MONICA Z / WALTZ FOR MONICA

2013, Colour, Sweden, World Competition (full length movies)

WALTZ FOR MONICA

 

Production Team

Director : Per Fly

Screenwriter : Peter Birro

Cinematographer : Eric Kress

Editor : Åssa Mossberg

Cast : Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist, Cecilia Ljung, Randy Ingram, Vera Vitali, Johannes Wanselow

Music : Peter Nordahl

Film production and Sales : Lena Renhberg, StellaNova Film AB, Brahegatan 18, 114 37 Stockholm (Suède), tél.: (+46-08) 1200 12 40, info@stellanovafilm.com / Svensk Filmindustri AB, 169 86 Stockholm (Suède), tél.: (+46-08) 680 35 00, international@sf.se Ventes/Sales: Svensk Filmindustri AB


 

Synopsis

Monica Zetterlund, a young, rebellious small town girl is determined to make it as a singer in the vibrant jazz clubs of Stockholm, and even New York City, in the sixties. Beautiful and sensual, she embarks on the singing career of her dreams, and an exquisite singer and actress evolves in the golden era of jazz. But beneath all the glamour, Monica struggles to face the dark side of fame and success. As late nights of working and partying keep playing a bigger part in her life, the walls around her begin to shake. With a string of broken love affairs, a father she can never please, and a daughter to whom she’ll never be the perfect mother, Monica finds herself feeling more lost than ever. And when morning breaks, she’s alone, with a cocktail in her hand. Is this a road with no turning back?

 

Director

Born in Denmark in 1960, Per Fly made his feature film debut in 2000 with THE BENCH, the first part of a trilogy about the Danish class system. The film received a Bodil Award and a Robert Award for Best Director. The sequel, THE INHERITANCE (2003), was a commercial hit and earned best screenplay at the San Sebastian Festival. The final film in the trilogy was MANSLAUGHTER (2005), and Fly received the Crown Prince and Crown Princess’ Culture Prize for the three works. He followed them in 2010 with THE WOMAN WHO DREAMED OF A MAN.


 

Projections

Wednesday August 28, 2013 - 11:30 AM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Wednesday August 28, 2013 - 09:30 PM - THÉATRE MAISONNEUVE
Thursday August 29, 2013 - 04:30 PM - CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL


 

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