The first Danish Film Festival will run from December 9 to 13, 2015 at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before each screening.
Come and see classic Danish films and other award-winning films that have boosted Denmark’s cultural impact to the world. This special event is made possible by the Embassy of Denmark in Manila.
Here is the screening schedule of Danish Film Festival 2015:
A Family (2010)
A successful Danish family faces agonizing choices when its charismatic patriarch falls ill.
A Royal Affair
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – and together they start a revolution that changes a nation forever.
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one could have married a young army officer and the other, a French opera singer. Their father objected in each case and they spent their lives caring for him. Many years later – their father is now deceased – they take in French refugee, Babette Hersant, who agrees to work as their servant. After winning the lottery, Babette wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a French meal for them and their friends on the 100th anniversary of their father’s birth. It proves to be an eye-opening experience for everyone.
Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.
In A Better World
The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Two brothers meet at their mother’s funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth.
A thriller about a Copenhagen cop who moves to a small town after having a nervous breakdown.
The story of nurse Gert, who is appointed as headmistress of a special children’s home, owned by the Danish state in Greenland, 1951. The children’s home is intended to accommodate 16 carefully selected Greenlandic children, who have just come home after a year of civilization in Denmark. Now they are to be introduced into the Greenlandic community as role models. Gert, who lives alone and has no family, accepts the assignment with pride.
The Hunt (Jagten)
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
6th Grade gets a new substitute teacher. She wants to train the class for an international competition in Paris. But something isn’t right. How is she able read kids’ minds? Why is she so mean? And how does she manage to convince everyone’s parents she is so great when the whole class knows she is really an alien?
Karl Åge and Regitze host a summer garden party for close friends, their son, and his family. Karl Åge is quiet, detached; Regitze is spirited, lively. He thinks back: love at first sight during the war, living together unmarried, her mother’s hunger strike when they won’t baptize their son. Regitze is passionate and forthright; she speaks her mind. He remembers her inviting a derelict for Christmas dinner, and the man shows up with five bashful friends. He recalls her taking on their son’s teacher when the man slaps the lad. He remembers her love of dancing and his fear that his social clumsiness might end their relationship. Now, in twilight, he has other things to face.
What No One Knows
In this political thriller, a young woman is found drowned on a winter night by the sea. The dead woman’s brother, Thomas, discovers that her death is connected to their father, now deceased, and his work in military intelligence. As Thomas digs deeper into the case his family is brought into sudden danger.
The daughter of a Jehovah’s Witness is forced to choose between religion and love when she falls for someone outside her faith.