Among Aleppo's White Helmets
INTERVIEW. "Last Men in Aleppo" follows civilian rescue workers from the White Helmets at such close range that it puts you right in the war-ravaged city. Directed by Feras Fayyad and co-directed by Steen Johannessen, the Danish-Syrian documentary shows the human cost of war. The film is world premiering in competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2017.
Borgman's Loving Pia to Berlin
BERLIN 2017. Daniel Borgman's "Loving Pia" is selected for the Berlin Film Festival in February. The director's second feature film, about an intellectually disabled woman who finds love, is selected for Forum, the Berlinale section for experimental works.
In a Cloud of Not Knowing
INTERVIEW. Daniel Borgman's second feature "Loving Pia" stars and is based on the life of a 60-year-old disabled woman. Everything about the film is complex, problematic and coincidental, says the director, and that's the way he prefers it. Berlinale Forum 2017
Nominees for the industry's Robert Awards
ROBERT 2017. Horror in the L.A. fashion world, communal living in the 1970s and tyranny in a 1960s boarding school – the Danish Film Academy reveal their choices for this year's Robert Awards nominees.
The Commune and Parents at the Fore in Bodil Awards
BODIL 2017. Of the five films running for best Danish film, no less than three are first features. Top scorer in this year's nominations for the Danish critics' Bodil Awards is Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune," which is selected in five categories.
"I Have a Very Quick Pace in My Life"
INTERVIEW. Charlotte Sieling has directed Danish television series like "Unit 1," "The Killing" and "The Bridge" and has greatly enjoyed her work on American shows. Making "The Man" was a passion project all her own, she says about her second feature film exploring a simple idea: What is it about men?
Charlotte Sieling's The Man to Göteborg
FESTIVAL. Feature films, documentaries, TV drama and short films – Danish film is widely represented at this year's big Nordic festival in Gothenburg, which kicks off on 27 January. Among the films competing for the title as Best Nordic Film is Charlotte Sieling's drama "The Man."
January at the Cinematheque
CINEMATHEQUE. Put some spark into your film choices for January with Dirty Harry Callahan, or get your head spinning with the master of paradox, David Lynch. If you are in Copenhagen, read on to find out what's playing at the Cinematheque, where we offer a large number of films with English dialogue or subtitles every month.
Hygge through the Ages
STREAMING. Hygge is hot. Barely pronounceable, the concept even made the shortlist for Word of the Year in the UK. But what does it mean? One way to learn how to hygge is to explore the historical footage, going as far back as 1899, on the Danish Film Institute's streaming site Denmark on Film.
Land of Mine on Oscar shortlist
OSCAR 2017. Martin Zandvliet and Nordisk Film's "Land of Mine" is voted through to the next round in the Oscar countdown. The five final nominees in the Foreign Language Film category will be selected on 24 January.
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