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See Sofia Helin in the new Danish film LIFEBOAT

The hit crime series The Bridge may be over, but Sofia Helin‘s career is just taking off. The Swedish actress stars in the new Danish film, Lifeboat, which is described as a reaction to the refugee crisis.

Lifeboat is about Iben (Helin), a woman on a romantic sailing holiday with her boyfriend (played by Pål Sverre Hagen) when they rescue a refugee woman (Sebnem Hassanisoughi) who makes Iben confront her past.

The film is written and directed by Josefine Kirkeskov, a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark.

Lifeboat is produced by the Danish company Snowglobe, and the film was backed by the Danish Film Institute’s New Danish Screen, which has backed films like The Charmer and Parents. Shooting took place over a period of 22 days in September and October 2017 in Copenhagen and Western Croatia.

Release is set for around autumn 2018.

The director and the producer talk about the film to Screen, which you can read here. 

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.