London screens six Danish feature films

Six Danish films have been chosen
to participate in England's most important festival, the 47th London Film
Festival (22-06 November). The films are "Reconstruction" by Christoffer
Boe, "Inheritance" by Per Fly, "Someone Like Hodder" by Henrik Ruben Genz,
"Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself" by Lone Scherfig, "Dogville" by Lars von
Trier and "It's All About Love" by Thomas Vinterberg.
Lone Scherfig's third
feature, the Danish-UK co-production, "Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself" will
be screened in the series entitled New British Cinema. The festival
programme enticingly describes it as "one of the most enjoyable,
affirmative British films of the year. Like its protagonist, a natural
charmer .".
In the same programme
Per Fly's "Inheritance" is praised as "a handsome and accomplished film,
underscored by intuitive writing and powerful performances. . He
successfully balances the richness of his milieu with a realist style and
restrained use of music, with the sensitive alternation between
conventionally filmed and hand-held sequences adding to the immediacy of
this story." Soho House in London, a private club for the film and media
industries, will also be screening the film for its members. At the
present time "Inheritance" is being screened in the official competition
at San Sebastian.
In connection with the
festival, Anthony Dod Mantle, director of photography, will be holding a
master class where he will discuss his work in Denmark and his
contribution to Dogme. Initially Mantle was trained as a stills
photographer, later moving on to Denmark where he graduated in
cinematography at the National Film School of Denmark. His films include
"It's All About Love" and "Dogville".For further
London Film
Danish Film
InstituteFestival ManagerLizette Gram, tel + 45 2482
3758, lizetteg@dfi.dkInformation
DepartmentVicki Synnott, tel +45 3374 3438,
"Dogville", Lars von
Trier; Zentropa/ Vibeke Windeløv"Inheritance", Per Fly; Zentropa/
producer Ib Tardini"It's All About Love", Thomas Vinterberg; Nimbus/
producer Birgitte Hald"Reconstruction", Christoffer Boe; Nordisk Film/
producer Tine Grew Pfeiffer, Åke Sandgren, Lars Kjeldgaard"Someone
Like Hodder", Henrik Ruben Genz, Nordisk/ producer Tina Dalhoff"Wilbur
Wants to Kill Himself", Lone Scherfig, Zentropa/ producer Sisse Graum