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An Architecture of Life and Emotions
08.11.2017
BRIEF. 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 York. In his documentary 'Big time,' the director paints a portrait of a contemporary man, whose success has come at a high price. IDFA Panorama 2017
Real Life Rarely Does What You Want It To
08.11.2017
INTERVIEW. 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 in the story of Amanda, a single mother, and Casper, a conman. IDFA Panorama 2017
Espionage and Cutouts
08.11.2017
INTERACTIVE. 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 intelligence process activating the body, senses and mind. IDFA Doclab Competition for Digital Storytelling 2017
Pattern of Chance
07.11.2017
INTERVIEW. 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 investigates consciousness in her new documentary, "…when you look away." IDFA Masters 2017
Celebrating Children Who Take Action
07.11.2017
INTERVIEW. 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 us. The director's documentary series, 'Kids on the Silk Road,' shows a reality that might even teach us something. IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs 2017
A Year among Filipino Street Children
07.11.2017
INTERVIEW. At a centre in the Philippines, a Danish organisation is helping a group of street children out of a life of drug addiction, crime and sexual abuse. Filmmaker Mikala Krogh lived with her family among the children for a year to make her documentary 'A Year of Hope.' IDFA Masters 2017
Childhood in the Shadow of War
07.11.2017
INTERVIEW. What's it like to be a child in a warzone? Simon Lereng Wilmont's 'The Distant Barking of Dogs' follows a ten-year-old boy, Oleg, who lives in a village near the frontlines in Eastern Ukraine. For the director, it's about showing the human power of survival and the possibility of finding security and warmth in a chaotic world. IDFA First Appearance Competition 2017
Jørgen Leth and Danish Documentaries to IDFA
10.10.2017
IDFA. Simon Lereng Wilmont's "The Distant Barking of Dogs" is world-premiering at IDFA, which has invited a wide range of Danish films and filmmakers to this 30th anniversary edition, including renowned documentarian Jørgen Leth.
Christina Ramsø Thomsen new commissioning editor
06.10.2017
DFI. Christina Ramsø Thomsen replaces Marie Schmidt Olesen as commissioning editor of the Danish Film Institute's talent-development programme New Danish Screen.
A Horrible Woman debuting in Warsaw
05.10.2017

FESTIVAL. Christian Tafdrup's drama "A Horrible Woman" is making its world premiere in competition at the Warsaw Film Festival. The film explores the theme of women in modern relationships, as seen through the eyes of a man.

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