Danish stylist to make first feature film

Danish stylist Dennis Knudsen is set to direct his first feature film, Princess, which he has also directed.

Knudsen has previously worked as a makeup-artist, stylist, wigmaker and hairdresser for almost thirty years for films by big names like Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier, Per Fly and Thomas Vinterberg. He has won the Danish Film Academy’s Robert Award three times.

Princess is the story of a young couple, Mie and August, who are look forward to the birth of their first child, a girl. But the midwife was wrong and the couple instead give birth to a boy. Mie starts suffering from post-natal depression and that develops into psychosis. They send to the boy to Thailand where he undergoes a sex-change operation. The film follows the first seventeen years in the life of their child, Victoria. The truth suddenly comes to light and Mie has to admit what she has done to her child.

Princess will be produced by Peter Aalbaek Jensen for Zentropa. Knudsen is currently working on Norwegian director Joachim Trier’s upcoming film, Thelma, which will start principal photography next month.


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.