Awards to Danish films in Berlin

At the 56th Berlin International Film Festival Pernille Fischer Christensen's "A Soap" was awarded a Silver Bear – the jury Grand Prix. "A Soap" also received the best first feature award endowed with €25.000. This prize is shared by the director and the producer Lars Bredo Rahbek from Nimbus Film."A Soap" is the first film produced with support from New Danish Screen - a subsidy scheme aiming at new manifest talent."We Shall Overcome" by Niels Arden Oplev was awarded a Crystal Bear for best feature film at the Kinderfilmfest.

The motivation by the eleven-member Children's Jury was: "’I have a dream!’ Like Martin Luther King, the film's main character has the dream not to let human dignity be undermined by the rigid principles of a past age. We were very moved by how this change in the times was presented, as well as by the outstanding performances of the actors and the touching story".

"We Shall Overcome" is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen for Zentropa.

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