A Fortunate Man
In this sweeping tale of romance in 19th-century Denmark, Peter Sidenius runs away from the confines of his strict religious upbringing and his domineering father, a priest. He heads to Copenhagen where he and his engineering ideas find favor and support from the Salomons, a family of wealthy, Jewish industrialists. He soon finds himself in love with the beautiful, independent, and free-thinking Jakobe Salomon. In his quest for success, Peter makes choices that imperil that relationship while Jakobe discovers inner strength to engage in fighting social ills. Based on Dutch writer Henrik Pontoppidan’s Nobel Prize-winning novel, and directed by Academy Award Winner Bille August, A Fortunate Man features moving performances, gorgeous cinematography, and sumptuous period detail. This film contains mature content.
Saturday, July 13 | 6pm | Dryden Theatre
Director: Bille August
Running Time: 168 min
Language: Danish, German (w/ subtitles)
Generously underwritten by
Judy and Harold Samloff