Danish Film Fest in Los Angeles

The second Danish Film Fest: L.A. 2007 will take place from 4-11 October. The aim of the festival is to celebrate and promote Danish cinema and filmmaking and to form liaisons between the film industries in the USA and Denmark.

The event will open with a gala screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer's "La passion de Jeanne d'Arc" at the Egyptian Theater, Los Angeles. Accompanying the film is a new score by composer Jesper Kyd.

Festival guests will have the opportunity to see some of the most important works in Danish cinema of the past few years. Among the films screening are: "The Boss of It All", "The Art of Crying", "Offscreen", "Prague", "Princess", "Clash of Egos", "With Blood on My Hands – Pusher II", "Pure Hearts", "The Green Butchers", "Terkel in Trouble" and the documentaries "Smiling in a War Zone", "Ghosts of Cité Soleil" and "The Monastery". The Danish classic "Sult" will also screen.

In conjunction with the festival, the Danish Film Expo 2007 will take place, and include a programme of master classes, symposia and presentations of Denmark's most promising VFX/post production companies for representatives of the American film industry.

Danish Film Fest: L.A. is organized by its founders Lene Pels Jørgensen and Christian Ditlev Bruun, in collaboration with the Scandinavian American Arts Foundation, the American Cinematheque, Danish Trade Commission Los Angeles, the National Film School of Denmark, the Danish Film Institute and Oresund Film Commission. Present at the event will be the festival's patron, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark, Danish actors, directors and producers, as well as representatives from government and regional agencies.

For further information:

Danish Film Fest: L.A. 2007Danish Film Expo

DFI FactsheetsClash of EgosGhosts of Cité SoleilOffscreenPraguePrincessPure HeartsSmiling in a War ZoneTerkel in TroubleThe Art of CryingThe Boss of It AllThe Green ButchersThe MonasteryWith Blood on My Hands – Pusher II

IMDB factsheetSultDanish Film Institute (DFI)Anders Geertsen, Head of Distribution & Marketing, +45 3374 3550, +45 2097 3400, andersg@dfi.dkLizette Gram Mygind, Festival Manager, +45 3374 3506, lizetteg@dfi.dk