Two Danish co-productions running for prizes at Cannes

The movie ‘Louder than bombs’ is in for the main prize, while Icelandic ‘The Rams’ is competing for the Un Certain Regard award

Movies ‘Louder than bombs’ and ‘The Rams’, co-produced by Danish film production companies, have been nominated for prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Mikkel Jersin and Bo Ehrhardt of Nimbus Film co-produced Joachim Trier’s ‘Louder Than Bombs’, which features Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg and Devin Druid.

The movie has been selected for the festival’s main competition and is in the running for the Palme d’Or prize.

Unique Nordic style
“What makes ‘Louder than bombs’ special is Joachim’s unique Nordic style in an American context,” Jersin noted.

“As co-producer, I think it is hugely rewarding for a film like ‘Louder than bombs’ to have people from many different countries work closely together to meet a common vision. I am really proud of the result.”

‘Louder than bombs’ was shot in New York and tells a story of breakaway and unity in a modern family.

Burying the hatchet to save sheep
Grímúr Hákonarson’s ‘The Rams’ is an Icelandic feature film co-produced by Ditte Milsted and Jacob Jarek of Danish company Profile Pictures.

The movie stars Sigurður Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson as two warring brothers, Kiddi and Gummi, who haven’t spoken in 40 years.

The story takes place in a remote Icelandic farming valley, where the brothers are rearing ancestral sheep considered some of the country’s best.

When the authorities decide to cull all the animals in the region to contain the outbreak of a lethal disease, many farmers lose their main source of income.

Kiddi and Gummi have to come together to save what’s dearest to them: their sheep.

The movie has been selected for the Un Certain Regard Prize that awards young, innovative talents and daring works.