Kristian Petri: I’ve Always Been A Hotel Fetishist

In his documentary Hotellet, which opened this weekend in Sweden, Kristian Petri explores our relationship to homes, temporary homes and homelessness. In an interview with Dagens Nyheter, Petri explains how the film was conceived and how the death of his father influenced its development: "I've always been a hotel fetishist... It started with a romantic notion of exotic adventure with writers, spies and princes in exile, people who were for various reasons hiding in a hotel." "I also liked the hotel's potential

The Hotel | Hotellet

OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW 2015 | 81 minutes | Documentary Director: Kristian Petri Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Björn Andrésen, Lars Norén What is the real essence of a hotel? And why do hotel spaces – lobbies, bars, corridors and rooms with a view – have such a strong power of suggestion? That’s what Kristian Petri (Details, GFF 2013) asks in his new essay film which moves elegantly from the oldest hotels in Japan to Marcel Proust’s favorite Grand Hotel Cabourg. Petri also talks to people about

Karl Ove Knausgårds Road Trip Set For The Big Screen

Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgårds two part travelogue for the New York Times, My Saga, which traces the Vikings' migration to the US is to be adapted for the big screen by Alexander Payne. Producers Berger and Yerxa acquired the film rights to Knausgaard’s articles, which trace the Vikings’ journey from Newfoundland to Minnesota, after Berger read them on a flight to Scandinavia. His destination was a conference of independent producers so he was able to start rights negotiations almost immediately