Per’s Fly-ing high at home
by Annika Pham
- Strong local opening for Arven the 2nd part of Fly's trilogy about Danish society, starring Ulrich Thomsen (Festen)
Released onto 60 Danish screens on 21 February, Per Fly’s third feature film, Arven (Inheritance) had a strong opening weekend, selling 41,000 tickets.
Released by Nordisk Film Arven is the second instalment of Fly’s trilogy about three layers of Danish society. Following his steel-factory owner father’s suicide, the man’s son, Christopher, is asked to save the company from bankruptcy. Christopher succeeds, but there is a heavy price to pay.
The first part of Fly’s trilogy (also his directorial feature debut) was The Bench. It sold over 200,000 tickets in Denmark and won three awards at the Lübeck Film Festival. Arven stars Ulrich Thomsen (Festen) and Swedish actress Lisa Werlinder and was produced by Ib Tardini (Italian For Beginners) for Zentropa, with support from the Danish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute, TV2 Denmark and Swedish production company Memfis Film(Jalla Jalla). The Nordisk Film & TV Fund is handling international sales.
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