FilmPlatform presents:

Religion in film and literature

-meet the writers of the evening
Christina Hesselholdt and Nicolaj Stochholm:

Tuesday, December 5, at 8 pm at
Literaturhaus, Møllegade 7, 2200 Kbh. N.

This evening will be a chance to watch some interesting short films and listen to some fabulous poetry and writing. The theme of the night is religion.
The short films will be:

King of the Jews (2000, 18 minutes), by Jay Rosenblatt (US). Jay Rosenblatt describes his childhood fear of Jesus by using samples from old Hollywood films, educational films from the 50s, excerpts from his own films and from religious propaganda. He gives an alternative perspective on reasons for Christian anti-Semitism and emphasizes the universal need for forgiveness and mercy.
The film won the Grand Prize at USA Film Festival in Dallas and the prize for Best Experimental film at Humboldt International Film Festival in 2000.

Love is the law (2003, 6 minutes) by Eivind Tolas (Norway). The films takes as its base a poem by Ole Mads Vevle and focuses on the Christian message of  love seen through the modern media news.
The film won a shared prize at Cannes Film Festival 2003 as best short film. The director of the film also achieved the Canal + prize.

After a short break the writers Christina Hesselholdt and Nicolaj Stochholm will read some selected extracts from their works. Afterwards the audience has an opportunity to pose questions to the invited authors.

See you in LiteraturHaus!


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