The spa town of Karlovy Vary will soon be welcoming more than 200 films from around the world to participate in one of summer's important film events. Taking part in this 46th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival are four Danish films, two in competition.
Birgitte Stærmose's debut feature "Room 304" will enjoy its world release in the official selection. Featuring an impressive cast of Danish and international actors, "Room 304" is an atmospheric multi-plot drama revolving around a mysterious gunshot resonating in the hallways of a Copenhagen hotel. Stærmose won great critical acclaim for her short film "Out of Love", earning her a Special Mention in Berlin.
Also in competition is Eva Mulvad's "The Good Life". Mulvad's story about the financial downfall of a mother and her daughter has already had a busy half year since it premiered at CPH:DOX in November 2010. Major festival screenings include Amsterdam, Thessaloniki, Nyon, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Sydney.
Jørgen Leth's "Erotic Man" and Rúnar Rúnarsson's "Volcano" will be showing in Another View, a category that showcases films with "unusual artistic approaches".
Rúnarsson's feature debut, fresh from winning an award for Best Direction in Transylvania, was well received at its world release in Cannes's Directors' Fortnight. "An unsentimental yet deeply felt take on love, loss and devotion," The Hollywood Reporter wrote.
"Room 304" is produced by Alphaville Pictures, and LevelK handles international sales. Danish Documentary is producer of "The Good Life", international sales are handled by DR TV.
See factsheets on the right for more details on the films.
Interview "Room 304"
If Walls Could Talk
Interview "The Good Life"
Article "Erotic Man"
Objectively and in Detail