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Sidestreets, in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark in Cyprus,is pleased to present two evenings of award-winning films from the Danish Film Institute.
A total of 6 films will be shown at two separate screenings. The first screening will be a feature film and the second screening will include 5 short films.
All films are in Danish with English subtitles.
Tuesday May 21st, 19.30, Sidestreets & Wednesday May 22nd, 19.30, Sidestreets
Tuesday May 21st
(1) In a Better World – 2010 (119 minutes)
The story traces elements from a refugee camp in Africa to the grey humdrum of everyday life in a Danish provincial town. The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. Soon, friendship transforms into a dangerous alliance and a breathtaking pursuit in which life is at stake.
Awards 2010: Marc’Aurelio Grand Jury Award – Rome International Film Festival, Marc’Aurelio Audience Award for Best Film – Rome International Film Festival, Best Director – Sevilla Festival de Cine, Best Director – Goa – Int. Film Festival of India, Best Male Actor – Tallinn Tarta, Black Nights Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film – Golden Globes, Creative Excellence Award – Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Best Screenplay – Sevilla Festival de Cine. Awards 2011: Nomination: Most Valuable Movie of the Year – Berlin, Cinema for Peace, Oscar, Best Foreign Language Film – Oscar Awards Foreign Language Film, Best Actor – Arctic Film Festival "Polar Lights" in Murmansk, Robert, Best Female Leading Actor – Danmarks Film Akademi Robert – uddeling, Bodil, Best Actress – Bodil Filmmedarbejderforeningen, Best European Director – Berlin European Film Academy Awards. Festivals 2011: European Week, Riga Baltic Pearl, Sarajevo Film Festival Festivals 2012: Bengaluru, Bengaluru int. Film Festival, Goa – Int. Film Festival of India, Singapore EU –Film Festival, Dushanbe.
Wednesday May 22 nd
(2) Chloe likes Olivia – 2011 (19 minutes)
“Chloe Likes Olivia” is a lesbian chamber play. Olivia brings Chloe home after a night out. Chloe is in love with Olivia, but Olivia is in a relationship with Andrea, who is waiting at home. A love triangle unfolds during a short time and forces Olivia to make a choice: When is enough actually enough?
Festivals 2011: London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Festivals 2012: MIX COPENHAGEN | LesbianGayBiTrans FF
(3) Peaceforce – 2010 (19 minutes)
Set in the near future, in a world where capitalism has run its course, Daniel, a young Peaceforce officer meets Jesper, a prominent local citizen, who claims that an elephant is running amok in the city, killing people. Speared on by idealism, Daniel decides to follow Jesper deep into the heart of a desolate city, believing he can make a difference helping the wounded and dealing with the elephant. Not long into his mission Daniel discovers that he’s in way over his head.
Awards 2011: Canal + Prize – Clermont-Ferrand Festival Du Court Metrage. Festivals 2011: Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage, Granada, Festival de Jóvenes Realizadores, London Film Festival, Aarhus, Nordisk Panorama, Odense Internationale Film Festival. Festivals 2012: Saguenay International Short Film Festival.
(4) Berik – 2010 (19 minutes)
A short drama about friendship and understanding, which takes place in Semey, Kazakhstan. Berik, 33, blind and deformed due to radiation poisoning, spends his days at home alone while his brother is at work. That is, until Adil, 11, the smallest and least popular of the kids in the apartment block, turns up on Berik’s doorstep looking for the local bully’s football, which he has lost.
Awards 2010: Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique – Semaine de la Critique, Cannes, Nomination for European Film Awards – Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival, Best Short Fiction – Ghent Flanders Int. Film Festival. Festivals 2011: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Festivals, Stockholm International Film Festival, Semaine de la Critique, Cannes, Sarajevo Film Festival, Odense Internationale Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage, Los Angeles, AFI Int. Festival, Jihlava International Documentary Film. Festival 2011: Wellington, New Zealand Film Festival Showcase, Sydney Flicker Short Film Festival, Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival, Los Angeles Scandinavian Film Festival ASFLA, La Rochelle Intern. Film Festival.
(5) 7 Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto – 2012 (8 minutes)
The Warsaw Ghetto, 1942. Samek, an eight-year-old boy who is naughty and full of life, peeks through a hole in the ghetto wall and sees a carrot lying on the sidewalk just on the other side. He tries to pull the carrot through the hole with a piece of wire, unaware that two SS men are posted nearby and are following his every move.
Awards 2012: Special Mention, Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d’Animation. 2012 Festivals: Guadalajara Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Montreal, Quebec Prends Ça Court!, London International Animation Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival, Oulu Nordisk Panorama, Bristol Brief Encounters Short Film Festival, Brussels, Cartoon d’Or, Telluride Film Festival, Hiroshima Animation Festival, Odense Internationale Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Borlänge, Peace & Love Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Palm Springs Int. Festival of Short Films.
(6) 13 – 2010 (11 minutes)
It’s Emma’s 13th birthday and she is visiting her father. He’s not at home but his boyfriend is. Emma hasn’t met him yet and the situation is uncomfortable for both of them. A film about not being seen by your parent who is busy with a new life.
Awards 2011: Grand Prix, Odense Internationale Film Festival. Festivals 2011: Bristol Brief Encounters Short Film Festival, Belfast Cinemagic, Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage, Uppsala Int. Short Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival, BUSTER, Sao Paulo Int. Short Film Festival, Odense Internationale Film Festival, Giffoni Film Festival, Cannes, Marché du Film, Lisboa International Independent Film Festival. Festivals 2012: Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Halifax, ViewFinders: International FF for Youth, Malmö, BUFF
EXHIBITION:WORKING TITLE "CALENDAR":
VISUAL PRESENTATIONS IN PHASES --EMİN ÇİZENEL
13 march-29 june 2013
1st Phase--13 March, 19.30, Sidestreet2nd Phase--11 April, 19.30, Sidestreet
3rd Phase---16 May, 19.30, Sidestreet
4th Phase---13 June, 19.30, Sidestreet