The Oscar nominated Danish director will make his TV debut with six-part household drama “Families Like Ours.”
Oscar-nominated Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg is ready to make his tv drama debut with six-part household saga “Families Like Ours.” (By way of Selection.) The Dane’s profile skyrocketed just lately after he nabbed a shock Oscar nomination for Finest Director for his newest movie “Another Round,” which can be nominated for Finest Worldwide Characteristic at this yr’s Academy Awards. “Families Like Ours” will proceed Vinterberg’s collaboration with “Another Round” producer Zentropa, the Danish firm based by Lars Von Trier and producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen.
“Families Like Ours” has been commissioned by Danish broadcaster TV2 and will likely be supported by Danish Public Service funds. Along with directing, Vinterberg will co-write the script with Bo Hr. Hansen, co-writer of his first function “The Biggest Heroes.”
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“‘Families Like Ours’ takes place in summertime Denmark the place every thing appears regular, however is about to be disrupted by a pure disaster. After a flood slowly takes over the nation, Denmark is regularly evacuated. Individuals should bid farewell to what they love, what they know, and to who they’re. Within the coming years, Danes disperse in all instructions: solely homes, colleges and empty streets are left.
Those that can afford it journey to good international locations, whereas those that are much less well-off have to make use of a government-funded program to maneuver to tougher locations. Households, associates and family members will likely be separated; hatred and division will come up amongst some, whereas love and reconciliation will develop amongst others. In a flash, all property is nugatory, all fortunes modified, and luck favors only some of the touring Danes.”
Sisse Graum Jørgensen, lengthy a number one determine at Zentropa, will produce the sequence together with Kasper Dissing. Jørgensen has labored with Vinterberg on 4 movies — “Dear Wendy,” “The Hunt,” “The Commune” and “Another Round.”
“‘Families Like Ours’ will be a series exploring the things that you cannot control in life, [but which inspires] you to embrace these things as part of your journey,” Jørgensen stated. “Thomas had the idea for ‘Families Like Ours’ long before the pandemic but it turns out that it really connects with our times or where we are now in the world today. We are all so concerned about what is happening around us, what will happen next, when will this end and, at the same time, we just need to continue enjoying our lives.”
After premiering at Cannes final spring, “Another Round” went on to play each the Toronto and San Sebastian movie festivals, the place star Mads Mikkelsen took house two appearing honors. The movie additionally received four European Movie Awards, a Cesar for finest overseas movie, a BAFTA for finest movie not within the English language and a Golden Globe nomination. It’s nominated for 2 Academy Awards.