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The 18th PÖFF screens many new Danish films

07.11.2014  17:13
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s (PÖFF) programme offers a variety of new Danish films to suit the taste of any cinema enthusiasts.

Two Danish films have been selected into the competition programmes of this year's PÖFF main programme (14.-11.30.2014). Director Ole Christian Madsen’s hippie story "Itsi Bitsi" is amongst the 20 films from around the world selected for International Official Competition. The director himself, whose previous film "Superclásico" won PÖFF audience award in 2011, will arrive to the festival to present the film. Jonas Alexander Arnby's debut feature “When Animals Dream” will seek the votes of Tridens Baltic  Sea and Nordic debut films competition jury.

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Special screenings is held for Kristian Levring’s western "The Salvation" starring Mads Mikkelsen. “Salvation” is presented by festival’s guest, well-known Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, who plays Mikkelsen’s brother in the film. He has won the best actor award at PÖFF for Susanne Bier’s the Oscar-winning film "In a Better World”.

Mikael Persbrandt presents also Pernille Fischer Christensen’s film "Someone You Love", where he embodies the musician turning home from abroad and having to unwillingly take care of his grandson. Mikael Persbrandt is one of the main characters also in another film at this year's PÖFF - the Swedish film "Nobody Owns Me” in Just Film programme.

The programme "18 Selected Titles" – PÖFF staff’s special selection of films by directors whose many previous films have been screened at festival – includes Susanne Bier’s touching drama "A Second Chance" and Bille August's intimate family story "Silent Heart". In this programme one may also find Swedish-French-Danish-Norwegian cooperation film "Force Majeure".
 
Renowned Danish documentary director Anders Østergaard’s latest film “1989” will be screened in the programme “Off the Wall” that gathers films describing the years when Iron Curtain fell. "PÖFF Vitamin Boost” programme “Paris of the North”, a cooperation between Iceland, France and Denmark.

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Children and Youth Film Festival Just Film (14-23.11) will also display a long list of Danish films. The teenagers as main characters discover themselves and the world in feature films like "Danny’s Doomsday" and "Speed Walking" as well as the documentary "Songs for Alexis”. The daily life of rap musicians is followed in "Flow" and the robot-friend needs rescuing in Dutch-Danish cooperation "The Incredible Machine".

All small and big are invited into the beautiful and fairy-tale like world of Swedish-Danish animated film "Beyond Beyond".
 

Danish films can also be found in the programmes of short film festival Sleepwalkers (18-22.11) and animated film festival Animated Dreams (19-23.11).


This year's PÖFF offers a rare chance to see Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc" along with the music created by Tõnu Kõrvits especially for the film. Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and conductor Risto Joost lead the musical part of this film-concert on 19 November at 18:00 in the House of Blackheads.

Enjoy Danish films at the Black Nights Film Festival!



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