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SHOWING 36 FILMS FROM DENMARK

ALMOST HUMAN - TRIBECA X

  • Release Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 48 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeppe Rønde
  • Country: Denmark
In your end is your beginning. Atoms in your hand were made at the big bang. You existed right from the start, and you exist everywhere; in the sea, in the stars - and you exist in the end. A wave can erase your castle of sand, but that will merely be, a new beginning. Almost Human is notes on the human condition by 10 scientist and a robot. |Read More
Experimental, Documentary, Science Fiction, Technology

BALLROOM DANCER

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed
  • Country: Denmark
In 2000, Slavik Kryklyvyy became the World Latin American Dance Champion. Enduring success seemed assured, but instead Slavik's career sputtered... until redemption seemed possible with his new partner and lover, Anna. But will Slavik's unwavering ambition prove toxic to their romance? Subtly depicting the pair's shifting relationship through gestures, glances, and the dance itself, Ballroom Dancer begins as a comeback story and evolves into a movingly intimate tragic romance. |Read More
Documentary, Relationships

BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson
  • Country: USA, Denmark
LEGO® bricks have captured imaginations for generations, and today, the community of builders is bigger than ever. Adult Fans of Lego (AFOLs) display their latest creations at Brick Conventions, self-proclaimed Master Builders create entire worlds out of the modular bricks, and a corporate design team plans the Times Square unveiling of the largest LEGO model ever created. Beyond the Brick playfully delves into LEGO’s storied history and massive global fan base. |Read More
Documentary

BOBBI JENE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Elvira Lind
  • Country: USA, Denmark, Israel
In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s)

BRIDGEND

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeppe Rønde
  • Country: Denmark
Sara (Hannah Murray) and her dad arrive in a town haunted by a spate of teenage suicides. When she falls in love with Jamie (Josh O’Connor), she becomes prey to the depression that threatens to engulf them all. Jeppe Rønde's debut is based on the real-life Welsh county borough of Bridgend, which has recorded at least 79 suicides since 2007. |Read More
Drama

BUGS

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Andreas Johnsen
  • Country: Denmark
Head Chef Ben Reade and Lead Researcher Josh Evans from Nordic Food Lab are on a mission to investigate the next big trend in food: edible insects. Filmmaker Andreas Johnsen follows the duo on a globe-trotting tour as they put their own haute cuisine spin on local insect delicacies (bee larva ceviche, anyone?) in the pursuit of food diversity and deliciousness. |Read More
Documentary

DEFAMATION

Is anti-Semitism an extant threat on the verge of coalescing into a second Holocaust? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with the head of the Anti-Defamation League, controversial author Norman Finkelstein, and others, Shamir sets out to discover the realities of anti-Semitism today. His findings are both shocking and wryly funny. |Read More
Documentary

DEMOCRATS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 99 minutes
  • Directed By: Camilla Nielsson
  • Country: Denmark
In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s highly criticized 2008 presidential win, a constitutional committee was created in an effort to transition Zimbabwe away from authoritarian leadership. With unprecedented access to the two political rivals overseeing the committee, this riveting, firsthand account of a country’s fraught first steps towards democracy plays at once like an intimate political thriller and unlikely buddy film. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

EDDIE - THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Boris Rodriguez and Boris Rodriguez
  • Country: Denmark, Canada
One-time art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Unable to paint without inspiration, he accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, and along with it the guardianship of the offbeat town's neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Lars uncovers a dark and violent secret about Eddie's nocturnal impulses, and finds himself torn between his duty to his friend and his duty to his art. |Read More
Horror, Comedy

FEAR ME NOT

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: Denmark
In this intensely chilling psychological thriller, a run-down middle-aged workaholic (Ulrich Thomsen) enrolls in a clinical trial for a new antidepressant without telling his family. When the trial is abandoned because of dangerous side effects, he continues to take the medication, triggering a hellish descent into madness. |Read More
Thriller

FIGHTER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Natasha Arthy
  • Country: Denmark
This high-energy martial arts drama chronicles a driven high school student caught between the expectations of her traditional Turkish family and her kung fu dreams. With slickly choreographed fight scenes, Fighter is an empowering story that culminates with an emotional punch. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Action, Sports

GOOD LIFE

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Eva Mulvad and Eva Mulvad
  • Country: Denmark
How do you cope with being broke after having lived a life of luxury and privilege? This is the fundamental question facing spoiled Anne Mette and her mother, a once-rich family now living off a small pension and struggling to adapt to their new situation in a coastal Portuguese hamlet. A Grey Gardens for the current financial era, The Good Life is a character study at turns touching and frustrating, but ultimately poignant. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

GUN-SHY

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Country: Denmark
Lukas is a lonely young man who delivers meals on wheels to elderly shut-ins. His desolate life changes after he encounters the beautiful, enigmatic Isabella. Top prizewinner at the San Sebastian Film Festival, this fourth feature by a Georgian émigré working in Germany examines the isolation of people in the West from the viewpoint of an outsider and with considerable dark humor. |Read More

HAPPY NOW

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 18 minutes
  • Directed By: Frederikke Aspöck
  • Country: Denmark
A typical American family goes to the beach. Their seemingly perfect life is turned upside-down when the mother Carol, who has long felt overlooked in her marriage, kisses a lifeguard and is caught by her husband. |Read More

HELIUM

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Directed By: Anders Walter
  • Country: Denmark
Young Alfred is dying, but through the stories about a magical fantasy world told by the hospital's eccentric janitor, Enzo, he regains the joy and happiness of his life and finds a safe haven.

Screening in Shorts Program: Flight Delays |Read More
Drama, Relationships

I AM A PENCIL

Je suis un Crayon was inspired by the three million people who marched in support of unity, peace, and freedom of expression after the Charlie Hebdo massacre. The pencil (like the artist) has an innate drive to create and will always express, irrespective of whether it is granted permission. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Animation

INTO ETERNITY

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Directed By: Michael Madsen and Michael Madsen
  • Country: Denmark
Three miles below the earth, the people of Finland are constructing an enormous tomb to lay to rest their share of humans' 300,000 tons of nuclear waste. To avoid disaster, it must remain untouched for at least 100,000 years. In this poetic, hauntingly beautiful, and thought-provoking doc, Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen ponders how to warn future civilizations that the buried treasure of our nuclear era—unlike the pyramids and great tombs of pharaohs—must never, ever be discovered. |Read More
Documentary

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