Press release06.10.2004Simon Staho's second feature film "Day and Night" is selected for the official competition at Chicago International Film Festival (7-21 October 2004). In their programme the festival describes the film as "a dark, enthralling drama as gripping as it is minimal". "Day and Night" has just returned from screenings at one of Europe's most important platforms, the San Sebastian International Film Festival, where it was selected for the Zabaltegi programme for New Directors. "Day and Night" is a Danish-Swedish co-production, produced by Jonas Frederiksen and Anne Katrine Andersen for Zentropa Productions and Swedish production partners Sonet Film and Film I Väst. The all-Swedish cast includes Lena Endre, Pernilla August, Maria Bonnevie and lead Mikael Persbrandt. The narrator is Erland Josephson. Screenings of Staho's film in Chicago will take place on 8th, 9th and 10th of October. The film will be released in Danish cinemas 26 November. Selected for the Documentary Competition at Chicago Film Festival is the Danish documentary "Blue Collar White Christmas", directed by Max Kestner and produced by Lynx Media and Koncern TV & Film Production. The film was awarded at the Odense International Film Festival. "Rule No. 1" (2003), directed by Oliver Ussing and produced by Zeitgeist, will screen in the programme World Cinema, while "Sofie" (1992), directed by Liv Ullmann and produced by Nordisk Film, will screen in the Flashback programme.
For further information Chicago International Film Festivalwww.chicagofilmfestival.orgSan Sebastian International Film Festivalwww.sansebastianfestival.comDFI fact sheetsDay and Nightwww.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/15894.htmBlue Collar White Christmaswww.dfi.dk/dfi/english/shortfilms/bluecollar.htmRule No. 1.www.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/10124.htm Danish Film InstituteLizette Gram, +45 2482 3758, firstname.lastname@example.orgAnne Marie Kürstein, 3374 3609, email@example.comVicki Synnott, +45 3374 3438, firstname.lastname@example.org
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