1h 49min | Drama | Release Date: 5.12.2014
North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s - George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.
“It is a love story that is balancing on the edge of where you want love to exist and yet you’re fearfully aware of its danger, and I think that’s fascinating.” Susanne Bier – Director
Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones, David Dencik, Sean Harris and Ana Ularu, SERENA is directed by Susanne Bier, written by Christopher Kyle based on the book by Ron Rash, and produced by Nick Wechsler, Susanne Bier, Steve Schwartz, Paula Mae Schwartz, Todd Wagner, Ron Halpern and Ben Cosgrove.
SERENA was filmed over eight weeks on location in and around Prague, the Czech Republic during the spring of 2012.