Saturday, September 12, 2009

De Vilde Svaner / The Wild Swans Film

Oh, how lovely and how very much not in English... But at least you can view the trailer and read an article about the new Danish film of The Wild Swans by Hans Christian Andersen, a variant of The Six Swans. Then hope that a DVD release is made available with subtitles someday... From the article Queen of Denmark makes film an extra.

Face smeared with soot and wearing rags, Denmark's Queen Margrethe debuts as an extra in a film based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale on Friday.

The 69-year-old queen, known for painting, designing ballet costumes, chain-smoking and speaking frankly, will appear in "The Wild Swans" as a poor spectator to the threatened burning at the stake of the film's heroine, Princess Elisa.

"The idea emerged spontaneously as we were all working together on the set," said producer Jacob Jorgensen.

The queen designed sets and costumes for the film, which premieres on Friday, but her minor screen role was only recently revealed.

Andersen's 1838 fairy tale has earlier been adapted for ballet, television, an animated film -- and now a movie.

So I found the trailer and am sharing it with you here but an English one (for which I couldn't find embedding code) is available here: The Wild Swans trailer. Once again, not entirely in English, but beautiful to look at. Here is also a link to the official movie site: De Vilde Svaner. FYI, this is not the first fairy tale film Queen Margrethe has contributed to. She previously contributed to the production of Snedronningen (The Snow Queen), too.

Be sure to watch this one full screen. The details shouldn't be missed.

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  1. It looks wonderful! I loved seeing those shots with the green screen in the trailer, it really is amazing what can be done.

  2. I am astounded that Denmark has a talented queen. Just, wow. A royal person who does something. Anyway, the film looks lovely. I can't wait to see it.

  3. Lovely post Heidi! This is one of my absolute, all-time favorite fairy tales and they've done a really nice job - very true to the tale too, from what I can see. I'm SO excited about this movie. They even did the bath with the poppies!

    How cool is it that the Queen a) loves fairy tales b) got involved in a very practical and creative sense on the movie set and c) acted like a professional with regard to her role/s! That's like a fairy tale all by itself... (probably complete with disgruntled politicians: "I'll look the treaty over just as soon as the trim is complete on this costume. They're shooting at three and I have a deadline... " LOL)

  4. Oooooo, I hope a subtitled version becomes available!!!

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  6. ayudadme con ellink de los subtitulos en spanish de vilde svaner