A Funny Man
Martin Zandvliet, 2011
Opening in the seductive style of the sixties, »A Funny Man« uncovers the perennial loneliness that comedian Dirch Passer (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) has found himself in after a fast-tracked rise to fame. He struggles between his own desire to gain critical respect and servicing the audience¿s needs. Costing his kindred friendship to on-stage partner Kjeld Petersen (Lars Ranthe) Dirch takes on Steinbeck's classic »Of Mice and Men«, only for the audience to break out in laughter at his first line.
Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis, 2012
"The Hvidsten Group" is the authentic story of the spirit of one family who revolts and insists on individual freedom during World War II. It is the story of how just a few people can make a huge difference - but not without serious consequences.
Kasper Holten, 2011
A story about a man who loved and loathed women, a heartless seducer who took great delight in enticing and abandoning his prey. In his film, an adaptation of W. A.
The 3 rooms of melancholia
Pirjo Honkasalo, 2004
Pirjo Honkasalo¿s documentary film 'The 3 Rooms of Melancholia' depicts the vulnerability of a child¿s mind. The main characters of the film are the 9 to 14-year-old boys at Kronstadt Cadet Academy, a woman called Hadizhat Gataeva who saves children from the ruins of Chechnya, and the children living across the border in the Ingushetia refugee camp. The setting is the everlasting Chechen war.
Ole Christian Madsen, 2011
Anna has moved to Buenos Aires to live out her dream of being a sports agent and ends up falling for Argentina's biggest football star. Instead of mailing the divorce papers, her husband Christian flies out with his teenage son to deliver them in person, all the while secretly hoping to win back his wife and his life.
Feature films for children
Lost in Africa
Vibeke Muasya, 2010
Simon,11, a black adopted boy and soccer enthusiast, travels with his Danish mother to his country of origin, Kenya. Soon after arriving, Simon loses his beloved soccer ball. When he tries to find it, he gets lost in the biggest city-slum in Africa.
Peter Dodd, 2011
Summer, sunshine and holiday time has arrived for Victor and his best friend Jakob. They can look forward to fun and games and hanging out with Sausage, the dog, and Jakob's cool cousin Clara. When a circus arrives in town with a talent show, Victor starts training a sketch number with Sausage.
How Are You
Jannik Splidsboel, 2011
A documentary about the artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The film displays a strong selection of their works and chronicles their career from the beginning, when the pink-knitting clown Dragset helped the wannabe artist Elmgreen to create the very early work Instant Baby, to the grand opening of their two Pavilions at the Venice Biennale 2009. Even though the two young rebels started out shooting salt water into their veins, they ended up meeting the Queen of Norway at the peak of their fame.
Karen Blixen - behind her mask
Morten Henriksen, 2011
A film about Karen Blixen's friendship with the devil. In public Karen Blixen described herself as a "story-teller", but within a small inner circle - amongst others, the young man of letters, Aage Henriksen - she talked about herself as "the devil's mistress" and thanked him for his ability to convert everything into stories. Were her opinions pure literary ornament, metaphors for well-known phenomena, or did they have a deeper meaning? These questions led the later professor of literature, Aage Henriksen, onto a harrowing journey, which put him in connection with a number of occult phenomena.
Mads Brügger, 2011
What happens when a very white European man buys a diplomatic title which turns him into an African diplomat overnight - right in the middle of one of Central Africa's most failed nations? "The Ambassador" is a genre-breaking and tragic comedy about the bizarre and hidden world of African diplomacy, where gin and tonics flow on a daily basis and diamond hustlers and corrupt politicians roam free.
Christian Sønderby Jepsen, 2011
Henrik is in deep trouble. His girlfriend has split, his drug and alcohol abuse have gotten totally out of hand, and he is deeply in debt. When everything seem most dire and his problems almost insurmountable, a door to new life is opened when Henrik's wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a huge fortune.
Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto
Johan Oettinger, 2012
The Warsaw Ghetto, 1942. Samek, an eight year old boy who is naughty and full of life, peeks through a hole in the ghetto wall and sees a carrot lying on the sidewalk just on the other side. He tries to pull the carrot through the hole with a piece of wire, unaware that two SS men are posted nearby and are following his every move.
Daniel Joseph Borgman, 2010
A short drama about friendship and understanding, takes place in Semey, Kazakhstan. Berik, 33, blind and deformed due to radiation poisoning, spends his days at home alone, while his brother is at work. That is until Adil, 11, the smallest and least popular of the kids in the apartment block, turns up on Berik's doorstep looking for the local bully¿s football, which he has lost.
Peter Gornstein, 2011
Set in the near future, in a world where capitalism has run its course, Daniel a young Peaceforce officer meets Jesper, a prominent local citizen, who claims that an elephant is running amok in the city, killing people. Speared on by idealism Daniel decides to follow Jesper deep into heart of a desolate city believing he can make a difference helping the wounded and dealing with the elephant. Not long into his mission Daniel discovers that he's in way over his head.
Short films for children
Tigers & tattoos
Karla Von Bengtson, 2010
The little orphan Maj lives with her uncle Sonny in his tattoo shop. Even though Sonny is nothing like a real father, Maj loves to be with him, especially when he is working. But, as Sonny usually says: Children and tattoos are a really lousy cocktail .
Jensen Lives Here
Martin Strange-Hansen, 2010
A bittersweet comedy about Sophie, 7, whose parents give her a hamster called Jensen, along with the sad news that they are divorcing. On the day her Dad moves out, Sophie accidently hoovers Jensen up in the vacuum cleaner. Seeing their sobbing daughter and a hamster coughing violently, her parents postpone the move.
Hund i himlen
Jeanette Nørgaard, 2011
Nine year-old Lora arrives at a secluded monastery in the mountains together with her dog, Hound. The nun, Sister Esperanza, has escorted them there and she has promised Lora that the Monastery will be a much better place for Lora to live. As soon as they are inside the great wall surrounding the monastery, Lora and Hound are separated, and Lora is sent off to take a bath and to get dressed in uniform as the rules of the Monastery prescribe.
Jacob Bitsch, 2012
Karla has tamed the bird Krabat and now she wants to show it to Janus. Karla is in love with Janus, but when he rejects the bird as disgusting, she is hurt and reacts violently. Not on Janus, but on her younger brother Mikkel, who needs a trip to the hospital after his sister has taken revenge.
All films have english subtitles