Bier picks up second nomination

Article published on Jan. 27, 2011
Article published on Jan. 27, 2011
Four years after her Oscar nomination for After the Wedding, Danish director Susanne Bier will be back at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on February 27, with her new drama In a Better World, vying for Best Foreign Language Film. The film has a good chance to snag the coveted statuette, having just won a Golden Globe in the same category less than two weeks ago.
Just like After the Wedding, the story of In a Better World was co-developed with Anders Thomas Jensen, who then wrote the script.

Bier described the film to Cineuropa: “It focuses on Mikael Persbrandt’s character, an idealistic doctor working on a humanitarian mission somewhere in a refugee camp in Africa. He wants to do the right thing but is being tested by events and we see how far this can go.”

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