Copenhagen Film Fund supports three new projects

The Copenhagen Film Fund, which last year successfully funded films like The Danish Girl, will support three new projects that are set to be filmed in the Danish capital.

The first is Danish director Per Fly’s thriller Backstabbing for Beginners, which stars British actors Ben Kingsley and Theo James and will be partly filmed in Copenhagen. The film is based on the novel My Crash Course in International Diplomacy, written by the former UN employee and whistleblower Michael Soussan. It follows the then programme coordinator for the UN’s Oil-for-Food Programme, who discovers corruption in the UN and realises the only way to stop it is by disclosing everything.

The next film to be funded is Luis and His Friends from Outer Space, the extra-terrestrial 3D animated film by German directors Christoph and Wolfgang Lauenstein. The movie begins when three aliens land in twelve year old Luis’ backyard.


The third film to be funded is Swedish director Tarik Saleh’s The Nile Hilton Incident, which is currently filming in Cairo. The noir thriller starring Fares Fares follows the murder of a famous singer which culminates in the Arab Spring of 2010 and the collapse of the Egyptian state.


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.