17 December 2013 3:48 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen of Zentropa is “enthusiastic” for the future of European cinema – but doesn’t “give a shit” about the Danish film industry.

Speaking on a panel at the at the Les Arcs European Film Festival (Dec 14-21), the prolific producing partner of Lars von Trier said: “I’m very enthusiastic about Europe because I remember how it was. It wasn’t fun 20 years ago. It’s much better now and there is much more to believe in.

“When you see that prices are going up in the States because of video on demand and Netflix, there is a life for small, shitty countries and our very small, very shitty films. There are 7.5 billion people and some of them might accidentally drop in and buy a Danish film.”

Jensen, who is in Les Arcs to attend an invite-only preview of Nymphomanic with French distributor Films du Losange, also talked »

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

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