Election Night
OPENING FILM
Director Anders Thomas JENSEN
Country Denmark
Year 1998
Running Time 12’
Color/B&W 35mm | Color
Genre Fiction
Premier Status Asian Premiere
Introduction
One evening, Peter, a young idealist, suddenly remembers that he has forgotten to vote. He jumps into a cab and races to the polling station before it closes. Along the way, he meets taxi drivers of all political stripes, who hold diverse opinions and ideologies about the human race. Peter faces the dilemma of defending his beliefs or getting to the polls on time. This black comedy about racism won the 1998 Academy Awards - Best Short Film category.
Director
Anders Thomas JENSEN
Born in 1972 in Denmark, he is a self-taught writer and director. He is a screenplay-writer for a number of Danish feature films, including three Dogme films, [Mifune's Last Song] (1999), [The King is Alive] (2001) and [Open Hearts] (2002). His short films are studded with awards, with his directorial debut feature film [Flickering Lights] (2000), being both a box office and critical success. Critics applauded this film as "a brilliant and witty buddy movie". His filmography also includes [The Green Butchers] (2003) and [Adam's Apples] (2005), which both received numerous prestigious awards.