The contemporary crime drama about love, unity and the destructive power of community will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
The film revolves around the seventeen-year-old girl Ida, who, when her mother dies in a car crash, is left to live with her aunt, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen and adult cousins, played by Elliott Crosset Hove, Besir Zeciri og Joachim Fjelstrup. It’s been years since Ida last saw this part of the family, but it doesn’t take long before she feels their love and community. However, their love comes with a catch. The family’s way of living is through crime. As Ida gets more and more drawn into this world, she realises why her mother escaped and cut the bonds to the family. Now, she faces the same decision.
Wildland is a family tale of a small criminal community, in a small provincial town in Denmark. The themes however, are big and heartfelt, with a family trying to navigate within the fields of love and destructive power.
The film is a part of the official Berlinale programme and is invited to participate in Panorama, a section of the festival focusing on edgy, daring and extraordinary stories. This section is an audience favourite at the festival and it, being an audience award, has the biggest jury of the festival.
Both director Jeanette Nordahl and scriptwriter Ingeborg Topsøe has previously received great recognition from the Danish film industry and with a strong cast of both young and experienced actors they are ready to premiere at the Berlinale. Wildland will premiere in Denmark on the 12th of March 2020.