Denmark

Palle Kjærulff-Schmidt – Weekend (1962)

Three dissatisfied and dysfunctional couples in their thirties spend a weekend together in a summer cottage. A drunkard called Lars is brought along by one of the couples. At the cottage Lars provokes the others and urges them to try something new. They then go on a binge, fuck, provoke various authority figures, and wrestle with the consequences and implications of their new-found liberty. Their libertine games continue until their dark inner human core is released. Read More »

Jannik Hastrup – Drengen der ville gøre det umulige aka The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Bear (2002)

IMDB:When a boy child is stolen by bears who raise him as their own, his human parents hunt the bears in despair, and the boy is faced with the dilemma of who and what he is. Read More »

Sven Methling – Pigen og pressefotografen AKA The Girl and the Press Photographer (1963)

A male photographer and a female reporter meet at the newspaper they work for in Copenhagen and become friends. She helps him get an apartment with a marriage of convenience – or so he thinks. Read More »

Lars von Trier – Forbrydelsens element AKA The Element of Crime (1984)

Fisher, an ex-cop, returns to his old beat somewhere in northern Europe after a thirteen-year hiatus in Cairo. His former mentor and role model, author of a treatise called “The Element of Crime”, asks him to solve a series of murders involving lottery ticket sellers. Guided by the theories put forth in the book, Fischer retraces the steps of a suspect, Harry Grey, as recorded in a three-year-old police surveillance report. Read More »

Lars von Trier – Dogville [+ Commentary] (2003)

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado community in exchange for labor, but when a search visits the town she finds out that their support has a price. Read More »

Simon Lereng Wilmont – Olegs krig AKA The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

Synopsis
The Distant Barking of Dogs is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of war. Oleg lives with his beloved grandmother, Alexandra, in the small village of Hnutove. Read More »

Gabriel Axel – Babettes gæstebud AKA Babette’s Feast (1987)

In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself. Although they each are presented with a real opportunity to leave the village, the sisters choose to stay with their father, to serve to him and their church. After some years, a French woman refugee, Babette, arrives at their door, begs them to take her in, and commits herself to work for them as maid/housekeeper/cook. Sometime after their father dies, the sisters decide to hold a dinner to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Babette experiences unexpected good fortune and implores the sisters to allow her to take charge of the preparation of the meal. Read More »