Sonja – The White Swan is a film about one of the world’s greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, Sonja Henie, who decides to go to Hollywood in 1936 to become a movie star. And she does, but everything has a prize.

Her first film breaks the box  office by selling the most tickets in the world in 1937. It is the  story of a remarkable, iconic person who sacrificed everything to stay  in the spotlight. 

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Ireland
Denmark
Sweden
Release date (national):
2018-12-25
Production company:
Maipo Film AS
Co production company:
Nordisk Film Denmark
Subotica Ltd
Avanti
Producer:
Cornelia Boysen
Synnøve Hørsdal
Line producer:
Kaare Storemyr
Co producer:
Aoife O’Sullivan
Tristan Orpen Lynch
Charlotta Denward
Lone Korslund
Sales agent:
TrustNordisk ApS

Director

  • Anne Sewitsky

    Anne Sewitsky (b. 1978) studied directing at the Norwegian Film School, graduating in 2006 with the short Hjertekutt as her diploma film. Her first film after graduating, the short Oh, My God! was given special mention by the children's jury, and awarded the Special Prize of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerkin in the Generation Kplus programme of the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. Her feature film debut came in 2010 with the comedy Sykt Lykkelig (Happy, happy), which was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011. Her second feature film followed shortly: The children's drama Jørgen + Anne = Sant (Totally True Love) premiered at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, opening the Generation Kplus programme that year, with a great reception. The film was also a winner with Norwegian critics and audiences alike. Sewitsky has also worked in television, directing four episodes of the popular dramaseries Himmelblå for the Norwegian Broadcasting Company NRK in 2008, as well as four episodes of Koselig med peis, an 8-episode dramaseries produced by Tordenfilm AS, and aired by NRK in early 2011. Filmography: Totally True Love (Jørgen + Anne = Sant) (2011), feature Koselig med peis (2011), television series Happy Happy (Sykt lykkelig) (2010), feature Himmelblå (2008), television series Oh, My God! (2008), short Hjerteklipp (2006), short (graduation-film NFS)

    Anne Sewitsky

Cast

Sonja Henie:
Ine Marie Wilmann
Valene Kane
Eldar Skar
Anders Mordal
Malcolm Adams

Crew

Director:
Anne Sewitsky
Screenplay:
Mette Marit Bølstad
Andreas Markusson
Cinematographer:
Daniel Voldheim
ProductionDesigner:
Lina Nordqvist
Makeup artist:
Anna Carin Lock
Sara Klänge
Casting:
Yngvill Kolset Haga
First assistant director:
Mike Lundin
Costume Designer:
Lena Mossum
Lorna Marie Mugan
Choreographer:
Catarina Lindgren
Editor:
Christoffer Heie

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Colour
Length in mins:
110'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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