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Hot off an Oscar win in February for In a Better World, Denmark has announced their follow up contender ...or at least their intention to announce it. The land of my ancestors has narrowed down the past year in Dansk film to three tre: SuperClásico, Martin Zandvliet's Dirch (A Funny Man) and Pernille Fischer Christensen's En familie (A Family).
En Familie, which my Danish informant Thomas (tak!) predicts will be the selection is a drama about a wealthy family with a dying patriarch. Jesper Christensen stars. You might recognize him from the Daniel Craig Bond films (he plays Mr White) or from the popular Swedish flick Everlasting Moments. He's also in Melancholia this year though I don't know how large his role is there.
SuperClásico is a divorce comedy which actually takes place in Buenos Aires. No word yet on whether that naked bum on the poster is »
- NATHANIEL R
WME has signed Martin Zandvliet, the Danish director who was chased by the agencies as his new film A Funny Man, was screened privately during the Cannes Film Festival. That pic tells the tragic story of Denmark's greatest comedian, who lived for attention and wound up being trapped in his fame. Zandvliet, who made that film after his debut pic Applause, is managed by Magnolia. Here's a link to the trailer for A Funny Man. »
- MIKE FLEMING
2 items from 2011
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