Swedish cult icon Christina Lindberg is headed back to the big screen for the first time since 1982 in Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s supernatural thriller Black Circle (original title: Svart Cirkel).
The Late Phases director recently wrapped production on the film, which revolves around “…two sisters whose lives change dramatically after going through hypnosis using a mysterious vinyl album recorded in the 1970s.”
Along with Lindberg, Black Circle also stars a bevy of award-winning Swedish actors including Mathilda Paradeiser (She Monkeys), Erica Midfjäll (I Miss You), Madeleine Trollvik (Johan Falk) and singer Johan Palm.
Fresh from completing brutal revenger Scherzo Diabolico in Mexico City, Bogliano has brought together a number of backers and co-producers for his latest. Sweden’s Klubb Super 8 initially boarded the project in association with Scherzo Diabolico producer Andrea Quiroz Hernandez, working out of her Mexican company Salto de Fe Films.
Finnish production company Tenebrae Enterprises then joined as co-producers through a deal struck at Cannes. A Field in England‘s executive producer Pete Tombs and The Greasy Strangler‘s producer Andy Starke are co-producing at U.K.’s Mondo Macabro, with Swedish company Solid Entertainment (Wake Wood, Stitches) also joining the production.
Star of a number of ‘70s European sexploitation flicks, Lindberg is most celebrated for her lead role in vicious revenge pic Thriller: A Cruel Picture, retitled They Call Her One-Eye in the US. The film is a favourite of Quentin Tarantino, who took inspiration from Lindberg’s eye-patch-wearing Frigga for Daryl Hannah’s character in Kill Bill. Lindberg is at the centre of this onset image, in front of director Bogliano.
No release has been set for Black Circle as yet, but expect to see it sometime in early 2017.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)