Danish thriller Sons Of Denmark, which will open this year’s Tiger Competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), has been boarded for world sales by New Europe.


Source: Henrik Ohsten

‘Sons Of Denmark’

Directed by Ulaa Salim, the film is set one year after a major bomb attack in Copenhagen, with ethnic tensions running high around the country and a nationalist political leader set for a landslide victory. Against that backdrop, a 19-year-old becomes involved in a radical organisation, with grave consequences.

The film was produced by Daniel Mühlendorph, who runs Hyaene Film together with director Salim – this is the company’s debut feature. The project was developed through The Danish Film Institute’s New Danish Screen program, which previously supported titles including the Oscar-longlisted The Guilty, Holiday and Winter Brothers.

IFFR runs Jan 23 - Feb 3 in 2019. 

New Europe’s line-up also includes IFFR Big Screen Competition selection X&Y by Anna Odell, as well as Rams director Grimur Hakonarsson’s next film The County, which it is currently pre-selling.

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