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The committee, made up of Danish Film Institute and local film industry orgs, selected Nils Malmros’s “Sorrow and Joy” over Niels Arden Oplev’s “Speed Walking” and Pernille Fischer Christensen’s “Someone You Love” which had been shortlisted.
The movie, sold by TrustNordisk, world-premiered at Rome to warm reviews and had a healthy run at the Danish box office, selling 272,000 tickets since its Nov. 2013 release.
Pic turns on the tragic story of Johannes and his wife Signe, who killed the couple’s young child in a psychotic fit. “Sorrow and Joy” depicts the couple’s struggle to continue loving each other and surviving their loss.
“It has been a difficult decision. These are three very personal films by directors who are very well known and who we can be proud of, »
- Elsa Keslassy
The Danish Oscar committee has shortlisted three films, one of which will be submitted as Denmark’s official entry for the 87th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The films were chosen from a longlist of 18 features and four documentaries. The committee is expected to name the final candidate on Sept 18.
The announcement of the five foreign films nominated for the Oscar will be made on Jan 15, 2015. The awards ceremony will be held on Feb 22, 2015 in the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood.
Speed Walking is set in 1970s Denmark and follows adolescent Martin, whose mother »
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