SAT—March 20—7 PM ET
The Good Traitor is available as Virtual Cinema from March 18-21. Click here for tickets.
On Saturday, March 20 at 7 PM ET, Scandinavian House will present a film talk with director Christina Rosendahl and actor Ulrich Thomsen, moderated by ASF President Edward Gallagher, on The Good Traitor /Vores mand I Amerika, screening to virtual audiences throughout the U.S. from March 18-21.
In April 9, 1940, Denmark was invaded by Nazi Germany with demands for immediate and unconditional surrender; the government surrendered after a few hours and began cooperating with the Nazis. On the other side of the Atlantic, Denmark’s ambassador to the United States of America Henrik Kauffmann, refused to follow the German directives and engineered a rebellious plan. Christina Rosendahl and Ulrich Thomsen, who portrays Kauffmann in The Good Traitor, will discuss the making of the film and the true story that inspired it with moderator Edward Gallagher.
The video will premiere at 7 AM ET on March 20 on here via YouTube and Facebook; it will remain accessible on this page throughout the weekend.For Virtual Cinema tickets for The Good Traitor, please click here.
About the Speakers
Christina Rosendahl studied Comparative Literary History and Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen and spent a time at the European Film College and the New York Film Academy before graduating from the alternative film School Super16 in 2002. The breakthrough of her highly acclaimed directorial debut, Stargazer, a documentary about the band Swan Lee featuring her younger sister, Pernille Rosendahl, took place in 2002.
Children and youth have been at the centre of many of Rosendahl’s fiction films, among them her feature film debut Triple Dare (2006), which received international recognition with awards from the festivals in Trondheim and Zlin as well as winning her a national Robert Award for Best Children and Family Film the same year. Rosendahl’s second feature film, The Idealist (2015), a political thriller based on true events during the Cold War, won Rosendahl the Best Director Award at Beijing Film Festival in 2016. Our Man In America (2020) was her third feature film, and The Good Traitor is her fourth.
Since her debut Stargazer, Rosendahl has directed a number of documentary films, including Violently in Love (2017). Rosendahl became chairman of the association of Danish Film Directors in 2014 and is an active voice in the film debate, not least on gender issues.