A Heightened Sense of Presence
CANNES 2017. The hybrid installation "Separate Silences" combines sensory input and live-action VR to create an experience of slowly waking up after a coma. The work is on show in the NEXT section for creative cinema at the Cannes Film Market.
It's All About Our Shared Humanity

INTERVIEW. Life in exile is the main thread in Mahdi Fleifel's films, from "A World Not Ours" to "A Drowning Man," now at Cannes. Then as today, it's not politics but raw humanity that interests the Danish-Palestinian director. Cannes Short Films Competition 2017

Claes Bang in The Square

INTERVIEW. Claes Bang, who has more than twenty years of experience from theatre, film and television, takes centre stage in Ruben Östlund's satirical drama and Cannes winner "The Square." Östlund really makes you work for your money, says the Danish actor.

No Safe Choices

INTERVIEW. Ditte Milsted, Denmark's participant in this year’s Producer on the Move network at the Cannes Festival, is thrilled about the role that she and her company, Profile Pictures, have been playing in Danish film in recent years.

Ditte Milsted is Producer on the Move
CANNES 2017. Ditte Milsted of Profile Pictures is selected as one of twenty promising European producers to participate in the networking platform Producers on the Move during the Cannes Festival. Among Milsted's co-producing achievements is Grímur Hákonarson's "Rams," winner of Un Certain Regard in Cannes.
China and Denmark Sign Film Agreement

CO-PRODUCTION AGREEMENT. Denmark, as the first Nordic country, is signing a film co-production agreement with China. This takes place in Beijing on May 3 in connection with Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen's official visit to China.

May at the Cinematheque

CINEMATHEQUE. Experience strong female role models from Bollywood and the feisty filmmakers of Brazil's new wave of the 60s. You can also pick up a Jim Jarmusch classic or two at the Cinematheque in May offering a number of films with English dialogue or subtitles for our non-Danish speaking audiences.

Bille and Anders August filming Lucky Per

IN PRODUCTION. A miniseries based on the Danish classic "Lucky Per" will start shooting in August. Director is Bille August, who wrote the screenplay with his son Anders August.

Bobbi Jene wins at Tribeca

AWARDS. Elvira Lind's "Bobbi Jene" is "pushing nonfiction intimacy to bold new places," said the jury of the documentary competition at Tribeca, where the film took home three of the four documentary competition awards.

Mahdi Fleifel to Cannes Short Films Competition

CANNES. "A Drowning Man" by Danish-Palestinian director Mahdi Fleifel is selected for the Short Films Competition at the Cannes Festival 2017, running 17-28 May. 

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