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Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, 2016

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Mads Mikkelsen in Thomas Vinterberg's next feature

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Julens danske film på tv

20. dec 2017 | TV. Den 28. december får Lars Feldballe Petersens dokumentarfilm 'Præsidenten fra Nordvest' premiere på DR2. I julen kan du også se første afsnit af dokumentarserien 'På tur med far' på DR Ramasjang, og

April at the Cinematheque

28. mar 2017 | CINEMATHEQUE. Satisfy your hunger for music films, explore Belgian cinema or immerse yourself in Technicolor classics. In April at the Cinematheque, there is a good number of films with English dialogue or

Bodil Awards to First Features

07. mar 2017 | AWARDS. Two debuting feature directors took centre stage at the annual Bodil Awards: Christian Tafdrup's "Parents" received four prizes, while Rasmus Heisterberg's "In the Blood" was named Best Feature.

March at the Cinematheque

27. feb 2017 | CINEMATHEQUE. The musical is alive and kicking! Discover the inspirational sources to Damien Chazelle's Oscar-winning "La La Land," or enjoy a coffee and cherry pie with other "Twin Peaks" fans at Copenhagen's

The Day Will Come and Parents lead Robert Awards 2017

06. feb 2017 | AWARDS. "The Day Will Come" by Jesper W. Nielsen about two boys' rebellion against a tyrannical headmaster was named Best Danish Film at the Danish Film Academy's Robert Awards on Saturday. Winner of the

Nominees for the industry's Robert Awards

13. jan 2017 | ROBERT 2017. Horror in the L.A. fashion world, communal living in the 1970s and tyranny in a 1960s boarding school – the Danish Film Academy reveal their choices for this year's Robert Awards nominees.

The Commune and Parents at the Fore in Bodil Awards

12. jan 2017 | BODIL 2017. Of the five films running for best Danish film, no less than three are first features. Top scorer in this year's nominations for the Danish critics' Bodil Awards is Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune,

European Film Awards 2016 prisuddeling

08. dec 2016 | EFA 2016. Trine Dyrholm kan ved European Film Awards lørdag den 10. december vinde prisen som Årets Europæiske Kvindelige Skuespiller. Desuden vil fire priser, som allerede er udmeldt, blive overrakt til

European Film Awards to Danish films

18. nov 2016 | AWARDS. Martin Zandvliet's "Land of Mine" and Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune" collect four of the seven prizes in the European Film Academy's first awards announcement. The trophies will be handed out

4 store europæiske priser til danske film

17. nov 2016 | INTERNATIONALT. "Under sandet" og "Kollektivet" har vundet fire ud af de syv priser, Det Europæiske Filmakademi har offentliggjort i dag. Uddelingen finder sted ved European Film Awards-arrangementet den 10.

Trine Dyrholm nomineret til EFA-pris

07. nov 2016 | NOMINERING. Trine Dyrholm er nomineret til Bedste Kvindelige Skuespiller ved European Film Awards, også kaldet de europæiske Oscars, for sin rolle i Thomas Vinterbergs "Kollektivet". 

Trine Dyrholm nominated for European Film Award

07. nov 2016 | NOMINATION. For her role in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune," Trine Dyrholm receives one of the five nominations for European Actress 2016. This year's "European Oscars" will be held on 10 December in Wroclaw

Denmark's Oscar entry revealed 19 September

15. sep 2016 | OSCARS 2017. The final candidate to represent Denmark in the Foreign Language Oscar category will be elected on 19 September from a shortlist of three films.

Five Danish Films on EFA Shortlist

13. sep 2016 | EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS. Tobias Lindholm's Oscar-nominated "A War" is among the five Danish feature and documentary films shortlisted for the European Film Awards, and the film is also nominated for the People's Choice

4 ud af 50 er danske

23. aug 2016 | EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS. European Film Academy har i dag præsenteret den liste med 50 spillefilm, som er udgangspunktet, når der skal nomineres til European Film Awards 2016.

Dansk shortlist til Oscar-kapløb

15. aug 2016 | PRESSEMEDDELELSE. Tre danske film er i dag blevet sat på shortlist til at blive den danske kandidat til en nominering i kategorien Foreign Language Film ved Oscar-uddelingen. De tre film er "Kollektivet", "De

Three films on Denmark's Oscar shortlist

15. aug 2016 | OSCAR 2017. "The Commune" by Thomas Vinterberg, "Walk with Me" by Lisa Ohlin and "Land of Mine" by Martin Zandvliet are shortlisted for the title as Denmark's Foreign Language entry. The Danish Oscar committee

Kollektivet til Toronto

26. jul 2016 | TORONTO. Thomas Vinterbergs "Kollektivet" er udtaget til Toronto International Film Festival, hvor filmen får officiel visning i festivalens Special Presentation-sektion. 

