San Sebastian selects "Brothers"

Susanne Bier's latest feature film "Brothers", to be released 27 August
in Danish cinemas, is selected for the official competition at the 52nd
San Sebastian International Film Festival (17-25 September 2004).
Only two years ago, Bier's "Open Hearts", seen by a tenth of the Danish
population and distributed in the USA, participated in San Sebastian's
official competition. "Brothers" is also selected for the Toronto
International Film Festival in September.
"Brothers" is a powerful and moving drama about a man's struggle to
regain life and love in the wake of tragedy. Leading players are Ulrich
Thomsen ("The Celebration"); Nikolaj Lie Kaas ("Truly Human") and renowned
Danish-Hollywood actress Connie Nielsen.
"Brothers" is directed by Susanne Bier and written by Anders Thomas
Jensen on the basis of a mutual idea. The film is produced by Sisse Graum
Olsen and Peter Aalbæk Jensen for Zentropa Productions.

For further information
San Sebastian Internationale
Toronto International Film
DFI Fact Sheet "Brothers"
Danish Film InstituteLizette Gram, + 45 2482 3758,
lizetteg@dfi.dkVicki Synnott, +45
5581 2280, 5054 5011,