THE CHARMER wins at the Palm Springs Film Festival

The new Danish film The Charmer has won at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The film, which recently won the NDR Prize at the Nordic Film Days Lubeck, won the New Voices New Visions Award.

The Charmer was funded through the New Danish Screen, which is a funding scheme targeting new and upcoming directors. Christian Tafdrup, who directed Parents, has also been supported through the scheme.

Directed by Milad AlamiThe Charmer is a psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark.

The film raises unique and important questions about immigration laws in Scandinavia.

We wrote a positive review of The Charmer, which you can read here.

Next up, The Charmer will be competing for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Gothenburg Film Festival, which we will be covering.

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.