Marie Reuther is Denmark's Shooting Star in Berlin

BERLIN. The young talent from the Danish HBO series 'Kamikaze', Marie Reuther, is selected as one of ten European actors to take part in the Shooting Stars promotional platform at the Berlin Film Festival, kicking off on 10 February.

Ten acting talents from European films and series receive red-carpet treatment at this year's Berlin Film Festival. Selected for the Shooting Stars initiative taking place during the festival, the young actors will be presented to the media and industry and get a chance to strengthen their international careers.

From Denmark comes Marie Reuther, selected for her breakthrough role in the HBO series 'Kamikaze'. Her part as lead character Julie, who has lost her entire family in a plane crash, required her to be in almost every shot of the 8-part series. Reuther was rewarded with the Best Actress Award at Series Mania in Lille, France.

The selection committee highlights the young talent's performance with these words:

"Marie Reuther simply shines on screen. She is highly convincing in her embodiment of a character who goes through a remarkable trajectory of transformation, from desperation to rebirth, without sacrificing her singular elegance and dignity. Her face can express a multitude of feelings in a layered and versatile way and portray an angel and a tough cookie interchangeably. She makes everything fun to watch – a shooting star by all means."

Marie Reuther started acting in 2017 in various short films and on the stage. She received her theatre training at the Danish National School of the Performing Arts, graduating in 2020. Reuther recently had her debut at the Royal Danish Theatre in Molière's final work, 'The Imaginary Invalid'.

The Berlin Film Festival runs 10-20 February. See more at

'Kamikaze' with Marie Reuther. Photo: Åsmund Sollihøgda

Shooting Stars

Each year during the Berlinale, the European Film Promotion (EFP) presents ten young acting talents to the film industry, public and international press.

The four-day event culminates in the awards ceremony at the Berlinale Palast where each talent will be presented with the European Shooting Stars Award.

Each of the 38 member countries of the EFP network can nominate one actor for Shooting Stars after which a jury selects the final ten. The candidate from Denmark is chosen by the Danish Film Institute.

The Shooting Stars platform is supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the respective EFP member organisations.

The 2022 event takes place 11-14 February, this year as a hybrid event due to the pandemic.

Read the press release from EFP.

Previous Danish Shooting Stars

2020 Victoria Carmen Sonne ('Holiday')
2019 Elliott Crosset Hove ('Winter Brothers')
2017 Esben Smed ('A Fortunate Man')
2015 Joachim Fjelstrup ('Itsi Bitsi')
2014 Danica Curcic ('Silent Heart')
2013 Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ('A Royal Affair')
2011 Pilou Asbæk ('Game of Thrones')