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.

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Drama, dark comedy, a children's film and a trio of very diverse documentary films – explore the full list of Danish titles to be presented at the European Film Market (EFM), the key industry venue during the Berlinale.

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FEATURE FILMS

Darkland

Second feature film by Fenar Ahmad, which opened 19 January in Denmark to a warm reception from critics and audiences alike. Ahmad's debut feature "Flow" (2014) screened at the festivals in London and Göteborg.
Director
Fenar Ahmad
Production
Jacob Jarek for Profile Pictures
World sales
TrustNordisk

Heartstone

Feature debut by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson. World premiere in Venice Days, where it won the Queer Lion, and North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Director
Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Production
Jesper Morthorst, Lise Orheim Stender for SF Film Production, Anton Mani Svansson for Join Motion Pictures
World sales Films Boutique
Read interview with Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

Iqbal and the Superchip

Feature debut by Oliver Zahle. The film is the second about Iqbal, both of which are based on a book series and adapted for the big screen by Renée Toft Simonsen.
Director
Oliver Zahle
Production Peter Bose, Jonas Allen for Miso Film
World sales Sola Media

The Man

Second feature film by Charlotte Sieling, world premiering in Rotterdam's IFFR Live streaming event and making its Nordic premiere at Göteborg Film Festival. Sieling is an experienced director of TV drama ("The Bridge," "The Americans," "Homeland").
Director
Charlotte Sieling
Production Lars Bredo Rahbek for Nimbus Film
World sales SF Studios
Read interview with Charlotte Sieling

Small Town Killers

Ole Bornedal recently signed off "1864" (2016), about a fateful year in Danish history which was also made into a TV series. Bornedal's breakthrough came with his feature debut "Nightwatch" (1994). Other titles include "The Substitute" (2007), "Just Another Love Story" (2007) and "Deliver Us from Evil" (2009).
Director
Ole Bornedal
Production
Peter Bose, Jonas Allen for Miso Film
World sales
TrustNordisk

Swinger

Second feature film by Mikkel Munch-Fals, whose debut was 2010's "Nothing's All Bad," winner of an award at Palm Springs Film Festival.
Director
Mikkel Munch-Fals
Production
Stine Meldgaard Madsen, Emilie Lebech Kaae, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen for Meta Film
World sales
AB Svensk Filmindustri


DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Amateurs in Space

World premiere in competition at IDFA 2016. Max Kestner has directed a number of acclaimed documentaries such as "Max by Chance" (2004), "Blue Collar White Christmas" (2004) and "Dreams in Copenhagen" (2009).
Director
Max Kestner
Production Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær for Danish Documentary
World sales Autlook Filmsales
Read interview with Max Kestner

Last Men in Aleppo

Winner of the international documentary competition at Sundance 2017. The film is made with the independent Aleppo Media Center reporting from the war-torn province.
Directed by
Feras Fayyad Co-director Steen Johannessen
Production
Søren Steen Jespersen, Kareem Abeed for Larm Film and AMC
World sales DR International sales
Read interview with the directors

Venus

The film debuted in IDFA’s First Appearance competition. The directors won the Nordic Talent Pitch Prize in 2011 for their film project "Human Female Sexuality." Glob co-directed "Olmo and the Seagull," recipient of the best Nordic doc award at CPH:DOX 2014.
Directors Lea Glob, Mette Carla Albrechtsen
Production Kirstine Barfod, Anna J. Ljungmark, Julie Leerskov for House of Real
World sales
DR International Sales
Read interview with the directors


CO-PRODUCTION MARKET – CoPro SERIES

Christoffer Boe's "Warrior" is selected for the Berlinale Co-production Market's CoPro Series. The thriller series, which Boe wrote with Simon Pasternak, follows a soldier returning home from war in Afghanistan. Miso Film is producing for TV 2, and the Danish Film Institute's Public Service Fund has backed the development.

European Film Market 9-17 February 2017

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