Brotherhood to Palm Springs

Nicolo Donato's "Brotherhood", about forbidden emotions among a neo-Nazi group, is selected for competition at Palm Springs.

"Brotherhood" swept up Rome's Best Film Award in October and Best Actor (David Dencik) at Tallin's Black Nights Festival. In January the film will compete with other feature film debuts in New Voices New Visions, Palm Springs International Film Festival (5-18 January 2010).

About the film and its director

Thure Lindhardt, from "Flame & Citron," plays 22-year-old Lars, who has leanings towards a right wing group and also towards Jimmy, a member. The two men become embroiled in a secret love affair, but such forbidden love cannot go unpunished. David Dencik plays Jimmy, and Nicolas Bro the group's gifted leader.

"Brotherhood" is produced by Danish veteran producer Per Holst for Asta Film, screenplay by Nicolo Donato and Rasmus Birch. International sales are handled by TrustNordisk. The film was supported through the Danish Film Institute's Råfilm-scheme, a pilot fund set aside in 2008 for low budget, innovative films.

Palm Springs also showcasing "Terribly Happy" and "Love & Rage"

Henrik Ruben Genz' "Terribly Happy", a favourite among the candidates running for an Academy Award Nomination, and Morten Giese's feature film debut "Love & Rage, winner of Best Actor Award (Cyron Melville) at Montreal and Marrakech festivals, will also showcase at Palm Springs.

Palm Springs Internationale Film Festival