Wildland (2021)

Director: Jeanette Nordahl Run Time: 104 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Besir Zeciri, Elliott Crosset Hove, Joachim Fjelstrup, Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Sidse Babett Knudsen

Country: Denmark
Language: Danish


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“a compelling gangster film unusually driven by women”

–Ian Freer for Empire

About the film:

Nominated for Best First Feature and a Teddy Award at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival as well as five Danish Film Awards including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

After losing her mother in a car accident, 17-year old Ida moves in with her estranged aunt and her aunt’s grown sons. The home is filled with physical tenderness and love, but outside of the home, the family leads a violent and criminal life.

About the filmmaker:

Jeanette Nordahl graduated from the independent film school, Super16, in 2012, and her thesis film Waiting for Phil was nominated for a Danish Academy Award for Best Short film in 2013. While studying, she worked as a second unit director and assistant director on acclaimed Danish films such as The Keeper of Lost Cause, The Absent One, and the multiple award-winning TV series Borgen.

Wildland is her feature debut.

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