The film directed by Daniel Borgman has a stellar cast consisting of Peter Plaugborg, Sofie Gråbøl, Ghita Nørby, Amanda Collin and newcomer Vivelill Søgaard Holm.
Resin (Harpiks in Danish) is based on Danish author Ane Riel’s best-selling crime novel of the same name, recipient of the prestigious Nordic Glass Key Award and sold to more than 13 territories.
The story adapted for the screen by Bo hr. Hansen (You Disappear, Journal 64) centres on 13 year-old Liv who lives an isolated life on a small Island with her family, cut off from civilization. They are one with nature, but under the surface, decay lurks as the outside world moves closer. As the safe haven falls, Liv discovers a whole new world. The psycho-thriller deals with love, loyalty and care, but also fear of losing the loved ones. It asks: can we love our family too much?
Liv is played by rising talent Vivelill Søgaard Holm, Peter Plaugborg is Liv’s father Jens, Sofie Gråbøl the mother Maria and Ghita Nørby the grandmother. New-Zealand-born director Daniel Borgman won numerous awards with his short film Berik and first feature The Weight of Elephants.
The film is produced by Zentropa’s Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Louise Vesth, in co-production with Adomeit Film’s Katja Adomeit, with co-financing from Filmfyn, TV2 and support from the Danish Film Institute. Nordisk Film handles domestic distribution and TrustNordisk world sales.
Filming just started on Funen Island, Denmark and the premiere is set for early 2020.