Kim Bodnia to Direct THE TAILOR'S TALE for SATC, Beg. 1/27
Come join us for the reading of THE TAILOR's TALE, based on true events from Bodin Saphir's grandfather's life as a tailor in Copenhagen under WWII.Victor Borge Hall, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (btw 37th and 38th). For more info, go to: http://satcnyc.org.
ABOUT THE TAILOR'S TAIL: When three old friends reunite, differing views about what happened in Denmark during WWII cause old tensions to soon bubble to the surface. Based on true stories and presenting new information about Denmark's 'Miracle Rescue' of its Jewish population, Bodin Saphir explores the notions of myth, memory, rationality and belief. These conflicting narratives form the core of The Tailor's Tale dramatization of the contemporary, highly charged, controversy that is emerging in Denmark 70 years later.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Alexander Bodin Saphir was raised very much as a 'Dane abroad' while living on a farm in England. He is a filmmaker, writer and currently Author in Residence at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, collaborating with the children on a science/adventure book. His joint Israeli-Palestinian short film WINDS OF SAND was shortlisted for the Film for Peace prize, and he is currently co-directing and producing an Israeli-British documentary about a religious Israeli family dealing with HIV. He has studied in Denmark, the US and the UK; majoring in Neurophilosophy at Duke, NC, and gaining an MA in Scriptwriting from Goldsmiths, University of London.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Kim Bodnia (1965) was born and raised in Denmark. He is an actor and filmmaker. Since his graduation from Statens Teaterskole/Filmskole in Copenhagen (1988-1991) he has been a leading name in Scandinavian Theater, Film and TV. His latest TV production is the second season of the award winning Swedish/Danish TV- series The Bridge. His latest feature film production is Jon Stewart's forthcoming film Rosewater. The award winning actor, scriptwriter, director and producer Kim Bodnia is now back in the theater as director of his cousin's play The Tailor's Tale (by Alexander Bodin Saphir), which cannot be more personal to him as the main character is based on Kim Bodnia's grandfather's brother.