DANISH FILM FESTIVAL

Venue : Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai 
Date : 18th to 20th September 2017

Schedule

1. Key House Mirror | Nøgle hus spejl | 2015 | 91 min | Dir: Michael Noer | (18 Sep 2017 | 6.15 pm)

Lily and Max have been married for more than 50 years. Now they live together in a nursing home, where Max has been reliant on professional care since his stroke. Lily has been putting her own needs aside and is desperately longing for excitement and intimacy in her life. When a man known as “the Pilot” moves in next door, Lily is immediately charmed by him and his passion for life. But neither her family nor the other residents at the nursing home are fond of her new acquaintance. Misunderstood by her family and trapped in her life with Max, Lily decides to fight to escape the bars of her invisible prison and claim her freedom.
Awards: 3 wins & 8 nominations

2. Silent Heart | Stille hjerte | 2014 | 97 min | Director: Bille August | (18 Sep 2017 | 7.45 pm)

Three generations of a family coming together over a weekend. A sick mother’s wish to die before her disease worsens gets harder to handle as old conflicts come to the surface.
Awards: 6 wins & 15 nominations

3. Long Story Short | 2015 | 100 min | Dir: May El-Toukhy | (19 Sep 2017 | 6.15 pm)

Long Story Short is the story of Ellen and her friends, all in their late thirties/early forties, and their more or less self-inflicted complications of love and longing for romantic redemption. The story is a summary of three years of love-related highs and lows for the group of friends told through eight chapters, each of them set at a party: a New Year’s Eve, a house warming, a Midsummer’s Eve, a wedding, a surprise party, a naming ceremony, an anniversary and a round birthday. It is an ensemble story about a group of people who struggle with the conception of the perfect relationship and are bound to re-evaluate their take on what true love is.
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations

4. Rosita | 2015 | 90 min | Dir: Frederikke Aspöck | (19 Sep 2017 | 7.55 pm)

JOHANNES lives together with his father, the middle-aged widower ULRIK in a small fishing town in the northern part of Denmark. They live a quiet routine life, each minding their separate jobs in the fishing industry. Ulrik misses the love and tenderness of a woman and arranges for the young, beautiful, Filipino ROSITA to come to Denmark – just as many other men in the town have done before him. Johannes is reluctantly drawn into this as Ulrik’s translator. However, over the following weeks Johannes and Rosita are getting more and more attracted to each other which forces Johannes to take responsibility for his dreams and his future.
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations

5. The Commune | Kollektivet | 2016 | 111 min | Dir: Thomas Vinterberg | (20 Sep 2017 | 6.30 pm)

Thomas Vinterberg wrote the part of Emma specifically for Helene Reingaard Neumann, his wife in real life. Emma is a mirror version of Anna (played by Trine Dyrholm. Vinterberg and Neumann began a relationship on the set of When a Man Comes Home (2007), when Vinterberg was married to Maria Walbom. Vinterberg told in interview with The Globe and Mail in May 2017 that he had to be fair to the women of this film he had to be sharing with them and deliver the ugly sides of being a man.
Awards: 5 wins & 17 nominations

Venue : Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai
Date : 18th to 20th September 2017

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