Danish participation at the Berlinale 2014 now includes Michael Madsen and Final Cut for Real who are part of the documentary project "Cathedrals of Culture". Made up of six films by famed directors, "Cathedrals of Culture" is selected for Berlinale Special – in addition to Pernille Fischer Christensen's drama "Someone You Love".
"If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" is the pivotal question in "Cathedrals of Culture", where each of the six filmmakers has directed a film exploring a culturally significant building and its "soul" in 3D.
Michael Madsen, who fascinated audiences in 2010 with his philosophical exploration of the world's first permanent nuclear waste repository in "Into Eternity", has directed a film about Halden Prison in Norway. The other directors are German Wim Wenders (Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin), Austrian Michael Glawogger (National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg), American Robert Redford (Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California), Norwegian Margreth Olin (Oslo Opera House) and Brazilian Karim Ainouz (Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris).
Danish Final Cut for Real, who were behind Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing", is producing Michael Madsen's film and co-producing the remaining five films, together with main producer Neue Road Movies. Wim Wenders initiated "Cathedrals of Culture" and is executive producer.
Danish films at Berlin 2014
The full list of Danish participation announced for the Berlinale:
- Nymphomaniac 1 Long version
Lars von Trier / Zentropa / Out of Competition
- The Contest
Martin Miehe-Renard / ASA Film Productions / Generation Kplus
- Someone You Love
Pernille Fischer Christensen / Zentropa / Berlinale Special
- Cathedrals of Culture
One of six films dir. by Michael Madsen / Final Cut for Real / Berlinale Special
- Beyond Beyond
Esben Toft Jacobsen / Swedish-Danish / co-produced by Copenhagen Bombay / Generation Kplus
Kristoffer Kiørboe / Frame by Frame / Generation 14plus
- Ai Weiwei The Fake Case
Andreas Johnsen / nominated for a Cinema for Peace Justice Award
- Danica Curcic
Danish Shooting Star
- Trine Dyrholm
Member of the international jury