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Annual Danish Film Festival returns to Shangri-La Plaza 19 – 22 October


The Embassy of Denmark is proud to announce the return of the 3rd edition of the Danish Film Festival. The festival will open on Thursday, 19th of October at the Shang Cineplex, Cinema 4 of the Shangri-La Plaza. This year’s festival is comprised of 11 films holding an earnest collection of contemporary and award-winning films of the previous years:

The Commune ⎜ Thomas Vinterberg, 2016
Long Story Short ⎜ May El-Toukhy, 2015
Key House Mirror ⎜ Michael Noer, 2015
Going to School ⎜ Frederik Meldal Nørgaard, 2015
Iqbal Farooq and the Secret Recipe ⎜ Tilde Harkamp, 2015
The Sunfish ⎜ Søren Balle, 2014
Northwest ⎜ Michael Noer, 2013
White Knight ⎜ Jannik Johansen, 2007
Fighter ⎜ Natasha Arthy, 2007
Echo ⎜ Anders Morgenthaler, 2007
After the Wedding ⎜ Susanne Bier, 2005

The Sunfish details

“From the inaugural DFF (2015) up until the 2nd (2016), there was a substantial increase of 51% in attendees, which is indicative of a great interest of the Filipino people in Danish cinema,” says Cultural Affairs Officer, Angelo Cruz. “The Embassy of Denmark prides itself in its continuous efforts in propagating Danish films to the Philippine audience and market. The results from previous years prove that there is demand for films that veer away from the typical rise-climax-fall narrative which, for just reasons, is what is most familiar to the general public.”

“We are eager to continue developing our social and cultural links to the Philippines and give Filipinos the chance to learn about some of our social, political and cultural characteristics through film, music, painting, literature…. We believe by engaging with each other, we can inspire each other and develop together. I look forward to seeing a crowd at our film screenings in October,” says Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines, Jan Top Christensen.

The films to be shown are all for FREE and on a first come, first serve basis. The selection and screening of films are made possible by The Danish Film Institute, TrustNordisk, Shang Cineplex, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines through their Film Cultural Exchange Program. The 3rd Danish Film Festival would like to thank its sponsor Arla, media partners Expat Philippines, art+, Cinemabravo and their official TV partner: ANC News Channel.