"I can tell that the film is controversial, and there is a risk that it will provoke some people. I just hope they won't beat us!"
Katrine Wiedemann's drama "A Caretaker's Tale" will enjoy its world premiere at San Sebastian International Film Festival, which are held from 21-29 September. The film will screen as part of the New Directors section which focuses on first and second works by a director. "A Caretaker's Tale" is director Katrine Wiedemann's second feature film.
"It's a great honour to be participating at San Sebastian. This is basically the first time I will be watching the film with an audience, and I look forward to feel their reactions," says Katrine Wiedemann.
"A Caretaker's Tale" tells the story of Per, a harsh and bitter caretaker with a lowlife son who just got out of prison and two pathetic friends he bosses around. One day he discovers a young beautiful woman lying naked in an empty apartment, wrapped in a curtain. Apparently she's up for grabs. The girl is happy and willing – almost like a gift from above. Per brings her home to his own apartment, and her innocence awakens something new in him and his friends – love perhaps?
"I can tell that the film is controversial, and there is a risk that it will provoke some people. I just hope they won't beat us!" says Katrine Wiedemann.
"It will be interesting to see if the audience can see the beauty of the film, and if they will be touched by it," continues the director, who is also curious as to whether the film's humor will get through to an international audience.
"A Caretaker's Tale" stars Lars Mikkelsen and Julie Zangenberg. The film is written by Kim Fupz Aakeson and produced by Ib Tardini and Vinca Wiedemann for Zentropa Entertainments with support from The Danish Film Institute. TrustNordisk handles international sales and Nordisk Film domestic distribution. Domestic release is in on 25 October.
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