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.



Two Danish talents among IDFA winners

Two Danish talents among IDFA winners

23.11.17IDFA. Simon Lereng Wilmont's 'The Distant Barking of Dogs' was honoured with the First Appearance Award at Wednesday's IDFA prize fest, while director Trine Laier's first game project 'Cosmic Top S...
Danish films at IDFA Forum 2017

Danish films at IDFA Forum 2017

09.11.17IDFA FORUM. Eva Mulvad's 'Family on the Run' about an Iranian family's fight for a life together is one of the Danish projects selected for IDFA's co-financing and co-production market running 20-2...
We Learn So Much by Moving into New Fields

We Learn So Much by Moving into New Fields

08.11.17PROFILE. Films by Joshua Oppenheimer, Camilla Nielsson and Christy Garland as well as a pair of VR projects are in the pipeline at Final Cut for Real, where the producers stay sharp by always tryin...
An Architecture of Life and Emotions

An Architecture of Life and Emotions

08.11.17BRIEF. Over six years, Kaspar Astrup Schröder followed the internationally respected architect Bjarke Ingels during the realisation of his biggest project to date, the new World Trade Center in New...
Real Life Rarely Does What You Want It To

Real Life Rarely Does What You Want It To

08.11.17INTERVIEW. Nicole N. Horanyi has played with the line between reality and fiction before. In her new film, 'The Stranger,' she aims to bring the best of the documentary and the narrative together i...
Espionage and Cutouts

Espionage and Cutouts

08.11.17INTERACTIVE. Game director Trine Laier's 'Cosmic Top Secret' delves into her parents' past as secret agents during the Cold War. The documentary game format pulls the player into a playful intellig...
Pattern of Chance

Pattern of Chance

07.11.17INTERVIEW. What do you find when you let go of reason and control? That reality is more complex than many would think. Leaving it up to chance and keeping an open mind, director Phie Ambo investiga...
Celebrating Children Who Take Action

Celebrating Children Who Take Action

07.11.17INTERVIEW. It can be tempting to tell sad stories about children growing up in distant lands under conditions far removed from our own. But doing that, Jens Pedersen says, is to fail both them and...
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