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Films From Denmark

“Here comes a film. It's a comedy and harmless.” - Lars von Trier When the owner of an IT company decides to sell up, he's forced to wheel out the CEO to seal the deal. The only problem is the CEO was his creation, invented to take the blame for unpopular decisions. Enter Kristoffer, an out of ... Read more
Daniel Borgman (Lars and Peter, MIFF 09; Berik, MIFF 10) delivers a moving tale of a boy who believes that his much-loved grandfather is still alive and possessing the power to reanimate dead animals. ... Screens with Nana (France, 68 mins). ... D Daniel Joseph Borgman P Katja Adomeit S Daniel ... Read more
An investigation of the position of the Brazilian Amazon-Indians today. In their natural state, in their own surroundings, they enjoy the very things western men crave for -an unhurried and untroubled life, a relaxed and happy communal existence. But, by opening up the jungle, the Government forces ... Read more
More than just a gay neo-Nazi film. ... Violent and affectionate, brutal and touching, Nicolo Donato's feature debut is a tale that delves into the dichotomy of homosexuality within the ranks of skinheads. ... The clandestine lovers are Lars, a young man who leaves the army for the fist-happy ... Read more
In her powerfully immediate [Brothers], Suzanne Bier - director of the acclaimed Dogma film [Open Hearts] (MIFF 02) - has fashioned a taut psychological drama of a splintering family. ... Michael and Jannik are brothers who couldn't be less alike. Michael (Ulrich Thomsen) - always his father's ... Read more
“Who did they shoot?… A guy with a camera.” ... While those in the West might bemoan the falling standards of news media, the Burmese live in a world where journalism of any kind is illegal. Just being found with a camera can have you killed in the streets. ... In extraordinary acts of ... Read more
From Mads Matthiesen, winner of the MIFF 08 Grand Prix for Best Short Film, comes the story of 16-year-old Cathrine. She has a new boyfriend twice her age - and her overbearing parents are not going to approve. ... --- D/S Mads Matthiesen P Jonas Bagger WS TrustNordisk L Danish w/English subtitles ... Read more
Bogotá Change ... Ridden with crime and drugs, Bogotá was once considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Then Antanus Mockus - a man fired from his university job for mooning his students in a fit of rage - was elected mayor, and turned the city into a model for the rest ... Read more
Cairo Garbage ... With 10,000 tonnes of new garbage produced every day, Cairo is drowning in its own waste. Even the ‘garbage people' who for years have made a living from the discarded goods can't keep up with the pace of waste production. Enter Italian contractors and trash-eating pigs to help ... Read more
Mumbai Disconnected ... With a population set to grow from 18 million to 28.5 million in the next 10 years - 80% of whom currently catch the train to and from work each day - Mumbai is a city warping under the weight of its own infrastructure. Two citizens and a politician push their own agendas in ... Read more
Shanghai Space ... In a city that grows by half a million people per year, space is a precious commodity. Shanghai's rapid expansion is forcing officials to look at subterranean accommodation as a possible answer to its housing woes. ... --- ... D Nanna Frank Møller P Helle Faber WS Danish ... Read more
A personal account of life in Cuba, investigating the earnings, eating habits, working and social life of the ordinary Cubans. ... Read more
How Danish furniture is designed, what the artist looks for, the result, and its eventual use. ... Read more
Irene is a woman who doesn't quite know what she wants to do. She is married with an attractive child, but also has, a lover, Ebbe. He is deeply in love with her, but their relationship is not a happy one. Sexually she is not attracted to him, and her general dissatisfaction leads her into short ... Read more
“Explores intelligently the very touchy topic of anti-Semitism.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Having elicited charges of anti-Semitism from critics of his previous films, Yoav Shamir (Flipping Out, MIFF 08; 5 Days, MIFF 06) undertakes a personal study of the subject, travelling to Auschwitz ... Read more
Dennis's mother is hurt when he invites a local girl out on a date. Despite pressure to cancel, Dennis ventures into a night that he will never forget. Screened at Sundance 08 --- D/S Mads Matthiesen S Martin Zandvliet P Jonas Bagger TD 35mm/2007/18mins ... Read more
When Dennis invites a local girl out on a date, he ventures into a night that he will never forget. ... Not in competition ... --- D/S Mads Matthiesen P Jonas Bagger S Martin Zandvliet TD 35mm/2007 ... Read more
Donald McGlynn has developed documen­tary portraiture of jazz musicians to a fine art. Dexter Gordon - More Than You Know is his latest exemplary effort. Gordon is the transitional fig­ure between the great classical tenor saxophone styles of Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young in the 1930's ... Read more
Henning Carlsen's new film looks at first like a reprise of his best known film Hunger (1966) as it introduces us to a down and out in a cold Northern European winter. The film quickly departs into its own new territory however as the date 1935 comes up, and we realise that this young man is more ... Read more
A voyeuristic ode to the buildings and landscapes of Denmark's capital. ... A tribute to the physical surroundings that shape the lives of Copenhagen locals, Max Kestner's documentary avoids historical reverie to create a ‘here and now' snapshot of a thoroughly modern city. ... While lovingly ... Read more
One motorist gives a lift to another whose car has broken down. It is a hazardous night drive, for a latent hostility between them bursts to the surface. . . . ... Read more
This is the third feature film from Danish director, Hans Kristensen, following his earlier films. The Escape and Per. Per, a small-time hoodlum, reappears in this film, trying to make a respectable existence for himself. He has moved in with a single mother who lives next door to two off-beat ... Read more
“It is smart and sexy and thrilling and shocking.” - Twitch ... Based on the best-selling book (the first in a trilogy) by practising Swedish defence lawyer Jens Lapidus, this tautly directed crime thriller criss-crosses between the lives of three very different characters. Penniless but ... Read more
Winner of Silver Wolf Award at last year's International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Enemies of Happiness introduces us to a remarkable 28 year-old woman during Afghanistan's first democratic election in over 30 years. Surrounded by security, Malalai Joya spreads her political beliefs as part ... Read more
In Evening Land, British film-maker, Peter Watkins, projects a frightening future for the welfare state. The film, which was provisionally titled Denmark 1980, chronicles the disintegration of the welfare society. The democratic parliamentary system is menaced by mass unemployment, inflation ... Read more
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