Martin Skovbjerg's sophomore feature, Copenhagen Does Not Exist, in production
- The new Danish psychological drama flick, which follows on the heels of Skovbjerg's Sticks and Stones, will star Angela Bundalovic and Jonas Holst Schmidt
Martin Skovbjerg's sophomore feature, Copenhagen Does Not Exist, has entered production. Skovbjerg made his debut with Sticks and Stones [+see also:
film profile], which premiered at the London Film Festival in 2018, and he also gained popularity in Denmark thanks to his two youth-orientated series Anton90 and Fastland.
His new endeavour is based on Terje Holtet's novel Sander and was penned by Eskil Vogt. Copenhagen Does Not Exist follows a young couple, Ida and Sander, played by Angela Bundalovic and Jonas Holst Schmidt. The story begins when Ida disappears suddenly, and Sander agrees to be interrogated by her father and brother in an abandoned flat in Copenhagen. It turns out that Ida had left her family to live a secluded life with Sander in total isolation from society – in the middle of the city. However, Sander might not be telling the whole truth. Other confirmed cast members include Zlatko Burić, Christopher Læssø and Vilmer Trier Brøgger.
Copenhagen Does Not Exist is being produced by Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors and Mikkel Jersin for Denmark’s Snowglobe. The film also received support from the Danish Film Institute, the Norwegian Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute, the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Eurimages. It will be released in 2022.
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