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"Quiet, eloquent, reflective and compassionate..."
Danish screenwriter, cinematographer and director Bille August's fourteenth feature film which was written by screenwriter Peter Asmussen, is a free interpretation of a biographical novel from 1999 by Danish author Anastassia Arnold called "Balladen om Marie". It premiered in Denmark, was shot on locations in Denmark and is a Denmark-Sweden co-production which was produced by producers Signe Leick Jensen and Karin Trolle. It tells the story about a painter named Marie Krøyer who lives in Skagen, Denmark with her husband named Peder Severin Krøyer who is an internationally renowned artist and their daughter named Vibeke.
Distinctly and subtly directed by Danish filmmaker Bille August, this finely tuned and biographical fictional tale which is narrated mostly from the main character's point of view, draws a moving portrayal of a challenging marriage between two 19th century painters. While notable for its distinct and naturalistic milieu depictions, sterling production design by Danish production designer and art director Jette Lehmann, cinematography by Danish cinematographer Dirk Brüel, costume design by Danish costume designer Manon Rasmussen and use of light, this narrative-driven story depicts an empathic study of character and contains a great score by composer Stefan Nilsson.
This literary and romantic period drama which is set in a town in Northern Denmark during the beginning of the 20th century and where a woman's relationship with her talented though mentally ill husband leads her to a meeting with a Swedish composer named Hugo Alfvén, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, subtle character development and continuity, natural characters, efficiently understated acting performances by Danish actress Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason and the fine acting performance by Danish actor Søren Sæter-Lassen. A quiet, eloquent, reflective and compassionate homage.
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