We Have to Tell the Whole Truth
INTERVIEW. Nicolo Donato's second feature, "Across the Waters," is inspired by the director's grandfather, who sailed Danish Jews to safety in Sweden during World War II. The film attempts to paint a full picture of the Jewish escape in 1943, including the parts that portray their Danish rescuers in a less than flattering light. International premiere Nordic Film Days Lübeck
Watch Danish premieres at CPH PIX
FESTIVAL. A horror tale about a surrogate mother, a famous actor's directorial debut, a youth drama from the graffiti world – the Danish lineup at the CPH PIX festival in Copenhagen suggests a rich mix of cinematic encounters.
Amateurs in Space, Venus and more to IDFA
IDFA. Max Kestner's "Amateurs in Space" is selected for the feature-length competition at the big doc fest in Amsterdam, which also has its eye on a new Danish film about female desire. This year's IDFA is up and running on 16 November.
Getting ready for Christmas
FESTIVAL. Jacob Ley wants to restore some of the good old Christmas magic in his animation fairy tale "Get Santa" which is now opening at festivals – including the Busan Film Festival running 6-15 October.
London Film Festival with The War Show
FESTIVAL. "The world becomes increasingly numbed, which is why a documentary like 'The War Show' is so essential." Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon's Venice Days winner is part of the Danish line-up at the London Film Festival running 5-16 October.
Amanda Knox on Netflix
RELEASE. Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst's "Amanda Knox" premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is now playing on Netflix as the first ever "Original" to have a Danish producer on board.
Land of Mine is Denmark's Oscar entry
OSCAR 2017. Martin Zandvliet and Nordisk Film's "Land of Mine," shedding light on a lesser known chapter of WWII, is Denmark's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category.
1000 Ways to Cook Insects

INTERVIEW. The documentary "BUGS," premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, takes us on a culinary journey to seven countries, on five continents, that all have insects on the menu. The film's producer talks about meeting audiences that have discussed and tasted bugs – and in some cases taken offense that the film doesn't come out and say that eating insects will save the planet. Selected for Culinary Zinema at San Sebastian Film Festival, starting today

New comedy set in the eighties
IN PRODUCTION. The full cast list and a first photo are out for "Klown" duo Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam's next film, "DAN-DREAM," which is shooting right now in southern Denmark.
Denmark's Oscar entry revealed 19 September
OSCARS 2017. The final candidate to represent Denmark in the Foreign Language Oscar category will be elected on 19 September from a shortlist of three films.
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