Film: In a Better World

Contemporary Danish Film Series

Join us for this riveting drama—In a Better World—winner of an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 

This provocative drama takes place in a Danish town and an African refugee camp and follows the lives of two families as they struggle with conflict and work through emotions of revenge, empathy, and everything in between.

Directed by Susanne Bier (2010, 119 min.). Screening notes will be provided. In Danish with English subtitles. This film is rated R.


Not required.


“...In a Better World is an emotional powerhouse.”—Rolling Stone

“...well-acted, well-made Danish movie...”—The Guardian


In a Better World

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony.

National Museum of Women in the Arts