Danish films at Berlin 2017
OVERVIEW. Daniel Borgman's "Loving Pia," a story about an intellectually disabled woman who finds love, is selected for Forum, while the hostage series "Below the Surface" is premiering in Berlinale Special Series. Find more details on Danish films traveling to Berlin 9-19 February.
Danes in Co-productions
CO-PRODUCTIONS. Final Cut for Real, the company behind Joshua Oppenheimer's recent films, co-produced the two Sundance winners "The Nile Hilton Incident" and "Strong Island," the latter film selected for the Berlinale 2017.
"One Intense, High Octane Dane"
PORTRAIT. From football hero to car thief, Esben Smed can do it all. This spring he has his first starring role as schizophrenic Janus in "Letters for Amina." But first comes the Berlin Film Festival, where he's one of this year's 10 Shooting Stars. Shooting Star
Danish films at European Film Market
OVERVIEW. Find out which Danish films are on show at the Berlinale's industry platform, the European Film Market, which runs 9-17 February.
Below the Surface to Berlinale Special Series
BERLIN 2017. "Below the Surface," directed by Kasper Barfoed and produced by TV production house SAM Productions, is selected for Berlinale Special Series. The festival opens 9 February, with a screening of the first two episodes on 15 February.
Last Men in Aleppo wins at Sundance
SUNDANCE. The Danish-Syrian documentary "Last Men in Aleppo," directed by Feras Fayyad and co-directed by Steen Johannessen, was honoured with a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, which also brought trophies to "The Nile Hilton Incident" and "Strong Island," both co-produced by Danish Final Cut for Real.
Sieling, Scherfig and Nordic Film Market in Göteborg
GÖTEBORG. Lone Scherfig is recipient of the Nordic Honorary Dragon Award at the Göteborg Film Festival, which will be seeing Charlotte Sieling's "The Man" in the main competition. The big festival showcase for Nordic cinema, which opens on 27 January, is also home to Nordic Film Market presenting new films in the pipeline.
Exciting Times in a Booming Market
INTERVIEW. Two and a half years ago, producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen founded SAM Productions with "Borgen" creator Adam Price and "The Killing" creator Søren Sveistrup, backed by the French distributor and investor StudioCanal. Now, the Danish TV production company's first series, the crime thriller "Below the Surface," is world-premiering at the Berlin Film Festival. Berlinale Special Series 2017
Oscar nominations to Land of Mine and Silent Nights
OSCAR 2017. Martin Zandvliet's "Land of Mine" and Aske Bang's "Silent Nights" will be taking part in the world's most prestigious film event, selected as nominees in the Foreign Language Film and Short Film categories, respectively.
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.
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