The spring of 2013 has been great for Danish films, tv-series, and actors in the US, kicking off with a nomination at the Oscars with 'A Royal Affair' in the category 'Best Foreign Film'.Danish film was also represented at MoMA's recent film festival New Directors/New Films with two movies: the acclaimed Danish produced documentary 'The Act of Killing' and 'A Highjacking': a movie also showing in US and NYC theaters right now and receiving great reviews (New York Times, Time Out & New York Post). 'The Act of Killing' is now in New York theaters and as something unusual the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes has reported a 100 % approval rating on the movie.In May Susanne Bier's 'Love Is All You Need' melted hearts of the American movie theater audience. At the same time, Denmark's cinematic talents are also quite apparent on American tv-screens with Mads Mikkelsen in 'Hannibal', Nikolaj Coster-Waldau being praised by 'Game of Thrones' fans for his part as knight and "kingslayer" Jaime Lannister, and the Danish tv-series 'Borgen' is has for a while been highly acknowledged by many international critics, showing on US televison, and listing as one of the "TOP - 250 Must Watch Most Advanced and Highest Professional TV Series" on IMDB - and NBC is planning on an American adaption of the successful series. Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) with his son Marcus (Lasse Fogelstrøm) in 'The Hunt'
July 12 'The Hunt' came to NYC theaters and has since been chosen as New York Times Critic's Pick and received 3,5 out of 4 stars in New York Post's review. The psychologically daunting drama by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg, 'The Hunt', starring Mads Mikkelsen portraying a man whose life threatens to be destroyed, was a darling by many Cannes' critics in 2012 and brought home no less than three Cannes prizes (plus many more international awards). 'Only God Forgives' reunites Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn with actor Ryan Gosling and opens at BAM Harvey Theater in New York July 19, 2013.Trailers: A Royal Affair The Act of Killing A Highjacking Love is All You Need The Hunt Only God ForgivesSee Magnolia Pictures for 'The Hunt' showtimes