Palle Schantz Lauridsen

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -
19:00 to 20:00
Danish Institute, Herefondos 14 A
Event Description: 

Palle Schantz Lauridsen (University of Copenhagen), "To the Victor goes the Palm" - The International Successes of Danish Cinema

For the last 30 years several Danish directors and films have won both critical acclaim and a variety of awards abroad. Tracing the international successes of Danish cinema from the beginning until today, the lecture focuses on more recent developments and asks how films from a small country have been able to hit international markets. Key examples will be taken from films by Bille August, Gabriel Axel, Lars von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, and Susanne Bier.