Danish films/Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian

Welcome to the Danish Film Institute's festival website on Danish films at the festivals in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian 2017. Don't forget to look us up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and stay connected with #danishfilm.
Vinterbroedre

Winter Brothers

INTERVIEW. Director Hlynur Pálmason went for a blend of beauty and brutality in his debut feature about a young man yearning for love and acceptance. TORONTO Discovery
You-Disappear

You Disappear

INTERVIEW. Peter Schønau Fog ponders how neuroscience forces us to rethink ourselves as human beings in his drama starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Trine Dyrholm. TORONTO Special Presentation
Team-Hurricane

Team Hurricane

INTERVIEW. Annika Berg's first feature celebrates teenage girls who are not afraid to be loud, vulgar – and vulnerable. VENICE Film Critics Week
Charmer

The Charmer

INTERVIEW. With his feature film debut, Milad Alami wants to play with our notions of "the stranger." SAN SEBASTIAN New Directors
A-Drowning-Man

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. TORONTO Short Cuts

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Separate Silences

BRIEF. The hybrid installation combines sensory input and live-action VR to create an experience of slowly waking up after a coma. VENICE Virtual Reality Competition

Nothing-Happens

Nothing Happens

INTERVIEW. The VR project by directors Michelle and Uri Kranot invites you inside a singular universe of snow, black birds, poetry and calm. VENICE Virtual Reality Competition

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line-up Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian

OVERVIEW. See which films, including Danish minor co-productions, are off to September's three major festivals.

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News

Jørgen Leth and Danish Documentaries to IDFA

Jørgen Leth and Danish Documentaries to IDFA

10.10.17IDFA. Simon Lereng Wilmont's "The Distant Barking of Dogs" is world-premiering at IDFA, which has invited a wide range of Danish films and filmmakers to this 30th anniversary edition, including ren...
Christina Ramsø Thomsen new commissioning editor

Christina Ramsø Thomsen new commissioning editor

06.10.17DFI. Christina Ramsø Thomsen replaces Marie Schmidt Olesen as commissioning editor of the Danish Film Institute's talent-development programme New Danish Screen.
A Horrible Woman debuting in Warsaw

A Horrible Woman debuting in Warsaw

05.10.17FESTIVAL. Christian Tafdrup's drama "A Horrible Woman" is making its world premiere in competition at the Warsaw Film Festival. The film explores the theme of women in modern relationships, as seen...
Søren Malling and Danica Curcic to London

Søren Malling and Danica Curcic to London

04.10.17FESTIVAL. "Word of God" and "Darling" are making their first international showing at the London Film Festival 4-15 October. Competition films include "Winter Brothers" and "Bobbi Jene," both arriv...
Film critics commend The Charmer at San Sebastian

Film critics commend The Charmer at San Sebastian

02.10.17AWARD. Milad Alami's "The Charmer" won the European and Mediterranean film critics' Fedeora prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The director deals with "one of the biggest challenges in Europ...
You Disappear is Denmark's Oscar entry 2018

You Disappear is Denmark's Oscar entry 2018

20.09.17OSCAR 2018. Peter Schønau Fog and Zentropa's "You Disappear" is selected as Denmark's submission for the Academy Awards' Foreign-Language category.Filmtilknytninger: Du forsvinder 96144. Peter Sch...
Team Hurricane honoured in Venice

Team Hurricane honoured in Venice

08.09.17AWARD. Annika Berg's feature debut "Team Hurricane" was awarded the Verona Film Club Award at the 32. Venice International Film Critics' Week on Friday.Filmtilknytninger: Team Hurricane 97202. Ann...
Land of the Free to Telluride Film Festival

Land of the Free to Telluride Film Festival

01.09.17FESTIVAL. Camilla Magid's documentary "Land of the Free" has been selected for the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. The film met its first international audience at Karlovy Vary Film Festival i...
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