Pre-production will commence on Subotica’s latest feature film, ‘Flowers of Desire’ in April and May with the film’s shoot set to take place in June and July. The romantic drama, starring Ulrich Thomsen (Brothers, Centurion) and Sonja Richter (Open Hearts, Cecilie) is filming on Irish locations in Co. Wicklow and Dingle, Co. Kerry.
The Danish language co-production is written by Simon Staho (Day and Night) and Peter Birro (We Can be Heroes!) and will be directed by Staho.
Producer is Jonas Frederikssen (Open Hearts) and co-producers are Subotica’s Tristan Orpen Lynch (Song for a Raggy Boy) and Aoife O’Sullivan (The Daisy Chain) and Martin Persson (Forbidden Fruit) for Anagram.
‘Flowers of Desire’ centres around Ulrich Thomsen’s character, a former dancer who returns for the first time in many years to his childhood country village to attend his mother's funeral. The man discovers that the love of his youth, played by Sonja Richter, still lives there and that she is trapped in an unhappy marriage with the town's priest who is charged with the mother's murder. The dancer and his former lover secretly resume their liaison and slowly rekindle their old - and now forbidden - love. Peter Plaughborg (The Candidate) plays the role of the town’s priest.
The film’s director of photography is Herald Gunnar Paagard (As It Is In Heaven). Costume designer and production designer are TBC and the film will go into post production in Denmark where it will be edited by Kasper Leick (Terribly Happy).
Exec producers on board include Peter Aalbeek Jensen (Dancer in the Dark) and Peter Garde (Dogville) of Danish production company, Zentropa.
Subotica are also in development currently with ‘Nicholas North’, a fantasy feature written and to be directed by Antti Jokinen (The Resident) and to be produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch which follows the heroic saga of Nicholas North, an orphan raised by a band of thieves who must go on an adventure filled journey of discovery to reach his destiny in the North Pole.
The group had been in pre-production with another co-production feature entitled ‘A Royal Affair’ which was to shoot in Ireland but it has since been decided that the film will shoot in Czech Republic. As such Subotica are no longer involved with the production.