Erna at War de Henrik Ruben Genz, en pleno rodaje en Estonia
por Davide Abbatescianni
- La película bélica internacional, protagonizada por Trine Dyrholm, empezó a rodarse en Tartu y sus alrededores el 29 de agosto
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A new war drama directed by Danish helmer Henrik Ruben Genz (Word of God [+lee también:
ficha del filme], Satisfaction 1720 [+lee también:
ficha del filme]) is now in the works. Principal photography began this week in and around Tartu, Estonia's second-largest city. Genz's new feature follows his 2017 dramedy Word of God, starring actors Søren Malling and Marie Askehave in the lead roles.
In Erna at War, we follow the story of a strong woman called Erna (Trine Dyrholm), who goes to war dressed as a man to protect her intellectually disabled son Kalle (Sylvester Byder), called up to fight. Heading to the front disguised as private Julius Rasmussen, Erna must face not only the enemy but also the love of her life when she meets blacksmith Anton (Anders W Berthelsen) in the trenches. One of the story's antagonists is an officer called Meyer who enrols Kalle against Erna’s wishes, played by Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen. The script, penned in its entirety by Bo Hr Hansen (The Purity of Vengeance [+lee también:
entrevista: Elliott Crosset Hove
ficha del filme], The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear [+lee también:
ficha del filme]), is an adaptation of Erling Jepsen's novel of the same name. Previously, Genz adapted Jepsen's literary work in Terribly Happy [+lee también:
ficha del filme] (2008) and Excuse Me (2012).
Estonian producer Esko Rips recently shared his take on the project: “The entire team at Nafta Film is very happy to be boarding this production, which puts a spotlight on Estonia and puts Tartu on the map of the international film industry. I believe this movie will soon be followed by new, bigger projects.” Speaking about the first few shooting days, he added: “We are currently filming in the old building of the National Archives, which houses the barracks of the First World War. The first few shooting days have been very exciting and productive, the cooperation with the Danes is going smoothly, and we have heard nothing but praise for the Estonian crew.” In the coming days, the most violent battle scenes will be filmed in the village of Tamsa, Tartu County, where real World War I trenches were excavated. Furthermore, filming will also take place in Belgium and Denmark.
Erna at War is being produced by Birgitte Hald and Nynne Selin Eidnes for Nimbus Film (Denmark), Sébastian Delloye for Entre Chien & Loup (Belgium), and Esko Rips for Nafta Film (Estonia). In addition, the movie has received support from the Danish Film Institute, TV2 Denmark, FilmFyn, TV4, the Estonian Film Institute, the Tartu Film Fund, Wallimage and Creative Europe MEDIA, among other sources. Copenhagen-based outfit Scanbox Entertainment will take care of the film's domestic release, scheduled for September 2020.
(Traducción del inglés)
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