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Films From Denmark

“Part poetry, part sociological snapshot of small-town life, Falkenberg Farewell is like a Swedish I Vitelloni - the opening salvo from a new and distinctive talent.” - Toronto Film Festival Jesper Ganslandt's visionary debut is a farewell to his own childhood, created in collaboration with his ... Read more
John Turturro is Harry Cam, a security guard in mid-west Amenca, whose wfe has been killed at the mall in which he works. Harry becomes obsessed wrth revenge, poring over endless surveillance camera footage and searching for any shred of evidence. When the police unearth a suspect in a poor quality ... Read more
“Quality teen drama boasts an appealingly feisty heroine and high-energy martial arts action.” - Variety ... Aicha, the teenage daughter of conservative Turkish immigrants, lives in Copenhagen and is trying desperately to appease her parents' high expectations. Juggling their dreams of her ... Read more
In Glen Tetley's newly choreographed version of the classical story, the Firebird, a beautiful girl, is kept in an enchanted garden and is guarded by a Victorian family. Gradually, she liberates herself from the strict traditions and loosens her bonds: each pas-de-deux she dances with her lover ... Read more
The Five Obstructions (De Fem Benspænd) Denmark'Between Lars von Trier and me I can say there is a sympathy and professional respect, but also both of us have an appreciation of play and experiment and teasing.' -Jørgen Leth 'There are just a few areas on which I think I'm an expert. One of ... Read more
“It's a taut, complex thriller, but beware: in Flame & Citron, truth is far bleaker than fiction.” - Independent ... Copenhagen 1944. As the war winds down, it seems the Nazi regime's days are numbered. For the Danish resistance fighters code-named Flame and Citron, it means time is running out ... Read more
The strolling flaneur was the forerunner of 20th century travellers and their obsession with taking photographs. A whirl-wind trip through sensory superimpositions of all the world's most famous tourist icons. ... Read more
Danish photographer Jacob Riis holds a rare accolade in the hearts of America, a country rarely known for recognising the power of foreigners to have a deep-seated effect on the way they live. In the late 1800s Riis left Denmark for what he expected to be a promised land. In New York's slums he ... Read more
The film tells in picture and music about the world that is living in the frescoes of the village churches. After the creation and the fall of man, the human beings are chased out of Paradise; the sinners are thrown down to the agony of Hell and the good ones are guided to eternal happiness in ... Read more
Kate (Shirley Henderson) is unable to grieve for her missing sister, who two years earlier disappeared without trace. In her search for answers, Kate - a fish-factory worker in the astonishingly beautiful Morecambe Bay - steals a security tape from the police. It holds the last sighting of Annie ... Read more
Phie Ambo's documentary sees her turning the camera on fellow Danish filmmaker, Nicholas Winding Refn, detailing his real-life tale of risk and sacrifice. ... After crashlanding in Cannes with the gritty debut, Pusher, Winding Refn suffered a box office flop, Fear X (2003), which saw him plunged ... Read more
“There has never been anything quite like Asger Leth's film; it's amazing it even exists and that the director is still alive.” - Variety It is 2004. The Haitian slum of Cité Soleil is the most dangerous place on earth. Lawlessness, poverty and despair fuel the only currency that matters ... Read more
"Lovely and devastating, challenging yet worthwhile, Sally Potter's Ginger & Rosa may be the English filmmaker's best since Orlando." - The Playlist ... It's London, 1962. Born in the same hospital on the day the H-bomb hit Hiroshima, Ginger and Rosa are inseparable - playing truant, smoking ... Read more
A Thai refugee trying to start a new life in a Malaysian fishing village is haunted by the absence of her child. ... D/S Woo Ming Jin, Jeppe Rønde P Edmund Yeo, Patricia Drati, Tine Fischer L Thai, Malay w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
In a mixture of fiction and documentation, this film tells about a single mother and her lover. ... Read more
Born from the frustrating experiences of two theology students, the film describes the problems of a modern rural clergyman trying to keep a grip on a dwindling congregation, while examining the relevance of his personal role in modern life. ... Realising that the Orthodox Church is dying, and that ... Read more
The Green Butchers (De Gronne Slagtere) Denmark Stay away from the 'Chicky Wickies'! Tired of slaving away under Holger, their overbearing, abusive boss, 'sweaty' Svend and Bjarne open their own organic (green) butcher shop. Now in competition with their former employer, they must come up with a ... Read more
A young Muslim woman negotiates cultural and personal boundaries as she comes to terms with falling in love.The film explores the ultimately triumphant way in which she deals with the men in her life. Dogme-style aesthetics influence this remarkably insightful film. ... Read more
This report from Papa Doc's and Baby Doc's Haiti shows the state of the Negro population in the Caribbean republic. Aiming at complete impartiality, the film presents facts and allows them to speak for themselves. ... Read more
Here is a non-Shakespearian version of Hamlet, drawn from a Danish history recorded by Saxo Grammaticus in the 12th century, and containing characterization and incident not found in any other source. ... The film exemplifies the economy of action which characterized the Golden Era of Danish film ... Read more
“We follow individuals that are of most importance to each other, but they are not honest to each other.” - Björn Runge, director ... Preceded by Daybreak (which won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale) and Mouth To Mouth, the final film in Börn Runge's ‘liberation' trilogy follows five very ... Read more
A minimalist black comedy about a woman whose only respite from her loneliness and despair is eliciting sexual favours from a housefly. ... D/S Helena Frank P Elisabeth Victoria Poulsen WS The National Film School of Denmark L Danish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
Director/cmematographer Kann Westerlund pays a private and very subjective visit to one of her favourite places the sea-bathing facility at Helgoland. ... Read more
Every working wife has, really, two jobs, and when she has small children as well, her day is more than full Her World observes such a young wife with two small children at work, at home, and her increasingly strained relationship with her husband. ... Read more
"A powerful and intensely watchable film." – Screen Daily ... Tobias Lindholm (co-writer of The Hunt, MIFF 2012) settles into his second stint behind the camera in typically taut style, crafting an intelligent, intricate thriller ripped from the headlines. Forgoing sensationalist action ... Read more
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