Copenhagen, Director Mark Raso

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After weeks of traveling through Europe the immature William finds himself at a crossroads in Copenhagen. Not just another European city, Copenhagen is also the birthplace of his father. When the youthful Effy befriends the older William they set off on an adventure to find William’s grandfather. Effy’s mix of youthful exuberance and wisdom challenges William unlike any woman ever has. As the attraction builds and William truly connects with someone for the first time in his life, he must come to grips with destabilizing elements of his family’s sordid past. Writer / Director Mark Raso, recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Student Academy Award (Oscar®) Gold Medal for his short film “Under,” the David Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Directing and The Hollywood Foreign Press Award for Excellence in Filmmaking, joins us to talk about the challenges of filming his first feature film overseas on a “micro-budget” and the first time he rode a bike in Denmark’s capital.

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“[Director Raso] gets a pitch-perfect performance from Danish up-and-comer Hansen, who greatly impresses with her unaffected spontaneity.” – Joe Leydon, Variety

“Two excellent performances bolster a thoughtful script, and the result is that the discomfort we feel seems perfectly controlled by the filmmakers.” – Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter

“[Raso’s] absorbing film has a delicate nuance that will linger after the popcorn’s gone.” – David DeWitt, New York Times

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