Danica Curcic Online

categorized as: Movies, News posted by admin August 13, 2018

Danica has another movie to be released in 2019. Besides The Exception (Undtagelsen), she is now filming The Mothers Group (Mødregruppen in Danish). Read the article below written by Cinema Scandinavia:

The Mothers Group is about a group of new mothers Line (Danica Curcic) takes comfort in after she returns to her hometown after some years spent living luxury in Hong Kong. She had moved there with her husband Bjørn (Anders W. Berthelsen) and they have a young son together, but when Line catches Bjørn having an affair with their nanny, she takes the son and leaves back to Denmark. While Bjørn threatens her into returning, Line adjusts to her live in rural Denmark and the mother’s group helps her out. The group is made up of unique characters, whom we get to know throughout the film.

The comedy is being produced by Zentropa, Lars von Trier’s production company. Their films are known for travelling abroad, so there is a chance that international audiences will see this film. However, it’s very rare that comedies are released abroad. We’ll have to wait and see!

This is also an interesting role for Curcic, who in recent years has played very serious women, whether it be in the Danish drama series Warrior (alongside Dar Salim), or in the Danish drama film Darling, which Curcic had the leading role of a ballet dancer forced to retire after injury. The Mother’s Group certainly sounds like a much more light-hearted role for Curcic.

Other cast members include Anders W. Berthelsen (Mifune, Klassefesten) as Bjørn, and the mothers group comprises of Marijana Jankovic, Lærke Winther, Martin Buch and Stephanie León. The cast also includes Martin Høgsted, Henning Valin, Henrik Birch and Ditte Hansen.

The Mother’s Group is directed by Charlotte Sachs Bostrup and produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen of Zentropa.

Filming began on the 16th of July around faaborg, Ringe and Aarup in Denmark, and the Danish release date will be the 7th of February 2019.

categorized as: TV Series posted by admin June 29, 2018

Danica’s new project, ‘Warrior’ (Kriger, in its original title) will likely air next September and had the first trailer released recently, along with more stills. Check it out:

Check out the new stills:

categorized as: Photoshoot posted by admin June 08, 2018

This last week, Danica posted on her Instagram account some photos of a new photoshoot, that features her new hairstyle as well. The photographer is Erika Svensson, but the purpose of the photos still remains unknown. Check them out:

categorized as: News posted by admin June 08, 2018

This past week it was released a podcast named Opus 73, which Danica recorded last April at Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen. It was recorded for the Danish radio station AKT1 Radiodrama. You can listen to it below (in Danish):

 

 

Check out the photos of the recording:

categorized as: Interviews posted by admin June 03, 2018

This interview conducted by Cafebabel happened in 2014 when Danica was at the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin. Enjoy!

Danica Curcic, a Danish actress with Serbian roots, brings out the best of her two cultures: the Balkan and the Scandinavian. Apart from taking part in several films that come out in the fall, she also plays classical Shakespearean male characters in theatre: Hamlet, King Lear and Othello. She wants it all.

Cafébabel: ‘Dan­ica Cur­cic, Den­mark’. Your Ser­bian name is rep­re­sent­ing Den­mark in Berlin. Does it in­flu­ence the way you are per­ceived in Den­mark? Does your split, Ser­bian-Dan­ish, iden­tity in­flu­ence your act­ing?

Dan­ica Cur­cic: I was born in Bel­grade and grew up in a Ser­bian home in Copen­hagen. I was just one year old when we moved. My fa­ther got a job at the Yu­goslav em­bassy in Copen­hagen. It wasn’t meant to be here for­ever, but then the sit­u­a­tion back home started to de­te­ri­o­rate, the war began and my par­ents de­cided to stay in Den­mark.

I try to see grow­ing up with two cul­tures, two dif­fer­ent tem­pera­ments, with two very dif­fer­ent ways of liv­ing as a great ad­van­tage.

The funny thing is that Dan­ica means Den­mark in Latin. It’s a total co­in­ci­dence. My grand­mother was also called Dan­ica. It’s an old-fash­ioned Ser­bian name.

But the name as such doesn’t re­ally in­flu­ence the way peo­ple treat me. It’s more the way I look. I don’t look par­tic­u­larly Slavic or par­tic­u­larly Dan­ish. Which is a good thing as it en­ables me to do both Dan­ish and Slavic roles, but Den­mark is a small coun­try and ac­tors from other coun­tries like Turkey, East­ern Eu­rope, or the Balkans do oc­ca­sion­ally have prob­lems dur­ing cast­ing. Some­times, I am also told that I am a bit too dark for a typ­i­cal Dan­ish girl­friend role.

Cafébabel: Was it a con­scious de­ci­sion to be­come an ac­tress and what was the role of your fam­ily in it?

