The Sundance Film Festival has selected Danish film Land of Mine has part of its festival lineup in the ‘Spotlight’ section. The Sundance Film Festival is a major American film festival that is taking place between the 21st and 31st of January and has screenings in Sundance, Salt Lake City, Park City and Ogden in Utah.

This marks the American premiere for Land of Mine, which is directed by Martin Zandvliet. The film has previously screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, Lubeck, Tokyo and Rome, and has secured UK distribution just this week. The film premiered earlier this month in Denmark to rave reviews, with critics calling it ‘a rewarding and humane film’.

Land of Mine takes place in the days after the end of World War II in May 1945. German prisoners of war in Denmark have been forced to remove millions of landmines left by the Nazi’s from the Danish west coastline.

Land of Mine is the third film by Zandvliet, with his others being Applause (2009) and A Funny Man (2011).


Watch the trailer below, and read our review of the film here.


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.