Lisa Jespersen debuts with humorous drama

IN PRODUCTION. Lisa Jespersen has started shooting for her feature debut, supported by the New Danish Screen talent programme. Production company Hyæne Film are making their second feature after Ulaa Salim's 'Sons of Denmark'.

A 2017 graduate from the National Film School of Denmark, director Lisa Jespersen is now on board her first feature project with the Danish title ‘Hvor kragerne vender’.

The film is a humorous drama about Laura who has distanced herself from her family and moved to Copenhagen to be a writer and live the bohemian lifestyle she thinks is the answer to her dreams. When she is forced to return to her childhood home to participate in her brother’s wedding, she realises he is about to marry her worst childhood enemy, Catrine. At the same time, Laura discovers that Catrine has taken over her place in the family – and what if Laura wants it back ...

Rosalinde Mynster ('In Love & War') plays Laura, and the film features Bodil Jørgensen ('Collision') and Jens Jørn Spottag ('Daniel') as her parents. The cast also includes Anne Sofie Wanstrup, Thomas Hwan, Adam Ild Rohweder and Jesper Groth.

Lisa Jespersen wrote the script with Sara Isabella Jønsson, who also co-wrote the script for Jespersen's warmly received 2017 graduation film 'September'.

Manuel Alberto Claro, who is cinematographer on the film, has a prominent track record with credits including Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia', 'Nymphomaniac' Vol. I & II and 'The House That Jack Built'.

Daniel Mühlendorph is producing for Hyæne Film, the company behind Ulaa Salim's 2019 debut film ‘Sons of Denmark’. ‘Hvor kragerne vender’ is supported by the Danish Film Institute's talent programme New Danish Screen. 

The film is expected to open in local cinemas in autumn 2020.