The Metropolis Association and the Embassy of Denmark in Beirut are proud to present the second edition of the Danish Feast that will be held at Metropolis Empire Sofil between the 3rd and 9th of June 2013.
Danish Cinema has received a lot of international recognition over the years and this year’s Danish Feast is giving the Lebanese audience a taste of both contemporary and classical award winners and nominees.
This edition will open with double Silver Bear winner A Royal Affair, which sold more than half a million tickets in Denmark and with renowned actor Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Struensee and debuting Mikkel Boe Folsgaard as the mad king Christian VII.
A cycle that will present three features contemporaries films such as: The Hunt starring also Mads Mikkelsen who won the award for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012, In a Better World, winner of the Academy Award and the Golden Globes in 2011 for Best Foreign Language Film directed by the prominent film director Susanne Bier and We Shall Overcome which became the most successful Danish Film in 2006 and was among other awards honored with the Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival the same year.
The classical feature film Waltzing Regitze by Kaspar Rostrup’s which was very much acclaimed and honored in Montreal and Lubeck will be shown during the event and for which Rostrup was nominated at the Academy Award for Best Director.
Finally, the screening of the documentary The Ambassador, by the fearless international journalist Mads Brügger, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012
We are also presenting a special tribute to the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard on the bicentenary of his birth. We are showing two short films inspired by Kierkegaard, See Me Now and Dollface, created by young Danish filmmakers, preceded by an oral intervention on Kierkegaard and his works.
Monday, 3 June (Opening)
En Kongelig Affære | A Royal Affair
By Nikolaj Arcel, 2012, 131′
Tuesday, 4 June
Ambassadøren | The Ambassador
By Mads Brügger, 2011, 93′
Wednesday, 5 June
Dansen Med Regitze | Waltzing Regitze
By Kaspar Rostrup, 1989, 87′
Thursday, 6 June
Tribute to Kierkegaard
See Me Now By Trine Nadia, 15′
Dollface By Thilde Maj Holgersen, Andreas Steen Sørensen, 15′
Friday, 7 June
Jagten | The Hunt
By Thomas Vinterberg, 2012, 111′
Saturday, 8 June
Drømmen | We Shall Overcome
By Niels Arden Oplev, 2006, 106′
Sunday, 9 June
Hævnen | In a Better World
By Susanne Bier, 2010, 113’
All films with English subtitles | All Screenings at 8:00 PM
Tickets: 6,000 L.L | Information: 01 20 40 80 | www.metropoliscinema.net