Hollywood is about to do a remake of the Garbo classic Queen Christina, and nine of Sweden’s most accredited female actors have been called to audition. Inevitable intrigues start to form in the competition for the prestigious part.
Also in reality, Colin Nutley has in his eighth film gathered the most celebrated Swedish actresses, to play – themselves? This move charmed the critics: ‘’Above all the film is so well cast, with actresses so professional that the act in itself is a joy for the eye’‘, wrote newspaper Göteborgs-Posten. The countryside may be Nutley’s heimat, but with this urban story, our adopted Swede confirms that he still is one of the country’s most competent storytellers. —Stockholm Film Festival
Colin Nutley (born 28 February 1944 in Gosport, England) is an English director successful in the Swedish film industry.
Nutley went to Portsmouth Art College and began his career in British television as a graphic designer. He then turned to drama and documentary film-making for ITV, BBC and Channel 4. He directed the first two episodes of children’s television series Press Gang, but was unhappy with the final edit so asked for his name to be removed from the credits. He was, however, the driving force behind Southern Television’s ITV-networked children’s series The Flockton Flyer, taking personal responsibility for much of the casting, and acting as Producer of the first series (filmed 1976, broadcast 1977) and Producer/Director of the second series (filmed 1977, broadcast 1978).
Nutley’s work in Sweden began with the making of Annika, a TV series about a Swedish girl who spent three weeks on the Isle of Wight as a language student in England. Then came the documentary… read more