Two Danish films honoured in Berlin


Annette K. Olesen's "Little Soldier" received the Ecumenical Jury's main prize and Lotte Svendsen's "Max Embarrassing" was honoured with a Special Mention at the Berlin Film Festival's closing ceremony on Saturday, 14 February.

Olesen's drama "illuminates the issues of gender, father-daughter relations and trafficking," the Ecumenical Jury states in its motivation. "While not offering an easy resolution, the narrative depicts a move towards freedom", expressed through the film's "excellent performances".The Generation Kplus Children's Jury singled out "Max Embarrassing" for its "excellent actors" who "seduced us into their amusing world (...) Adults can be extremely embarrassing sometimes," as the jury members sum up their experience of Lotte Svendsen's family comedy on Max and his nerdy mother. "Little Soldier" is produced by Ib Tardini for Zentropa and "Max Embarrassing" by Per Holst for Asta Film. Both films are in release in Denmark. For further information:DFI factsheets
Lille soldat/ Little Soldier
Max Pinlig/ Max EmbarrassingArticles in DFI magazine FILM
Interview with Annette K. Olesen: Real life is always another story
Interview with Lotte Svendsen og actress Mette Horn: Embarrassing Things Like Solidarity And CompassionBerlin International Film Festival

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