Nordic Trio in Rome
by Annika Pham
Susanne Bier’s After the Wedding [+see also:
interview: Sisse Graum Jørgensen
interview: Susanne Bier
film profile], representing Denmark in the race for the 2007 Oscar nomination, is going to compete against 15 other candidates for the €200,000 cash prize offered to the best film at the new RomeFilmFest (October 13-21).
After the Wedding is the second most popular Danish film of the year, with over 391,000 admissions, and is also short-listed for the European Film Awards and for the Nordic Council Film Prize.
The film, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Rolf Lassgård, was produced by Sisse Graum Jorgensen for Zentropa Entertainment, in co-production with After The Wedding Ltd/Sigma Films III in the UK. Italian distributor Teodora Film, who previously released Susanne Bier’s Brothers [+see also:
film profile], has also acquired rights to this film from Trust Film Sales.
Thicker Than Water [+see also:
film profile], another film co-produced by Zentropa and sold by Trust, will screen in Rome’s New Cinema Network section, co-organised by the RomeFilmFest and the Tribeca Film Festival to boost new talent in filmmaking. Icelandic filmmaker Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson’s directorial debut is a family drama set in Reykjavik. The film was produced by Snorri Thorisson for Pegasus Pictures in Iceland, together with Denmark’s Zentropa Entertainments and Germany’s Thalamus Film.
The third Nordic film selected for Rome is the teen drama Supervoksen [+see also:
film profile] (Triple Dare) by first-time director Christina Rosendahl. The film, which will screen in Alice in the City’s Young Adults section, was written by Mette Heeno, the talented scriptwriter for young audiences behind the Danish blockbuster Nynne. The film was produced by Nordisk Film and sold by the company’s international sales arm.
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