Bille August heads jury in Montreal

FESTIVAL. Three Danish films are selected for Montreal World Film Festival (26 August – 6 September). Bille August will be leading the World Competition jury.

Twelve days of festival are about to hit Canada's second largest city. From 26 August, Montreal World Film Festival will be celebrating film art from around the world.

The showcase includes the three Danish films "R", "A Family" and "Freedom on Parole", and Danish director Bille August will be presiding over the jury of the festival's high profile World Competition series.

Both "R" og "A Family" have already been introduced to festival audiences on the North American continent. Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer's prison drama screened at BAM, Brooklyn's performing arts center, in March as part of BAM's spotlight on VPRO Tiger Award competitors. The film was also selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival alongside Pernille Fischer Christensen's "A Family", the latter winning the festival's top prize for best feature.

"Freedom on Parole", Erik Clausen's second film about the small-time crook John, will be enjoying its international premiere in Montreal.

"R" hit the Danish cinemas in April, whereas "A Family" isn't due until February 2011. "Freedom on Parole" was released 10 June and is still running in cinemas.

Montreal World Film Festival 26 August – 6 September