The shooting of internationally acclaimed director Lukas Moodysson’s and Memfis Film’s new feature film Together 99 has just started in the western part of Sweden. The first feature film Together became a huge success with audiences and critics in Sweden as well as the rest of the world. The new film takes place in 1999, 24 years after the first film and reunites many of the cast members. The film is produced by Memfis Film in co-production with SF Studios, Film i Väst and Zentropa Entertainments. SF Studios will distribute the film in the Nordics and Reinvent handles international sales. Together 99 is expected to premiere in 2023.
Together 99 tells the story of a group of very different individuals who in 1975 lived in a commune called “Together”. Now it is 1999, 24 years later, and the collective has turned into the world’s smallest. The commune consists of only two people – Göran and Klasse. Feeling a bit lonely, the idea occurs of a reunion with their old friends…
When the shooting now starts, many of the actors from the previous film are reunited. Gustaf Hammarsten (Thunder in My Heart, Brüno, Together) returns as Göran and Shanti Roney (Applause, Nymphomaniac: Vol 2, Vägen ut) plays his friend Klasse. The cast also includes Anja Lundqvist, Jessica Liedberg, Olle Sarri, Lisa Lindgren, Jonas Karlsson, Sten Ljunggren, Henrik Lundström, Cecilia Frode, Lars Frode, Clara Christiansson Drake, David Dencik and Julia Heveus.
The film is written and directed by award-winning director Lukas Moodysson, who has made iconic films such as Show Me Love (1998), Together (2000), Lilya 4-ever (2002), the international film Mammoth (2009) and We Are the Best! (2013). Recently Moodysson has directed the series Gösta (2019) for HBO.
The film is produced by Memfis Film, with producers Lars Jönsson (Show Me Love, Lilya 4-ever, Together, Gösta) and Anna Carlsten (Day by Day, The Dark Heart, Anxious People), who have produced many successful and award-winning films. The previous film Together was praised by audiences and critics both in Sweden and internationally and has sold approximately 2,500,000 cinema tickets worldwide.
Together 99 is a co-production between Memfis Film, SF Studios, Film i Väst and Zentropa Entertainments, with support from the Swedish Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. SF Studios also distributes the film in the Nordics and REinvent handles international sales. The film is expected to premiere in Swedish cinemas in September 2023.
About SF Studios
SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.
About REinvent Studios
REinvent Studios is a packaging, sales and financing studio all in one. REinvent Studios has extensive knowledge of original trends and sales opportunities in both the Scandinavian and international markets.
About Memfis Film
Memfis Film has since the 90´s produced successful films with directors such as Lukas Moodysson, Josef Fares, Maria Blom, Colin Nutley and co-produced acclaimed films by Lars von Trier and Susanne Bier.