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.