Translated to English: The Danish short film “Knight of Fortune” (Danish: ‘Ridder Lykke’) has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Live Action Short Film.
The film is directed by Lasse Lyskjær Noer.
The film is about Karl who arrives at the chapel to bid farewell to his suddenly departed wife, Karen. Struggling to open the casket and face the loss of his beloved Karen, Karl finds himself alone without children and friends. Desperate for solace, he attempts to isolate himself in the restroom but encounters Torben, who copes with grief openly and honestly. Torben sets Karl on an internal journey, but appearances can be deceiving.
The cast includes Danish actors Jens Jørn Spottag and Jesper Lohmann.
Neither “The Promised Land” (Danish: ‘Bastarden’), which was nominated in the category of International Feature Film, nor ‘Bastarden’ by Nikolaj Arcel, which was nominated in the category for Best International Film, nor ‘Apolonia, Apolonia,’ which was nominated in the Documentary Feature Film category, made it to the final show, scheduled for March 10th.