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Tobias Lindholm will wage A War in Venice’s Orizzonti

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- Danish writer-director’s third film with actor Pilou Asbæk will screen on the Lido, alongside several Nordic co-productions

Tobias Lindholm will wage A War in Venice’s Orizzonti
A War by Tobias Lindholm

Danish writer-director Tobias Lindholm has won both the Bodil and Robert awards for Best Film by the Danish Film Critics and the Danish Film Academy with features R [+see also:
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(2010) and A Hijacking [+see also:
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(2012). The two pictures starred Danish actor Pilou Asbæk, who was also awarded for his performances. Now, Lindholm and Asbæk continue their collaboration in A War [+see also:
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, which has been selected for the Orizzonti competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, taking place between 2-12 September.

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Shot last autumn in Denmark, Turkey, Spain and Jordan, the war drama stars Asbæk as a company commander in the Danish army alongside Swedish actress Tuva Novotny. The cast also includes Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck, Dar Salim and Dulfi Al-Jabouri. René Ezra and Tomas Radoor produced the project with Nordisk Film Production

Lindholm- who has also found the time to write screenplays for fellow Danish fellow directors, Thomas Vinterberg (Submarino [+see also:
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(2010), The Hunt [+see also:
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(2012), The Commune [+see also:
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), Søren Kragh-Jacobsen (The Hour of the Lynx [+see also:
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(2013)), Roni Ezra (April 9th [+see also:
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(2015))-  scripted A War, which will be domestically released on 10 September by Nordisk Film Biografer distribution. 

Israeli actress-turned-director Yaelle Kayam’s Danish-Israeli feature debut, Mountain [+see also:
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, which has also been selected for the Orizzonti, was co-produced by Riina Spørring Zachariassen for Denmark’s Windeløv/Lassen Productions, and supported by the Danish Film Institute. Kayam and Zachariassen developed the project during Italy’s Torino Film Lab in 2013, where they won both production and distribution awards for their vision. The story follows a devout Jewish woman living with her family in the Jewish cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives who, one day, has an experience she finds difficult to forget.

Keeping with heights, Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s mountain climbing thriller, Everest [+see also:
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, starring US actor Jake Gyllenhall, will open Venice, becoming the first project by an Icelandic filmmaker to launch a major international showcase. For more on this news, click here.

US director Brady Corbet’s The Childhood of a Leader [+see also:
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will also contend for the Orizzonti Prize. The film was co-produced by Swedish producer Helena Danielsson, of Stockholm’s Hepp Film.

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