Before the Frost
Michael Noer, 2019
As winter approaches in rural 1850s Denmark, an old farmer, Jens, and his family face starvation. With the harsh circumstances and the prospect of yet another tough winter, Jens agrees to ally with the neighbouring family in a marriage between his daughter and their son. However, when the rich farmer at a nearby farm wants to buy Jens’s land, he sees a chance to provide him and his family with an even better life.
Malene Choi Jensen, 2018
Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their motherland and the personal stories of fellow adoptees they meet in the city of Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces both of them to question and face their own destiny and identity. Operating in a hybrid field between fiction and documentary, the film is based partly on the director’s own experiences, partly on stories by other adoptees.
Sticks & Stones
Martin Skovbjerg Jensen, 2018
Simon arrives in Vesterby from Copenhagen. He is an outsider in a brand new place and alone until he meets Bjarke – Vesterby’s alpha male and heir to the local speaker factory. The two start challenging each other in intimate and transgressive actions as they forge a friendship.
That Time of Year
Paprika Steen, 2018
This year at Katrine and Mads' house the family will once again be united for Christmas Eve, and on a traditional holiday like this, there has to be room for everyone: the divorced parents, the youngest sister and her new husband and not least the teenage daughter of the family, struggling to get her mother's attention. Underneath the surface, the explosion lurks as flammable as dry spruce and when the truth starts to appear, the illusion of holiday peace we so deeply insist on shatters.
The Purity of Vengeance
Christoffer Boe, 2018
In an old apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery. Behind a fake wall, they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who the mummies are and for whom the fourth place is intended.