Tobias Lindholm's A War premieres in Venice

07.08.2015

Writer-director Tobias Lindholm's third film, "A War," will enjoy its world premiere at Venice Film Festival 2-12 September. Also selected is the Israeli-Danish co-production "Mountain."

By: DFI

Writer-director Tobias Lindholm and actor Pilou Asbæk continue their collaboration in Lindholm's third feature film, A War, which has been selected for the Venice Film Festival's Orizzonti competition:

Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile, back in Denmark, Claus' wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him – and his family back home.

Pilou Asbæk featured in Tobias Lindholm's directorial debut, the hard-hitting prison drama "R" (co-directed with Michael Noer, 2010), and in Lindholm's second feature, "A Hijacking," a psychological drama about a cargo ship being hijacked by Somali pirates, also selected for the Orizzonti section.

Moreover, Lindholm has carved out a name for himself as a successful screenwriter, credited for such productions as the international hit TV series "Borgen" and Thomas Vinterberg's films, including 2012's Cannes winner "The Hunt."

"A War" is produced by Tomas Radoor and René Ezra for Nordisk Film with support from the Danish Film Institute, the national broadcaster DR and NFTF. Studiocanal handles international sales. Domestic release is set for 10 September.