Danish film focus at Taipei Film Festival

Taipei Film Festival (22 June – 8 July 2007) will feature Danish cinema as its main theme in their programme: City Vision: Copenhagen, Denmark. 55 major works from the silent era until the present day will be screened. The occasion will also mark the opening of an exhibition of historic and recent Danish film posters.
The programme includes masterpieces from the past 100 years, including: Urban Gad's "The Abyss" (1910), with Asta Nielsen; Carl Theodor Dreyer's "The Word" (1955); Jørgen Leth's "The Perfect Human" (1967); and the Oscar-winning films: Gabriel Axel's "Babette's Feast" (1987), Bille August's "Pelle The Conqueror" (1987), and Anders Thomas Jensen's "Election Night" (1998).
The festival's opening film is Tomas Villum Jensen's "Clash of Egos" and the closing film Susanne Bier's "After the Wedding", both films from 2006. Also selected are Lars von Trier's Dogme film, "The Idiots" (1998), Christoffer Boe and Nicolas Bro's "Offscreen" (2006) and the IDFA-winning documentary film Pernille Rose Grønkjær's "The Monastery" (2006).
Kenneth Kainz will present his feature film debut "Pure Hearts" (2006), which is selected for the New Talents Competition. Moreover, the Danish delegation includes actor Janus Dissing Rathke from "We Shall Overcome", actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas and producer René Ezra.
Taipei Film Festival, founded in 2002, is an important multi-cultural event taking place annually in Taiwan. The festival will screen 140 films from 40 countries. This Danish focus is a collaboration between Taipei Film Festival and the Danish Film Institute.
For further information:
Taipei Film FestivalDanish Film InstituteRasmus Brendstrup, +45 3374 3411, rasmusb@dfi.dk Christian Juhl Lemche, +45 3374 3464, christianjl@dfi.dkAnne Marie Kürstein, +45 3374 0609, kurstein@dfi.dk