Leaving the bubble
INTERVIEW. Always on the lookout for something unique, Kaspar Astrup Schröder tracked two twin sisters, Molly and Smilla, over four years to make 'Fantasy, Fantasy', a children’s documentary about two autistic girls coming into their teens.
Celebrating youth, love and doubt
INTERVIEW. ‘The Two of Us’ is a documentary about two young people who have broken up but haven’t left each other yet. "It’s a highly potent dramatic space," says director Emil Næsby Hansen, who discovered his two protagonists on Instagram.
Global Love – Migration on the Intimate Stage of Marriage
INTERVIEW. Janus Metz and Sine Plambech return to the subject of Thai women's marriage migration to a small Danish town in 'Heartbound', a story of globalisation, opportunity, sacrifice and, yes, love.
IDFA FORUM. Six Danish projects are lined up this year for IDFA's influential financing market – films by directors Camilla Nielsson, Sun Hee Engelstoft, Mira Jargil, René Sascha Johannsen, Lasse Barkfors, Frida Barkfors and Guy Davidi touching on subjects of democracy, international adoption, family guilt and more.Read more
Before the Curtain Falls / Anders Østergaard
Martin Goldsmith never knew what really had happened to his parents Georg and Rosemarie before their escape from Germany in 1941. As he confronts his father, we are brought back to the complex 1930s, when his parents were young musicians in a bizarre organisation – Jüdischer Kulturbund.
The Cave / Feras Fayyad
Deep beneath the surface in the Syrian province of Al Ghouta, a group of female doctors have established an underground field hospital.
Cherry Tale / Eva Mulvad
Three entrepreneurs aim high as they decide to produce a high quality cherry wine, which receives praise all over the world. Soon, however, the dark clouds of the financial crisis are looming over the Nordic wine castle.
News from the DFI
Jørgen Leth leads Danish line-up at IDFA
15. nov 2019 | IDFA 2019. Jørgen Leth's intimate self-portrait 'I Walk' is world-premiering in the Competition for Feature-Length Documentary, while the Danish filmmaker will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
'Jørgen Leth is good at being Jørgen Leth'
15. nov 2019 | PROFILE. The Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth receives IDFA's Lifetime Achievement Award for his strong auteur voice and unique perspective on reality. Read about Leth's versatile body of work, including his
Fat Front producer wanted to make more films about women
15. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. We grew up with stories about and by men, says producer Malene Flindt Pedersen, who was shocked to realise that most of her own documentaries had male protagonists. In turn, she decided to make five
'I wanted to celebrate a life not having to look like an ordinary life'
14. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. 'I Love You I Miss You I Hope I See You Before I Die' is Eva Marie Rødbro's first feature documentary, a harsh and dreamy story about Betty and her family living on the fringes of American society.
How Can a Machine Help Us Make Art?
13. nov 2019 | BACKGROUND. The Danish XR production company Makropol has developed an AI engine, Kaspar, that can edit documentaries in real time. The installation 'Reflector' illustrates how the tool is applied. World
Taking children seriously
13. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. Children are thoughtful and sensitive and deserve to be taken seriously, says Simon Lereng Wilmont, who considers it a privilege to make artistic documentaries for a youthful audience. His new
Winter Journey: Shining a new light on the German Jews of WW2
13. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. In 'Winter Journey', director Anders Østergaard utilizes strong narrative devices from fiction to depict an untold chapter in the history of the German Jews during WW2. World premiere in IDFA
Love Child: Fleeing for love
11. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. Eva Mulvad’s documentary 'Love Child', about a family fleeing Iran, is as much a love story as a refugee film. The veteran filmmaker wants to add a narrative to the refugee debate that audiences can
Learning to walk, all over again
11. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. The earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 left a tremor in Jørgen Leth, the Danish filmmaker/writer. His balance was affected, making it hard for him to walk. His poetic, observational diary film 'I
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