The Quiet Migration, Fantastic Machine, collect Berlinale Awards

Mar 2, 2023
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Nordisk Film & TV Fond (by Annika Pham).

Malene Choi’s drama picked up a Fipresci Award from the Panorama, while Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck’s documentary won a Special Mention - Generation 14plus.

Choi’s first fiction film and second feature focusing on transnational adoption was well received at the Berlinale which hosted its world premiere.

Commenting on her award, the Danish director who herself was adopted from South Korea said: "I feel very honoured and I want to thank the jury for this generous recognition and congratulate the entire team who made this film possible. I’m very grateful and touched, as adoptees we come from a humble beginning not knowing where from or from whom. This film is about how it feels to be a body out of place and about the need to belong.

The Quiet Migration produced by Manna Film is due to open in Denmark April 13, with TrustNordisk handling sales.

Read our interview with Malene Choi - Malene Choi - The Quiet Migration: "As a child I thought I came from another planet!": CLICK HERE.

Meanwhile Danielson & Van Aertryck’s And the King said-what a Fantastic Machine which had collected a Special Jury Award from Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary strand, brought home from Berlin both a Special Mention and the AG Kino Gilde-Cinema Vision from the Generation 14plus section.

The thought-provoking Swedish documentary produced by Plattform Produktion, takes us through humanity’s obsession with image and how over time, this has changed human’s behaviour.

The film will next open Stockholm’s Tempo Documentary Film Festival March 6.
Heretic handles sales. (read our interview - Axel Danielson - Maximilien Van Aertryck about their Sundance-bound Fantastic Machine: CLICK HERE)

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