March 18 – 29
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Country: USA, CANADA, DENMARK
Run Time: 98 minutes
After the death of his father, William travels with his friend to Copenhagen to find his estranged grandfather and deliver the letter his dad wrote to him. Originally intended as a guys-only trip, things get heated when his pal's uninvited girlfriend causes a rift. After parting ways, William is alone in the city, with no knowledge of the area or the language. Luckily, he meets Effy, a beautiful and tenacious local girl who's eager to help him with his quest. Their chemistry is undeniable, and the two seem destined for romance. Except for one problem: she's only 14. Effy is certainly mature for her age, but at 28, William is shocked to realize that he relates better to teenagers than adults. Meanwhile, he’s faced with some awful revelations about his grandfather, which cause him to reflect on the rocky relationship he had with his dad. As William discovers the trip is more about finding himself, his newfound maturity will ultimately be tested by his feelings for Effy. Mark Raso masterfully executes the coming-of-age concept in COPENHAGEN. (In English and Danish with subtitles) —E.F.
Mauro Mueller, Mette Thygesen
Gethin Anthony, Frederikke Dahl Hansen, Sebastian Armesto, Tamzin Merchant, Mille Dinesen, Baard Owe, Olivia Grant
Mark Raso is a writer, director, and producer from Toronto, Ontario. He received an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia University and currently lives in Los Angeles. In 2012, he won the Golden Ace Award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival for his short film "Under."