A TASTE OF HUNGER
Smagen af sult
Directed by: Christoffer Boe
Christoffer Boe’s glossy and fashionable approach to filmmaking, which earned him the Camera d’Or at Cannes for his feature debut Reconstruction (and an EUFF slot back in 2005), contrasted with his contemporaries, the Danish signatories of the Dogme 95 manifesto. That comparison continues as Boe’s latest follows Dogme co-founder Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round in a wave of high-profile actors returning home for some high-spirited drama. In this case, it is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (of Game of Thrones fame) starring opposite Katrine Greis-Rosenthal as a couple opening an alluring and ambitious restaurant. “One of the most exciting elements of A Taste of Hunger is the over-the-top style that Boe and cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro bring to the film. When Maggie and Carsten are vibrating on the same creatively energetic wavelength, there’s an almost operatic approach to lighting.
CAST: Katrine Greis-Rosenthal, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Flora Augusta
- Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
- Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award