New York warms up to election with Borgen

EVENT. Scandinavia House in New York shows all 20 episodes of the Danish political drama series "Borgen", starting on 26 September.

Scandinavia House - The Nordic Center in America in New York warms up to the presidential election with screenings of the Danish award-winning drama series "Borgen"/"Government". The screenings will take place twice a week, Wednesday and Friday, for 10 weeks. The first screening will be on Wednesday 26 September. Read more about the screenings 

"Borgen" is a drama series about the fight for political power – and about the personal sacrifices and consequences this has for those involved on and behind the political stage

The central figure is the 40-year old political leader Birgitte Nyborg, who through her idealism and huge effort secures her party a landslide victory and thus faces the biggest challenge of her life: how most effectively to use the newly won seats, and how far she is willing to go in order to gain as much influence as possible. Privately, Birgitte leads a happy family life with her husband and two children. She is a woman with a burning commitment, a big heart and little time. Will she be able to be a successful and professional top politician and stay true to herself at the same time?

"The Best Political Show Ever no longer hails from Hollywood, birthplace of 'The West Wing'. It comes, instead, from Copenhagen, and it is called 'Borgen'," wrote Andrew Romano in Newsweek Magazine. Read review

"Borgen" won the BAFTA for Best International Drama Series in 2012 and Prix Italia for Best Drama Series in 2010.

Season 3 is currently in production and will premiere in Denmark in January 2013.

In the US, "Borgen" has previously been shown on the satellite television network Link TV. The series has been sold to five continents, most recently to Canada, Switzerland and Estonia.

"Borgen" is written by Adam Price (main), Tobias Lindholm, Jeppe Gjervig Gram, directed by Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (concept),
Rumle Hammerich, Annette K. Olsen and Mikkel Nørgaard and produced by Camilla Hammerich for DR. Cast includes Sidse Babett Knudsen, Pilou Asbæk, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Mikael Birkkjær, Søren Malling and Peter Mygind.

Read more about Borgen at DR International Sales

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is the headquarters of The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF). The cultural center offers Nordic exhibitions and film series, as well as concerts and other performances, readings, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children’s activities.