Lena Olin, Lasse Hallstrom join Hilma af Klint biopic
Hilma will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming platform in 2022
A biopic based on the life of revolutionary Swedish artist and feminist pioneer Hilma af Klint is in the making by the Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group and Lena Olin of Enemies fame has been roped in to play the lead role in it.
The Cider House Rules-fame Lasse Hallström is on board to write and direct the film. Hallström is known for films like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat and The Shipping News.
Hilma will revolve around the puzzling life of Klint, whose unconventional art remained largely unknown for decades. In the male-dominated art field, Klint eventually became one of the Western world’s first abstract artists.
Olin will play Klint in her later years, while Olin and Lasse Hallström’s daughter, Tora Hallström (of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale fame) will be portraying the artist in her younger years.
Hilma will premiere exclusively on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming platform in 2022.
Olin previously featured in Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander and After the Rehearsal, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being.