Over the last two decades or so, the New Danish Cinema has established itself as an important source of cinematic renewal and innovation, and as a model for how small, minor or peripheral cinemas can survive in an industry dominated by Global Hollywood. Following in the footsteps of critically-acclaimed "The Danish Directors: Dialogues On A Contemporary National Cinema (Volume I)" (2000, Intellect), "The Danish Directors (Volume II)" provides a practitioner's perspective on the social, cultural, and economic milieus in which Danish film-makers have been able to develop their practice, and to thrive. With insider information about the making, marketing and distribution of award-winning films, and interviews with seminal directors such as Anders Thomas Jensen, Annette K. Olesen, and Lone Scherfig, "The Danish Directors" allows readers entry into what might seem to be a forbidding body of work. The editors are knowledgeable and sensitive interrogators, and their appreciation of the specific qualities of each director's work elicits thoughtful replies. This volume will appeal to students, scholars, and cinephiles alike.
Mette Hjort is a film scholar and literary theorist. She has published numerous books and articles on Danish cinema, including "Purity and Provocation: Dogme 95." Eva Jorholt is associate professor of film studies at the University of Copenhagen. Eva Novrup Redvall is currently working on her PhD thesis on the new manuscript culture in Danish cinema."