TriArt, Viaplay sign up for Goteborg premiere ‘The Schoolmaster Games’
Swedish drama The Schoolmaster Games, which will have its world premiere in Goteborg this week, has been acquired by TriArt for Sweden, with the local release planned for April 22.
LevelK is selling the film and has also struck a deal with streaming service Viaplay for the UK.
Ylva Forner’s debut feature is an adaptation of the novel Magisterlekarna by Kristofer Folkhamma, about a schoolmaster who plays secret erotic games with a pupil.
Backers include Swedish Film Institute and SVT as part of the Moving Sweden scheme.
Christian Arnold (The House That Jack Built) and Johan Ehn (Alena) lead the cast.
Sofia Ferguson produces for Stockholm-based Northern Fable.
Forner said: “The Schoolmaster Games is a melodrama for the 2020s. In a universe inspired by high school movies and ‘90s boy bands, pulsating with burning desires, we tell a story of hierarchies and power structures that have been demolished and rebuilt again.” Read the Screen exclusive here.