Asger Leth Connected With Jakob Ejersbo’s Liberty

Director Asger Leth has revealed that five-part drama Liberty, which premieres as part of the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 – 25 February), reflects some experiences that he shares with Jakob Ejersbo, upon whose novel and childhood the series is based. Asger Leth says: "My father lives in Haiti, and has done for over 30 years. I came to Haiti for the first time when I was 12-13 years old... So I've also lived a life

Sofie Gråbøl Set For Adaptation Of Ejersbo’s Liberty

As principal photography begins in Denmark for Liberty, adapted by Asger Leth from the novel by Jakob Ejersbo, DR has announced casting details for the series directed by Mikael Marcimain (Gentlemen). Set in Tanzania during the 1980s, Liberty follows two young men from very different backgrounds. Christian is the son of Danish ex-pats, while Marcus works as a house boy for a Swedish family and hopes that they will eventually take him back to Europe with them. Their friendship defines a divided

Warrior And The Rain Compete At Series Mania

Upcoming Danish dramas Warrior (Kriger) and The Rain have been selected to compete in the official competition at the 9th Series Mania television drama festival (April 27-May), which relocates from Paris to Lille this year. Warrior is the story of war veteran CC (Dar Salim) who returns home haunted by his last mission, in which his best friend was killed. To ease his conscience, he helps his friend's widow, police officer Louise (Danica Curcic), who is investigating gang crime. It premieres

Berlinale Shines Spotlight On New Nordic Dramas

DR's adaptation of the Jakob Ejersbo novel Liberty, and NRK sports drama Home Ground (Heimebane), have been invited to premiere at the Berlinale Series sidebar of the Berlin International Film Festival (15 - 25 February). Berlinale Series has selected seven dramas from Australia, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Norway, and the US that look into the depths of the human soul and prove that resistance to power structures is not only possible, but necessary. They depict reactionary political systems, turmoil in