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Films From Denmark

A short musical improvisation on the Danish national colours, red and white; colours which actually dominate the Danish scene. ... Read more
“A white knuckle thriller.” - Toronto Film Festival This psychological nail-biter follows Jackie, a surveillance camera officer who observes the streets of Glasgow on a matrix of television screens. One day, she recognises a man whose past collides traumatically with her own and she begins to ... Read more
An irreverent look at a little monster who wreaks unbridled havoc. ... Diploma of Honour, Cracow Festival. ... Read more
A description of the Castle of Kronborg as Shakespeare and his actors must have seen it 300 years ago if they even visited the castle, interwoven with scenes from a performance of "Hamlet" in the courtyard. ... Read more
A young Innuit boy battles a mysterious monster in Greenland. A poetic and beautiful tale. --- D/S Luc Perez P Marie Bro TD 35mm/2007/11mins ... Read more
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A Soap cleaned up at this year's Berlin Film Festival where it won a Silver Bear Award, Best Debut Film and was nominated for a Golden Bear Award. ... Charlotte could have it all but she doesn't want any of it. When she moves away from her boyfriend, she happens to become the upstairs neighbour of ... Read more
The name may be unfamiliar but the tunes of Harolc Arlen have stayed with generations. Over the Rainbow, Stormy Weather, Accentuate the Positive, That Old Black Magic, Let's Fall in Love, Come Rain or Shine, Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home, Get Happy and literally dozens more timeless classics ... Read more
Co-winner of the Jury prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival (sharing the prize with Blackboards, also showing at MIFF), Songs From the Second Floor is an alarmingly funny and bold film. ... 'Songs From the Second Floor, directed by Sweden's Roy Andersson, is the most provocative of this year's ... Read more
A man and a woman walk down a street in the red light district of Copenhagen. They are happy but soon their conversation takes a strange turn and comes to a head. Is it the surroundings that provoked it or was the conflict already lurking?---D Birgitte Stærmose S Dunja Gry Jensen & Birgitte ... Read more
Staceyann Chin traces the personal journey of a prominent American Slam poet. The testimonies about her turbulent childhood and quest for sexual identity are intertwined with an exciting subculture, engaging voices, rhythms and cadences of Slam Poetry competition. ... Read more
Evoking the imaginary worlds of the Quay Brothers and Phillippe Genty, [Strings] is a remarkable, Shakespearian epic cast entirely with puppets! Before committing suicide, ancient ruler Kahro repents of his evildoing in a note to his heir, Hal. Kahro's malevolent brother Nezo destroys the note and ... Read more
Say goodbye to your last day on Earth.What's the one quality humans have that aliens don't? Empathy, of course - the lack of which has led to endless wars raging across alien worlds. Now Ulla, one of these empathy-lacking aliens, has found her way to Earth, infiltrating human society under the ... Read more
A fable about a young soldier engaged on manoeuvres who takes advantage of being a mock casualty to spend the time with a girl. ... Diploma of Merit, Edibvurgh; Hauptpreis, Oberhausen. ... Read more
The Swenkas are gentlemen in suits, men who take pride in coordinated clothing and perfect grooming. Every Saturday night in Johannesburg this group of 18 Zulu working men leave their grimy overalls behind to see who has the sharpest threads and the best moves. They've been running the show for so ... Read more
Winner of the World Cinema Directing Award for Dramatic Fiction at Sundance 2012. ... Mads Matthiesen expands his MIFF award-winning short film Dennis (MIFF 08) into a full-length character drama with the very touching but non-saccharine Teddy Bear. ... Incredibly hulk-ish Dennis (Kim Kold) is a ... Read more
A man rushes to be somewhere, events conspiring to make sure he misses his appointment. The car won't start, the clock keeps ticking, the stress of being late appears to exacerbate his problems. Is this frustrating series of events a dream or a premonition? This short film explores the tempo of ... Read more
The influence of mass media on the young. A girl tries to live as her magazines tell her she should. ... Award, Cork Festival; Diploma, Oberhausen Festival; Prize, Helsinki Festival. ... Read more
Asta Nielsen's first film, in 1910. ... "She is all! She is the drunkard's vision and the lonely man's dream... ' She laughs like a girl completely happy, and her eyes know of things so tender and shy that one dare not speak of them... A new light seemed to shine from the screen" - Guillaume ... Read more
“Brügger's façade exposes a grotesque and frightening view of a deeply corrupt country.” - Screen Daily ... Danish journalist and documentary filmmaker Mads Brügger lays out his cards right at the start of this film - to purchase an ambassadorship for the Central Republic of Africa and ... Read more
An incisive, witty and deeply moving drama about responsibility and solidarity. Per Fly's directorial debut tells the story of alcohol-ravaged Kaj in the sympathetic, straightforward style adopted in the best films of Ken Loach (particularly My Name is Joe, MIFF 1999) and Mike Leigh. ... Kaj (a ... Read more
The open-air movement in a historical cross-section. The picture is chiefly based on original historical material such as paintings, engravings, photographs and old films, contrasting sharply with the short final sequence of present-day shots. ... Read more
The Casablanca Circus is a story about three people's drive for happiness. Laila, Charles and Sylvester belong to the proletariat of the streets. In a happy-go-lucky way they move from town to town, providing sensations from real life, dreaming of a box-office success. They are willing to pay the ... Read more
As the celebrants arrive for the 60th birthday of patriarch Helge, it quickly becomes apparent that his three children manifest any number of resentments and inner turmoils. Christian, a restaurateur based in France, is still suffering from the recent suicide of his twin sister, a pain he shares ... Read more
When the iron curtain suddenly lifts, a Russian cosmonaut is left in orbit, forgotten by a world that no longer needs him. The Cosmonaut is a poetic story about the fragility of good fortune and the capricious nature of circumstance. ... Read more
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