COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s Zentropa Entertainments scored a full house Sunday as film critics distributed their annual Bodil Awards at a ceremony in the Imperial Theater.
Produced by Zentropa’s Ib Tardini, Per Fly’s “The Bench” bagged statuettes for feature, actor (Jesper Christensen) and supporting actor (Nikolaj Kopernikus). Also produced by Tardini, Lone Scherfig’s Berlin Silver Bear winner “Italian for Beginners” won supporting actress (Lene Tiemroth). Lars von Trier’s “Dancer in the Dark,” produced by Zentropa’s Vibeke Windelov, scooped the actress nod (Bjork).
A special Bodil was presented to Tardini, Windelov and Zentropa CEO Peter Aalbaek Jensen. Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was named best non-U.S. feature, and Sam Mendes’ “American Beauty” received the nod for U.S. film.