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7:30pm International Film Series: “Love is All You Need”
December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
I-House and United Nations Association – Davis Chapter co-sponsors the screening of free international films (with subtitles) on the first and third Fridays of each month from September – May. Refreshments are served at 7:30pm, and films begin at 8:00pm. Donations are appreciated. In addition to the United Nations series, I-House offers a variety of mini film festivals throughout the year.
Love is All You Need (Den Skaldede Frisør)
(2012, Denmark/Sweden/Italy/France/Germany, directed by Susanne Bier, 116 min.)
The locale of this multilingual romantic comedy moves between Denmark and Italy and features Trine
Dyrholm as Ida, a hairdresser recovering from breast cancer whose husband Leif (Kim Bodnia) is having
an affair, and Pierce Brosnan as Philip, a workaholic widower in the fruit and vegetable business. The two
accidentally meet only to discover that both are flying to Italy to attend their children’s wedding. Ida’s
daughter Astrid (Molly Blixt Egelind) and Philip’s son Patrick (Sebastian Jessen) meanwhile are preparing
Philip’s old villa in a lemon grove for the wedding just three months after meeting. As guests arrive,
tensions arise, caused by the presence of Philip’s sister-in- law Benedikte (Paprika Steen), the arrival of Leif
with girlfriend Thilde (Christiane Schaumburg-Müller) and serious qualms about the wedding by Astrid
and Patrick who admits he was getting married mostly to please his father. Ultimately the wedding is called
off. Come and find out how Ida and Philip resolve their past traumas and find a new beginning.