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The Danish film "A War" will be shown at the European Union Film Festival in Chicago. (Photo courtesy of the Gene Siskel Film Center)

Danish film A WAR to be shown at Chicago’s European Union Film Festival on March 25 and 26, 2016


March 9, 2016

Chicago’s European Union Film Festival Takes Place March 4 – 31, 2016 at Gene Siskel Film Center

You are invited to the 19th Chicago European Union Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center taking place during March. There is one entry from Denmark, “A War”, as well as four Swedish films that will be part of this year’s festival. The Danish film will be shown on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. Learn more at: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/eufilms2016

About the Danish Film A WAR – KRIGEN – 2015, Tobias Lindholm, Denmark, 115 min.WITH PILOU ASBÆK, TUVA NOVOTNY.

As writer of the cult TV series “Borgen” and writer-director of the international hit movie A HIJACKING, Tobias Lindholm has established himself as a specialist in high-pressure situations fraught with thorny moral dilemmas. An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, A WAR centers on Claus Pedersen (movingly portrayed by Asbæk of A HIJACKING and “Game of Thrones”), a conscientious Army officer whose platoon is subjected to harrowing combat conditions in Afghanistan. The narrative alternates between Pedersen at the front and the family he left behind, until a split-second decision has grievous consequences that bring the two worlds of the film together and place him in a situation where there is no right choice — only, at best, a lesser evil. In Danish with English subtitles. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. DCP digital. (MR)

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