Almost 50 years on, My Sister’s Kids are still going to film festivals
by Jorn Rossing Jensen
- Danish international sales boutique Level K is introducing Niels Nørløv’s My Canadian Adventure at the European Film Market
Nearly 50 years after Danish director Annelise Reenberg took My Sister’s Kids on their first thrilling adventure in her 1966 family comedy, Pusle, Blop, Michael, Jan and Amalie are still going to film festivals: this time around it’s the Berlinale, in Danish director Niels Nørløv’s My Canadian Adventure: The Quest for the Lost Gold [+see also:
film profile], which Danish international sales boutique Level K is introducing to the European Film Market (5-13 February).
But since their last outing, My African Adventure [+see also:
film profile] (2013), which took 415,000 admissions in local cinemas, the family has changed radically – not only are the children new, but the cast also now includes Rasmus Botoft, Lærke Winther Andersen, Zlatko Buric, Laura Drasbæk, Swedish Hollywood actor Bo Svenson and Lone Hertz (in her film comeback after a 20-year hiatus).
In their 11th film, the kids join their Uncle Erik (Botoft) in Canada, where their great-great-grandfather emigrated to become a gold digger, and where they go treasure-hunting in the Canadian wilderness. Shot on location around a gold mine near Montreal, and produced by Michael Obel, for Obel Film, My Canadian Adventure: The Quest for the Lost Gold will reach 115 Danish screens today (5 February).
Level K’s Berlinale line-up also includes Oscar-winning Danish writer-director Anders Thomas Jensen’s first directorial effort in ten years, Men & Chicken [+see also:
film profile], a black comedy about two outcast brothers who reunite with their relatives, learning the cruel truth about themselves and their family. Mads Mikkelsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas play the leads.
Lastly, Christina Rosendahl’s political thriller documentary The Idealist [+see also:
film profile], about a Danish journalist investigating Denmark’s only nuclear scandal (see the news), will be on show at a screening by invitation only.