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DANISH FEAST

A taste of classic and contemporary filmmakers

The Metropolis Association and the Embassy of Denmark in Lebanon have the pleasure to present from the 26th of September to the 2nd of October a cycle of Danish cinema entitled Danish Feast: A taste of classic and contemporary filmmakers.

Cultural impact, from silent films to the talkies, from escapism to social realism, from family comedies to the Dogme film, from mainstream to avant-garde, from action flicks to documentaries – the history of Danish film covers it all.

Denmark has a long tradition of upholding a diverse film production that embraces powerful artistic expressions as well as broadly appealing stories for all ages. This film festival is a celebration of the film makers behind the long Danish film tradition. It offers a taste of the work of great directors such as Axel, Vinterberg and Trier as well as a new bold documentary scene and reflects the quality and variety of Danish Cinema before and now. We hope that this festival will entertain, challenge and move the Lebanese audience as much as it has moved the Danish people through many years.

 

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Program:

- Europa by Lars Von Trier (1991) | Feature Classic

- Submarino by Thomas Vinterberg (2010) | Feature Contemporary

- The President by Christoffer Guldbrandsen (2011) | Feature Documentary

- Babette’s Feast by Gabriel Axel (1987) | Feature Classic

- Armadillo by Janus Metz (2010) | Feature Documentary

- Hunger by Henning Carlsen (1966) | Feature Classic

- Valhalla Rising by Nicolas Winding Refn (2010) | Feature Contemporary

 

Ticket price: 5,000LL

All screenings at 8:00 PM | All films are in English or with English subtitles

 

FILMS

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    Europa

    Directed by Lars Von Trier On Wednesday , September 26

    Synopsis

    In 1945, just after Germany’s surrender, Leo, a young American of German descent, wants to be of help in the old Fatherland.

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    Submarino

    Directed by Thomas Vinterberg On Thursday , September 27

    Synopsis

    A story about two estranged brothers, marked by a childhood of gloom.

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    PRӔSIDENTEN | The President

    Directed by Christoffer Guldbrandsen On Friday , September 28

    Synopsis

    The incisive and unsettling story about the man who became the first President of Europe… against his own will.

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    BABETTES GӔSTEBUD | Babette's Feast

    Directed by Gabriel Axel On Saturday , September 29

    Synopsis

    A Parisian fugitive from the 1871 Commune of Paris uprising, Babette, a fine cook, is taken into the poor fishing village home of two puritanical spinsters w

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    Armadillo

    Directed by By Janus Metz On Sunday , September 30

    Synopsis

    “Armadillo” is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction in young soldiers at war.

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    Sult | Hunger

    Directed by Henning Carlsen On Monday , October 1

    Synopsis

    Pontus, a young penniless poet, wanders about in 1890 in Oslo, freezing and in search of love and work while trying to preserve his self-respect and integrit

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