Toronto International film festival, kicking off 9th September, has selected three Danish films. After announcing the participation of Susanne Bier's "In a Better World" in Special Presentation, Toronto has now selected "Armadillo" and "Erotic Man". More Danish films could yet be selected.
After Jørgen Leth's films were celebrated at Toronto in 2004, audiences will be looking forward to his latest opus "Erotic Man", which will receive a world premiere in Toronto.
The film is about Jørgen Leth, the anthropologist, who is collecting material for his study on the nature and meaning of the erotic. "Erotic Man" is filmed in the cities of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Panama City, Dakar and Manila, and not least Jacmel, Haïti.
"Erotic Man" is written and directed by Jørgen Leth; Lars von Trier collaborated on the film as creative producer. Marianne Christensen produced for Zentropa and Nordisk Film. International sales handled by TrustNordisk, www.trustnordisk.com
Armadillo by Janus Metz
The awardwinning feature length documentary Armadillo, by Janus Metz, is selected for Toronto's Reel to Real, and will mark the film's North American premiere.
"Armadillo", a thought-provoking and frightening portrayal of the loss of innocence, is about two young soldiers, Mads and Daniel, on their first mission in Afghanistan. Armadillo is the name of one of the Danish camps in the Afghan Helmand province, where director Janus Metz and cinematographer Lars Skree followed soldiers close at hand for a period of six months.
Ronnie Fridthjof and Sara Stockmann produced "Armadillo" for Fridthjof Film Doc, Lars Skree was director of photography. International sales handled by DR TV www.drsales.dk
A festival hit, "Armadillo" swept up Semaine de la Critique's Grand Prix. Read more about the film in an interview with the director Between Heroes and Killers and the press releases Trades applaud Armadillo and Danish Triumph in Cannes.