Fall issue 2013
Sex, Drugs & Taxation
Christoffer Boe presents two great eccentrics – travel mogul Simon Spies and tax-evading politician Mogens Glistrup.
Toronto Film Festival
Ask Hasselbalch's feature debut turns a popular children's books series into Denmark's first real big-screen superhero.
Toronto Film Festival
The Keeper of Lost Causes
Welcome to a world of cold cases in Mikkel Nørgaard's first adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling crime novels.
Locarno Film Festival
Q: What kind of funding is available in Denmark for co-productions? A: The Danish Film Institute (DFI) has minor-coproduction schemes for feature fiction and animation films with three deadlines a year, […]
What Do People Dream About in Pine Ridge?
Bert Lee, Cassandra Warrior and Lance Red Cloud live on an Indian reservation and are some of the central characters in Anna Eborn's documentary film Pine Ridge. "I aim to make an honest portrait that stays with us." World premiere in Venice.
Financing European Arthouse
Phoenix Film has co-produced Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's post-war drama Ida. A real con amore project, say the two Danish producers Christian Falkenberg Husum and Sofie Wanting Hassing.
Rewarding Swedish Partnerships
Mikkel Jersin of Nimbus Film is co-producing the Swedish feature film Hotel starring Alicia Vikander. The Danish producer talks about the rewards in collaborating with Swedish partners.
To Go Against the Stream
We have to promote diversity to keep cinema moving, says producer Lise Lense-Møller of Magic Hour Films who is the Danish co-producer of Finnish director Pirjo Honkasalo's tough coming-of-age drama Concrete Night.
Nymphomaniac Unfolding Day-by-Day
Lars von Trier didn't make it to Cannes this year. His highly anticipated Nymphomaniac will hit the theatres on 25 December, but until then you can follow the campaign unfolding the film's multifaceted universe.
Pilou Asbæk, 31, Actor
If the name Pilou Asbæk doesn't ring a bell, his face will surely be familiar to the fans of the hit TV series Borgen. Now Asbæk is front and centre as playboy and travel mogul Simon Spies in Christoffer Boe's Sex, Drugs & Taxation.
What's Next for Danish Directors?
From the memoirs of a whistleblower to a horse's tale, from a woman's erotic journey to a (re)take on a classic Gothic romance. Here is a roundup of upcoming projects by directors Nikolaj Arcel, Susanne Bier, Per Fly and many more.
Four Strong Titles in US Theatres
Making a splash last year in Toronto, The Act of Killing has returned to North America for its theatrical release. Three other Danish films that have made an imprint on the festival circuit also enjoyed a successful US release this summer.
Danish Big-Screen Audience Still Robust
As the first-half figures indicate, Danish films and cinemas are doing very well. While that is certainly gratifying, it takes more than a healthy theatrical market to lift the total film revenues, DFI CEO Henrik Bo Nielsen says.