Oscar 2017: Land of Mine from Denmark

A contender in the best foreign-language film Oscar race, Land of Mine is directed by Danish helmer Martin Pieter Zandvliet.

Zandvliet’s third feature, Land of Mine is the fifth Danish film to be nominated for a foreign-language Oscar in the past seven years.

If it wins it will join the ranks of Danish winners Gabriel Axel’s “Babette’s Feast,” Bille August’s “Pelle the Conqueror,” and Susanne Bier’s “In a Better World.”

Denmark is represented at the Berlin Film Fest with “Loving Pia,” the sophomore outing of Daniel Borgman, which will play in the Forum section, and Kasper Barfoed’s crime drama “Below the Surface,” at the Berlinale Special Series roster.

The 2016 Toronto fest showcased emerging Danish filmmakers with critically acclaimed screenwriter-turned-director Rasmus Heisterberg’s “In the Blood” and Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson’s “Heartstone” selected for the Discovery section.