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

A Better Life In The Country For Jesper Christensen

Jesper Christensen (The Legacy) stars in Michael Noer's powerful new movie A Better Life (Et bedre liv), which recently concluded filming on the Danish island of Zealand. A Better Life is set in the Danish countryside during the 19th century where its inhabitants face tough conditions and, with the prospect of yet another harsh winter ahead, farmer Jens (Jesper Christensen) has a difficult decision to make. If the family is to survive the winter, Jens must come to an agreement with the

Epic Saga The Restaurant Returns For Third Season

SVT has commissioned a third season of epic saga The Restaurant (Vår tid är nu) which follows the Löwander family and their restaurant through the decades that follow World War II. The series begins on Peace Day 1945 and centres on the Löwander family who run a prestigious restaurant in Stockholm. Season one covers the years 1945-1950 and season two moves the story on to 1955-1962, while the third season picks up the action in 1968-1971. SVT Head of Drama Anna Croneman

The Restaurant | Vår tid är nu

OVERVIEW | NEWS | SEASON 1 Starring: Hedda Stiernstedt, Charlie Gustafsson, Suzanne Reuter 2017. Returning Series The Second World War finally comes to an end and a new, brighter future beckons. In the midst of central Stockholm celebrations, two strangers come together with a quick kiss, parting company immediately after. Upper-class girl Nina and kitchen hand Calle don’t yet know that their brief encounter will come to have tumultuous consequences for many people. For the Löwander family the end of

The Restaurant | Vår tid är nu – Season 1

OVERVIEW | NEWS | SEASON 1 1. Stockholm, Peace Day 1945. A spontaneous kiss between two strangers among the throng at Kungsgatan will prove to have major consequences. The war has affected business for the Löwander family's Djurgårdskällaren restaurant, but son Gustaf finds a risky way to solve the restaurant's financial problems. Sister Nina arranges a peace banquet that will determine her future, and head chef Backe makes life hell for new kitchen boy Calle Svensson. 2. Peter Löwander returns home and brings with