Debut film 'Wildland' to world-premiere in Berlin

BERLIN 2020. Sidse Babett Knudsen features prominently in Jeanette Nordahl's contemporary crime drama, 'Wildland', selected for the Berlin Film Festival's Panorama programme.

Jeanette Nordahl's feature film debut 'Wildland' will be celebrating its world premiere in the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival in February. The contemporary crime drama has a script by Ingeborg Topsøe.

A contemporary crime drama, 'Wildland' offers a radical meditation on family, loyalty and the seductive cycle of violence and corruption.

Following the tragic death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Ida falls into the care of her estranged aunt Bodil and Bodil’s three grown sons. Ida initially finds comfort in their home, which is filled with physical tenderness and a strong sense of unity. But the darker reality of her family's criminal way of life and toxic dynamics slowly pushes her to accept violence, addiction and intimidation as normal. It isn’t until the situation spirals out of control that Ida realizes that love and violence have become impossible to separate. Doubting if she really belongs with this loyal, but dangerous matriarch and a brotherhood on the edge, Ida faces the same question that her mother once faced before her: Just how far are you willing to go for your family?

Berlin 2020

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As Ida, Sandra Guldberg Kampp takes her first major film role. Sidse Babett Knudsen features as her loyal, but dangerous aunt Bodil, while Joachim Fjelstrup, Elliott Crosset Hove and Besir Zeciri play Ida's cousins.

Director Jeanette Nordahl graduated from the independent film school Super16 in 2012. Her short film 'Nylon' premiered at Göteborg Film Festival in 2016. Scriptwriter Ingeborg Topsøe wrote for the critically acclaimed 'The Charmer', which world-premiered at San Sebastian.

'Wildland' is produced by Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors and Mikkel Jersin for Snowglobe, whose latest films include the Berlinale 2019 title 'Western Arabs' by Omar Shargawi and, as co-producers, Hlynur Pálmason's 'A White, White Day", premiering at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival. The film is backed by the Danish Film Institute, DR and the FilmFyn regional fund.

Domestic release is set for 12 March. Sales are handled by French outlet BAC Films.