Aftermath, the feature directing debut from acclaimed Danishactress turned filmmaker Paprika Steen, has been singled out for a competitionentry slot at the upcoming film festival in Karlovy Vary.

The 39th editionof the Czech festival runs from July 2-10 and last year had several popularNordic films on its program including award-winners Buddy and Old,New, Borrowed And Blue.

Steen achieved anunprecedented double whammy at last year's national film awards picking up thebest actress as well as the best supporting actress prizes for Okay and OpenHearts from the Danish Film Academy as well as the Danish film critics.Both films were also solid box-office performers.

Her first film behind thecamera sees a young successful couple trying to get their lives back togetherafter loosing their child in an accident, and the impact it has on theirclosest friends.

The script is written by KimFupz Aakeson (Okay, In Your Hands) and the film stars Sofie Graaboel andMikael Birkkjaer as well as Soeren Pilmark and Sweden's Lena Endre.

Local reviews ranged fromgood to excellent, but the serious drama didn't quite grab audiences as much asanticipated. After five weeks it has attracted 43,570 admissions.

Nordisk Film InternationalSales will present it at the Cannes market.