• ScandiFilm 2017: The Homecoming

    Delightfully charming and genuinely funny, The Homecoming is an Icelandic comedy from actor-turned-director Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, one of the co-founders of the Icelandic theatre company Vesturport. Based on a stageplay, The Homecoming is Björn Hlynur’s directorial debut. The Homecoming tells the story of Gunnar, who has had a successful career writing self-help books and helping others mend their troubles. However, Gunnar’s

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  • Darkland / Underverden

    With a sharp awareness of genre, Fenar Ahmad has kickstarted 2017 in Danish film with a bang with his second feature-length film, Darkland. A meaningful and touching film with an inherent social criticism, Darkland is a fresh and thrilling portrayal of the ‘two worlds’ of Denmark: the overworld and the underworld. The contemporary Danish society Darkland doesn’t hide the

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  • Bakerman

    A contemporary Danish study of the human condition, Bakerman is the latest film from director David Noel Bourke. Starring an unlikely protagonist living a repetitious and uninspiring life, Bakerman follows his journey towards superhero status, dubbing him ‘Bakerman’. In the film, we follow Jens, a shy night-owl who works as a baker in the early hours of the

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  • The Lost Ones / De Vildfarne

    Warm and endearing, The Lost Ones is a new Danish film from production company DK Fiction that provides an intimate look into the lives of several characters around the city of Copenhagen. Central to these characters is the eccentric, white-bearded Rolf, who has turned his back on his family and chosen to live in a Copenhagen

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  • Sami Blood / Sameblod

      The festival-travelling Sami Blood is a stirring coming-of-age drama from director Amanda Kernell, as it addresses an era in Scandinavian history in which the indigenous Sami community suffered at the helms of the state. Mostly set in the 1930’s, Sami Blood follows teenager Elle-Marja (Lene Cecilia Sparrok), who attends a boarding school where Sami children are

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  • Walk With Me / De Standhaftige

    What is that worst thing that could happen when you are in war and from one second to another, a mine blows up? The worst thing that happened to Thomas (played by Mikkel Følsgaard) is that he didn’t die. From that day on, his future career as a stationed soldier blew away together with his

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  • CPH:PIX: 37

    For young Danes my age, the films of Regner Grasten are as central to childhood as Nickelodeon is to Americans or Disney films to everyone. One of the first producers to take advantage of the commercialization of the Danish film support system in the eighties, the first Regner Grasten films were cheap, hated flops. But
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  • Wolf and Sheep

    Nestled among a rugged landscape of rocks, rubble and dust lives a small village that Wolf and Sheep follows in a docudrama style. The town and stories are based on the experiences of the films writer-director Shahrbanoo Sadat, who lived in the region the film is based on for seven years, later moving to Kabul

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