Danish actor Søren Malling and Norwegian actor Jakob Oftebro are set to star as father and son in the upcoming feature film The Champion (Mesteren).
Directed by Charlotte Sieling (The Bridge), the film is set in the Danish art world where father and son artists meet for the first time. The father is at the height of his career, while the son is the next big thing. The relationship between the two develops into an artistic duel with each party having little interest in developing a father-son bond with the other.
The Danish Film Institute has allocated 8 million Danish kroner in production support, and the film will be produced by Denmark’s Nimbus Film.