"Nymphomaniac", like all of Lars von Trier's work, is created within a freedom of expression that has a long tradition in Danish social and cultural life.
Since winning a Silver Bear in 2006 for her first feature "A Soap", Pernille Fischer Christensen has kept refining the intimate interpersonal story. So too in her new film, "Someone You Love", which uses soulful rock to portray a successful musician whose notions of freedom and love are rattled to the core.
Sawsan is a Danish-Turkish girl in a multicultural inner-city neighbourhood. Karl was raised as a Christian in a fishing hamlet far from the big city. Children see differences as natural and have an eye for the similarities that tie them together – in real life and in "The Contest", director Martin Miehe-Renard says.
"The Great Bear" got a warm reception in Berlin 2011. Now director Esben Toft Jacobsen and screenwriter Jannik Tai Mosholt are bringing us an enchanting animal fable about fortitude and loss. "Beyond Beyond" comes out of a long-running partnership between image-maker Toft Jacobsen and word-man Mosholt.
Vinca Wiedemann combined the roles of scribe, inspiration and editor when she and Lars von Trier collaborated on the director's 298-page script for "Nymphomaniac", von Trier's stab at a novel in film form.
Six acclaimed directors, among them Wim Wenders, Robert Redford and Michael Madsen, present their takes on architectural space in the grand-scale 3D documentary project "Cathedrals of Culture". FILM talks to Danish co-producer Final Cut for Real, while Michael Madsen explains his choice of building, Halden Prison in Norway.
Kristoffer Kiørboe has made a low-key rites-of-passage story about self-absorbed grownups and a boy who is saddled with more responsibility than he can bear. "Son" draws on the director's own experiences of growing up with divorce.