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(VARIETY) PTI Kicks Off Sales on ‘Stormskerry Maja’ at AFM, Launches First Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

PTI Kicks Off Sales on ‘Stormskerry Maja’ at AFM, Launches First Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Picture Tree Intl. has boarded international sales for Scandinavian period drama “Stormskerry Maja,” directed by Tiina Lymi (“Happier Times, Grump,” “Sisäilmaa”), adapted from Anni Blomqvist’s series of novels.

The film chronicles the saga of Maja and her family as they embark on a journey to the desolate and remote island Stormskerry. Their daily existence becomes an unwavering struggle for survival, but Maja, holding on to her deep-rooted connection to the island, remains there despite hardships.

The cast includes “Thin Blue Line” star Amanda Jansson and Linus Troedsson, as well as Desmond Eastwood, who appeared in “Normal People.” The film was shot in Swedish and English.

“Stormskerry Maja” is produced by Markus Selin, Jukka Helle and Hanna Virolainen for Solar Films in Finland, and marks its second collaboration with PTI after “The Midfwife.” Nordisk Film will distribute the film in Scandinavia next year.

PTI’s AFM slate includes “Everything’s Fifty Fifty,” written and directed by Alireza Golafshan, starring German stars Moritz Bleibtreu and David Kross. The film is tentatively scheduled for theatrical release in Germany Jan. 18 by Leonine Studios.

Also on the slate is “A Whole Life,” which had its world premiere as a Gala screening at the Zurich Film Festival, and will be released in Germany by Tobis Film Nov. 9.

Other titles include retribution drama sequel “15 Years,” starring Hannah Herzsprung and Albrecht Schuch, written and directed by Chris Kraus, which will be released by Wild Bunch Germany in January; the Toronto and Zurich player “Woodland,” directed by Elisabeth Scharang, based on the Vienna terrorist attack in 2020; and “Venison Stew Rendezvous,” the ninth installment of the “Bavarian Rhapsody” comedy series, which was one of this year’s biggest box office hits in Germany.

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