SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS

Reviewed by GREG KING Last updated July 17 2016. GOLD COAST. "Africa is the graveyard of ambition." And so it proves for Danish botanist Wulff Frederik Wulff (played by Norwegian actor Jakob Oftebro, from the tv series Lilyhammer, etc) who is sent to the Danish colony of Guinea in west Africa to create a coffee plantation. When he arrives there Wulff is full of optimism and hope, but he soon confronts the ugly realities and the shameful enterprise of the slave trade. Although Denmark was one of the first countries to ban the slave trade back in 1702, it still Continue reading

THE DANISH GIRL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Hooper Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sebastian Koch. Eddie Redmayne won a well-deserved Oscar for his wonderful performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything. Now he backs up that fine performance with another nuanced and extraordinary performance in this biopic about a Danish painter who underwent the first recorded case of gender reassignment surgery. The Danish Girl is a deeply felt love story that explores themes of love, relationships, gender, sexuality and Continue reading