Danish Film Festival

We are happy to inform you that, we INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi, Royal Danish Consulate, Chennai and Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Chennai are organizing a Danish Film Festival, from 04th July to 07th July 2016 at Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

Movies to be screened

Growing Pains | Short | Director – Tor Fruergaard | 2015 | 21 min | 04th July | 6.30 PM

Fabian lives alone with his caring but controlling mother Birte. Fabian meets Felicia and falls in love for the first time. With the romance comes an extreme discovery: When Fabian gets horny, he transforms into a werewolf. Fabian needs to get to know his new "self" while convincing Felicia that he will not hurt her.  Fabian's awkward adolescence is made all the worse by his domineering mother, a no-nonsense veterinarian who castrates male dogs to "calm their urges".
Fabian lives alone with his caring but controlling mother Birte. Fabian meets Felicia and falls in love for the first time. With the romance comes an extreme discovery: When Fabian gets horny, he transforms into a werewolf. Fabian needs to get to know his new “self” while convincing Felicia that he will not hurt her. Fabian’s awkward adolescence is made all the worse by his domineering mother, a no-nonsense veterinarian who castrates male dogs to “calm their urges”.

 

The Idealist | Idealisten |Director: Christina Rosendahl | 2015 | 114min | 04th July | 6.50 PM

A whistleblower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War. January 21st 1968 - A US Air Force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear warheads has just crashed on the polar ice near the US military Air Base in Danish controlled Thule, Greenland. A few days later, responsible governments classify the crash as a Broken Arrow scenario (nuclear accident) but proclaims the situation being under control. No cause for concern in relation to radioactive contamination or violation of foreign power's sovereignty, nuclear policy. Hundreds of Thule workers are set to work, helping in the gigantic clean-up operation. After eight months, all traces of the crashed aircraft and the plutonium-contaminated snow are gone. The case is closed. 18 years on, while covering a local workers compensation story, reporter Poul Brink, suddenly runs into suspicious circumstance linking back to the concealed '68 nuclear accident. Apparently the full and true story about the crash lays well-protected deep under the Thule Bay's ice cap and deep down the classified archives in the US based on true events.
A whistleblower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War. January 21st 1968 – A US Air Force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear warheads has just crashed on the polar ice near the US military Air Base in Danish controlled Thule, Greenland. A few days later, responsible governments classify the crash as a Broken Arrow scenario (nuclear accident) but proclaims the situation being under control. No cause for concern in relation to radioactive contamination or violation of foreign power’s sovereignty, nuclear policy. Hundreds of Thule workers are set to work, helping in the gigantic clean-up operation. After eight months, all traces of the crashed aircraft and the plutonium-contaminated snow are gone. The case is closed. 18 years on, while covering a local workers compensation story, reporter Poul Brink, suddenly runs into suspicious circumstance linking back to the concealed ’68 nuclear accident. Apparently the full and true story about the crash lays well-protected deep under the Thule Bay’s ice cap and deep down the classified archives in the US based on true events.

Awards: 4 wins & 13 nominations

 

Brothers In Arms | Short | Director : Cav Bøgelund | 2015 | 30 min | 05th July | 6.30 PM

The story of Ãrn, a Danish Platoon Commander positioned in Afghanistan and his cooperation with the local police captain, Fareed. In spite of cultural differences, their men fight side by side to improve security in a region that has been torn up by war. However, when an Afghan officer turns his weapon against the Danish soldiers, the cooperation and growing friendship between the two leaders is put to the test.
The story of Ãrn, a Danish Platoon Commander positioned in Afghanistan and his cooperation with the local police captain, Fareed. In spite of cultural differences, their men fight side by side to improve security in a region that has been torn up by war. However, when an Afghan officer turns his weapon against the Danish soldiers, the cooperation and growing friendship between the two leaders is put to the test.

 

The Sunfish | Klumpfisken | Director: Søren Balle | 2014 | 100min | 05th July | 7.00 PM

45-year-old Kristian, otherwise known as Kesse, is a third generation fisherman who lives in the small and windblown town of Hirtshals, in northern Jutland. Times are changing and new fishery policies are pressuring the local fishermen. As a result Kesse is desperately struggling to keep his heads above water and the creditors at bay. He is forced to find more notorious ways of making ends meet, which in turn leads him to meet the female marine biologist Gerd, from Copenhagen. Despite obvious differences, they fall head over heels in love with each other and Kesse is suddenly faced with the difficult choice of whether to continue fighting for the life he knows so well, or to start anew.
45-year-old Kristian, otherwise known as Kesse, is a third generation fisherman who lives in the small and windblown town of Hirtshals, in northern Jutland. Times are changing and new fishery policies are pressuring the local fishermen. As a result Kesse is desperately struggling to keep his heads above water and the creditors at bay. He is forced to find more notorious ways of making ends meet, which in turn leads him to meet the female marine biologist Gerd, from Copenhagen. Despite obvious differences, they fall head over heels in love with each other and Kesse is suddenly faced with the difficult choice of whether to continue fighting for the life he knows so well, or to start anew.

 

Seven Boats|Short |Director- Hlynur Pálmason | 2015 | 10 min| 06th July | 6.30 PM

We are out in open sea. A man is in the ocean fighting for his life. He is surrounded by seven boats, but no one helps him out of the icy water. On the contrary, when he gets too close, a fisherman pokes him with an oar.
We are out in open sea. A man is in the ocean fighting for his life. He is surrounded by seven boats, but no one helps him out of the icy water. On the contrary, when he gets too close, a fisherman pokes him with an oar.

 

Void|short | Director: Milad Alami, Aygul Bakanova | 2015 | 17min | 06th July | 6.40 PM

Exploring feelings of emptiness, the film is set on a ferry during a night trip. At the bar, Daniel starts a conversation with Amir. But Daniel is not looking to make small talk. He is after something else from Amir, something entirely more personal.
Exploring feelings of emptiness, the film is set on a ferry during a night trip. At the bar, Daniel starts a conversation with Amir. But Daniel is not looking to make small talk. He is after something else from Amir, something entirely more personal.

 

A Second Chance | En chance til | Director: Susanne Bier | 2014 | 102min | 06th July | 7.00 PM

How far would decent human beings be willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon are leading vastly different lives. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple. It all looks very routine – until Andreas finds the couple’s infant son, crying in a closet. The usually collected policeman is shaken to his core. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it suddenly becomes up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong.
How far would decent human beings be willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon are leading vastly different lives. But all that changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute between a junkie couple. It all looks very routine – until Andreas finds the couple’s infant son, crying in a closet. The usually collected policeman is shaken to his core. As Andreas slowly loses his grip on justice, it suddenly becomes up to the unruly Simon to restore the balance between right and wrong.

Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations

 

Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury | Director:Ask Hasselbalch | 2014 | 80 min | 07th July | 6.15 PM

Pelle gained his superpowers when he was bitten by a genetically engineered ant. As Antboy, he can lift many times his own weight, climb on walls and pee acid – if he’s fed enough candy bars, that is. His greatest desire is to be more than just friends with Ida. Meanwhile, Antboy faces an even greater foe than before. Christian, the new boy at school, will stop at nothing to steal Ida away from him. As if that wasn’t enough, Antboy finds himself haunted. A new supervillain has taken the stage.
Pelle gained his superpowers when he was bitten by a genetically engineered ant. As Antboy, he can lift many times his own weight, climb on walls and pee acid – if he’s fed enough candy bars, that is. His greatest desire is to be more than just friends with Ida. Meanwhile, Antboy faces an even greater foe than before. Christian, the new boy at school, will stop at nothing to steal Ida away from him. As if that wasn’t enough, Antboy finds himself haunted. A new supervillain has taken the stage.

Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations

 

Democrats| Documentary | Director: Camilla Nielsson|2014 | 100min | 07th July | 7.40 PM

Camilla Nielsson documents the work of two former political foes as they struggle to write Zimbabwe's new constitution. In politically unstable Zimbabwe, a new constitution is being put together by the ruling party of strongman Robert Mugabe and the divided opposition. Various political, local and personal interests are bogging the process down. The final constitution includes a loophole that allows Mugabe’s presidential term to continue indefinitely, though its most contentious clause involves capping future leaders’ terms.
Camilla Nielsson documents the work of two former political foes as they struggle to write Zimbabwe’s new constitution. In politically unstable Zimbabwe, a new constitution is being put together by the ruling party of strongman Robert Mugabe and the divided opposition. Various political, local and personal interests are bogging the process down. The final constitution includes a loophole that allows Mugabe’s presidential term to continue indefinitely, though its most contentious clause involves capping future leaders’ terms.

Awards: 8 wins & 8 nominations

Venue : Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan
Date: 4th to 7th July 2016

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  1. What is the ticket fare for the films?