Jenny is a brilliant, beautiful 16-year-old girl, ready to break her tedious daily suburban routine and embrace the refined and cultivated life of Oxford. Her well-considered plans are upended however, when a much older suitor and his car rescues her and her cello from the heavy British rain. Urbane and witty, he introduces her to a world she could only dream of, showered with art auctions, classical concerts, smokey bars and late night dinners.
Lone Scherfig was born in Copenhagen in 1959, where she later studied film at the University of Copenhagen and the National Film School of Denmark. Her debut was THE BIRTHDAY TRIP (1990), which was presented in the Panorama programme in Berlin, where she also returned in 2001 with what proved to be her breakthrough film – ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS. The film won her a Silver Bear and the Fipresci Prize. In 2002, she made her first English-language film, WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF, and in 2007 the Danish comedy HJEMVE, before presenting AN EDUCATION, based on Nick Hornby’s script, at this year’s Sundance and Berlin festival.