Berlin 24
Berlin 2024

Here you can learn about the fascinating Nordic films that are taking part in Berlinale 2024. The festival is taking place February 15 to 25.

Competition

Sons

Gustav Möller / Denmark / 2024 / 100 min / World Premiere

Eva, an idealistic prison officer, is faced with the dilemma of her life when a young man from her past gets transferred to the prison where she works. Without revealing her secret, Eva asks to be moved to the young man’s ward – the toughest and most violent in the prison. Here begins an unsettling psychological thriller, where Eva’s sense of justice puts both her morality and future at stake.

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Panorama

Afterwar

Birgitte Stærmose / Denmark / 2024 / 85 min / World Premiere

The children transform into adults before our eyes. Yet they remain in limbo, haunted by memories of war. Combining raw realism and staged performance, Afterwar is a meditation on the long-term repercussions of war – a cinematic testament created over a period of 15 years.

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Crossing

Levan Akin / Sweden / 2024 / 105 min / World Premiere

Lia, a retired teacher, made a promise to find her long lost niece Tekla. The search takes her to Istanbul, a beautiful city that seems full of connections and possibilities. There she meets Evrim, a lawyer fighting for trans rights, and Tekla starts to feel closer than ever…

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Sex

Dag Johan Haugerud / Norway / 2024 / 125 min / World Premiere

Two chimney sweeps living in monogamous, heterosexual marriages both end up in situations that challenge their views on sexuality and gender roles.

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Berlinale Classics

The Sacrifice

Andrei Tarkovsky / Sweden / 1986 / 148 min

The children transform into adults before our eyes. Yet they remain in limbo, haunted by memories of war. Combining raw realism and staged performance, Afterwar is a meditation on the long-term repercussions of war – a cinematic testament created over a period of 15 years.

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