Danish releases March-May

NEW RELEASES. The next quarter, March-April-May, sees the release of new and exciting features from not only well-known Danish directors Madsen and von Trier, but also from debuting directors Carlos Oliveira and Frederikke Aspöck.

MARCH

Superclásico

Director Ole Christian Madsen 
Danish release 17.03.2011
Production Nimbus Film
International Sales The Match Factory
Category Comedy

Anna has moved to Buenos Aires to live out her dream of being a sports agent and ends up falling for Argentina's biggest football star. Instead of mailing the divorce papers, her husband Christian flies out with his teenage son to deliver them in person, all the while secretly hoping to win back his wife and his life … Starring Anders W. Berthelsen, Paprika Steen, and Sebastian Estevanez. From the director of »Flame & Citron«. Factsheet for Superclásico

APRIL

Max Embarrassing 2

Director Lotte Svendsen
Danish release 07.04.2011
Production Asta Film, Radiator Film, Max Sisters
International Sales TrustNordisk
Category Family comedy

An amusing coming of age tale from Lotte Svendsen's Max-universe. Now 14, Max is about to decide on an internship and is finding it difficult to choose. He settles, against his mother's wishes, for a bank internship. But mother Agnethe, still quite embarrassing, takes action and enrols Max in a free spirited camp for the sake of his soul's salvation. Meanwhile his lovelife is hanging by a thread; Esther seems less and less interested in him even though he is making an effort to win her over. Factsheet for Max Embarrassing 2

Juan

Director Kasper Holten
Danish release 07.04.2011
Production Blenkov & Schønnemann
International Sales TrustNordisk
Category Opera drama

Kasper Bech Holten's feature film debut. Opera enthusiasts have enjoyed »Juan« at festivals worldwide, including Pusan, Hamburg, Seville and Palm Springs. In his review, Variety's Dennis Harvey described the music as "heavenly" and the film as a "raunchy, modernized »Don Giovanni« … a bold but satisfying interpretation"... Mozart's opera is played by Concerto Copenhagen, led by conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen. Factsheet for Juan

Rebounce

Director Heidi Maria Faisst
Danish release 28.04.2011
Production Zentropa
International Sales TrustNordisk
Category Drama
 
Louise's mother is just out of prison and in the eye of a teenager she's cool, tough and enchanting. To win her love, Louise follows her lead and enters a world of partying, drugs, fast cash and men. Meanwhile, everyone seems to forget that she is just a teenager. Factsheet for Rebounce

Labrador

Director Frederikke Aspöck
Danish release 30.04.2011
Production Nordisk Film
International Sales TrustNordisk
Category Drama
 

A desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit her father Nathan, who lives a lone life in the company of his labrador dog. Stella is pregnant and looking forward to the birth of her baby, but Oskar appears to be in doubt. When Oskar falls prey to Nathan's provocations and feels bewildered by the relationship between father and daughter, a clash between the two men is inevitable and Stella is caught in between. Factsheet for Labrador

MAY

Rosa Morena

Director Carlos Oliveira
Danish release 12.05.2011
Production Fine & Mellow
International Sales TrustNordisk
Category Drama

Thomas is in his forties and he is craving to become a father. There are two obstacles, he's a homosexual and current legislation doesn't make it easy for males to adopt. Needing a break, he visits an old friend in Brazil where he discovers an illegal market for adoption. He meets the passionate and whimsical Maria and agrees to adopt her unborn child. But, what was to be a business deal, turns in to a relationship and he now faces a difficult choice. "Rosa Morena" is a story about sorrow, selfishness and suspicion, that touches on globalization and the values of the nuclear family. Factsheet for Rosa Morena

Melancholia

Director Lars von Trier
Danish release 26.05.2011
Production Zentropa
International Sales TrustNordisk
Category Psychological disaster movie

"No More Happy Endings" Factsheet for Melancholia