Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian Lineups

OVERVIEW. Get the full view in this brief summary of Danish films, people and co-productions presented at the film festivals in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian.

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THE COMMUNE. Trine Dyrholm won a Berlin Silver Bear for her performance in Thomas Vinterberg's drama, now off to Toronto. Photo: Ola Kjelbye

While the interviews on our festival site dfi.dk/fall offer in-depth stories about each of the Danish-produced films hitting the spotlight in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian, this guide brings all the facts and links up to factsheets containing synopses, credits, stills and trailers.


Venice

  • The War Show / Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon / Venice Days (Opening Film)
  • Heartstone / Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson / Venice Days

Market

  • Apolonia Apolonia / Lea Glob / Venice Gap Financing Market

Co-productions with Danish partners

  • The Untamed / Amat Escalante / Mexico / Main Competition
  • Safari / Ulrich Seidl / Austria /  Out of Competition
  • Quit Staring At My Plate / Hana Jušic / Croatia / Venice Days
  • Sami Blood / Amanda Kernell / Sweden / Venice Days
  • David Lynch The Art Life / Jon Nguyen, Neergaard Holm, Rick Barnes / USA / Venice Classics

 Venice Film Festival 31 August - 10 September 2016

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The War Show. Photo: Fridthjof Film


Toronto

Co-productions with Danish partners

  • The Untamed / Amat Escalante / Mexico / Vanguard
  • Godless / Ralitza Petrova / Bulgaria / Discovery
  • The Giant / Johannes Nyholm / Sweden / Discovery
  • Sami Blood / Amanda Kernell / Sweden / Discovery
  • Little Wing / Selma Vilhunen / Finland / Discovery

More names

  • Director Lone Scherfig's British feature film "Their Finest" will be screening as a Gala Presentation
  • Actor Kristoffer Bech from "In the Blood" is one of 20 actors selected from the festival's international titles invited to participate in the promotional platform International Actors Programme

Toronto International Film Festival 8-18 September 2016 


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The Giant. Photo: Beofilm
 

San Sebastian 

  • BUGS / Andreas Johnsen / Culinary Zinema

Co-productions with Danish partners

  • The Giant / Johannes Nyholm / Sweden / Main Competition
  • The Untamed / Amat Escalante / Mexico / Horizontes Latinos

San Sebastian Film Festival 16-24 September 2016

News from dfi.dk

/ Venice, Toronto, San Sebastian 2016

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The Truth behind the Headlines

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\Trial of the Century\

\Trial of the Century\

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Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian Lineups

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In the Blood and Heartstone to Toronto

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Two documentary films to Toronto

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The Commune to Toronto

The Commune to Toronto

26 July 2016 | By Danish Film Institute FESTIVAL. Thomas Vinterberg's Silver Bear winner The Commune will be screening as a Special Presentation at the 41st Toronto Film Festival, running 8-18 Sept...
The War Show and Heartstone to Venice Days

The War Show and Heartstone to Venice Days

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