Dan­ica Cur­cic: My par­ents have al­ways sup­ported me. Es­pe­cially my ed­u­ca­tion was very im­por­tant for them. Danes often have a dif­fer­ent men­tal­ity. They take a year off and travel. For my par­ents it has al­ways been es­sen­tial that I do well in school, have good grades. There was no place to de­bate that. Prob­a­bly as a re­sult of it, I started film and media stud­ies at uni­ver­sity when I was only 17 years old.

At a later stage, it be­came very clear to me that I should leave the­o­ret­i­cal stud­ies and be­come an ac­tress. I thought: ‘This is it. This is my call­ing. I have to do this and I’m gonna make it and it’s gonna be amaz­ing.’ I was so dri­ven when I took the de­ci­sion! There was noth­ing that could stop me.

Tell us a bit more about your cur­rent pro­jects.

The cur­rent one is the­ater. I am work­ing with three other ac­tresses on a Shake­speare col­lage at the Royal Dan­ish The­atre. It is the op­po­site of the the­atre’s norms in Shake­speare’s own times, when men played women’s parts as well. I got the parts of Ham­let, King Lear and Oth­ello.

A lot of Shake­spearean sit­u­a­tions and char­ac­ters re­peat them­selves. So our di­rec­tor and the dra­maturg of the Royal Dan­ish The­atre cre­ated a fas­ci­nat­ing col­lage. Among oth­ers, Lady Anne from Richard the Third and Ophe­lia from Ham­let were com­bined into one scene. It makes a lot of sense as we’re a deal­ing with raw emo­tions as de­sire, jealousy or ha­tred in very clean sit­u­a­tions. And still, I am very cu­ri­ous as to how it goes. We prac­ti­cally just started. It’s a unique op­por­tu­nity for a woman actor to play maybe the most clas­si­cal part of all times, that of Ham­let.

‘The chal­lenge is to make ex­treme char­ac­ters as human as pos­si­ble, to de­fend them.’

Are there any spe­cific roles that you like play­ing?

I did this ex­treme char­ac­ter in The Ab­sent One (2014) – a dis­turbed woman who has been a fugi­tive and walked around with her dead baby for ten years. That kind of role al­lows you to get into the depths of your­self that you wouldn’t nor­mally do. The chal­lenge of ex­treme char­ac­ters is to make them as human as pos­si­ble and to de­fend them.

Do you think mad­ness is some­thing un­nat­ural or rather that nor­mal­ity is just an ac­cepted form of mad­ness?

It all de­pends on your point of view. As an actor, one has the ad­van­tage to be able to step in and out. You can do almost any char­ac­ter. The most im­por­tant thing is to find the truth within one­self. Even a mad woman has this truth. The word ‘mad’ has neg­a­tive con­no­ta­tions, but every­thing is a re­ac­tion to some­thing that hap­pened. Every­thing is a con­se­quence of some­thing else. In this way, mad­ness is nor­mal.

Do you have any up­com­ing pro­jects in Ser­bia? Do you find any­thing in­ter­est­ing com­ing from the cin­e­matic scene there?

For now, I don’t have any­thing planned in Ser­bia, but the film scene there is very promis­ing. I watched the film Clip (2012) and found it to be very pow­er­ful and di­rect. A por­trait of two dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions – the one stuck in nos­talgia, the other try­ing to sur­vive in a coun­try that has been de­stroyed. I also can’t wait to see Kru­govi (eng. Cir­cles, 2013) with Nikola Rako­ce­vic who is also a Eu­ro­pean Shoot­ing Star this year. I heard it is re­ally great.

Kus­turica’s Un­der­ground is for me one of the biggest films ever made. I would love to work with him. I haven’t contacted him yet, but I think I should.

 

Source: Cafebabel

categorized as: Movies, News posted by admin May 12, 2018

It’s all over the press that Danica is going to be on the new movie The Exception (Undtagelsen in Danish), which will start the filming next August, with a local premiere planned for autumn 2019..

Jesper W. Nielsen directs from a script by Christian Torpe, an adaptation of the hit 2004 novel by Danish author Christian Jungersen, which sold more than 200,000 copies in Denmark and has been published in 20 countries worldwide.

Knudsen, whose credits also include Westworld and The Duke of Burgundy, is joined by a strong female cast that also includes Danica, Amanda Collin (A Horrible Woman), and Lene Maria Christensen (Terribly Happy).

The story follows two women, Iben and Malene (played by Danica and Amanda), working at a small NGO in Copenhagen that specialises in genocide and crimes against humanity. When they begin to receive death threats, they suspect a Serbian war criminal; but then they start suspecting and turning against each other.

The Exception is a nerve-racking thriller that depicts how refined adult maturation can evolve into a terrible game about life and death”, said the press release.

“I am really impressed with those actresses and it’s been a dream for a long time to work with them,” said Danica.

Financiers are the Danish Film Institute, DR, West Danish Film Fund, Creative Europe Media, and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

Sources: Screen Daily and Berlingske