Writer/director Susanne Bier is usually best known for tackling family tensions that end in tears, pain and suffering. She’s made the likes of Brothers (the Danish original, which was remade as the Jake Gyllenhaal/Tobey Maguire film), Open Hearts and After The Wedding. With her new release, All You Need Is Love, she’s in a much more romantic mood. Check out the trailer below.
Of course, it’s not all happiness and light with Bier. Pierce Brosnan plays Philip, a man who has retreated into cold, distant disdain after the death of his wife. He accidentally meets Ida (Trine Dyrholm), who has just conquered cancer, only to come home and discover her husband is cheating on her.
When Philip and Ida scrape cars, they find out that they’re both headed to a wedding in Italy – where his son and her daughter are scheduled to be married. But despite the beautiful countryside and the seemingly happy event, Philip just won’t come out of his funk… Or will he?
Love Is All You Need has played various festivals on its route to its UK release on April 19.