The new Danish film ‘While We Live’ will screen at the Cannes Market

The upcoming Danish film While We Live, directed by Mehdi Avaz and Milad Avaz, will be made available to international buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Danish sales agency LevelK will distribute the film internationally, and SF Studios will distribute locally.

Based on the directors’ own experience of growing up in the Danish suburbs, While We Live follows four people living in Northern Denmark. Their fates intertwine after a tragic accident. When Kristian travels to his hometown Gribskov to visit his stepdad, who has fallen terminally ill, he learns that everyone still blames him for a tragic accident that tore the family apart, five years earlier. Emotions and conflicts resurface as Kristian faces his ex-girlfriend and their child in a final attempt to, by his stepfather’s dying request, reunite the family.

LevelK will also bring the Danish tragicomedy A Horrible Woman by Christian Tafdrup to Cannes. The film follows Rasmus and Marie, who fall in love. However, it doesn’t take long before it turns out she is a possessive and manipulative being, that cunningly dissects Rasmus to pieces. This is the story of the woman’s destructive insistence on dominance in a relationship from the man’s point of view.

You can view images from While We Live below (images from LevelK)

(info via nordicfilmandtvnews.com)

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.