The Danish Film Institute has confirmed backing for sevennew Danish features, several of which are already in post-production.
Among the films previously announced are Henrik Ruben Genzand Fine & Mellow's Chinaman, DagurKari and Nimbus Film's Grown Up People (Voksne Mennesker) and veteran Henning Carlsen's Fly BirdieFly (Springet), a co-production between Dagmar Film and SF Film.They received $1m, $925,000 and $845,000 respectively.
Solkongen, TomasVillum Jensen's long cherished first adult film after the success of familyfilms like My Sister's Kids, iscurrently shooting at the regional fund FilmFyn. The romantic comedy is writtenby the prolific Anders Thomas Jensen (The Green Butchers) and follows a 35 year-old good-for-nothing whofalls in love with an 18 year older widow to a sunbed empire. The all-star castincludes Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Birthe Neumann. Michael Obel and Carsten Holstproduce the Thura Film production and received $1.1m from the Danish FilmInstitute.
Two children's films, Niels Arden Oplev's Martin LutherKing & Me, produced by Sisse GraumOlsen for Zentropa, and Carsten Myllerup's Oskar & Josefine produced by Rasmus Thorsen and Tomas Hostrup forCosmo Film, received $1.2m and $975,000 respectively, which means they startshooting in July.
As previously reported, Christoffer Boe's Allegro, the highly anticipated
follow-up to his multiple award winning debut Reconstruction, also received funding from the DFI (See ScreenDaily.com, June 18)