award, as best international film. Form then on it took part and competed at various other international film festivals with good results. Hemma was released in Swedish cinemas on July 11th 2014 in 23 cities and 27 screens and was very well received by both critics and audiences.
Långfilmen Hemma av Maximilian Hult släpps på bio på Island fredagen den 24 oktober. Filmen spelades in på Island sommaren 2012 med stöd från det Isländska filmcentrat och med många isländska medverkande både bakom och framför kameran. Det blir ett kärt återseende i Reykjavik fredagen den 24 oktober.
Hemma hade internationell premiär i Busan International Film Festival, Asiens största och viktigaste festival för asiatisk och internationell film och kammade där hem priset, Busan Bank Audience Award, som bästa internationella film. Flera internationella festivaler och flera priser har följt i kölvattnet och den 11 juli hade filmen biografpremiär i Sverige. Den gick upp i 23 städer och 27 dukar och fick ett mycket positivt bemötande hos press och publik.
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Hemma combines all the strengths of Scandinavian comedies. It is subtle, quirky, funny, and moving. It has a very good cast, and is a surprisingly strong showing for a first-time writer/director (Maximilian Hult).
The male and female lead characters are played with exactly the right kind of subtlety. But as is often the case with comedies, the supporting characters are essential for the humour - although "supporting" may be a misleading term here, as the two characters in question have probably more screen time and more lines than the two protagonists. Veteran actress Anita Wall delivers a superb performance as the grandmother. And Erik Lundqvist gives an outstanding debut for a boy his age. The performance of these two alone would be enough reason to go an see this film.
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Hemma opened the International filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg on Oct. 31st. The film has been very positively received by media and really enthusiastic audiences at the sold out screenings in the festival cinemas in Mannheim and Heidelberg. A short quote from Schwarzwaelder-Bote.de: "Eine Perle ist der schwedisch-isländische Film "Home"..."
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Director [tweetable]Maximilian Hult’s feature debut, has been selected to open the 32nd Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival. [/tweetable]HEMMA (Home) is also one of 17 films in International Competition. The Festival opens on the 31st of Oct 2013.
Mannheim-Heidelberg Festival profile:
"The International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg has a long tradition of introducing film artists of the future and their aesthetic language to the world. The festival offers an inspiring environment for talented new filmmakers and showcases heretofore unknown talents each year who are all driven by their increased awareness, a strong personal vision and a powerful ambition."