BILLE AUGUST' THE KISS
NEW PERIOD SET DRAMA
After Karen Blixen biopic The Pact, Bille August is preparing new period set movie THE KISS and today we have the first photo from it. This epic romance is set in 1913 Denmark, on the eve of the First World War, following a noble young man training to be a cavalry officer. He meets a
baron’s daughter, a beautiful young woman in a wheelchair following a tragic accident, and can’t figure out if his growing feelings for her are out of true love or pity. Based on Stefan Zweig novel it stars Esben Smed, Clara Rosager, David Dencik, Lars Mikkelsen and Rosalinde Mynster!
|The Kiss has been shot in Denmark and Hungary|
Speaking of Bille August, his next project is movie adaptation of Karen Blixen's EHRENGARD novel for Netflix. Set in the fairy tale kingdom of
Babenhausen, where a young, self appointed expert on love, Cazotte, is
hired by the scheming Grand Duchess to help her secure an heir. While
searching for a suitable future Princess, Cazotte teaches the timid and
introverted Crown Prince the art of seduction and lovemaking. But their
plan soon backfires, when an heir is conceived out of wedlock and the
royal family has to seek refuge in the castle of Rosenbad. Here, as
rivals within the royal family close in on their scheme, Cazotte himself
falls in love with Ehrengard, the maid of honour, and gradually learns
that in fact, he's no expert on love at all.
|Blixen wrote the book as Isak Dinesen|