NEWS AND ARTICLES / IDFA 2019
'I wanted to celebrate a life not having to look like an ordinary life'
16. 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.
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.
'We want to change how big bodies are viewed'
15. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. Hating your body is a waste of life and resources, say the two directors of 'Fat Front', a documentary about four plus-sized, activist Nordic women who insist on loving themselves just the way they
'Jørgen Leth is good at being Jørgen Leth'
15. nov 2019 | PROFILE. Jørgen Leth receives IDFA's Lifetime Achievement Award for his strong auteur voice and unique perspective on reality. Read about the impact the filmmaker/poet has made on three Danish directors
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
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
Translating science into emotion
11. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. In 'Hunting for Hedonia', Pernille Rose Grønkjær looks at the groundbreaking technology of Deep Brain Stimulation. Bringing complex science issues down to earth through the language of film, the
The Cave: Dr. Amani challenging the stereotypes
11. nov 2019 | INTERVIEW. An evocative, birds-eye view of women's lives in a hellish warzone, 'The Cave' is a deeply personal film for Feras Fayyad, a film stretching back to his childhood and into the humanitarian
Jørgen Leth and Eva Marie Rødbro in competition at IDFA
23. oct 2019 | IDFA 2019. Jørgen Leth's 'I Walk' is selected for the main Feature Length competition at IDFA, while Eva Marie Rødbro's 'I Love You I Miss You I Hope I See You Before I Die' is revealed for the First
Jørgen Leth to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at IDFA
08. oct 2019 | IDFA 2019. IDFA pays tribute to distinguished auteur Jørgen Leth at the upcoming doc fest. Also, a number of Danish titles have been announced so far for the festival, running from 20 November.