Cannes 2016: WINTER BROTHERS wraps shooting


The Danish film titled Winter Brothers (Vinterbrodre) has wrapped its six-week shoot in Faxe, Denmark.

The film is directed by Iceland-born Hlynur Pálmason, whose short film Seven Boats was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival 2014, and Winter Brothers is his feature directorial debut and he also wrote the screen play.

Winter Brothers stars Lars Mikkelsen (The Day Will Come), Elliott Crosset Hove (Parents), Simon Sears (Follow the Money) and Victoria Carmen Sonne (Eliten). The story is about two brothers (Hove and Sears) working during a cold winter. We follow their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

The film is produced by Julie Waltersdorph Hansen and Per Damgaard Hansen, who are attending the Cannes Film Festival to talk sales. Winter Brothers is backed by the Danish Film Institute via New Danish Screen, alongside the Icelandic Film Centre and broadcaster RUV.

Winter Brothers is due for release at the end of the year.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.