Acclaimed director Susanne Bier returns with her most powerful film yet, the Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film, After the Wedding.
Far from home, Jacob (Mads Mikkelsen), runs a struggling orphanage in one India’s poorest regions. Desperate to save the orphanage from closure, he returns to Denmark to meet Jorgen (Rolf Lassgard) a wealthy businessman and potential benefactor. Jorgen offers Jacob a seemingly innocent invitation to attend his daughter’s wedding.
What appears to be nothing more than a friendly gesture sets in motion an increasingly devastating series of surprises, revelations, and confessions that will forever change their lives. Sweeping, yet entirely intimate, After the Wedding is a shattering portrait of a family struggling with the fragility of life and the search for connection, healing, and forgiveness.
Screening will be Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven. Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening time for admissions. Admission is $8, and $5 for film society members. A short introduction precedes each screening.
For more information, visit mvfilmsociety.com, or call 774-392-2972.