Other nominees include A War, The Idealist, Summer of ‘92, Men & Chicken and The Shamer’s Daughter; Summer of ‘92 leads critics’ Bodil nominees.

Land of Mine

Toronto hit Land of Mine by Martin Zandvliet leads the nominations for the Danish Film Academy’s Robert Awards, which will be bestowed on Feb 7.

Land of Mine, about German teenagers forced to clear mines from Danish beaches after the Second World War, garnered 14 nominations.

Other nominees include Tobias Lindholm’s Oscar-shortlisted A War, Christina Rosendahl’s The Idealist, Kasper Barfoed’s Summer of ’92, Anders Thomas Jensen’s Men & Chicken as well as Kenneth Kainz’ The Shamer’s Daughter.

The nominees for best feature film are The Idealist, Land of Mine, Men & Chicken, Summer of ’92 and A War.

The best director race includes Rosendahl, Zandvliet, Lindholm, Michael Noer for Key House Mirror and newcomer May el-Toukhy for Long Story Short.

Best Original Screenplay nominees are Summer of ‘92 (Anders August & Kasper Barfoed); Men & Chicken (Anders Thomas Jensen); Land of Mine (Martin Zandvliet); A War (Tobias Lindholm) and Long Story Short (Maren Louise Käehne and May el-Toukhy).

In the Best Actor category, first-time nominee Roland Møller from Land Of Mine faces off with former winners Mads Mikkelsen (Men & Chicken), Peter Plauborg (The Idealist), Pilou Asbæk (A War) and Ulrich Thomsen (Summer of ‘92).

The Best Documentary nominees are Andreas Koefoed’s At Home In The World, Peter Anthony’s The Man Who Saved the World, Georg Larsen and Kasper Vedsmand’s The Dvor Massacre, Christian Sønderby Jepsen’s Natural Disorder and Hanna Polak’s Something Better to Come.

In a healthy year for Danish film, there were a record 27 features in the running for the prizes.

Nearly 2,000 Academy members vote for the winners. Danish audiences can vote for the Blockbuster Audience Award.

Bodil nominations

Meanwhile, Summer of ‘92 leads the nominations for the Danish film critics’ Bodil Awards, which are held March 5.

The football story leads the pack with five nominations; the other nominees for best film are A War, Land Of Mine, The Idealist and Bridgend.

For best documentary, the Bodil nominees are At Home In The World (Andreas Kofoed); Misfits (Jannik Splidsboel); Fassbinder - To Love Without Demands (Christian sting Thomsen); The Man Who Saved the World (Peter Anthony) and Natural Disorder (Christian Sønderby Jepsen).

Best non-Danish, non-US film nominees are Leviathan, Mad Max: Fury Road, Amy, Marshland and Mommy.