Danish Movie Month to kick off in Beijing

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/4/22 16:43:39

Featuring 15 Danish movies with various themes and genres, the Danish Movie Month will kick off in a cultural hub, the CHAO Art Center, in Beijing during three consecutive weekends from April 26 to early May.

Co-organized by the Danish Embassy in Beijing and the CHAO Art Center, Danish Movie Month aims to present a program that ranges from the works of major internationally recognized Danish directors to those with newly discovered talents in large-scale theatrical releases, documentaries and experimental formats. The hope is to give local film lovers a better understanding of contemporary Danish movies and society. The movies will be shown in the artistic and beautiful surroundings in CHAO's Amphitheater and the more upscale Cinema Club.

Moviegoers can look forward to the Oscar-winning film In a Better World (2011) - a drama thriller film written by Anders Thomas Jensen and directed by Susanne Bier. The film takes place in a small town of Denmark and a refugee camp in Africa. The movie won the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film as well as the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Audiences will also be able to watch the movies Silent Heart (2016) and A Fortunate Man (2018) by Academy Award winning director, Bille August. The latter is inspired by a novel written by Danish Nobel Prize winning writer, Henrik Pontoppidan. Bille August will also give a speech at CHAO Art Center on Saturday, moderated by Chinese media figure Hung Huang.

Chinese audiences will also have the opportunity to meet documentarian Phie Ambo via a Skype connection in which she will discuss her movie When You Look Away (2017).

As part of the Danish Movie Month, the CHAO Art Center will also host an exhibition with the theme CPH: LOCATIONS - Copenhagen On Film, showcasing images from works such as The Danish Girl (2015) and Borgen (TV series 2010-13).


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