The 70th Berlin Film Festival, running from 20 February to 1 March, includes four Danish titles covering feature films as well as a short film and a miniseries.
Wildland is world premiering in Panorama, a programme highlighting the daring and unconventional. Sidse Babett Knudsen plays a central role in Jeanette Nordahl's debut feature film written by Ingeborg Topsøe, a family tale that offers a radical meditation on family, loyalty and the seductive cycle of violence and corruption. The film is produced by Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors and Mikkel Jersin for Snowglobe Film.
Monty and the Street Party celebrates its international premiere in the children's Generation Kplus programme. Anders Morgenthaler and Mikael Wulff's animated comedy about Monty who hopes to bring his mother and father back together by organising the best street party ever, opened in Danish cinemas in September and has so far sold 174,000 tickets. Julie Lind-Holm and Jonas Bagger have produced for Zentropa and New Creations.
The short Babydyke is world premiering in the Generation 14plus youth programme. Director Tone Ottilie wrote the film with Ida Åkerstrøm Knudsen, a story about finding your identity as a teenager in the Copenhagen queer community. Mille Astrup produced the short film for Ash Production with support from Copenhagen Filmworkshop.
The miniseries Sex is selected for Berlinale Series, the section introduced at the festival in 2015 to reflect the growing market for quality series. Asta Kamma August plays the lead as Cathrine, 22, who is trying to navigate the balance between the security of love and the chaos of desire. The six-episode series is directed by Amalie Næsby Fick and written by Clara Mendes. Producing the series is Marta Mleczek for Profile Pictures.
Finally, Victoria Carmen Sonne is selected as one of ten European Shooting Stars, a platform for promoting young actors during the Berlinale. Her films include Laurits Flensted-Jensen's 'Neon Heart' (San Sebastian), Marie Grahtø's 'Psychosia', (Venice's Critics' Week), Isabella Eklöf's 'Holiday' (Sundance) and Hlynur Palmason's 'Winter Brothers' (Locarno). Among her upcoming films is Daniel Dencik's 'Miss Osaka'.
Find a detailed overview with screening times and co-productions on our Berlin Film Festival website.
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