Lone Scherfig change de genre avec The Shift
par Marta Bałaga
- Avec cette série médico-hospitalière, dont le tournage va bientôt commencer, la réalisatrice danoise va proposer un tout nouveau genre
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Lone Scherfig’s hospital drama The Shift, set in a contemporary maternity ward, will follow Ella (Sofie Gråbøl, from The Killing). The department head is surrounded by new life each day, secretly wishing to become a mother herself yet struggling with relationships. Another character, paediatrician Jerry, has to deal with a broken marriage, while also hiding the problem from his religious community. All of these issues, and many more, will come together in this one place, Cineuropa has learnt.
However, the Danish helmer is also planning to introduce a new genre in the eight-hour series, which will start shooting imminently in Copenhagen. “With Lone’s new ‘Nordic Light’ approach, The Shift will bring the atmosphere and suspense from the Nordic dramas we all fell in love with and add an uplifting, inspirational flair,” said Anais de Neergaard, VP International Sales and Acquisitions, Scandinavia, at Beta Film.
Scherfig, an established director behind such films as An Education [+lire aussi :
fiche film] and the much-loved Italian for Beginners, is the series creator and main writer. “My ambition is for the series to possess quality and emotion, but still contribute to the narrative of our society, both politically and humanly. We find ourselves in the maternity ward at a brand-new, super hospital, a pulsating eternity machine. An apparent state of chaos that both creates life and reflects modern-day Scandinavian life,” she said in the statement.
Søren Balle is serving as conceptual director and Ole Christian Madsen as guest director. Malene Blenkov is producing for Denmark’s Creative Alliance.
Produced for Danish private broadcaster TV2 and TV2 Play, The Shift is supported by the Nordisk Film & TV Fond and the Danish Film Institute’s Public Service Fund. Beta Film handles the world sales, excluding Scandinavia and the Benelux.
(Traduit de l'anglais)
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