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Darling New Nordic Cinema

Image courtesy of Birgitte Stærmose

WED—April 24—7 PM & FRI—April 26—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
101 min. In Danish with English subtitles.

Directed by Birgitte Stærmose (Denmark, 2017)

“A superstar prima ballerina suffers for her art, and makes damn sure everybody else does, too, in this stylish psycho-thriller.”—The Hollywood Reporter

About the Director

Danish film director Birgitte Stærmose (b. 1963) was born in Odense, Denmark. Her early award-winning shorts all screened at prestigious festivals (Sundance, New Directors/New Films, Berlin, Rotterdam) and have twice earned her the EFA Best Short Film nomination, as well as awards at Berlin, Rotterdam, Melbourne IFF, Stockholm IFF, Dokufest and Danish Academy Award for Best Documentary for Out of Love. Her debut feature Room 304 premiered internationally in the main competition at Karlovy Vary IFF, where it was awarded for the score and was released in cinemas across the country. She is also the co-writer on the feature film The Idealist (dir. Christina Rosendahl). In 2015 Stærmose directed three episodes of the Danish TV2 drama series Norskov.


Her second feature Darling screened in Danish cinemas during the fall of 2017and had its international world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2017. Danica Curcic was nominated as best actress by the Danish Film Academy as well as for the Bodil award by the Danish Film Critics. Stærmose is the first block director on the Starz series The Spanish Princess, to be aired in 2019.

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