Director Björn Runge (The Wife) is set to return for his first Swedish film in ten years with Burn All My Letters (Bränn alla mina brev), a passionate drama spanning generations adapted from Alex Schulman’s novel of the same name.
Burn All My Letters is a captivating love story based on true events that shows how passion, jealousy and anger can create surges across decades and generations. The film follows the complex relationship of Karin Stolpe (Asta Kamma August), her husband Sven (Bill Skarsgård) and her affair with Olof Lagercrantz (Gustav Lindh) that begins in the 1930s but has repercussions for generations to come.
Asta Kamma August said: “I’m happy and grateful to be a part of this film and team. It’s a great story and I have really delved into what it was like to be a young woman in the 1930s – how women were considered in society, the power balance between men and women and reflections on sexuality and class.”
Producer, Annika Sucksdorff, added: “Alex Schulman has written a personal and moving story about passion and jealousy that sheds light on how a historic meeting can have major consequences several decades later. We are very excited to work with director Björn Runge and the talented cast on this captivating and timeless story.”
Burn All My Letters begins filming at the Sigtuna foundation in Stockholm and in western Sweden in August, with a theatrical premiere expected in Autumn 2022.