Four Danish feature
films have been invited to participate in the 28th Toronto International
Film Festival (4 -13 September):
Jørgen Leth and Lars von Trier's documentary "The Five Obstructions",
which is participating in Venice, in competition, has been selected for
Toronto's documentary film series Real to Reel. Trier challenges
Leth to produce five remakes of "The Perfect Human" (Leth, 1967), while
Trier sets out obstructions placing limitations, traps and prohibitions as
Leth makes the film. Carsten Holst of Zentropa Real
produced. Lars von Trier's "Dogville" (Vibeke Windeløv,
Zentropa), a controversial film among US critics, will be screened for the
first time in North America at a gala event in Toronto. The film will be
released in North America in the spring of 2004.
Anders Thomas Jensen and M & M Production's "The Green Butchers"
will be screened in Discovery, the programme for new creative directors.
After Toronto the film will take part in events in Helsinki and
Lone Scherfig's "Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself" (Sisse Graum Olsen,
Zentropa), shown at a gala in Edinburgh recently, will participate in
Toronto's programme Contemporary World Cinema.
Two offshore co-productions, also supported by the Danish Film
Institute (DFI), will be shown at Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema: The
Icelandic director Dagur Kári's award-winning "Nói Albínói" (Zik Zak
Filmworks and M & M Productions) and Swedish director Mikael
Håfström's "Evil" (Moviola and Nordisk Film).
For further information
Toronto International Film Festivalwww.bell.ca/filmfest
FILM SPECIAL ISSUE/LETH (DFI magazine)FILM #25,
#27, #29 (PDF versions): www.dfi.dk/sitemod/moduler/index_english.asp?pid=1870
DFI press sheetsDogville: www.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/dogville.htmlThe
Five Obstructions: www.dfi.dk/dfi/english/shortfilms/obstructions.htmThe
Green Butchers: www.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/greenbutchers.htmlWilbur
Wants to Kill Himself: www.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/wilbur.html
Danish Film InstituteLizette Gram, tel +45 2482
3758, firstname.lastname@example.orgAnne Marie
Kürstein, tel +3374 3609, email@example.comVicki Synnott, tel +
3374 3438, cell +45 5054 5011, firstname.lastname@example.org