Nordisk Film og TV Fond: The Quiet Migration, Fantastic Machine, collect Berlinale Awards

By ANNIKA PHAM / Nordisk Film og TV Fond



Malene Choi’s drama picked up a Fipresci Award from the Panorama, while Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck’s documentary won a Special Mention - Generation 14plus.

Choi’s first fiction film and second feature focusing on transnational adoption was well received at the Berlinale which hosted its world premiere.

Commenting on her award, the Danish director who herself was adopted from South Korea said: "I feel very honoured and I want to thank the jury for this generous recognition and congratulate the entire team who made this film possible. I’m very grateful and touched, as adoptees we come from a humble beginning not knowing where from or from whom. This film is about how it feels to be a body out of place and about the need to belong.

The Quiet Migration produced by Manna Film is due to open in Denmark April 13, with TrustNordisk handling sales.

Read our interview with Malene Choi - Malene Choi - The Quiet Migration: "As a child I thought I came from another planet!": CLICK HERE.

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