Shooting for Subotica’s Irish/Danish co-production ‘Flowers of Desire’ will begin on July 4th and the film will be shot entirely in Ireland (Wicklow area) over seven weeks. Further Irish crew members confirmed on the shoot include costume designer Kathy Strachan (The Clinic, Spin the Bottle) and production designer Fiona Daly (The Clinic, When Brendan Met Trudy). The Danish language film will be shot on digital by DOP Herald Gunnar Paagard (As It Is In Heaven). Post production in Denmark will be managed Kasper Leick (Terribly Happy).
Written by Peter Birro (We Can be Heroes!) and Simon Staho (Day and Night), ‘Flowers of Desire’ tells the story of a former dancer played by Ulrich Thompson (Brothers) who returns to his childhood home to attend his mother’s funeral. Here he meets a love from his youth, played by Sonja Righter (Open Hearts) who is trapped in an unhappy marriage with the priest holding his mother’s funeral.
The Danish language romantic drama is produced by Jonas Frederikssen (Open Hearts) and co-produced by Subotica’s Tristan Orpen Lynch (Song for a Raggy Boy) and Aoife O’Sullivan (The Daisy Chain) and Martin Persson (Forbidden Fruit) for Anagram. Irish funding for the film has come from the Irish Film Board and Section 481.