Film critics commend The Charmer at San Sebastian
AWARD. Milad Alami's "The Charmer" won the European and Mediterranean film critics' Fedeora prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The director deals with "one of the biggest challenges in Europe nowadays," the jury stated about Alami's debut feature, which is off next to Chicago and Warsaw.
You Disappear is Denmark's Oscar entry 2018
OSCAR 2018. Peter Schønau Fog and Zentropa's "You Disappear" is selected as Denmark's submission for the Academy Awards' Foreign-Language category.
Team Hurricane honoured in Venice
AWARD. Annika Berg's feature debut "Team Hurricane" was awarded the Verona Film Club Award at the 32. Venice International Film Critics' Week on Friday.
Land of the Free to Telluride Film Festival

FESTIVAL. Camilla Magid's documentary "Land of the Free" has been selected for the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. The film met its first international audience at Karlovy Vary Film Festival in June and will now enjoy its American premiere in the tiny village of Telluride, Colorado.

A Heightened Sense of Presence

BRIEF. The hybrid installation "Separate Silences" combines sensory input and live-action VR to create an experience of slowly waking up after a coma. Venice Virtual Reality Competition 2017.

Deep Inside an Artwork

INTERVIEW. "Nothing Happens," a film and virtual-reality project by animation directors Michelle and Uri Kranot produced by Marie Bro, invites you inside a singular universe of snow, black birds, poetry and calm. Venice Virtual Reality Competition 2017.

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." Then as today, it's not politics but raw humanity that interests the Danish-Palestinian director. North American Premiere Toronto Film Festival 2017.

The Vulnerability of Human Existence

INTERVIEW. Peter Schønau Fog tackles fundamental questions about human existence in his second feature, "You Disappear." Ten years after his highly successful debut, "The Art of Crying," the director once again challenges his audience with an unsettling narrative that steers clear of the most familiar cinematic conventions. International premiere at Toronto Film Festival 2017.

Exploring the Unknown

INTERVIEW. Director Hlynur Pálmason blends beauty with brutality in his debut feature "Winter Brothers," the result of a highly organic process. The story centres on two brothers working in a limestone quarry, focusing on the younger brother Emil and his hunger for love and acceptance. Premiere at Locarno and Toronto Film Festivals 2017.  

The Riddle of the Stranger

INTERVIEW. "The Charmer" is about an Iranian man struggling to get a residence permit in Denmark. Playing with our notions of "the stranger," director Milad Alami slowly unfolds his protagonist’s secrets like a mystery. Premiere at San Sebastian Film Festival 2017.

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