Three Danish films are
selected to participate in competition programmes at the 58th Cannes Film
Festival (11-22 May, 2005).
Lars von TrierIn the running for the Palme d'Or is Lars von
Trier's "Manderlay", the second film in his USA trilogy. Taking over the
lead from Nicole Kidman ("Dogville"), Bryce Dallas Howard plays Grace. She
continues her journey from Dogville to the Manderlay plantation, and
witnesses the horror and injustice of a system abolished decades earlier.
Grace is compelled to intervene. The cast includes, among others, Isaach
De Bankolé, Willem Dafoe and Danny Glover.
In 2000, Lars von Trier
was awarded the Palme d'Or for "Dancer in the Dark". In 2003, "Dogville",
the first film in the USA trilogy, was selected for the main competition
programme. Trier will be attending the festival along with Bryce Dallas
Howard and other cast members.
"Dark Horse" by
Dagur KáriDagur Kári's off-beat comedy "Dark Horse" is
selected for Un Certain Regard. The film is about Daniel (Jakob
Cedergren), a somewhat irresponsible but charming young graffiti artist
who is being tracked down by everybody: Parking attendants, landlords,
accountants and the police. One day he falls in love and his easy-going
days are over as he stands before a serious leap of faith.
"Dark Horse" is produced
by Birgitte Skov and Morten Kaufmann for Nimbus Film. Both Dagur Kári and
the cast of the film will attend the festival.
"Exit" by Robert
DepuisRobert Depuis' "Exit" will compete in the Cinéfondation
programme, the Cannes Film Festival's programme for film school
productions. "Exit" is a seven minute long thriller that mixes puppet
animation with live action. Nikolaj Tarp, who graduates from the Danish
Film School this summer, produced "Exit". Both Depuis and Tarp will attend
Screening times for the
Danish films at Cannes are yet to be announced. The Danish Film Institute
has published a special Cannes website, which is updated continually. Go
to www.cannes.dfi.dk for
information on the Danish films, DFI key contacts in Cannes, press
material and more.
Cannes Festival: www.festival-cannes.com
"Dark Horse" DFI
"Exit" Danish Film
School factsheet: www.filmskolen.dk/afgangsfilm/animation/exit.html
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