December 11 AFTER THE WEDDING (2006) Directed and Co-written by Susanne Bier
A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret. Though born and raised in Denmark, Jacob Peterson (Mads Mikkelsen) has made a life for himself in India, where he runs an orphanage for homeless children. While Jacob cares little for money, he learns that Jørgan, a wealthy Danish businessman, is willing to donate four million dollars under the condition that he meet with him in person. Jacob grudgingly hops a flight back home where Jørgan insists Jacob attend the wedding of his daughter where he meets Jørgan's wife, Helene, whom he recognizes from years ago. As Jacob finds himself revisiting a past he would prefer to forget, he discovers Jørgan has an ulterior motive for bringing him to Denmark. The cast brings After the Wedding's script to life, creating a movie that is emotionally raw and satisfying.
Admission $5.00. Tickets at the door and online. Doors at 6:00pm. FILM at 7:00pm.
Directed and Co-written by Susanne Bier. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård. Rated R. 120 minutes. Danish and Swedish.
View Trailer Wikipedia Biography: Susanne Bier is a Danish film director best known for her feature films Brothers, After the Wedding and the Academy Award winning In a Better World. Bier studied at the Bezalet Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem and read architecture in London before enrolling for the film direction course at the National Film School of Denmark. Her film Open Hearts (2002) brought Bier's work to much wider international attention. Acutely observed and beautifully written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen, the film is a perceptive and painful exploration of broken lives and interconnected tragedies. Made under Dogme 95 regulations, the film also marked a move towards a more minimalist aesthetic. Since the completion of Open Hearts, Bier's reputation has continued to ascend with the harrowing Brødre (Brothers, 2004) and the emotional and engaging Efter Brylluppet (After the Wedding, 2006), which was nominated for Best Foreign Language film at the 2007 Academy Awards. After her first American film, Things We Lost in the Fire (2008) starring Benicio del Toro and Halle Berry, Bier went on to win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film for In a Better World (2011).
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