Tag Archives: Danish

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 »

Jørgen Leth – At danse Bournonville AKA Dancing Bournonville (1979)

At danse Bournonville is a portrait of the Bournonville tradition at the Royal Danish ballet that has survived for 150 years on the basis of a few notes and the memories of the dancers and is the basis of the special nature and global reputation the company enjoys. The film was created in continuation of, and drawing on, Leth and Holmberg’s experience in making Peter Martins – en danser. Read More »

Kaspar Rostrup – Dansen med Regitze AKA Memories of a Marriage (1989)

From: Amazon.com
Memories of a Marriage (based on Martha Christensen’s best-selling novel, Dansen med Regitze) is a wonderful, moving and superbly acted film featuring what may be the greatest on-screen performance by the luminous Ghita Nørby, one of Denmark’s finest actresses (and a lovely person–I met her once in Seattle). The film traces the relationship between Regitze and her husband, Karl-Aage; in the present, Regitze has received devastating news about her health. Thus, much of the film is a flashback to the ups and downs of their marriage, which began when they first met under the Occupation in World War II. Regitze is a strong-willed young woman, whereas Karl-Aage seems more weak and pliable. Still, they love each other and complement. Read More »

Bille August – Pelle erobreren AKA Pelle the Conqueror (1987)

When his wife dies, Lassefar takes his 12-year-old son Pelle from their home in Sweden to Denmark in search of a better life. Signing on as laborers at a large farm, father and son undergo numerous trials, including prejudice against immigrants and run-ins with those more powerful than themselves in both the physical and the social sense. Over the course of a year, young Pelle learns what it takes to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world. Read More »

Jonathan Gelvan – De lystsyge (2019)

Synopsis
De lystsyge (THE INDECENT ONES)
LIV (23) lives at a correctional institution for women, where sexuality is considered dangerous. The facility is run by the head nurse JETTE (45), whose utmost task is to teach women proper edicette. Liv dreams of being free and keeps breaking the rules, resulting in her being sent to the HEADMASTER’s (43) office. Here Liv sees an opportunity to challenge the fundamental beliefs of the institution, but how far should she go in order to prove herself? Read More »

Lars von Trier – Epidemic (1987)

Epidemic (1987)

Epidemic arose from a challenge between Lars von Trier and Claes Kastholm of the Danish Film Institute, Trier betting – in order to get funding for another film – that he could make a film for less than one million Danish Kroner (about £100,000). The result is an intriguing film, but not a very good one, showing at least what Trier could do under self-imposed limitations, paving the way for The Kingdom and showing roots that would lead to the Dogme Manifesto. Read More »

Nils Malmros – Kærlighedens smerte AKA Pain of Love (1992)

In Kærlighedens Smerte (Pain of Love) by the Danish veteran director Nils Malmros we follow the life of a young woman with a childish innocence and great impulsiveness called Kirsten. Kirsten grows up in a middle class home with sympathetic bourgeois parents. We watch Kirsten as she experiences her first innocent relationship with a rather immature boy, as she starts to lust after and date older men, as she experiences failures, as she breaks down mentally, … Read More »