Danish films to Melbourne

FESTIVAL. A string of documentaries, two short fiction films and the awardwinning feature film debut Brotherhood make up the Danish hand at this year's Melbourne Film Festival.

Melbourne International Film Festival, kicking off tomorrow, will screen 11 films from Denmark. Documentary films dominate the selection, while two of the year's prominent short fiction films will also screen: "Berik", winner of Semaine de la Critique's Grand Prix Canal+, and the Oscar Winner "The New Tenants". Festival visitors will also have a chance to see "Brotherhood", a feature film debut by Nicolo Donato and Asta Film, winner at Rome, Miami and Tallinn film festivals.

We asked Michelle Carey, programmer at Melbourne film festival, for a comment regarding the selection of Danish docs for Melbourne this year. Carey says:


Articles on all the documentary film titles to screen in Melbourne
FILM#67 IDFA Issue  

Film 67 

Article from FILM#66 on Brotherhood
Irrational Love

Article from FILM#69 on Berik
When friendship comes knocking

Melbourne International Film Festival (22 Jul-8 Aug)


"MIFF is thrilled to again present so many great films from Denmark, and to welcome Danish filmmaker Birgitte Staermose as a Guest of the Festival, after having Nicolas Winding Refn, Mads Matthieson and Anna Karina as Guests in 2009. Every year we are always impressed with the economic visual style and sensitive portrayal of a range of social issues displayed in Danish films, particularly in its documentaries."" 

Articles about the Danish docs at Melbourne feature in the DFI magazine FILM#67 IDFA Issue.

Danish films screening in Melbourne

Overview of films screening in sections at Melbourne film festival. Film titles link to DFI factsheets:

International Panorama

Our Space (documentary)
Cities on Speed – Bogotá
Cities on Speed – Cairo Garbage
Cities on Speed – Mumbai Disconnected
Cities on Speed – Shanghai Space
Dreams in Copenhagen

States of Dissent (documentary)
The Red Chapel

Flawed Geniuses (documentary)
The Invention of Dr Nakamats

Out of Love

The New Tenants