26 September 2013 9:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt has been selected as Denmark’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.

The Hunt world premiered at Cannes International Film Festival last year, where it took home the Best Actor Award (Mads Mikkelsen), The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and The Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist (Charlotte Bruus Christensen).

Click here for Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2013

It continued its festival life in Telluride, Toronto, Busan and London among others, winning the British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film, while Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm received the European Film Award for Best Screenwriter.

TrustNordisk sold the film to nearly every territory in the world after its Cannes debut.

In Denmark, The Hunt became the second biggest opening local film in more than a decade in Danish cinemas and with close to 700,000 admissions it made it to the top five of most seen Danish films since »


- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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