"You Disappear" is selected for the Special Presentation programme at the Toronto Film Festival running 7-17 September. Here, Peter Schønau Fog's drama will be making its first international show after its Danish theatrical release in April.
"You Disappear" is based on Danish writer Christian Jungersen's bestselling novel of the same name.
Mia is married to the successful headmaster Frederik, who is caught embezzling from his own school. But did he do this of his own free will – or has his personality been altered by the tumour lurking in his brain? Mia is desperate to uncover what kind of man she is actually married to. If the happiest three years of Mia's life with Frederik were while he had a tumour in his brain, who was she married to before? The film is a story about the challenges we face as neuroscience forces us to rethink what we are as human beings.
Nikolaj Lie Kaas plays Frederik, appearing opposite Trine Dyrholm as Mia. The cast also includes Michael Nyqvist, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and Lars Knutzon.
Schønau Fog wrote the script, and Louise Vesth produced for Zentropa with support from the Danish Film Institute. Trustnordisk is handling international sales.
"You Disappear" is Schønau Fog's second film after his critically acclaimed feature debut "The Art of Crying" (2007), which was also selected for the Toronto Film Festival.
In April, "You Disappear" premiered in Danish theatres to warm reviews and sold around 192,000 tickets.
Toronto will be announcing more films in the coming weeks.