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Films From Denmark

You can't stop your thoughts. ... It's 2024 and an oil-starved Europe has connected its train systems via a massive underground subway network. Whenever Roger, a call-centre worker from Stockholm, steps into Metropia a stranger's voice begins speaking in his head. He turns to shampoo ad girl Nina ... Read more
Berlin Film Festival award winner Minor Mishaps exhibits the peculiarly Danish brand of bittersweet intimate comedy and turbulent family relationships handled so expertly in Thomas Vinterberg's classic, The Celebration (MIFF 1998). The film's blackest joke is that the mishaps in it are scarily ... Read more
A humorous animated film about inner demons, crushing parental expectations and a career meltdown. It's tough to be a modern woman. ... D/S Joanna Rubin Dranger P Lisbet Gabrielsson, Jeremy Purcell, Michael Lennon, Vibeke Vogel, Elise Lund Larsen WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English ... Read more
Bent Barfod, Danish avant-garde film director, produced an experimental photographic ballet film in Mixed Double. ... Read more
The family from which the Danish Queen originates, has reigned for a thousand years Radical political development has transformed Denmark into one of the world's most advanced democracies Yet, the monarchy has been preserved The film investigates this apparent contradiction. ... Read more
Wills are tested and lives changed forever in this heartwarming and often hilarious story of two very different people thrown together by chance. Fifty years ago, 82 year-old Vig bought a castle in the Danish countryside intending to turn it into a monastery. Many years later, his dream appears to ... Read more
Backed by a massive sound system pulsing with peak-volume bass beats, Mr Catra's sex and crime obsessed music speaks about life in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro and ongoing wars with criminal gangs and police. His lyrics are so explicit that the Brazilian police have coined the term 'Funk ... Read more
A disturbing film that raises serious questions about the nature of care, Mum is set at wintertime around a housing estate. Focussing on a young couple grieving their dead cat, viewers are presented with some of the banal truths surrounding loss. --- ... D/S Mads Matthiesen P Julie Sophie Vang TD ... Read more
From the country that brought you 101 Reykjavic (MIFF 2001) comes an equally humorous tragi-comedy. High school offers no challenge to the gifted Noi. He spends his days stealing beer to numb the boredom of life in the snowbound Icelandic village he has grown up in. Noi is hairless, pale, awkward ... Read more
During a holiday in Sweden, the sailing boat of a group of Danish children becomes adrift; the children land on a desert island and spend two days before they are rescued. The film probes the social mechanisms at work when a group of people are suddenly left to themselves. ... Read more
"A tough, absorbing and watchable crime drama ... marks [Noer] out as a talent to keep on watching." – Screen ... In the rundown, impoverished Copenhagen suburb of Nordvest, 18-year-old Caspar is his family's primary breadwinner: a low-level burglar trying to rob his way to a better ... Read more
Is life over when old age begins? Denmark has nearly 400,000 pensioners who have lived through the difficult days after having retired. Interviews elucidate the problems which are believed to crop up when old age begins, and the difficulties which age entails. A Festival film from Edinburgh, Cork ... Read more
Dreyer has on occassion been described as the Kafka of the cinema. Both artists are devoted to bizarre and exceptional settings, both are decidedly anti-realists. The mental conflicts which motivate their art evidently rest upon a common foundation. In Ordet, Dreyer gives us a modern morality. ... Read more
The children of Kosovo survive in the aftermath of war, each with their own gripping, surreal and sad stories of memory, loss and fear. ... --- ... D Birgitte Staermose P Jesper Morthorst S Peter Asmussen WS Danish Film Institute L Albanian w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D Birgitte ... Read more
Paw grew up in the jungles of the West Indies — the son of a Danish father and a West Indian mother who died who he was bom. The picture starts when Paw, at the age of twelve, has lost his father and is brought to Denmark, to live in a small village with his father's sister, his only ... Read more
In Carlsen's "documentaries" reality is staged: real people play "themselves" to give an impression of how they perceive themselves. In this case we meet James R. Jarrett, a returned warrior who brings his Vietnam experience home to Arizona and ... teaches American families how to defend ... Read more
Dots, lines, loops, dance to a drumbeat background. ... Read more
A behavioural and psychological drama, based on true accounts of a racially charged street scam in Sweden. ... Over the course of a tense afternoon, five kids of African descent playfully toy with three well-heeled white teens. Using complex intimidation, racial preconceptions, vague threats and ... Read more
Anders Morgenthaler's debut animated feature came careening into audiences on the opening night of Director's Fortnight at Cannes just months ago. August, a former missionary priest, returns home to Copenhagen when his sister Christina dies. Known as The Princess, Christina was a celebrated porn ... Read more
[Prostitution Behind the Veil] opens a window onto the difficult lives of Minna and Fariba, two young single mothers who make their way as best they can in a society that affords little opportunity to women in their position. Pushed onto the streets after the disintegration of their marriages ... Read more
A furious, hyper-realistic window into the very bottom of the Copenhagen underworld, the blockbuster hit Pusher, the debut feature from its 25-year-old director, was instrumental in putting Danish cinema back on the international map post-Dogma. ... It tells the story of Frank (Kim Bodia), a ... Read more
Just out of prison after 13 months, Tonny discovers that he has a child. He also has a debt to his father, the most vicious gangster in Copenhagen. Tonny desperately wants to find his feet, so he goes to his father to pay his dues and also to regain his respect. ... But as he goes about his ... Read more
“It's as if Coppola had decided to make sadsack Fredo Corleone the hero of one of the Godfather films.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Just out of prison, small-time crook Tonny (already familiar to fans of Pusher) tries to sort out his life and gain the respect of his father. But ... Read more
“A vision that thoroughly debunks popular ideas of gangster romanticism.” - Toronto International Film Festival ... Taking place over the course of a day, ageing Serbian drug baron, Milo (Zlatko Buric), prepares for his daughter's 25th birthday. At the same time, younger gangs are attempting to ... Read more
Lone is a 16-year old girl who runs away from an institution for wayward girls. Determined to strike out on her own, Lone succeeds only in compounding her problems. ... The theme of the film is escape. Whenever Lone faces a problem, she runs. She escapes from home after an encounter with ... Read more
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