Cinema is a good medium to promote bilateral cultural ties which are being further explored by showing meaningful cinemas through the medium of film festivals.
As part of this initiative Royal Danish Embassy will be showing two Danish movies on October 6 and October 7 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi as part of the Danish Film Festival 2022 on the theme of climate change and the actions required to sustain our planet, both by the individual, communities and the governments of the world.
The Danish movie- Journey to Utopia will be screened on October 6 whereas 70/30 another globally acclaimed movie would be shown on October 7 from 7-9 pm in the Indian Habitat Centre.
Journey to Utopia is a masterpiece which is directed by Erlend E. Mo. It highlights the journey of a family from Norway who moves to a self-sufficient, organic farming cooperative in Denmark with an aim to contribute to the cause of climate change.
Directed by Phie Ambo 70/30 covers the story of the creation of one of the world’s most ambitious climate laws, which has set an ambitious target of cutting down Denmark’s CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030.
The event is free for all.
India and Denmark’s cooperation in Films
The two nations have been cooperating extensively in the field of promoting cultural ties through film festivals. Recently three days Indian Film festival was held in Copenhagen from August 29 to August 31. Three Indian movies- Sardar Udham, Evening Shadows, and Hellaro were screened at the Danish Film Institute.
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Danish movies also participate in the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). In 2021 ‘Another Round’, a Danish movie opened the 51st edition of IFFI in Goa.
Notably, the Danish movie ‘Into the Darkness’ won the Golden Peacock in 2021. In the movie, Director Anders Refn chronicles the complex, emotional turmoil of the Danish people during the Nazi occupation of the country.
These bilateral film festivals are promoting meaningful cinemas to advocate for solving world problems.