Press release19.04.2005 Three Danish films are selected to participate in competition programmes at the 58th Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May, 2005). "Manderlay" by 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 the festival. 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
"Manderlay" DFI factsheet: www.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/14624.htm "Dark Horse" DFI factsheet: www.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/15398.htm "Exit" Danish Film School factsheet: www.filmskolen.dk/afgangsfilm/animation/exit.html For further information please contact: Danish Film InstituteCharlotte Appelgren, 3374 3506, firstname.lastname@example.orgAsbjørn Poulsen, 3374 3536, email@example.com
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