Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling are back on the red carpet in Cannes, this time with Refn's Danish-produced "Only God Forgives". Taking cues from cinematic Bangkok and Eastern mysticism, his new film explores a man's search for something to believe in. you might even say the director got some supernatural assistance …
The rugged Icelandic landscape frames Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson's tale of two brothers who bond after a watershed event. With support from the DFI Film Workshop, "Whale Valley" could be completed in time for the short film competition at Cannes.
Infatuated with Alex van Warmerdam's dark and original universe, Danish producer Tine Mosegaard of Angel Films was compelled to co-produce the director's eighth feature film "Borgman". In return, van Warmerdam was impressed with the Danish actors. Tine Mosegaard talks about her collaboration with Dutch Graniet Films.
The last 10-15 years have seen a steady stream of divorced police detectives and psycho killers coming out of Scandinavia. Now, Mikkel Nørgaard has adapted "The Keeper of Lost Causes" by the bestselling Danish crime writer Jussi Adler-Olsen. What did he do to stand out from the crowd and give the film its own style?
For producer Mikael Chr. Rieks, trust and honesty are key in working with directors and investors. He only gets involved professionally with people he would leave his kids with.
So says Lene Børglum, producer of Nicolas Winding Refn's Danish Cannes competitor "Only God Forgives", a low-budget film with a stylised cinematic vocabulary and a star-studded cast.
Søren Kragh-Jacobsen was one of the four Dogme Brothers. While Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier took Cannes by storm in 1998, Kragh-Jacobsen's "Mifune" won the Silver Bear in Berlin and was a big audience hit in Denmark and around the world. Now the director is back with "The Hour of the Lynx", a chamber piece based on a play by the Swedish writer P.O. Enquist.
Søren Malling last year celebrated 20 years in the acting business. But he has only really been getting serious attention in the last few years for his roles in the TV series "The Killing" and "Borgen" and films like "A Hijacking". "I simply wasn't good enough," the 49-year-old actor says as the reason for his late breakthrough.