Tag Archives: Danish

Kristian Håskjold – Crocodile Tears (2020)

After 20 years of no contact, the Norwegian Dancer Øyvind is invited to Denmark to visit his old father and his new girlfriend in their isolated farmhouse, but nothing turns out as Øyvind expects. Read More »

Max Kestner – Drømme i København AKA Dreams in Copenhagen (2009)

Dreams in Copenhagen is director Max Kestner’s documentary film portrait of Denmark’s capital. COPENHAGEN DREAMS is a film about the physical surroundings that are part of shaping our lives. About the buildings we wake up in, the front doors we walk out of, the streets we traverse. It is also a film about how the way we live our lives affects our physical surroundings. About the places we dream of and the walls onto which we scratch the names of our loved ones, before it’s too late. Read More »

Astrid Henning-Jensen – Kranes konditori AKA Krane’s Bakery Shop (1951)

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In a small Norwegian coastal town Katinka Stordal supports her children as a seamstress. Her life is one of poverty, loneliness and constant complaints from her customers. One day she meets a Swedish sailor at the local café who helps her find the strength to break free from her daily routine. But her children, ex-husband and neighbors has no tolerance for this kind of untraditional friendship. Read More »

Lars von Trier – Befrielsesbilleder aka Images of a Relief (1982)

IMAGES OF A RELIEF
Written and directed by Lars von Trier. Produced by Per Årman. Photographed by Tom Elling. Edited by Tómas Gislason. Costume Design by Manon Rasmussen. Original Music by Pierre de la Rue. Principal cast: Edward Fleming and Kirsten Olesen.
From Lars von Trier by Jack Stevenson (British Film Institute: London, 2002):
Von Trier’s final Film School production, Befrielsesbilleder (Images of a Relief), shot in 1982, was his graduate project and was not a film audiences would laugh at…. Read More »

Thomas Vinterberg – Druk AKA Another Round (2020)

There is a theory that man is born with half a per mille too little. That alcohol in the blood opens the mind to the outside world, problems seem smaller and creativity increases. We know it well; after the first glass of wine, the conversation lifts, the possibilities open up. Martin is a high school teacher. He feels old and tired. His students and their parents want him terminated to increase their average. Encouraged by the per mille theory, Martin and his three colleagues throw themselves into an experiment to maintain a constant alcohol impact in everyday life. If Churchill won World War II in a dense fog of spirits, what could the strong drops do for them and their students? The result is positive in the beginning. Martin’s class is in a different way now, and the project is being promoted to a real academic study with the collection of results. Slowly, but surely, the alcohol makes the four friends and their surroundings loosen up. The results are rising, and they really begin… Read More »

Carl Theodor Dreyer – Vredens dag aka Day of Wrath (1943)

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In a 17th-century Danish village, an old woman is accused of witchcraft. In the shadow of her flight, capture, confession, and burning at the stake, the young wife of the town’s aging pastor falls in love with the pastor’s son… Read More »

Frelle Petersen – Onkel AKA Uncle (2019)

Kris, living with her uncle since her teenage years, is starting to second guess her current life, at her disabled uncles farm. As love crosses her path, a possible life changing question emerges.

8 wins & 8 nominations.
Tokyo Grand Prix – Tokyo International Film Festival 2019 Read More »