Danish films / Cannes 2017

Welcome to the Danish Film Institute's festival website on Danish films at the Cannes Festival 2017 running 17-28 May.
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Ditte Milsted

INTERVIEW. Ditte Milsted, ready to network in Cannes, is thrilled about the role she and Profile Pictures have been playing in Danish film in recent years. Producer on the Move


A Drowning Man

INTERVIEW. Life as a refugee is a recurring theme in the films by Mahdi Fleifel, who wants to deepen our understanding of our common humanity. Short Films Competition


Claes Bang in The Square

INTERVIEW. The Danish actor takes centre stage in Ruben Östlund's Cannes competitor "The Square."


Separate Silences

BRIEF. The hybrid installation combines sensory input and live-action VR to create an experience of slowly waking up after a coma. Cannes Marché Next / VR Experience


Teenage Jesus

BRIEF. Marie Grahtø Sørensen's first-feature project is among the 15 films to pitch at the Cannes Festival's co-production forum. Cinéfondation / L'Atelier


Screening times in Cannes

OVERVIEW. Find the full list of Danish films and their screening times at the Cannes festival and market.



Danes in co-productions

Danes in co-productions

07.02.18BERLIN 2018. Danish filmmakers are working with their peers from Sweden, Canada and the US on three international co-productions premiering at the Berlin Film Festival. Get the full picture below.F...
From Below Ground to the Heavenly Spheres

From Below Ground to the Heavenly Spheres

06.02.18BERLIN. Jeremie Becquer's 'Vermine' wants us to reflect on the theme of discrimination, while Réka Bucsi's 'Solar Walk' journeys through the solar system. The two short films, in competition at Ber...
Bodies Cannot Be Isolated

Bodies Cannot Be Isolated

06.02.18INTERVIEW. 'Strange Meetings' is a video installation showing footage and documents from a former STD facility in South Korea, where local sex workers were forcibly isolated in the 1970s. The build...
Making the Familiar Surprising

Making the Familiar Surprising

06.02.18INTERVIEW. How do you adapt a popular children’s book for the big screen? With 'The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear,' animation director Philip Einstein Lipski, who co-directed with Jørgen Lerda...
Winter Brothers Wins Best Film at Robert Awards

Winter Brothers Wins Best Film at Robert Awards

05.02.18AWARDS. Hlynur Pálmason's debut feature 'Winter Brothers' took home nine statuettes at the Danish Robert Awards celebrating the best of 2017 in Danish film and television. Also among the evening's...
Children's Heroine Off to Foreign Climes

Children's Heroine Off to Foreign Climes

02.02.18INTERVIEW. Circleen, a Danish TV icon since the 1960s, is off on new adventures in 'Circleen, Coco and the Wild Rhinoceros.' Introducing the African princess Coco, director Jannik Hastrup wants to...
Defiant Film From the Provinces

Defiant Film From the Provinces

01.02.18INTERVIEW. Working in the Danish teen-film genre, up-and-coming director Kasper Rune Larsen insists on going his own way. Many teen films weigh down their tales with heavy morals, he says. 'Denmark...
The Guilty wins Audience Award at Sundance

The Guilty wins Audience Award at Sundance

28.01.18FESTIVAL. Gustav Möller's debut feature 'The Guilty' wins the Audience Award in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.Filmtilknytninger: Den Skyldige 97222. Gustav Möl...
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