March 18 – April 1


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"Dancers" is centred around a popular dance school run by the bright and lively, energetic, outgoing Annika and her no-nonsense widowed mother. One day, Annika meets laconic electrician Lasse and falls passionately in love. Socially awkward and bristling with repressed rage, Lasse reveals he's just been released from prison, but Annika still feels drawn to him. As they start going out, an anonymous caller implies that there is something Lasse hasn't told her about his mysterious past – something he has done that is not so easy to forgive. Annika, however, finds their relationship a much-needed respite from her staid life and the symbiotic bond with her mother, who is disgusted by her daughter's new boyfriend. Confronting an unknown darkness in Lasse, and in herself, Annika is forced to recognize the high cost of saying “yes” to love. Pernille Fischer Christensen (39) was born in Denmark and graduated in direction from the National Film School of Denmark. Her graduation film, "India" (1999), received the Ciné Fondation's Third Prize at Cannes. Her short fiction film, the critically acclaimed "Habibti My Love", won an award at the Angers Premiers Plans festival in 2004, and was a hit at international festivals. Christensen's feature film debut, "A Soap", won three important prizes at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006, and was shown to Lithuanian spectators as part of the programme of the Nordic Film Forum "Scanorama" in 2008.
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