Danish films in Cannes 2022

CANNES. Find all the information you need about Danish films, co-productions and filmmakers at the Cannes Festival 2022, running 17-28 May.

Three Danish films are part of the Official Selection and Danish film professionals are on board international co-productions at the 2022 Cannes Festival.

Read on for more about the films and where to meet the Danish Film Institute in Cannes.

Danish film line-up

Holy Spider / Competition

Based on notorious and controversial events from the years 2000-2001 in Iran. A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called Spider Killer, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.

Countries DK/DE/SE/FR 
Category Crime thriller 
Director Ali Abbasi 
Scriptwriter Ali Abbasi, Afshin Kamran Bahrami 
Producer Jacob Jarek 
Production Profile Pictures 
Sales Wild Bunch 
Festivals Danish Film Institute 
French press Michel Burstein, bossanovapr@free.fr
US press Ryan Werner, ryan@cineticmedia.com, and Charlie Olsky, charlie@cineticmedia.com, Cinetic Media
International press Claudia Tomassini, claudia@claudiatomassini.com
Download press material 

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Godland / Un Certain Regard

In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission and morality.

Countries DK/IS/SE/FR
Category Historical drama
Director Hlynur Pálmason
Scriptwriter Hlynur Pálmason
Producer Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin
Production Snowglobe
Sales New Europe Film Sales
Festivals Danish Film Institute
International press Wolf, hello@wolf-con.com
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That's Amore / Cinéfondation

An absurd, modern, anti-romantic love story about falling in and out of love, driven by a discussion of the statement made by relationship professionals that "love consists of 20% feelings and 80% willpower".

Countries DK
Category Short fiction
Director Malthe Wermuth Saxer
Scriptwriter Anna Juul
Producer Anne Falkesgaard Hansen, Sophie D'Souza
Production National Film School of Denmark
International press and press material Sofie Bjerregaard, sbj@filmskolen.dk

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End of Night / Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition

1943. You are sitting in a boat with Josef. He is rowing from Nazi-occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. As the boat crosses the ocean, the sea gives way to the streets and people that populate his mind. Your journey together becomes a living landscape of painful recollections from the night of his escape. As dawn draws near, you will witness the trauma of escape and the guilt of surviving – when loved ones are left behind.

Countries DK/FR
Category VR project
Director David Adler
Scriptwriter Hans Frederik Jacobsen
Producer Mikkel Skov
Production Makropol
International press and press material Sofie Lykke Stenstrop, sofiestenstrop@gmail.com

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Meet the filmmakers on social media

Find interviews and the full coverage of the Nordic films throughout the Cannes Festival on Facebook and Instagram.

Co-productions with Danish partners


  • Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund Countries SE/DK Danish co-production Per Damgaard Hansen for Coproduction Office
  • Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh Countries SE/DK Danish co-production Monica Hellström and Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real

Un Certain Regard

  • The Blue Caftan by Maryam Touzani Countries FR/MA/DK/BE Danish co-production Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobsen and Katrin Pors for Snowglobe

Critics' Week

  • The Woodcutter Story by Mikko Myllylahti Countries FI/DK/DE/NL Danish co-production Peter Hyldahl for Beofilm

ACID Cannes

  • Polaris by Ainara Vera Countries FR/GL Greenlandic-Danish co-production Emile Hertling Péronard for Ánorâk Film.

More Danes in Cannes

  • Actor Mads Mikkelsen is invited to participate in 'Rendez-vous with ...', a series where artists meet the audience. Time and place: 26 May, 14.30, Salle Buñuel.

Join us at Scandinavian House

Meet us at our new venue in Cannes, hosted by the five Nordic film institutes from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden:

Scandinavian House
11 Square Mérimée (close to the Palais)
Open every day during the festival from 09.00 to 18.30.

Happy Hour

Join us from Wednesday to Tuesday, 18-24 May, at 17.30-18.30 for Happy Hour, each day with its special focus:

Wednesday: Welcome to Scandinavian House
Thursday: Meet the International Sami Film Institute
Friday: Scandinavian Films goes UK
Saturday: Meet the Nordic docs industry
Sunday: Meet the Nordic Film & TV Fund
Monday: Meet the Nordic Film Festivals
Tuesday: Meet the Nordic shorts industry

Organised by Scandinavian Films, representing the five Nordic film institutes.

Danish Film Institute in Cannes

Meet us at Scandinavian House:

Lizette Gram Mygind
Festival Consultant, feature films
Tel. +45 2482 3758 

Anne Marie Kürstein
Festival Consultant, documentary films
Tel. +45 4041 4697

Jacob Neiiendam
Head of International
Tel. +45 2618 8865 

Christian Juhl Lemche
International Producer
Tel. +45 2148 8522