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Media Alert: FREE Contemporary Danish Film Series

Mar 26 2013

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents a FREE Contemporary Danish Film Series to complement its current special exhibition, A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony. All films are presented in Danish with English subtitles, screening notes provided. No reservations required.

Italian for Beginners
Sunday, April 7, 1 p.m.
Written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Lone Sherfig, Italian for Beginners (2000, 112 min.) is a romantic comedy shot in accordance with the principles of Dogma 95, a contemporary film movement emphasizing naturalism in filmmaking. The film follows a group of men and women who take an Italian class to escape their loneliness and along the way connect with each other.

In a Better World
Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m.
In a Better World (2010, 119 min.) directed by Susanne Bier, won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This drama takes place in Denmark and Africa and follows the lives of two families as they work through their conflicting thoughts of revenge and empathy. Screening notes provided.

This Life
Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m.
This historical drama directed by Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis (2012, 110 min.) is based on a true story of a group of Danish resistance fighters during World War II. People living in eastern Jutland hide supplies and agents dropped by British aircraft despite Denmark’s cooperation with its German occupiers.

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