Denmark’s ‘Neon Heart’ selected for the San Sebastian Film Festival

The Danish film Neon Heart has been selected to screen at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival.

Neon Heart is a story about three people chasing life and each other. Laura is on her way to a porn film casting. Niklas is trying to take care of two men with Down’s Syndrome, and Frederik is out to gain respect as a hooligan. In glimpses and fragments of past and present, we follow the three characters on a journey full of taboos and desires. With a cast of mainly non-actors in authentic environments, Neon Heart confronts its audience with a world we would rather not look at.

The film will screen in the New Directors section, which is dedicated to giving extra attention to international directors who have made their first or second film that is yet to be released. The films in the section compete for the Kuxtabank-New Directors Award, which comes with a cash prize of €50,000 for the director and distributor of the film in Spain.

Neon Heart is directed by Laurits Flensted-Jensen.

You can view all the films selected for the New Directors section over at the San Sebastian website. 

The San Sebastian Film Festival runs from the 21st of September until the 29th of September in San Sebastian, Spain.

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.