Oscar winner opts for pic with comic tone

ROME — Hot on the heels of her foreign-language Oscar for “In a Better World,” Danish helmer Susanne Bier is set to shoot “All You Need Is Love,” a lighter pic, set in Italy’s Amalfi coast.

Bier told leading Italian daily La Repubblica that her next feature, similarly to “World,” which is a dark drama, will center around a Danish family, “but with a comic tone” this time.

“It’s a tender story with a much lighter atmosphere than my previous works: enough with conflicts,” she said.

Zentropa is producing with Italy’s Teodora Film and Lionello Cerri’s Lumiere on board as co-producers. Plans are to start shooting in Amalfi coast locations in May, a Teodora rep confirmed.

Casting elements are being finalized.

Bier has a long-standing rapport with Teodora, which has distributed four of her features, including “After the Wedding,” “Brothers” and “In a Better World,” which scored nods at the 2010 Rome Film Festival.

“World” will go on re-release in Italy this weekend to capitalize on its Oscar cachet after a strong first run.

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