Delightful Danes

Delightful Danes 6: More 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 second programme offers humourous and thoughtprovoking car rides with racists and holy men, ethical debates at hospitals, and old people hiding in wardrobes. It’s tears, laughter and heart-stirring emotions, all the way to the stage at the Oscars.

Screened:
TUE 25/10, 21:00 REGINA
SUN 30/10, 19:00 SLOTTS

Ernst and the Light

The businessman Ernst has just landed in the airport and is on his way home to his wife. It’s raining heavily outside and he decides to pick up a hitchhiker. They start a conversation about the value of life and soon it becomes evident to us that this is no ordinary hitchhiker…

Denmark 1996 / 12:00 / Director: Anders Thomas Jensen, Tomas Villum Jensen

The Pig

Is personal freedom more important than religious rights? An epic debate staged over a tiny painting in a bare hospital room.

Denmark 2008 / 23:00 / Director: Dorthe Warnø Høgh

Election Night

On his way to the voting polls, an idealistic yet absent-minded voter must endure continuous waves of racist cab drivers and their offensive remarks.

Denmark 1998 / 11:00 / Director: Anders Thomas Jensen

Helmer & son

A family is called together in unusual circumstances when a nursing home rings them all for help when their elderly father locks himself in a closet and refuses to come out.

Denmark 2006 / 13:00 / Director: Søren Pilmark

At Night

Christmas and New Year. Three girls between 18 and 20, are hospitalized with cancer. All three of them have serious problems, not just in terms of health, but also in terms of their relationships with their nearest and dearest. The girls find a haven in each other’s company, the film describes their sense of humour, unrestrained candidness and uncompromising zest for life.

Denmark 2007 / 45:00 / Director: Christian E. Christiansen

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