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August and Arden Oplev court the Bodil Awards

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- Silent Heart and Speed Walking are both nominated in five categories for the Danish Film Critics’ prize, which will be presented on 28 February

August and Arden Oplev court the Bodil Awards
Silent Heart by Bille August

Danish directors Bille August’s Silent Heart [+see also:
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and Niels Arden Oplev’s Speed Walking are both being considered in five categories – including Best Film – for the Danish Film Critics’ Bodil Awards, which will be presented at Copenhagen’s Bremen Theatre on 28 February.

The two films, which have each taken approximately 250,000 admissions in local cinemas, will be competing for the top trophy along with Hella Joof’s All Inclusive [+see also:
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Jonas Alexander Arnby’s When Animals Dream [+see also:
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and Søren Balle’s The Sunfish.

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There are only four contenders for the Best Actor prize: Mikael Persbrandt (Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Someone You Love [+see also:
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), Villads Boye (Speed Walking), Henrik Birch (The Sunfish) and Uffe Rørbæk Madsen (Jonas Elmer’s In Real Life). Three of the six nominations for Best Actress went to Silent Heart: Danica Curcic, Paprika Steen and Ghita Nørby are all up against Bodil Jørgensen (All Inclusive) and Sonia Suhl (When Animals Dream).

The winner of five prizes at Venice, Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence [+see also:
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, the companion piece to his Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing [+see also:
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, is among the titles in the running for Best Documentary, together with Anders Riis-Hansen’s The Circus Dynasty, Anders Østergaard and Erzsébet Rácz’s 1989, Andreas Koefoed’s The Arms Drop, and Ahmad Jalali Farahani’s We Are Journalists

Nominees for Best Non-US Film include Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep [+see also:
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interview: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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, Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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, Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
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, the Belgian Dardenne brothersTwo Days, One Night [+see also:
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interview: Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
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and Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s The Past [+see also:
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. Lastly, the candidates for Best US Film are Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Spike Jonze’s Her, the Coen brothersInside Llewyn Davis, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska

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