PRESS RELEASE: STUDIOCANAL AND ZENTROPA ANNOUNCE CAST AND PRINCIPAL…
by Thomas Vinterberg
The first TV drama series by Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning director Thomas Vinterberg
FAMILIES LIKE OURS takes place in summertime Denmark where everything seems normal, but is about to be disrupted. After a flood slowly takes over the country, the country is gradually evacuated. People must bid farewell to what they love, what they know, and to who they are. In the coming years, people disperse in all directions: only houses, schools and empty streets are left.
Those who can afford it travel to good countries, while those who are less well-off have to use a government-funded program to move to more challenging places. Families, friends and loved ones will be separated; hatred and division will arise among some, while love and reconciliation will grow among others. In a flash, all property is worthless, all fortunes changed, and luck favors only a few of the traveling population.
Laura is a high school student in love for the first time and on the brink of graduating, when news of the evacuation breaks. A reality that will forever change the course of her life and force her to choose between her divorced parents.