Living in Limbo

INTERVIEW. An Afghan girl, Rokhsar, and her family have been waiting for years to have their fates decided by the Danish asylum authorities. Emil Langballe's documentary "The Wait" looks at people trapped in an alienating system.

Daring Dreams and Fraught Friendship

INTERVIEW. With a starry-eyed dream of being the first amateurs to fly into space, two Danes enthusiastically start building a rocket. But over time, their disagreements mount. Max Kestner, one of Denmark's foremost documentary storytellers, goes for comedy as well as complexity in his new film "Amateurs in Space."

Godless wins at CPH PIX

AWARD. Ralitza Petrova's feature debut "Godless," a story depicting the harsh life in a remote Bulgarian town, was honoured with the main prize at CPH PIX, a festival with a keen eye on new directors.

Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz in next Lars von Trier film
IN PRODUCTION. Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz will be taking the lead roles in Lars von Trier's next film, the serial killer story "The House That Jack Built."
May el-Toukhy receives talent award
HONOUR. Director May el-Toukhy was in the spotlight Thursday evening at the opening of CPH PIX where she received the annual Nordisk Film talent award.
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.
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