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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Denmark / Norway

Frelle Petersen prepping For Life

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- The Danish director’s sophomore feature revolves around a couple who lead a quiet existence in their yellow brick house, until an unbearable tragedy changes their lives forever

Frelle Petersen prepping For Life
Director Frelle Petersen

South Jutland-born director Frelle Petersen is now preparing his second endeavour, a family drama entitled For Life. His debut feature, Uncle [+see also:
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, was nominated for the 2020 Nordic Council Film Prize and won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Tokyo Film Festival. The news was first reported by nordiskfilmogtvfond.com.

The story of For Life is set in the helmer’s native small town of Tønder, Southern Jutland, and focuses on a couple, Maren and Egon, who lead a quiet existence in their yellow brick house and enjoy their daily activities with their two adult children, until an unbearable tragedy changes their lives forever.

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The main cast members are Jette Søndergaard (Uncle), Mette Munk Plum (Happy Ending [+see also:
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), Ole Sørensen (Norskov), Lasse Lorenzen, Eskil Tonnesen (Equinox), Ole Caspersen (Uncle) and Karen Tygesen. Jørgen Johansson (Erna at War [+see also:
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) will serve as the DoP. Other crew members include production designers Gitte Malling (Land of Mine [+see also:
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) and Julie Hennescke Hartmann, costume designer Rebecca Richmond (Queen of Hearts [+see also:
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interview: Gustav Lindh
interview: May el-Toukhy
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) and composer Flemming Berg (Uncle).

For Life is being produced by Jonas Bagger for Danish outfit Zentropa in cooperation with Xee, TV2 Danmark, Norway’s TV2 Norge and Mer Film Distribution, and Nordisk Film Distribution. It also received support from the Nordisk Film & TV Fond, the Danish Film Institute, the municipality of Tønder and the West Danish Film Fund. The Danish release is set for early 2022.

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