2 Danish films at the Venice Festival

Two Danish films are screening at this year’s Venice Film Festival, running from 31 August to 9 September. "Offscreen" is one of 12 films in the Venice Days section and "Mum" is showing in the festival’s official competition programme for short films, Corto Cortissimo.

"Offscreen", currently playing in Danish cinemas, is director Christoffer Boe’s third feature. It stars Danish actor Nicolas Bro in the all-dominant role as Nicolas Bro, an actor who decides to film a love story featuring himself and his wife.

"Offscreen" is produced under the New Danish Screen subsidy scheme. It is the fourth film coming out of this new scheme to be selected for a major festival. Pernille Fischer Christensen’s "A Soap," another New Danish Screen product, won top honours, the Silver Bear, as well as the award for Best First Feature, at the Berlin Film Festival this year. Moreover, the film has been selected to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Anders Morgenthaler’s "Princess," likewise produced with support from New Danish Screen, opened the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the Cannes Film festival.

"Offscreen" is produced by Tine Grew Pfeiffer for Alphaville Pictures Copenhagen ApS.

"Mum" is directed by Mads Matthiesen and produced by Julie Sophie Vang as their first-year project at the Super16 film school in Copenhagen. Autistic Markus and his mentally challenged girlfriend lose their beloved cat Mum and, mad with grief, take extreme measures.

Venice Film Festival: www.labiennale.org Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days: www.venice-days.com"Offscreen" website: www.offscreen.dkDFI Fact Sheet: "Offscreen"

For further information:

Danish Film InstituteChristian Juhl Lemche, christianjl@dfi.dk, +45 3374 3464Vinca Wiedemann, vincaw@dfi.dk, +45 2025 8081