Danish films/Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian

Welcome to the Danish Film Institute's festival website on Danish films at the festivals in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian 2017. Don't forget to look us up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and stay connected with #danishfilm.

Winter Brothers

INTERVIEW. Director Hlynur Pálmason went for a blend of beauty and brutality in his debut feature about a young man yearning for love and acceptance. TORONTO Discovery

You Disappear

INTERVIEW. Peter Schønau Fog ponders how neuroscience forces us to rethink ourselves as human beings in his drama starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Trine Dyrholm. TORONTO Special Presentation

Team Hurricane

INTERVIEW. Annika Berg's first feature celebrates teenage girls who are not afraid to be loud, vulgar – and vulnerable. VENICE Film Critics Week

The Charmer

INTERVIEW. With his feature film debut, Milad Alami wants to play with our notions of "the stranger." SAN SEBASTIAN New Directors

A Drowning Man

INTERVIEW. Life as a refugee is a recurring theme in the films by Mahdi Fleifel, who wants to deepen our understanding of our common humanity. TORONTO Short Cuts


Separate Silences

BRIEF. The hybrid installation combines sensory input and live-action VR to create an experience of slowly waking up after a coma. VENICE Virtual Reality Competition


Nothing Happens

INTERVIEW. The VR project by directors Michelle and Uri Kranot invites you inside a singular universe of snow, black birds, poetry and calm. VENICE Virtual Reality Competition


line-up Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian

OVERVIEW. See which films, including Danish minor co-productions, are off to September's three major festivals.



Danes in co-productions

Danes in co-productions

07.02.18BERLIN 2018. Danish filmmakers are working with their peers from Sweden, Canada and the US on three international co-productions premiering at the Berlin Film Festival. Get the full picture below.F...
From Below Ground to the Heavenly Spheres

From Below Ground to the Heavenly Spheres

06.02.18BERLIN. Jeremie Becquer's 'Vermine' wants us to reflect on the theme of discrimination, while Réka Bucsi's 'Solar Walk' journeys through the solar system. The two short films, in competition at Ber...
Bodies Cannot Be Isolated

Bodies Cannot Be Isolated

06.02.18INTERVIEW. 'Strange Meetings' is a video installation showing footage and documents from a former STD facility in South Korea, where local sex workers were forcibly isolated in the 1970s. The build...
Making the Familiar Surprising

Making the Familiar Surprising

06.02.18INTERVIEW. How do you adapt a popular children’s book for the big screen? With 'The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear,' animation director Philip Einstein Lipski, who co-directed with Jørgen Lerda...
Winter Brothers Wins Best Film at Robert Awards

Winter Brothers Wins Best Film at Robert Awards

05.02.18AWARDS. Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature 'Winter Brothers' took home nine statuettes at the Danish Robert Awards celebrating the best of 2017 in Danish film and television. Also among the evening's...
Children's Heroine Off to Foreign Climes

Children's Heroine Off to Foreign Climes

02.02.18INTERVIEW. Circleen, a Danish TV icon since the 1960s, is off on new adventures in 'Circleen, Coco and the Wild Rhinoceros.' Introducing the African princess Coco, director Jannik Hastrup wants to...
Defiant Film From the Provinces

Defiant Film From the Provinces

01.02.18INTERVIEW. Working in the Danish teen-film genre, up-and-coming director Kasper Rune Larsen insists on going his own way. Many teen films weigh down their tales with heavy morals, he says. 'Denmark...
The Guilty wins Audience Award at Sundance

The Guilty wins Audience Award at Sundance

28.01.18FESTIVAL. Gustav Möller's debut feature 'The Guilty' wins the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.Filmtilknytninger: Den Skyldige 97222. Gustav Möl...
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