Gastronomic comedy for Australia, family drama for Cannes
- Danish international sales company TrustNordisk has licensed Spanish director Roger Gual's Tasting Menu to Australia, and launches Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen's Someone You Love in Cannes
Spanish director Roger Gual’s third feature, Tasting Menu [+see also:
film profile], which screened as a Malaga Premiere in last weeks Malaga Spanish Film Festival (see review), has been licensed to Auckland-based distributor Vendetta Films for Australia and New Zealand by Danish international sales company TrustNordisk.
Launched at the European Film Market in Berlin, the gastronomic comedy has previously been sold to the US (Magnolia), Brazil (Art Films), Hungary (Cirko Film), Russia (Voxell Copyright), Korea (Atnine Film) and Taiwan (Swallow Wings Films). It follows Marc and Rachel, who have booked for dinner a year ahead at the world’s best restaurant; when the night arrives, they have long been separated. However, they will not miss this unique opportunity, also because the following day the restaurant will close forever. A meal to remember.
“You come out of the film with one of two sensations - either you want to eat or to make love,” said head of Zentropa International Spain David Matamoros, who produced for Zentropa and Subotica, with Danish Zentropa Entertainments chiefs Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Peter Garde executive producing. UK-Irish actors Stephen Rae and Fionnula Flanagan performs with, ao, Spain’s Claudia Bassols, Jan Cornet and Japan’s Togo Igawa. Alfa will release domestically on June 14.
At the Marché du Film in Cannes, TrustNordisk will start presales for Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Someone You Love (photo), reuniting Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt and Danish actress Trine Dyrholm for the first time since Danish director Susanne Bier’s Oscar-winner, In a Better World [+see also:
film profile] (2010).
In this film, scripted with Kim Fupz Aakeson, Christensen – whose A Soap [+see also:
interview: Lars Bredo Rahbek
interview: Pernille Fischer Christensen
film profile] (2006) debut collected two prizes at the Berlinale – tells the story of a Danish singer-songwriter of world fame, now living in the US, who returns to Denmark to record a new album with his regular producer. Unexpectedly he meets his grown-up daughter, whose 11-year-old son he has never met – and much against his will he is forced to take care of him. The family drama, which will have its local premiere in March 2014, is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Vinca Wiedemann for Zentropa Entertainments.
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