San Sebastian awards "Inheritance"


Per Fly's feature film
"Inheritance", produced by Ib Tardini of Zentropa, received the Jury Award
for Best Screenplay at the 51st San Sebastian International Film Festival
(18-27 September 2003), where it was selected for the Official
Selection. This is the second film in Per Fly's trilogy depicting
different aspects of Danish society. The first film "The Bench" (2000) was
critically acclaimed and was well received by a large audience.
"Inheritance" (2003), described in reviews as the best film of
the year, exceeded the quarter million mark in admissions within a few
weeks of its release. "Inheritance" has been sold to numerous
European countries, and it is anticipated that interest will reach far and
wide as its commitments are fulfilled on the international festival
circuit. The Hamptons International Film Festival on Long Island will be
screening the film in October, and in November it will screen at the
London Film Festival as well as at the AFI FEST in Hollywood.
The lead in the film,
Ulrich Thomsen, is a much sought-after Danish actor. Best known for his
contribution in Thomas Vinterberg's Cannes-winner "Festen" / "The
Celebration", he has had a number of supporting roles in international
productions: he played the Russian security chief in the 1999 James Bond
film "The World is Not Enough", a fisherman in Kathryn Bigelow's "The
Weight of Water" (2000) and, most recently, a larger role in Chen Kaige's
first western film, "Killing Me Softly" (2002).
For further
San Sebastian
International Film Festivalwww.sansebastianfestival.ya.comDFI
press sheet "Inheritance"
Danish Film
Institute (DFI)Festival ManagerLizette Gram, tel + 45
2482 3758, lizetteg@dfi.dkInformation
DepartmentVicki Synnott, tel +45 3374 3438,