A Christmas Tale

SF Film
It is Christmas time in a Swedish town in the 1940-ties. Karl-Bertil Jonsson’s future is predestined by his father, who is the owner of a large department store. As he one day meets Vera, a poor girl in his age living with her little sister at an orphanage in the slum, he realizes that some people are less fortunate than his family...

Inspired by Robin Hood, Karl-Bertil decides to “to steal from the rich and give to the poor”. At his job in the post office he puts aside Christmas packages from rich people and hides them away. On Christmas eve he ventures out, dressed as Santa Claus, and heads for the slums to give away Christmas presents to the poor.

Internationally acclaimed director Hannes Holm’s (A Man Called Ove, Ted – Show Me Love) upcoming feature film adaptation based on Tage Danielsson’s bestselling book, A Swedish Christmas Tale. The first adaption was an animation feature, which has become a true holiday classic, airing every year since 1975 in Sweden. The film stars 14-year old Simon Larson in the leading role as Karl-Bertil Jonsson. Jonas Karlsson (Quick, 2019; The Snowman, 2017) will play his father Tyko and Jennie Silfverhjelm (Beck, 2021; The Girl Who Played With Fire, 2009) will play his mother Marianne.

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A Christmas Tale

Title A Christmas Tale

Original title Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons Julafton

Director Hannes Holm

Country Sweden

Production year 2021

Film status Upcoming

Original language Swedish

Cast Simon Larsson, Sonja Holm, Jonas Karlsson, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Vanna Rosenberg, Adam Pålsson

Producer Henrik Widman, Anna Odenhall

Production company SF Studios

Release 2021 Nov, 24

Duration Approx. 90 min.

It is Christmas time in a Swedish town in the 1940-ties. Karl-Bertil Jonsson’s future is predestined by his father, who is the owner of a large department store. As he one day meets Vera, a poor girl in his age living with her little sister at an orphanage in the slum, he realizes that some people are less fortunate than his family... Inspired by Robin Hood, Karl-Bertil decides to “to steal from the rich and give to the poor”. At his job in the post office he puts aside Christmas packages from rich people and hides them away. On Christmas eve he ventures out, dressed as Santa Claus, and heads for the slums to give away Christmas presents to the poor. Internationally acclaimed director Hannes Holm’s (A Man Called Ove, Ted – Show Me Love) upcoming feature film adaptation based on Tage Danielsson’s bestselling book, A Swedish Christmas Tale. The first adaption was an animation feature, which has become a true holiday classic, airing every year since 1975 in Sweden. The film stars 14-year old Simon Larson in the leading role as Karl-Bertil Jonsson. Jonas Karlsson (Quick, 2019; The Snowman, 2017) will play his father Tyko and Jennie Silfverhjelm (Beck, 2021; The Girl Who Played With Fire, 2009) will play his mother Marianne. It is Christmas time in a Swedish town in the 1940-ties. Karl-Bertil Jonsson’s future is predestined by his father, who is the owner of a large department store. As he one day meets Vera, a poor girl in his age living with her little sister at an orphanage in the slum, he realizes that some people are less fortunate than his family... Inspired by Robin Hood, Karl-Bertil decides to “to steal from the rich and give to the poor”. At his job in the post office he puts aside Christmas packages from rich people and hides them away. On Christmas eve he ventures out, dressed as Santa Claus, and heads for the slums to give away Christmas presents to the poor. Internationally acclaimed director Hannes Holm’s (A Man Called Ove, Ted – Show Me Love) upcoming feature film adaptation based on Tage Danielsson’s bestselling book, A Swedish Christmas Tale. The first adaption was an animation feature, which has become a true holiday classic, airing every year since 1975 in Sweden. The film stars 14-year old Simon Larson in the leading role as Karl-Bertil Jonsson. Jonas Karlsson (Quick, 2019; The Snowman, 2017) will play his father Tyko and Jennie Silfverhjelm (Beck, 2021; The Girl Who Played With Fire, 2009) will play his mother Marianne.


Title A Christmas Tale

Original title Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons Julafton

Director Hannes Holm

Country Sweden

Production year 2021

Film status Upcoming

Original language Swedish

Cast Simon Larsson, Sonja Holm, Jonas Karlsson, Jennie Silfverhjelm, Vanna Rosenberg, Adam Pålsson

Producer Henrik Widman, Anna Odenhall

Production company SF Studios

Release Q4 2021

Duration Approx. 90 min.

Genre: Family






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