Presented by Scandinavia House with The Consulate General of Denmark in New York and The New Yorker on March 9, join us for a special screening and Q&A of the 2022 Oscar-nominated short film On My Mind with director Martin Strange-Hansen and producer Kim Magnusson!
When a man (Rasmus Hammerich) walks into a bar and begs to sing one special song on the karaoke machine, his deceptively simple request will soon be revealed as vital. Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It’s a question of life, death and karaoke. Nominated for Best Short Film (Live Action) at the 94th Academy Awards, On My Mind shows, director Martin Strange-Hansen says, how “you can be so close in proximity but still be in two different universes at the same time.” (Denmark, 2021. 18 min. In Danish with English subtitles)
Following the screening, Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson will present a talk and Q&A on the film. Advance reservation required; please sign up at the link above.
All attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks in Victor Borge Hall and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.
About the Director & Producer
Martin Strange-Hansen is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He made his debut as a director in 2001 with the movie Feeding Desire with Jesper Asholt in the lead role. In 2002 he wrote and directed the short film is This Charming Man with Martin Buch starring, which won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film.
Kim Magnusson is a Danish film producer and actor who has received seven Academy Awards nominations and two awards, all for short films. Magnusson graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 1991 and is credited as a producer in more than 150 films. He was chairman of the Danish Film Academy for 20 years, as well as the Danish Producers Association for nine years. Magnusson’s short film Election Night won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1999. His other nominated short films include Helmer & Son, Wolfgang, Ernst & lyset, Silent Nights and On My Mind. He received his fifth Oscar nomination and his second award for the 2013 short film Helium. Magnusson currently serves as Head of Creative of Scandinavian Film Distribution.