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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #93. Charter – Amanda Kernell

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #93. Charter – Amanda Kernell


Sweden’s Amanda Kernell is poised to debut her sophomore feature Charter in 2020, produced by Lars Lindstrom and Eva Akergren. Kernell reunites with her Sami Blood (2016) DP Sophia Olsson (who has worked with Runar Runarsson and Jesper Ganslandt) and the film stars Eva Melander (Border, 2018), Ane Dahl Torp (Cold Lunch, 2008; 1001 Grams, 2014) and Sverrir Gudnason (Borg vs. McEnroe, 2017). Kernell’s festival darling debut Sami Blood premiered in Venice Days, where it picked up the Label Europa Cinemas Award and the Fedeora Award for Best Director of a Debut Film. It would also play at TIFF, Sundance and Rotterdam.

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Gist: Alice is about to lose custody of her two children. In a last ditch attempt to win them over, she abducts them on a charter trip to the Canary Islands.

Release Date/Prediction: Charter will premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, where it will compete in the World Dramatic competition.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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