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Films From Denmark

The multi-festival prize winner is an imaginatively scripted and photographed film directed at children. A lively tale told by a bicycle, it shows what can be done with a road safety propaganda film. ... Read more
The function of the weather in forming the country and people of Denmark. ... Read more
In a magnified drop of water, the world can be reflected. But it is not the everyday world... ... Read more
This controversial film, on the function of sport in society, claims that positive human and social values are to be found in athletics. At the same time it satirically surveys professional sport. ... Read more
Your life is controlled by an anthill in the New Mexico desert. Your emotions, social interactions, personality and relationships change depending on a few thousand bugs scuttling around the sand... and the perverse sense of humour of celebrated and notorious director Lars Von Trier. ... As an art ... Read more
The creators of the film declare, “A film about emotional relations and about the commonly human. Wish for contact may arise between people of different sex and of the same sex. The film tries to describe certain aspects of such relations as they are experienced both from within and from outside ... Read more
Recreated from old photographs and early cinematic material, The Flying Dane is the story of J. C. Ellehammer who, in 1908. was one of the first men to fly a powered aircraft. His time aloft &ndash: 11 seconds. ... Read more
Winner of the Silver Bear at this year's Berlin film festival. ... Having debuted with Colombia-based cocaine drama Maria Full of Grace (MIFF 2004), American filmmaker Joshua Marston turns his attention to the sometimes bloody battle between tradition and progress in contemporary Albania. ... In ... Read more
“Vinterberg really has come storming back with this new movie… a reminder of his superb gift for unsettling collective drama.” - The Guardian ... Fourteen years ago Thomas Vinterberg helped introduce the world to the Dogme 95 doctrine with his devastating drama The Celebration. With the ... Read more
“My brain is very important.” - Dr Yoshiro Nakamatsu ... “The brain reaches maximum activity 0.5 seconds before death, then I can suddenly create a breakthrough!” So says Dr Nakamatsu, a Japanese Willy Wonka of random invention, regularly starving his brain of oxygen underwater to get new ... Read more
I don't think we can ever say that we are informed rather that we are formed. ... Interviewee in The Journey ... Peter Watkins new film The Journey, the highlight of the International Forum at this year's Berlin Film Festival, has been reviewed overseas as a film which pioneers new directions in ... Read more
On the south-western outskirts of wonderful Copenhagen is the King's Meadow Garden—Kongens Enghave —now the city's gigantic rubbish tip. There in a shack for twenty years lives Martin, aged 80, and he tells why he does so in a Pinteresque monologue, while the camera explores his ... Read more
The Kingdom is more of an epic than a small screen serial-a truly macabre work of diabolical diversity with an unpredictable narra­tive, harbouring a tender ghost story at the core of its haunted heart. ... We are introduced to the colossal labyrinthine hospital, the Kingdom of the title But ... Read more
The year 2059, Christmas eve. 3000m below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean a huge water ship floats past. The lighted portholes draw us into its mysterious interior. Jack Stenberg wakes from a nightmare about drowning and makes a desperate decision - he must find a way to escape his incarceration ... Read more
A grotesque film collage with music and songs about how Soren Rasmussen buries his wife Kristine, and how the funeral procession ends the day on the merry-go-round. ... Read more
Chronicles perhaps the worst moving day ever. Funny, frightening and unexpectedly romantic. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 2009. ... --- ... D Joachim Back P Tivi Magnusson, Sam Bisbee, Erika Hampson, Christian Potalivo, Johanne Stryhn Hørby S Anders Thomas Jensen ... Read more
An aggressive young man has his way with a nun, but in doing so, he destroys the fascination that stirred him. ... Read more
That pinnacle of evolutionary achieve­ment, embodiment of the dreams and desires of urban existence, twentieth-century Nordic man, is on floodlit display. He is subjected to a thorough zoological examination— with appropriate sounds. ... Read more
Inspired by the beheading-cum-abduction of renowned Danish tourist attraction The Little Mermaid, the film's protagonist, Julius, attempts to emulate history. He concocts an elaborate plan but it goes awry when he is unwittingly thrust into the limelight. ... Read more
A subversive comedy tour through North Korea takes a turn for the absurd in this Yes Men-style gonzo doco from Mads Brügger. ... Fighting propaganda with propaganda, filmmaker Mads Brügger takes two Danish-Korean comedians - the rotund Simon and the self-professed ‘spastic' Jacob - on a ... Read more
When the Saints go marchin' in . . . they do so to a swinging, animated dance of death. ... Read more
A great athlete could be regarded as an artist expressing himself through his sporting ability. The film uses this approach to Paul Elvstr0m, who sails three different boats and explains his feelings about sailing. ... Read more
Russian filmmaker Pavel Klushantsev had an extraordinary influence on an entire genre. The Star Dreamer explores the life and work of this visual wizard and the fantastic legacy of his films which transformed science fiction. Throughout his career in St. Petersburg, Klushantsev pioneered and ... Read more
Tin soldiers are cast and appear among the other toys on the birthday table. At night the toys come to life and the staunch tin soldier falls in love with the little dancer. ... Read more
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