“Denmark is a bit bigger than New Hampshire and has about the same population as Houston. Given its small size, I am staggered by the sheer depth and breadth of the cinematic majesty that consistently pours out of Denmark,” says Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest founder Tim League. “Is it the rich Nordic mythology, the (possibly genetic) Danish dark and dry sense of humor, the financial and filmmaker community support of the Danish Film Institute, the attention to craft and detail of the Danish design legacy? I’m not sure we’ll ever figure out WHY Danish films are so damned good. The “why” doesn’t matter, just accept that Danish cinema is fantastic. And if you haven’t explored this world, you are in for a year-long treat.”
On the last Thursday of every other month, we will curate a new “six-pack” of amazing Danish films on various themes. The first collection is Danish Films/Women Directors. Check back on August 27 for an exploration of the Danish crime film. Additionally, we’ll be amassing on this page a deep archive of Danish films in addition to the curated six-packs.
Anyone who watches all 36 films in the series will be invited to a “Meet the Danes” party in Los Angeles or New York. Dates and details will be announced later, when gathering and parties don’t sound like alien concepts. Huge thanks to our partners at the Danish Film Institute for making this celebration possible.