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Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2015
The Danish Oscar Committee chose the film directed by Nils Malmros from a shortlist that also included Niels Arden Oplev’s Speed Walking (Kapgang) and Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Someone You Love (En du elsker).
“It was a difficult decision, with three very personal films from well-known directors were are proud of, but it was an unanimous choice” said committee chairman Henrik Bo Nielsen, MD of the Danish Film Institute.
“After a long career, Malmros is still a strong narrator, who dares stand out – he is not afraid of approaching taboos, he deals with universal themes and gently touches us all.”
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Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Gabriel Axel (1918-2014) - Danish director whose Babette's Feast won the 1987 Oscar for Best Foreign Film (see the win below). His other work includes Royal Deceit and a part of Lumiere and Company. He died on February 9. (THR) Sid Caesar (1922-2014) - Comic actor and writer and legendary TV host who appears in the movies Grease, Grease 2, Cannonball Run II, Silent Movie, History of the World, Part 1 and It's a Mad, Mad...
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Oscar-winning Danish director of Babette's Feast
In April 1988, a week before his 70th birthday, the film director Gabriel Axel, who has died aged 95, walked up on stage at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles to receive the best foreign language film Oscar for Babette's Feast (1987), the first Danish movie to achieve that honour. In a mixture of Danish and French, the slim, grey-bearded, bespectacled Axel quoted a line from the character of the General in the film: "Because of this evening, I have learned, my dear, that in this beautiful world of ours, all things are possible."
It was the pinnacle of Axel's long career and marked the beginning of a resurgence of Danish cinema. (Another Danish film, Bille August's Pelle the Conqueror, won the foreign language Oscar the following year.) Despite several fine films, there was previously little in Axel's oeuvre to predict the perfection of Babette's Feast. »
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Gabriel Axel, director of the film Babette’s Feast which made him the first Dane to win an Oscar for best foreign film, has died. He was 95.
His daughter, Karin Moerch, said in a statement that he died on Sunday. She did not say where he died or the cause of death.
Axel divided his time between France and Denmark, where he directed television series and movies. He also acted in several films.
- Associated Press
Despite the obvious mafia connections, The Capones is at its heart a show about a family restaurant. Of course, food and family have always gone together, so in honor of its premiere we decided to count down the seven best movies about family and food ever made.
Family, Food, and Lots of Fighting
Returning with new episodes in March
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