Danish films in Göteborg 2008

When Göteborg International Film Festival launches its 31st edition on Friday, January 25, it will be with a wide representation of Danish films in the festival programme.

Nordic CompetitionOf the eight feature films in the main competition for Best Nordic Film, three are by Danish directors: Natasha Arthy’s "Fighter", Ole Bornedal’s "Just Another Love Story" and Omar Shargawi’s feature film debut "Go With Peace Jamil".

The three films are currently much sought-after on the international festival circuit: ”Fighter” will be running in the youth programme in Berlin in a good two weeks times, ”Just Another Love Story” is currently among the 16 films in Sundance’s World Cinema Competition, and ”Go With Peace Jamil” will have its international premiere in the main competition at Rotterdam starting this Wednesday, January 23.

Nordic Light and FIPRESCI prizePresenting ”the best of the latest from our four Nordic neighbours” in the section Nordic Light, the festival has invited yet another four Danish films: Jannik Johansen’s ”White Night”, Anders Morgenthaler’s ”Echo”, Michael Christoffersen’s documentary ”Milosevic on Trial” and Lars von Trier’s three-minute short ”Occupations”.

Furthermore, Jacob Thuesen’s ”The Early Years”, based on von Trier’s film school reminiscences, will be competing for the international critic’s award, the FIPRESCI Prize.

Nordic Film Market January 31 – February 3 A selection of Danish films will also be showing at Nordic Film Market, the festival's market place for new Nordic films and TV, starting January 31 (list of films with links to DFI factsheets):Comeback/ Comeback by Ulrik Wivel Fighter/ Fighter by Natasha Arthy Ma Salama Jamil – Gå med fred Jamil/ Go With Peace Jamil by Omar ShargawiOne Shot/ One Shot by Linda Wendel To verdener/ Worlds Apart by Niels Arden Oplev (Generation 14plus, Berlin 2008)

And work-in-progress titles:En enkelt til Korsør/ Oneway-ticket to Korsoer by Gert FredholmFrygtelig lykkelig/ English title to be announced by Henrik Ruben Genz Kandidaten/ The Candidate by Kasper BarfoedKærestesorger/ Heartaches by Nils Malmros

For further information:

Göteborg International Film Festival (Jan 25 – Febr 4)www.filmfestival.org

DFI factsheets / Danish films in the festival programmeFighter/ FighterKærlighed på film/ Just Another Love StoryMa Salama Jamil – Gå med fred Jamil/ Go With Peace JamilHvid nat/ White NightEkko/ EchoSlobodan Milosevic - præsident under anklage/ Milosevic on Trial Occupations/ OccupationsDe unge år/ The Early Years — Erik Nietzsche Part 1

Danish Film InstituteChristian Juhl Lemche, +45 3374 3464, christianjl@dfi.dkLizette Gram Mygind, +45 3374 3506, lizetteg@dfi.dkAnne Marie Kürstein, +45 3374 3609, kurstein@dfi.dk