THE PROMISED LAND / BASTARDEN / 02-08.05.2024. / 20:00

02.05.2024-08.05.2024, 20:00

Denmark, Germany, Sweden, 2023, 127’

Director: Nikolaj Arcel

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Amanda Collin, Simon Bennebjerg, Melina Hagberg, Kristine Kujath Thorp, Gustav Lindh…

In 1755, the impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen sets out to conquer the harsh, uninhabitable Danish heath with a seemingly impossible goal; to build a colony in the name of the King. In exchange, he’ll receive a desperately desired Royal name for himself. But the sole ruler of the area, the merciless Frederik de Schinkel, arrogantly believes this land belongs to him. When de Schinkel learns that the maid Ann Barbara and her husband have escaped for refuge with Kahlen, the privileged and spiteful ruler swears revenge, doing everything in his power to drive the captain away.

Awards / Festivals: European Film Awards (EFA): Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design; Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival, Seville European Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Marrakesh International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival…