Andreas Koefoed and Christian Bonke's feature documentary "Ballroom Dancer" is selected for the World Documentary Competitionwill at Tribeca Film Festival in New York, where it will enjoy its U.S. premiere.
In "Ballroom Dancer", we meet Slavik, a former World Champion in Latin American Dance. He is about to make his final comeback as a professional dancer with his partner and lover Anna. Slavik is addicted to the limelight and the dance. His body, however, is causing him aches and pains and his flaring temper puts his relationship with Anna at stake. The pressure from outside and the demons within brings Slavik into an existential crisis as he strives for the throne one last time.
"Ballroom Dancer" was selected for IDFA. After Tribeca, the film's festival tour continues to the Canadian documentary film festival Hot Docs. The film is produced by Jakob Nordenhof Jønck for Danish Documentary Production with support from the Danish Film Institute.
Read an interview with the two directors Andreas Koefoed and Christian Bonke Dancing with Demons
Thure Lindhardt in two films
Danish actor Thure Lindhardt, who has just been cast as the kidnapper in a film about Austrian Natascha Kampusch, is featuring in two films at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
In the Canadian-Danish co-production "Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal" Lindhardt plays the previously famous artist Lars Olafssen, who accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school, where he does double duty as caretaker for the neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. Eddie doesn't speak, doesn't have any friends, and is generally regarded by the townsfolk as a harmless loon, but to Lars he quickly becomes a trusted companion. As their unlikely friendship evolves, a dark and violent secret about Eddie's nocturnal impulses begins to surface. This horror comedy is directed by Boris Rodriguez, co-produced by Fridhjof Film and supported by the Danish Danish Film Institute. The film will have its North American premiere at the festival in the section Cinemania.
Thure Lindhardt also stars in the American indie director Ira Sachs's autobiographical film "Keep the Lights On." Here, Lindhardt plays Sach's alter ego Eric, a Danish documentary filmmaker who is struggling with his boyfriend Paul's substance abuse.
The 11th edition of Tribeca Film Festival will take place the 18-29 april in New York.