Two Nordic films have been selected to compete at the Taipei International Film Festival

Two Nordic films have been confirmed to be competing at the Taipei International Film Festival.

The first of the two films is the Danish The Charmer, which is directed by Milad Alami (read our interview with him here). The film follows Esmail, a young Iranian who is desperately looking to meet women so they can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love, but his past is catching up with him.

Second is the Danish film Holiday, directed by Isabella Eklöf. The film is about a love triangle featuring the trophy girlfriend of a petty drug lord, caught up in a web of luxury and violence in a modern dark gangster tale set in the beautiful port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera.

These films will compete for the Grand Prize, which comes with a cash award of $20,000 (NT$600,000), and the Special Jury Prize, with a cash award of $10,000 (NT$300,000), as well as the Audience Choice Award.

The Taipei Film Festival takes place between the 28th of June and the 14th of July.

 You can view all the films competing here. 

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.