Crew and cast are in place on the island of Funen for the shooting of New Zealand-born Daniel Borgman's third feature film, 'Resin.'
A psychological thriller touching on themes of love and loyalty, 'Resin' centres on the young girl Liv, who lives a secluded life with her family. Shielded from civilisation, they live in harmony with nature, but under the surface lurks decay as the outside world moves closer. As her safe haven is about to disintegrate, Liv discovers a whole new world.
The story is based on Ane Riel's crime novel of the same name, which won the prestigious Glass Key Award in 2016 for Best Nordic Suspense Novel, among several accolades, and has been sold to 13 countries including Germany, England, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Liv is played by newcomer Vivelill Søgaard Holm, and Peter Plaugborg ('Winter Brothers,' 'Submarino') is Liv's father Jens, while Sofie Gråbøl ('The Killing') plays her mother Maria. The cast also includes Ghita Nørby ('Key House Mirror,' 'Silent Heart) and Amanda Collin ('A Terrible Woman').
Director Daniel Borgman, who graduated from the alternative Super16 film school in 2009, premiered his two previous films, 'The Weight of Elephants' (2013) and 'Loving Pia' (2017), at the Berlinale. His short film 'Berik' (2010) won the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at Cannes.
Bo hr. Hansen wrote the script for the film, which is a co-production between Zentropa and Adomeit Film steered by producers Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Katja Adomeit and Louise Vesth. Backers include the Danish Film Institute, the regional fund FilmFyn and national broadcaster TV 2. Trustnordisk is in charge of world sales.
'Resin' film is expected to premiere in early 2020.