- Directed by: Mark Raso
- USA/CANADA, 2013, 98 minutes
- In English and Danish with English subtitles
- East Coast Premiere
In his debut feature, writer/director Mark Raso creates a cinematic dream of color, music, and texture that takes us far away from home with little reason to return. Transporting us to stunning Denmark, COPENHAGEN, which recently world-premiered at Slamdance 2014 and won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, is a complex love story between two lonely souls meeting in the right place at the wrong time. Traveling through Europe, immature William (Gethin Anthony, HBO’s Game of Thrones) goes to Copenhagen, his father’s birthplace, in search of his last living relative. When Effy, incandescently played by 19 year-old Frederikke Dahl Hansen in her first English-speaking role, befriends the older William, her intoxicating beauty and wisdom steal the show. As the attraction builds, William is challenged to truly connect with someone for the first time and come to grips with his family’s sordid past. The beauty of COPENHAGEN is haunting. Mark Raso has created a film of deep emotion, love, loss, and the impact of place. There simply aren’t enough movies like this.