MetFilm Product sales has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Iceland, to Smari Gunn and Logi Sigursveinsson’s directorial debut “The Dwelling Sport,” which picked up the viewers award at every Nordisk Panorama and the Icelandic Documentary Film Fest Skjaldborg.
The film is able to have its North America Premiere at DOCNYC this week and the MetFilm workers could be introducing it to patrons at IDFA.
Twenty-five years previously, in a small fishing village in Iceland (inhabitants: 369), one man constructed a soccer self-discipline on the foot of a volcano, dreaming of a home recreation inside the nationwide FA Cup. The workers was dealt an away fixture and misplaced 10-0. Nobody ever set foot on the home pitch. Twenty-five years later, a boy resurrects his father’s dream – to play a home recreation and lose by fewer than 10 targets.
“The Dwelling Sport” is produced by Stephanie Thorpe, Heather Millard, Elfar Adalsteins and Freyja Kristinsdottir, and is a Silfurskjár and The Freezer manufacturing. The solid consists of Kari Vidarsson, Vidar Gylfason, Freydis Bjarnadottir and Gunnar Orn Arnarson.
“Smari and Logi have made an irresistible film that may convey warmth and pleasure to whomever sees it. It was good to look at this Icelandic gem catch fire at Nordisk Panorama and deservedly select up the viewers award. We’re actually excited to be bringing it to the worldwide market,” acknowledged Mitch Clare, worldwide product sales supervisor at MetFilm Product sales.
“We’re thrilled to workers up with MetFilm on our worldwide journey with ‘The Dwelling Sport.’ MetFilm Product sales are the correct collaborators with their understanding of this heartfelt underdog story and its frequent enchantment,” Thorpe acknowledged.
MetFilm Product sales’ slate moreover consists of Swedish competitors hit “The Gullspang Miracle,” directed by Maria Fredriksson, Edward Lovelace’s “Determine Me Lawand” and “Riders on the Storm” from Pink Bull Studios.
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