When Janus Metz’ film Armadillo was awarded the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at Cannes in 2010 – the first documentary film to ever claim the prize – it was a sign that Danish cinema had evolved into a new stage. Recently, the effects of documentary productions have spread concentrically through Denmark’s film industry, resulting in a pastiche of genres and influences that has been collectively grouped under the termNordic Humanism. It seems that if you can boast of being the ‘happiest country in the world’, amidst the superlatives of social . . .
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