Focus on Denmark

Three very different feature films, a powerful documentary and a fantastic family animation make up the Danish cinema contingent this year at Sydney Film Festival. These continue the long tradition of quality Danish cinema winning prizes at festivals across the globe.

The Commune

Trine Dyrholm won the Best Actress award at the Berlinale for her terrific performance in this new '70s-set drama by acclaimed Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration).

Land of Mine

Based on true events, this multi-award winning audience favourite is an edgy thriller about young German prisoners of war forced to disarm unexploded mines in the aftermath of WWII.

Long Way North

Gorgeously animated and joyously told, this enchanting tale of a girl's journey to the North Pole to find her long-lost grandfather will charm audiences young and old.


In this funny and insightful look at immigration and arranged marriage, a young Filipino woman relocates to a fishing village in Denmark to wed a middle-aged widower.

A War

Director Tobias Lindholm and actor Pilou Asbæk reunite following their collaboration on A Hijacking (SFF 2013) in this riveting and complex exploration of Denmark's role in the Afghan war.