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Max Kestner

Max Kestner

Denmark

Biography

Max Kestner was born 1969. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1997. He than worked for DR TV, where he made Partiet/The Party (2000) and Supergeil (1997-1998). His film Rejsen på ophavet/Max by chance (2004) was chosen for First Appearance at IDFA Amsterdam and received a GulDok for Best Short Documentary at CPH:DOX, 2004. His next film Verden i Danmark/The World in Denmark (2007) received a Danish Robert for Best Short Film.
Besides his filmmaking activities he also works as a lecturer at the National Film School of Denmark.

Filmography:

Homo sapiens (Denmark, 1997)
Nede På Jorden/ Blue Collar White Christmas (80´, Denmark, 2002)
Rejsen på ophavet/ Max by Chance (29´, Denmark, 2004)
Verden i Danmark/ The World in Denmark (40´, Denmark, 2007)
Desmåskrig (40, Denmark, 2007)
Næste gang bliver vi fugle (40´, Denmark, 2009)
Drømme I København/ Dreams in Copenhagen (Denmark, 2009)

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The World in Denmark

Verden i Danmark (Orig.) / 2007 / Denmark / 40 min

This is Denmark. This is Denmark’s most sold car. This house’s worth has doubled over the last 3 years. A measuring tape and some hedges.

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Trace of the future according to Max Kestner

Une trace du futur selon Max Kestner (Orig.) / 2014 / Denmark / 2 min

Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.

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