Directed by Tobias Lindholm (Denmark, 2015). Danish military commander Claus Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile, back in Denmark, Claus’ wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him—and his family back home.
A War/Krigen has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
115 min | In Danish with English subtitles
Special thanks to Magnolia Pictures and the Consulate General of Denmark in New York.
About the director
Tobias Lindholm (b. 1977) is a Danish screenwriter and film director best known for his frequent collaborations with fellow Danish film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino and The Hunt/Jagten. He has also written the scripts for his own films including the hard-hitting prison movie R and hostage drama A Hijacking/Kapringen.
The latter premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section. Lindholm has also made a name for himself on TV as a regular episode writer and storyline contributor on the wildly popular Danish political TV-series Borgen. A War/Krigen is Lindholm’s first feature-film to be considered for an Academy Award.
THU – 2-11-16 – 7 PM
$10 ($7 ASF Members)
Director Tobias Lindholm will be in attendance and participate in a Q & A following the screening.