Toronto - AFTER THE WEDDING, the latest film from director Susanne Bier, receives its North American premiere as a Gala Presentation at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival. AFTER THE WEDDING is a riveting contemporary family melodrama about a man reluctantly taking on responsibilities greater than he could ever imagine. The film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, and Rolf Lassgård. Gala tickets on sale August 26. For more information or to purchase tickets call 416-968-FILM or visit bell.ca/filmfest.
Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen), a Danish expatriate, has dedicated his life to helping street children in India. When the orphanage he heads is threatened by closure, Jacob receives an unusual offer. A Danish businessman, Jørgen (Rolf Lassgård), offers him a donation of $4 million dollars. There are, however, certain conditions...
First Jacob must return to Denmark to present his proposal on behalf of the orphanage. He reluctantly agrees to this. During his presentation, he learns that Jørgen's daughter is to be married that weekend. Jørgen insists that Jacob attend. The wedding proves to be a critical juncture between past and future and catapults Jacob into the most intense dilemma of his life.
With AFTER THE WEDDING, Bier skillfully constructs a story that is emotionally driven, rich with character and complete with powerful performances.
AFTER THE WEDDING is directed by Susanne Bier and written by Anders Thomas Jensen. Produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen, the film is a presentation of Zentropa Entertainments. AFTER THE WEDDING is distributed by Seville Pictures in Canada and IFC Films in the United States.
Tickets to hundreds of individual screenings of great films go on sale Wednesday September 6, 2006!
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