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GUEST COUNTRY DENMARK
Measured against its population of almost 5.8 million inhabitants, the Kingdom of Denmark is one of the most successful film nations in the world. For several years, namely between 1909 and 1916, the Danish production company "Nordisk Film" even dominated the world market, producing over 100 silent films annually, until the studios in Babelsberg and Hollywood knocked it off its top spot. Copenhagen's "Nordisk Film" with its characteristic signet - a polar bear atop a globe- is still active today, as the oldest existing film production company. It experienced a second heyday during the 1950s, when the legendary Erik Balling directed many great films there, including those with the Olsen gang, and ultimately took over the management of the studio. An effective, public film promotion system and a brilliant production and marketing strategy such as DOGMA 95 by Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg brought about a lot of artistic and commercial success both at home and abroad.

Denmark is the featured guest country at the FILMKUNSTFEST MV for the very first time. The films featuring the Olsen gang, particularly popular amongst East German audiences, are obvious choices, with four examples chosen by the readers of the Schweriner Volkszeitung being screened. Naturally, the current world of film-making is represented inall its facets in our programme.

Today's Danish cinema easily transforms historical as well as brandnewsocial topics into exciting dramas for the silver screen. In case of LAND OF MINE, it has even triggered a societal discussion. What else could people expect from cinema?

  • DER TAG WIRD KOMMEN (DER KOMMER EN DAG)
    DIRECTOR: JESPER W. NIELSEN DK/S 2016, 119‘ | OmdU
  • DIE STANDHAFTEN (DE STANDHAFTIGE)
    DIRECTOR: LISA OHLIN DK/S 2016, 105‘ | OmdU
  • DIE VÖGEL ÜBER DEM SUND (FUGLENE OVER SUNDET)
    DIRECTOR: NICOLO DONATO DK 2016, 94‘ | OmdU 
  • IN THE BLOOD (I BLODET)
    DIRECTOR: RASMUS HEISTERBERG DK 2016, 104‘ | OmdU 
  • SILENT HEART - MEIN LEBEN GEHÖRT MIR (STILLE HJERTE)DIRECTOR: BILLE AUGUST DK 2014, 98‘ | DF | FSK 12 
  • SMALL TOWN KILLERS (DRÆBERNE FRA NIBE)
    DIRECTOR: OLE BORNEDAL DK 2017, 90‘ | DF | DEUTSCHLANDPREMIERE
  • UNTER DEM SAND - DAS VERSPRECHEN DER FREIHEIT (UNDER SANDET)
    DIRECTOR: MARTIN ZANDVLIET DK 2015, 101‘ | DF | FSK 12

  • EIN ROTER TEPPICH FÜR ASTA NIELSEN (EN RØD LØBER FOR ASTA NIELSEN) 
    DIRECTOR: EVA TIND DK 2016, 52‘ | OmdU | DEUTSCHLANDPREMIERE

  • DIE OLSENBANDE FÄHRT NACH JÜTLAND
    (OLSEN-BANDEN I JYLLAND)
    DIRECTOR: ERIK BALLING DK 1971, 95‘ | FSK 12
  • DIE OLSENBANDE STELLT DIE WEICHEN
    (OLSEN-BANDEN PÅ SPORET)

    DIRECTOR: ERIK BALLING D 1975, 105 | FSK 12‘
  • DIE OLSENBANDE SCHLÄGT WIEDER ZU
    (OLSEN-BANDEN DERUDA)

    DIRECTOR: ERIK BALLING DK 1977, 101 | FSK 12
  • DIE OLSENBANDE ERGIBT SICH NIE
    (OLSEN-BANDEN OVERGIVER SIG ALDRIG)

    DIRECTOR: ERIK BALLING DK 1979, 105‘ | FSK 12

 

  • DIGITAL ROMANCE DIRECTOR: MICHAEL HELMUTH HANSEN DK 2016, 11‘ | engl. OV
  • HALF AND HALF DIRECTOR: AKA HANSEN DK/GL 2013, 3‘ | OmeU
  • HOW LONG, NOT LONG DIRECTOR: MICHELLE KRANOT, URI KRANOT DK 2016, 6‘ | OHNE DIALOG
  • REVUE DIRECTOR: URTE ALFS DK/D 2016, 14‘ | OmeU
  • THE SHADOW (SKYGGEN) DIRECTOR: ANDERS JON PETERSEN DK 2016, 17‘ | OmeU
  • WELCOME TO DENMARK (VELKOMMEN TIL DANMARK) DIRECTOR: OSCAR ANKER WIEDEMANN DK 2016, 10‘ | OmeU
  • WHEN SUMMER COMES (I NAT BLIR DET SOMMER) DIRECTOR: SUNE KOFOD MAGLEGAARD DK 2016, 15‘ | OmeU