A Caretaker's Tale to San Sebastian

FESTIVAL. "A Caretaker's Tale" by Katrine Wiedemann has been selected for the 60th San Sebastian International Film Festival (21-29 September).

Katrine Wiedemann's drama "A Caretaker's Tale" has been selected for San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film will screen as part of the New Directors section which focuses on first and second works by a director. "A Caretaker's Tale" is director Katrine Wiedemann's second feature film.

Starring Lars Mikkelsen and Julie Zangenberg, "A Caretaker's Tale" tells the story of Per, a harsh and bitter caretaker with a lowlife son who just got out of prison and two pathetic friends he bosses around. One day he discovers a young beautiful woman lying naked in an empty apartment, wrapped in a curtain. Apparently she's up for grabs. The girl is happy and willing – almost like a gift from above. Per brings her home to his own apartment, and her innocence awakens something new in him and his friends – love perhaps?

"It's the most controversial films I've ever been involved in, and I've made a lot of films" says one of the film's producers Ib Tardini whose track record includes "Italian for Beginners" and "Inheritance".

"A Caretaker's Tale" is directed by Katrine Wiedemann, written by Kim Fupz Aakeson and produced by Ib Tardini and Vinca Wiedemann for Zentropa Entertainments with support from The Danish Film Institute. TrustNordisk handles international sales and Nordisk Film domestic distribution. Expected domestic release is in the autumn.

Read interview with Katrine Wiedemann and Kim Fupz Aakeson The Truth Hurts

San Sebastian International Film Festival (21-29 September)