No Way She Will Make A Film without Me
INTERVIEW. Katja Adomeit loves the creative side of producing and never tires of finding new ideas, new partnerships and new production concepts to make films that really matter, whether they are made in Afghanistan, New Zealand, South Dakota, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Siberia, Bhutan, Kazachstan or Denmark. The result of her collaboration with Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat, "Wolf and Sheep," is selected for Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.
The Obsession With Beauty

INTERVIEW. "Beauty isn't everything, it's the only thing," states a character in Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon," following an aspiring model in Los Angeles, where she's up against mountain lions as well as jealous competitors. The film, selected for Cannes Competition, is Refn's first horror film and first film with female protagonists.

An Outsider's Observations

INTERVIEW. Afghan director Shahrbanoo Sadat's first feature, Danish-produced "Wolf and Sheep," was inspired by her feeling of being an outsider during her childhood in a small isolated village in Central Afghanistan. Her goal was to tell a story that doesn't revolve around war, the election, or other political issues dominating the media, but depicts Afghan everyday life as she knows it. The film is selected for Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.

Virtual Reality Mother-Daughter Drama

Johan Knattrup Jensen and Mads Damsbo have been invited to join Cannes' NEXT programme with "Ewa," a virtual reality film about a girl’s life from birth to adulthood providing a cinematic experience of being another person.

Pushing the Boundaries With Refn

INTERVIEW. "I have to feel like we are exploring the borders of what's been done before," says producer Lene Børglum about her creative partnership with Nicolas Winding Refn with whom she's worked with since 2008. Their newest collaboration, "The Neon Demon," is in the Cannes Competition.

Crossing Borders Pays Off in So Many Ways

INTERVIEW. Mikkel Jersin is headed to Cannes as Producer on the Move. Here he talks about the many gifts that come with adopting a "cross-border" approach to film production.

Many Faces of Mads

PROFILE. Mads Mikkelsen is used to being judged for his performances. However, as a member of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival, he's the one doing the judging for once. This new role provides the perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the many roles and faces of the versatile actor.

Mads Mikkelsen in Cannes Jury
Mads Mikkelsen joins the Cannes Competition Jury, headed by director George Miller. The actor was just appointed Knight of the highest French distinction for Artists.
Four Danish films to Hot Docs
HOT DOCS. "What He Did," "Natural Disorder," "At Home in the World" and "Moving Target" are selected for Hot Docs in Toronto, opening on 28 April.
3 awards in Beijing
CHINA. Christina Rosendahl won the Best Director award for "The Idealist," Louis Hofmann won Best Actor and Sune Martin Best Music for "Land of Mine" at the 6th Beijing International Film Festival.
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