Thomas Vinterberg plans Danish comedy
After twointernational projects -- It's All About Love and Dear Wendy -- Thomas Vinterberg will return to Denmark to shoothis next feature, a comedy entitled A Man Comes Home.
"I'm making a Danishmovie with all my friends and it's gonna be a rather silly film about sex, loveand foolishness in general," the director says. "I'm getting a lot ofinspiration from my childhood in a hippie commune. I was surrounded by a lot ofhappy people and lets face it, genitals and private parts. It was theseventies."
In preparation forthe June start, Vinterberg has been watching a lot of Fellini and Kusturicafilms and promises a central European feel to the movie.
Thomas Bo Larsen(who starred in Vinterberg's 1998 debut feature Festen) plays an internationally successful operasinger who returns to his hometown where love complicates his life. The castalso includes several Danish newcomers and locally known established actors.
"I always seekchanges in what I make and looking back I find that my films may have gotten alittle bit darker than I really am," says Vinterberg. "My new feature is whereI would have continued had Festen not taken off like that."
The director doesnote that he continues to read international scripts and will make more internationalfilms later in his career.
And of course, he'snot the only Dogme brother trying to explore their funny side. Lars von Trierhas his comedy, The Boss Of It All.
Vinterbergconfesses: "I got a little bit annoyed when he announced his new film as acomedy since I was already writing on my comedy but he is five times quickerthan me which is my bad luck. I always enjoy it when von Trier succeeds withwhat he does so I look forward to his new film."
The Boss Of ItAll will have its worldpremiere at the Copenhagen International Film Festival in September butVinterberg's A Man Comes Home is slated for a September 2007 release.