Trentino: Location Of The New Series "Sanctuary"
Starting on May 30th, the television series "Sanctuary" will be broadcast on the Swedish pay TV channel C More every Friday for four weeks. Produced by the famous production company Yellow Bird and directed by Enrico Maria Artale and Oskar Thor Axelsson, "Sanctuary" was shot and set in Trentino.
The series is based on the Swedish novel The Devil's Sanctuary by Marie Hermanson. The thriller tells the story of a woman named Helena visiting her twin sister Siri, who is locked up in a mysterious sanatorium in the Fassa Dolomites in Trentino. Helena does not know that mental illnesses are cured there, nor is she aware of the seriousness of her sister's mental problems, so much so that Siri runs away, leaving her sister there and Helena is unable to convince the personnel of her mistaken identity.
"Sanctuary" features the famous Swedish actress Josefin Asplund (Vikings) in the dual role of the twins Helena and Siri, as well as the actor Matthew Modine playing the role of a strange and fascinating doctor in the sanatorium.
Given the great interest raised in many European countries (the series has already been sold in Poland, Spain, Portugal, Russia and Iceland), success seems guaranteed.
"Sanctuary" features places in Trentino such as the Dolomites and the beautiful forests of Val di Fassa, where the entire "high voltage" series is set. The charming historical residence in which the protagonists interact is actually the Grand Hotel Imperial in the town of Levico Terme (in Valsugana), which due to the script was "relocated" to Val di Fassa.
The project was sponsored by the Trentino Film Commission in collaboration with Trentino Marketing.