Mumbai salutes Danish films

FESTIVAL. India's prestigious festival in Mumbai (MAMI), kicking off tomorrrow 21 October, will pay tribute to Danish cinema with an exclusive selection of eight films. The awardwinning feature film debut 'R' will run in the international competition, while seven films, including winner of Nordic Film Council Prize 'Submarino', will play in other sections.

At the 12th Mumbai Film Festival an all-woman jury chaired by Jane Campion will choose the winning film in the international competition, which includes the awardwinning prison drama 'R'. The festival—screening 200 films from 58 countries—will be presenting their Lifetime Achievement Award to US director Oliver Stone.

Mumbai festival, moreover, has selected seven new Danish films to participate in other programmes. To celebrate this event, a formal dinner will be held on Saturday 23 October for festival delegates and members of the Indian Film Industry. This occasion is co-hosted by the Danish Film Institute and the Royal Danish Embassy in New Dehli.

Following last year's successful Film Business Centre at Mumbai festival, this centre will continue to facilitate liaisons between international film professionals and Indian distributors who will be on the lookout for films from the participating foreign sales agents and producers. 

The Danish films participating are:

International Competition:
R by Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm / Nordisk Film

Michael Noer is attending the festival and will be present at the celebration on Saturday 23 October

Above the Cut for feature film debuts:
Hold Me Tight by Kasper Munk / Nimbus Film
Camping by Jacob Bitsch / Nimbus Film

World Cinema:
The Experiment by Louise N.D. Friedberg / Nimbus Film
A Family by Pernille Fischer Christensen / Zentropa
Headhunter by Rumle Hammerich / Nordisk Film
Oldboys by Nikolaj Steen / Nordisk Film
Submarino by Thomas Vinterberg / Nimbus Film

Mumbai Film Festival (21-28 October 2010) is organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image.