Delightful Danes

Delightful Danes 5: Delightful Danes at the Oscars

In the last few decades, Danish short fiction films have been nominated for more Academy Awards than almost any other European country. These two star-studded programmes include films that have paraded down the red carpet in Hollywood in all their glory. The first programme invites you to enchanting and magical worlds, tragicomical impostors at Danish class for immigrants and life, death and karaoke. It’s tears, laughter and heart-stirring emotions, all the way to the stage at the Oscars.

Screened:
MON 24/10, 21:00 REGINA
SUN 30/10, 17:00 FYRIS

On My Mind

Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke.

Denmark 2021 / 18:00 / Director: Martin Strange-Hansen

Silent Nights

A volunteer at a housing shelter falls for a Ghanaian refugee.

Denmark 2016 / 30:00 / Director: Aske Bang

Helium

A young boy, Alfred, is dying, but through the stories about Helium, a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital’s eccentric janitor, Enzo, Alfred regains the joy and happiness of his life, and finds a safe haven away from daily life.

Denmark 2014 / 23:00 / Director: Anders Walter

This Charming Man

Lars applies for job training, but his papers are mixed with an immigrant and he’s sent instead to Danish class. When he learns that the attractive teacher, Ida, will lose her job if the immigrant isn’t in attendance, he decides to go through with the erroneous assignment posing as the other guy.

Denmark 2002 / 30:00 / Director: Martin Strange-Hansen

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