Dir. Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, Denmark, 2013, 89 mins in Danish with English subtitles Cast: Sofie Grabol, Signe Egholm Olsen, Frederik Johansen, Soren Malling Review by Dennis Sisterson A Danish priest, Helen, is asked to visit a secure institution for the mentally disturbed in the hope that she will be able to help a teenage inmate. It […]
Dir. Mikkel Norgaard, Denmark, 2013, 97 mins, in Danish with subtitles Cast: Nikolaj LieKaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter, Rasmus Botoft, Eric Ericson Review by Colin Dibben Just when you think Nordic Noir can’t get any gloomier and more lugubrious while still telling a solid crime yarn, along comes The Keeper of Lost Causes – the […]
A festival favourite with critics and audiences in 2013, A World Not Ours opens at the ICA in London on February 21st. The film is an intimate, humorous portrait of three generations in exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical […]
UK DVD & BLU-RAY BOX-SET RELEASE: MONDAY 16th DECEMBER 2013 PLUS “TRILOGY” BOX-SET CONTAINING ALL 3 SEASONS Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label is pleased to confirm that the highly anticipated third and final season of BAFTA award winning Danish political drama, BORGEN, will be released as a DVD & Blu-ray box set in time for Xmas, on Monday […]
It’s not all moody noir coming out of Denmark: this exceptional and extreme sex- and-childcare comedy needs to be seen to be believed.
Dir. Tobias Lindholm, Denmark, 2012, 99 mins, in Danish with English subtitles Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Roland Møller Review by Michaela Fitzgerald There’s nothing sensationalist about this hijacking. There are no bangs or pyrotechnics and the man wearing a white vest is as far from a Bruce Willis-style hero as could be imagined. […]
The recent success of all things Scandi has made sound business sense for the belated release of man-on-the-run corporate thriller Exit.
Dir: Suzanne Bier, Denmark 2012, 112mins, in English Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen, Sebastian Jessen Review by Marianne Gray This is the first film from Danish director Suzanne Bier since she won an Oscar for In A Better World in 2010. At the start I thought it was all a bit […]
Dir. Gabriel Axel, Denmark, 1987, 102 mins Cast: Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Bibi Andersson Review by Adam Hollingworth The Academy Award winning Danish fable Babette’s Feast, transposed to the stark Jutland coasts of Denmark from a novella written by Karen Blixen, who also wrote Out of Africa, is more beautifully simple […]
Dir. Jannik Johansen, Jesper W Nielsen, Louise Friedberg, Miikel Norgaard, Denmark, 2011, 580 mins, in Danish with English subtitles Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Pilou Asbæk, Mikael Birkkjær Review by Michaela Fitzgerald Mourning the end of The Killing and with a second series of The Bridge someway off, the release of series two […]