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28 · 07 · 2016

DANISH FILMS AT ROJAL FILM FEST, LV

DANISH FILMS AT THE ROJAL FILM FESTIVAL IN ROJA, LATVIA

On 28-30 July, a great programme of Danish films will be screened at the Rojal Film Festival with support of the Danish Cultural Institute!
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28 July

Time: 22:00
Feature film “Waltzing Regitze”, dir. Kaspar Rostrup (Denmark)
Location: Strimala

Karl (Frits Helmuth) recalls moments over the years with his wife, Regitze (Ghita Nørby).

Time: 22:15
Feature film “Europa”, dir. Lars von Trier (Denmark)
Location: Kinokrāns

An American (Jean-Marc Barr) gets caught in a plot to blow up a train for the woman (Barbara Sukowa) he loves in 1945 Germany.

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29 July
Time: 10:00
Animation film for children “The Great Bear”, dir. Esben Toft Jacobsen (Denmark)
Location: Cultural center of Roja

A boy must venture into a forbidden forest to rescue his little sister from the clutches of an ancient, massive bear. Animated film.

Time: 12:00
Feature film for young audience “Karla and Jonas”, dir. Charlotte Sachs Bostrup (Denmark)
Location: Cultural center of Roja

Karla met Jonas during a summer vacation at the lake. After being unable to stop thinking about him and their kiss she phones him, making up a school assignment about children living in an orphanage, which is precisely where Jonas lives.

Time: 22:15
Feature film “Babette’s Feast”, dir. Gabriel Axel (Denmark)
Location: Kinokrāns

Beautiful but pious sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette (Stéphane Audran) to serve as the family cook. Babette’s lavish celebratory banquet tempts the family’s dwindling congregation, who abjure such fleshly pleasures as fine foods and wines.

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30 July
Time: 10:00
Animation film for children “Otto the Rhino”, dir. Kenneth Kainz (Denmark)
Location: Cultural center of Roja

Topper, an optimistic boy with a vivid imagination, finds a pencil and draws a rhino that comes to life. Animated film.

Time: 22:30
Feature film “The Olsen Gand Sees Red”, dir. Erik Balling (Denmark)
Location: The big beach screen

The Olsen Gang is a fictional Danish criminal gang in the eponymous film series. The gang’s leader is the criminal genius and habitual offender Egon Olsen and his accomplices are Benny and Kjeld. The gang members are harmless and never use violence.

If you are in the area, make sure to catch these Danish treats!

 

Full program of the festival can be seen here: http://www.rojal.lv/en/about-me/