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Karin Arrhenius

    Karin Arrhenius (b. 1972) is a highly acclaimed Swedish screenwriter known for her original screenplays The Girl (2009) and Sanctuary (2013), both directed by Fredrik Edfeldt. The Girl has won awards both domestically and internationally, receiving the ‘Best Debut Film’ (Honorable Mention) and ‘Best Feature Film’ (Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk) at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival. The Girl received four nominations at the Official Swedish Film Awards in 2010, including ‘Best Script’. Arrhenius’ screenplays also include In Your Veins (2009), starring Joel Kinnaman and One Eye Red (2007), based on the best-selling book by Jonas Hassen Khemiri.

    Besides her early studies in Literature and the History of Ideas at Stockholm University and Lund University, Arrhenius studied screenwriting at the prestigious Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts from 2001 to 2004 and at Biskops Arnö in 1999.

    Arrhenius, together with Oskar Söderlund, is the head-writer for the second season of the hit series Rebecka Martinsson. Arrhenius is also the screenwriter behind the much awaited There’s Nothing to Be Afraid of which will be directed by renowned Swedish filmmaker Johan Renck. The film There’s Nothing to Be Afraid of, which is based on Johan Heltne's novel of the same name, will begin production shortly.


    Festroia International Film Festival, Gothenburg Film Festival Nominee, Guldbagge Award Nominee, International Film Festival Breda, Greta Award - Swedish Association of Film Critics Award, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival, Castellinaria International Film Festival, Festival International Du Film D'arras, Festival International Du Film D'arras, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival See full list


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