Fleeting meetings in Palm Springs

FESTIVAL. Mikkel Munch-Fals' darkly life-affirming debut "Nothing's All Bad" is in competition at Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Ingeborg, Anna, Anders and Jonas are four lonely characters whose paths fleetingly cross in "Nothing's All Bad", a feature debut by Mikkel Munch-Fals competing at Palm Springs International Film Festival 6-17 January. The film is one of 12 international titles singled out for the New Voices/New Visions section for ermerging talents. 

"Nothing's All Bad", a Zentropa production, has already reaped a Special Mention in San Sebastian, lauded by the jury for its "skill in displaying the loneliness of its characters and the ability in time for letting our sympathy for them grow into hope."

Additionally two Danish films will be introduced to the Palm Springs audience: Christoffer Boe and Alphaville Pictures' chilling drama "Everything Will Be Fine", which made it to Directors' Fortnight in Cannes last year, and opera director Kasper Holten's cinematic take on Mozart, "Juan", produced by Blenkov & Schønnemann. Both films appear in the comprehensive, 75-film World Cinema Now showcase.  

International sales are handled by TrustNordisk (Nothing's All Bad, Juan) and The Match Factory (Everything Will Be Fine).

Palm Springs International Film Festival 6-17 January 2011

Read interviews in FILM#69

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Everything Will Be Fine
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