Danish News Round-Up: Four films in contention for the Oscars

Elsewhere, fake Mette Frederiksen Twitter account creator revealed and kids aren’t brushing their teeth as well as they should

With the final nominees for the Oscars to be announced at the end of January, a few Danish films have made an impression and remain in the running.

In the International Feature Film category, ‘Holy Spider’ is among potential nominees.

Directed by Danish-Iranian Ali Abbasi, the movie is a real-life inspired story in Iran, where a female journalist tries to solve the murders of a serial killer.

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Two Danish documentaries among the shortlist
‘A House Made of Splinters’, a documentary filmed in a Ukrainian orphanage and directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont has been shortlisted in the Documentary Feature Film category, while ‘The Territory’, a Danish-Brazilian-American film shot in the Amazon about indigenous people and environment, is also among the nominees in the same category.

Finally, directed by Anders Walter is ‘Ivalu’, which is in the running for the Live Action Short Film category. It’s a Greenlandic-language film.

The Oscars ceremony will take place on next March 12 in Los Angeles.


Journo behind fake Mette Frederiksen Twitter account
An Italian bogus journalist, Tommaso Debenedetti, has admitted that he was the one who created a Twitter profile under the name of PM Mette Frederiksen. Debenedetti is known for creating fake accounts and spreading misinformation and false death rumors in order to trap media. Debenedetti said that he was also behind a fake account in the name of Denmark’s new climate minister, Lars Aagard.

Huge victory for Messerschmidt
Following a lengthy trial, Morten Messerschmidt has been acquitted by the Court in Frederiksberg of charges that he swindled using EU funds back in 2015. The head of Dansk Folkeparti was accused of accused of forgery and fraud involving 98,325 kroner. Messerschmidt’s assistant, who also faced charges of forgery, was also acquitted. had been acquitted. The prosecution has 14 days to decide whether to appeal the decision to the national court.

Big concern over streptococcal infections in Denmark
In Norway and in other European countries, the number of bacterium streptococcus cases are on the rise. The illness can cause strep throat and the contagious scarlet fever – mostly affecting children – needing penicillin treatment. The State Serum Institute warned all the Danish doctors to be vigilant.

Danish children don’t brush their teeth enough
According to a VIVE study, young Danes are not brushing their teeth enough. Only 62 percent of 19-year-old Danes brush their teeth more than once a day, against 72 percent in 2009. The report can be downplayed, as Denmark is one of the best countries concerning dental health. Danish children and young people have the right to free municipal dental care until they are 21 years old.

New route between Aalborg and New York
On next April 27, you will be able to reach the United States from Aalborg … the first direct flight to the US from Jutland. SAS will operate the new route, which will service 157 passengers on each flight. The flight will land at Newark Liberty International Airport in New York three times a week and travel time will be around seven-eight hours.

CPH Airport welcomes new East-African route
East Africa will soon be within better reach from Copenhagen. From May 22, Ethiopian Airlines will establish a new route to Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from Copenhagen Airport. It will operate daily with the exception of Tuesdays and Sundays, departing from Copenhagen at 19.45 and arriving the following morning at 05.45 at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The flight will have a one-hour technical stop in Vienna on the way and will service around 300 passengers per flight.

Fewer pesticide residues in Danish food
The annual pesticide report from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the National Food Institute showed that a total of 96 percent of the samples in 2021 were either free of pesticide residues or contained concentrations below the permitted limit values. Only 34 of 1,699 samples were assessed as posing a health risk.

Netflix picks up Danish killer nurse story
The streaming giant Netflix is betting on the nurse case from Falster for its new series. Josephine Park and Fanny Louise Bernth will be the main characters of ‘The Nurse’, which depicts the story of the Danish nurse who was convicted of attempted manslaughter of four patients at Nykøbing Falster Hospital in 2015. The series is planned to be released in 2023.





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