I KRIG & KÆRLIGHED har nu sammenlagt vundet seks priser i USA. Filmen modtog i sidste uge publikumsprisen og juryprisen for bedste film på Rome International Film Festival i Georgia og har  netop vundet endnu en pris for bedste film på Fairhope Film Festival i Alabama. 

Instruktør Kasper Torsting og Producer Ronnie Fridthjof der sammen har skrevet manuskriptet til filmen udtaler: “Det er fantastisk at opleve hvor godt det amerikanske publikum, på både små og store festivaler, har taget imod filmen. Vi er stolte over at filmen har en relevans og betydning også udenfor Danmarks grænser, og takker festivalernes juryer for deres anerkendelse og publikum for deres enormt positive modtagelse af filmen. Det der glæder os mest er den anerkendelse det er for vores fantastisk dygtige filmhold og skuespillere der om nogen fortjener det”

I KRIG & KÆRLIGHED havde Nordamerikansk premiere, på Santa Barbara International Film Festival, en af USAs største og mest prestigefyldte festivaler. Her vandt filmen publikumsprisen for bedste film, samt juryprisen Valhalla Award.  Derudover har filmen også vundet publikumsprisen på Lighthouse International Filmfestival i New York.   

PRISER

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Californien)
Audience Choice Award 2019
Valhalla Award Best Nordic Film 2019

Rome International Film Festival (Georgia)
Audience Choice Award 2019
Best Foreign Narrative Feature 2019

Lighthouse International Film Festival (New York)
Audience Choice Award 2019

Fairhope Filmfest (Alabama)
Jury Award Best Film

Om I KRIG & KÆRLIGHED
I KRIG & KÆRLIGHED er et episk kærlighedsdrama inspireret af virkelige hændelser og den første danske film nogensinde, der foregår under 1. Verdenskrig. Den er instrueret af Kasper Torsting og produceret af Ronnie Fridthjof, der også fik ideen til filmen. De to har sammen skrevet manuskriptet.  

Historien
Da Esben deserterer fra krigen, er det for at blive forenet med sin elskede kone Kirstine og deres søn Karl efter 3 år. Men alt er ændret i hans fravær… Den charmerende tyske officer Gerhard bejler kraftigt til Kirstines hjerte og rollen som familiefar. Esben må sætte alt ind for overlevelse, kærligheden og at redde familien.

FAKTA 

Holdet:
Instruktør: Kasper Torsting
Manuskript skrevet af: Ronnie Fridthjof og Kasper Torsting
Producer: Ronnie Fridthjof 
Fotograf: Jesper Tøffner
Producent: Fridthjof Film
Co-producenter: Nordfilm Kiel, Tamtam Film og Film United

Samarbejdspartnere: Det Danske Filminstitut, Danmarks Radio, Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond, FilmFyn, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Sønderborg Kommune, Tønder Kommune, Creative Europe MEDIA, Den Tjekkiske Film Fond, NDR og TV2 Norge. 

Distributør: United International Pictures, Fridthjof Film Distribution og Mis. Label

Rolleliste:
Sebastian Jessen: Esben
Rosalinde Mynster: Kirstine
Tom Wlaschiha: Gerhard
Thure Lindhardt: Hansen
Ulrich Thomsen: Müller 
Natalie Madueño: Marie
Morten Brovn: Jes

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A WAR WITHIN takes home awards from the US

A WAR WITHIN has won a total of six awards in the US. The film received the audience award and the jury award for Best Film at Rome International Film Festival in Georgia last week and has now won yet another jury award for Best Film at Fairhope Film Festival in Alabama.

Director Kasper Torsting og Producer Ronnie Fridthjof, who wrote the script together, says; “It’s amazing to experience how well the American audience have received our film on both small and bigger festivals. We’re proud that the story is relevant and meaningful – also outside the borders of Denmark, and we thank the juries of the festivals for their recognition and the audience for their positive feedback. What excites us the most is the acknowledgement for our fantastic and skillful film crew and actors, who truly deserves it.”

A WAR WITHIN had its North American premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious festivals in the US. The film took home the audience award for Best Film and the “Valhalla Award” given by the jury. The film has also received the Audience Award at the New York festival;  Lighthouse International Film Festival. 

AWARDS
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (California)
Audience Choice Award 2019
Valhalla Award Best Nordic Film 2019

Rome International Film Festival (Georgia)
Audience Choice Award 2019
Best Foreign Narrative Feature 2019

Lighthouse International Film Festival (New York)
Audience Choice Award 2019

Fairhope Film Festival (Alabama)
Jury Award Best Film

About A WAR WITHIN
A WAR WITHIN is an epic drama about love inspired by true events and the first danish feature to take place during WWI. It is directed by Kasper Torsting and produced by Ronnie Fridthjof, who got the idea for the film. They have written the script together. 

The Story
Esben flees the trenches of WWI, after three years at the front, so he can return to his beloved wife Kirstine and son Karl. But everything at home has changed. A charming German Officer, Gerhard, has done everything he can to win Kirstine’s heart and replace Esben’s role as Karl’s father. As Esben’s family tries to adjust to his return from the front, the bonds of love and loyalty are stretched to the breaking point. From his hideout, Esben becomes a witness to a horrific nightmare watching his family slowly disappear in front of him as he fights for their love and survival and as he tries desperately to save his family.

FACTS

Crew:
Director: Kasper Torsting
Screenplay by: Ronnie Fridthjof og Kasper Torsting
Producer: Ronnie Fridthjof 
Cinematographer: Jesper Tøffner
Production Company: Fridthjof Film
Co-producers: Nordfilm Kiel, Tamtam Film og Film United

Supported by: The Danish Film Institute, Danmarks Radio, Fabrikant Mads Clausens Fond, FilmFyn, Nordisk Film & TV Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Sønderborg Kommune, Tønder Kommune, Creative Europe MEDIA, The Czech Film Fund, NDR and TV2 Norway. 

Distributor: United International Pictures, Fridthjof Film Distribution og Mis. Label

Cast:
Sebastian Jessen: Esben
Rosalinde Mynster: Kirstine
Tom Wlaschiha: Gerhard
Thure Lindhardt: Hansen
Ulrich Thomsen: Müller 
Natalie Madueño: Marie
Morten Brovn: Jes