CPH:DOX Next:Wave title ‘Megaheartz’ scores world sales deal (exclusive)

Croatian sales agent Split Screen has boarded world sales rights on documentary Megaheartz, the second feature from Swedish filmmaker Emily Norling.

Megaheartz will have its world premiere today (March 21) in the Next:Wave section at CPH:DOX.

The hybrid documentary follows four women with intersecting stories about love and madness: one obsessing over a former lover; another holding on to a souvenir from her history; another bouncing in and out of rehab; and a fourth who has to revisit a house from her past.

Nording’s debut All We Own premiered at Goteborg Film Festival in 2019, going on to the Nordic:Dox section at CPH:DOX, and winning the best newcomer prize at Sweden’s national Guldbagge awards in January 2020.

Megaheartz is produced by Melissa Lindgren for Sweden’s Story AB in coproduction with Ellen Ugelstad and Tonje Alice Madsen for Norway’s Twentyone Pictures and Kristina Colliander and Rafael Franco for Film Stockholm.

“I wanted to make a film that was very direct but also associative,” said Norling. “A film that reflects and interprets the anguish you sometimes have to go through to be able to move on from parts of yourself or from someone else.”

Esma Saric, Split Screen’s festival manager, described Nording’s “approach to the subject of breakups” as “a refreshing insight into womanhood.”

Source: Screen Daily 2023.

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