D

Danica Curcic will star in a new Zentropa-produced comedy

The Danish actress Danica Curcic is set to star in a new comedy film called The Mothers Group (Mødregruppen in Danish).

The Mother’s Group is about a group of new mothers Line takes comfort in after she returns to her hometown after some years spent living luxury in Hong Kong. She had moved there with her husband Bjørn and they have a young son together, but when Line catches Bjørn having an affair with their nanny, she takes the son and leaves back to Denmark. While Bjørn threatens her into returning, Line adjusts to her live in rural Denmark and the mother’s group helps her out. The group is made up of unique characters, whom we get to know throughout the film.

The comedy is being produced by Zentropa, Lars von Trier’s production company. Their films are known fro travelling abroad, so there is a chance that international audiences will see this film. However, it’s very rare that comedies are released abroad. We’ll have to wait and see!

This is also an interesting role for Curcic, who in recent years has played very serious women, whether it be in the Danish drama series Warrior (alongside Dar Salim), or in the Danish drama film Darling, which Curcic had the leading role of a ballet dancer forced to retire after injury. The Mother’s Group certainly sounds like a much more light-hearted role for Curcic.

Other cast members include Anders W. Berthelsen (Mifune, Klassefesten) as Bjørn, and the mothers group comprises of Marijana Jankovic, Lærke Winther, Martin Buch and Stephanie León. The cast also includes Martin Høgsted, Henning Valin, Henrik Birch and Ditte Hansen.

The Mother’s Group is directed by Charlotte Sachs Bostrup and produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen of Zentropa.

Filming will begin on the 16th of July around Denmark, and the Danish release date will be the 7th of February 2019.

 

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.