Danish star Trine Dyrholm (In a better world, hearts Lady) has logged in to participate Birthday girl (working title), the upcoming drama by director Michael Noer (Before the Frost, Papillon).
TrustNordisk has acquired the international sales rights for the film and will present it to buyers at the Cannes film market later this month.
Described as a suspense drama, Birthday girl sees Dyrholm play Nanna, a 42-year-old mother who has invited her daughter Cille and her best friend on a cruise to celebrate Cille’s 18th birthday. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare, and Nanna must take matters into her own hands if she is to get justice. Noer co-wrote the script for the film with Jesper Fink.
Noer has been a feature on the European stage since his drama debut Ra hard-hitting prison drama, won the Dragon Award for best Nordic film at the Gothenburg Film Festival in 2010. He made his English-language debut with 2017’s Papillon, a remake of the 1973 adventure classic, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. His return to Danish features, the period drama 2018 Before the Frostwon a special jury award and the award for best actor at the Tokyo Film Festival for star Jesper Christensen.
Dyrholm is one of Europe’s most recognized actors. She won Best Actress Sølvbjørn in 2016 for her starring role in Thomas Vinterbergs The local authority and is eight times winner of Denmark’s Bodil Awards, the country’s counterpart to the Oscars. Appearing next to her Birthday girl becomes Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl (As in heaven) and Herman Tommeraas (Ragnarok).
René Ezra, the producer on Dyrholm’s 2019 drama hearts Ladyproduces Birthday girl together with Before the Frost‘s producer Matilda Appelin for Nordisk Film Production. The main shooting of the production of $ 3.7 million (3.5 million euros) ended on April 22. Nordisk Film will bow Birthday girl locally on March 2, 2023.