Christoffer Boe, theacclaimed young Danish writer-director whose feature debut Reconstruction haswon a number of international awards, has been put on the fast track to shoothis new film Allegro this autumn with $1.2m (DKK7.3m) from the Danish Film Institute.

It follows a world famouspianist who returns home for a concert in Copenhagen, only to be confrontedwith his past and the choices in life which cut him off from love.

"We still have to decide onthe cast, and that will decide when we start shooting," producer Tine GrewPfeiffer told "The lead character is a man in his late30s, and there are only a few of the best Danish actors, who are interestingfor us."

Boe wrote the script withstand-up comedian Mikael Wulff, and the $2.6m film will be produced by Pfeifferand Boe's new independent production outfit AlphaVille Pictures Copenhagen.Pfeiffer is in negotiations with a possible co-producer and distributor at themoment. Reconstruction was produced and distributed by Nordisk Film.

Boe recently received athree-year working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation (Statens Kunstfond).The working scholarships of $39,000 a year allows artists to live without theneed to have an income from non-artistic work. The busy schedule the directorhas had since his breakthrough in Cannes last year, which also includedbecoming a father, still hasn't left enough time for him to complete hisdigital no-budget road-movie Prediction. He shot that film while waitingfor the financing of Reconstruction to fall into place.