CANNES. Find all the information you need about Danish films, co-productions and filmmakers at the Cannes Festival 2022, running 17-28 May.
Three Danish films are part of the Official Selection and Danish film professionals are on board international co-productions at the 2022 Cannes Festival.
Read on for more about the films and where to meet the Danish Film Institute in Cannes.
'Godland' by Hlynur Pálmason. Photo: Nadim Carlsen
Danish film line-up
Holy Spider / Competition
Based on notorious and controversial events from the years 2000-2001 in Iran. A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called Spider Killer, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.
Countries DK/DE/SE/FR Category Crime thriller Director Ali Abbasi Scriptwriter Ali Abbasi, Afshin Kamran Bahrami Producer Jacob Jarek Production Profile Pictures Sales Wild Bunch Festivals Danish Film Institute French press Michel Burstein, firstname.lastname@example.org US press Ryan Werner, email@example.com, and Charlie Olsky, firstname.lastname@example.org, Cinetic Media International press Claudia Tomassini, email@example.com
Godland / Un Certain Regard
In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission and morality.
Countries DK/IS/SE/FR Category Historical drama Director Hlynur Pálmason Scriptwriter Hlynur Pálmason Producer Katrin Pors, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin Production Snowglobe Sales New Europe Film Sales Festivals Danish Film Institute International press Wolf, firstname.lastname@example.org
That's Amore / Cinéfondation
An absurd, modern, anti-romantic love story about falling in and out of love, driven by a discussion of the statement made by relationship professionals that "love consists of 20% feelings and 80% willpower".
Countries DK Category Short fiction Director Malthe Wermuth Saxer Scriptwriter Anna Juul Producer Anne Falkesgaard Hansen, Sophie D'Souza Production National Film School of Denmark International press and press material Sofie Bjerregaard, email@example.com
End of Night / Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition
1943. You are sitting in a boat with Josef. He is rowing from Nazi-occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. As the boat crosses the ocean, the sea gives way to the streets and people that populate his mind. Your journey together becomes a living landscape of painful recollections from the night of his escape. As dawn draws near, you will witness the trauma of escape and the guilt of surviving – when loved ones are left behind.
Countries DK/FR Category VR project Director David Adler Scriptwriter Hans Frederik Jacobsen Producer Mikkel Skov Production Makropol International press and press material Sofie Lykke Stenstrop, firstname.lastname@example.org