The Danish Oscar committee has selected three films as finalists to represent Denmark as the country’s official entry for the 2018 Foreign Language Oscar category.
The committee will make the final decision on September 20.
You Disappear / Du forsvinder
Peter Schønau Fog’s second feature film is based on Danish writer Christian Jungersen’s bestselling novel. Mia is married to the successful headmaster Frederik, who is caught embezzling from his own school. But did he do this of his own free will – or has his personality been altered by the tumour lurking in his brain? The film is a story about the challenges we face as neuroscience forces us to rethink what we are as human beings.
It will be making its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Word of God / Gud taler ud
Henrik Ruben Genz’ satirical drama is an adaptation of an autobiographical novel by Jens Blendstrup. The story, set in the late eighties, revolves around Uffe (Søren Malling), a self-appointed almighty God with a mild dependency on alcohol who rules over his family in the detached house where they live.
Darkland / Underverden
In Fenar Ahmad’s second feature film, Dar Salim plays a successful surgeon living a comfortable life, who embarks on a one-man mission to avenge the murder of his brother.
“Darkland” was selected for competition at the Moscow Film Festival, marking its international premiere, and also screened at Montreal Fantasia Film Festival.