Director: Susanne Bier
Writer(s): Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm
Language: Danish, English, Italian
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is directed by Golden Globe (R) and Oscar (R) winning filmmaker Susanne Bier, written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen and starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm. Philip (Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Dyrholm) is a Danish hairdresser, recuperating from a long bout of illness, who’s just been left by her husband for a younger woman, Thilde. The fates of these two bruised souls are about to intertwine, as they embark for a trip to Italy to attend the wedding of Patrick and Astrid, Philip’s son and Ida’s daughter. With warmth, affection and confidence, Susanne Bier has shaken a cocktail of love, loss, absurdity, humor, and delicately drawn characters that will leave only the hardest heart untouched. It is a film about the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on – and forward – with your life.
“Dyrholm has an unusual magnetism, the kind of face that seems open and unguarded, yet you can’t figure out just what it is she’s thinking – she and Brosnan share an excitingly adult chemistry.”-Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine