Love is All You Need
DIRECTED BY SUSANNE BIER
DENMARK/SWEDEN/ITALY/FRANCE/GERMANY, 2012, 110 MIN
IN ENGLISH, DANISH, AND ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Renowned Danish director Susanne Bier made her international reputation with a series of exciting and powerful dramas, from Open Hearts to Academy Award®-winning In a Better World. But this remarkably accomplished filmmaker has always had a lighter side as well, which is on display here in this sparkling romantic comedy that revives the spirit of her early work. Philip (Pierce Brosnan), an Englishman living in Denmark, is a lonely, middle-aged widower and estranged single father. Ida (Trine Dyrholm), a Danish hairdresser recuperating from a long illness, has just been left by her husband for a younger, ditzy co-worker. 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. And of course Ida’s husband shows up unexpectedly with his new bimbo paramour in tow. Funny, moving, and inspiring, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is a vigorous toast to those who have the courage to transform their lives and the simple yet profound pains and joys of moving on.