The Commune to Toronto

26. jul 2016 | FESTIVAL. Thomas Vinterberg's Silver Bear winner "The Commune" will be screening as a Special Presentation at the 41st Toronto Film Festival, running 8-18 September.

Første halvår af 2016 i biografen

22. jul 2016 | BIOGRAFER. Danske film har en markedsandel på 26 % over de første seks måneder af 2016. Biografernes samlede billetsalg ligger fortsat højt med 6,5 mio. solgte billetter.

6 danske film til Edinburgh

14. jun 2016 | FESTIVAL. "The Model" og "Flaskepost fra P" får britisk premiere på Edinburgh International Film Festival, der begynder 15 juni. Både "Flaskepost fra P" og "Sparrows" er i den internationale hovedkonkurrence.

28 Awards for Danish Films

05. apr 2016 | FESTIVAL. In the first quarter of 2016, Danish films have brought home 28 international awards and special mentions. Martin P. Zandvliet's "Land of Mine" tops the list with 10 awards.

300.000 billetter

31. mar 2016 | BILLETSALG. Thomas Vinterbergs sølvbjørn-vinder "Kollektivet" har rundet 300.000 biletter, og Hans Petter Molands "Flaskepost fra P" nærmer sig 600.000 med hastige skridt.

Trine Dyrholm vinder Sølvbjørn i Berlin

20. feb 2016 | BERLIN. Trine Dyrholm vinder en Sølvbjørn for bedste kvindelige hovedrolle i Berlin for sin rolle i Thomas Vinterbergs "Kollektivet". Danskproducerede "Les sauteurs" vinder den Økumeniske Pris, og Mahdi

Trine Dyrholm Wins Silver Bear

20. feb 2016 | BERLIN. Trine Dyrholm wins a Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlinale for her role in Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune." Mahdi Fleifel wins a Silver Bear for Best Short for his British-Dutch-Danish co

Shelley i debut-konkurrence

02. feb 2016 | BERLIN. Instruktør Ali Abassis "Shelley" er en af 18 film, der konkurrerer om prisen for bedste debutspillefilm på filmfestivalen i Berlin. Festivalen har i dag udsendt visningstiderne.

Kollektivet tæt på 100.000

21. jan 2016 | BILLETSALG. Thomas Vinterbergs "Kollektivet" er i den første uge blevet set af 89.000 gæster i danske biografer.

Premiere på Vinterbergs Kollektivet

14. jan 2016 | PREMIERE. "Kollektivet", der er udtaget til hovedkonkurrencen på Berlin Filmfestivalen, har premiere torsdag den 14. januar. Filmen er ikke selvbiografisk, men "baseret på en ægte følelse", fortæller Thomas

Kollektivet til Berlin i hovedkonkurrence

11. jan 2016 | BERLIN. Thomas Vinterbergs "Kollektivet", der har dansk premiere den 14. januar, er udtaget til Berlin Filmfestivalens hovedkonkurrence.

Thomas Vinterberg in Berlin Competition

11. jan 2016 | BERLIN. Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune," based on the director's own experiences growing up in a commune in the '70s, is selected for Competition at the 66th Berlin Film Festival starting 11 February.

Memories of Love and Togetherness

11. jan 2016 | INTERVIEW. "Based on a true feeling" is how Thomas Vinterberg describes his ninth feature, inspired by his childhood years in an intellectual commune. Wendy Mitchell talks to the director about "The Commune"

Meanwhile, in Danish film …

27. oct 2015 | ROUNDUP. Oscar entry "A War" will be making its North American premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, "Sparrows" claimed a Silver Hugo in Chicago, and Thomas Vinterberg's "The Commune" got a trailer. Read

Forthcoming Danish Features

17. mar 2015 | UPCOMING. Productivity is high in Danish filmmaking at the moment. To help out, here is a selection of some of the important films that have either just premiered or will so in the coming months.

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Afghan Muscles (2007), Dalsgaard’s debut as a documentary director, was a festival hit, winning Best Documentary at AFI Los Angeles and Open Eyes Award at Rome MedFilm Festival. Cities on Speed Bogotá Change (2009), which also portrayed Antanas Mockus, was selected for IDFA’s Reflecting Images: Panorama. The Human Scale (2012) screened at a number of festivals, including Hot Docs and Chicago.

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Andreas Møl Dalsgaard

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Antanas Mockus, Katherin Miranda

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Signe Byrge Sørensen, Anne Köhncke

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