BAKERMAN FILM FESTIVAL TOUR - release announced soon

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKKEL VADSHOLT WINS "BEST ACTOR"
NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK


NEW AWARD! BAKERMAN WINS "BEST FOREIGN FEATURE"
MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, USA





Nominated for Méliès d’Argent AWARD (BEST FEATURE, SWEDEN)


WORLD PREMIERE CPH:PIX
Dingle International Film Festival
Munich International Film Festival
Lund International Fantastic Film Festival
(BEST FEATURE - NOMINATION)
SCANDINAVIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(WINNER! BEST MALE ACTOR)
RICHARD HARRIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NORDIC FILM FESTIVAL (ICELAND)
MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
(WINNER! BEST FOREIGN FEATURE FILM)


"BAKERMAN is a Nordic "Falling Down".
A film that is as shocking with its vigilante story as it is captivating with its determination...."
- CPH:PIX Film Festival (program)

"..best feature submitted (in competition) to the festival,
IMHO ~ and I screened it all. A wonderful film and a valuable piece of socially conscious Nordic Noir filmmaking.
An indication of exceptional work to come...you were up against some extraordinary films, each phenomenal in their separate ways.
For me the merge of social consciousness and audience awareness in "Bakerman" is what made it such a cinematic achievement."
- Dingle International Film Festival / Programmer & Screenwriter - Brian MacEvilly


"... really liked BAKERMAN and the sinister twist you give to the superhero tropes lingering in pop culture right now
and was amazed by Mikkel Vandsholt's performance oscillating between touching introspection and vulnerability and these
violent outbursts that are both shocking and eerily relatable."
- Munich International Film Festival (programmer)


SYNOPSIS:
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Never corner a baker...

Jens (Mikkel Vadsholdt) has accepted far too much for too long.
Being the shy night-owl he is, he keeps to himself, but the world will not let him be.
The new master baker's quality starts slackening, and when a bunch of yobs one day smash the window of Jens's car,
he takes one of them out. Intoxicated by his own new unexpressed vigour, Jens comes out of his shell, but the destructive
driving force leads him towards a free fall.

Headed by the always solid Mikkel Vadsholdt (The Sunfish), who here manages to arouse our empathy
in a role of a reserved man who has difficulty coping with the light of day.



BAKERMAN - REVIEWS

"Bakerman is typically Scandinavian; dark, straight-to-the-point, and dark in comedy.
It’s beautifully made, thought-provoking and a must-see at the film festivals it’ll travel to.
Bourke is a thoughtful and interesting director, and definitely one to watch..."
-- Cinema Scandinavia

"..The direction is rock solid and then it comes to the visuals they do a superb job
maintaining the mood. And not to be overlooked is Mikkel Vadsholt’s remarkable performance
in the role of this film’s protagonist Jens."
-- 10K Bullets

"The acting performances are also worthy of praise.
Mikkel Vadsholt does a solid job in portraying a conflicted character
..Vadsholt's portrayal of a man very much alone in the world is impressive.
-- Youve Got Red On You

"...Bakerman is a meditation on the nature of heroes and heroism.
We don’t need heroes, we just need decent human beings.
Opening yourself up to someone and letting them into your life
– and letting them let you into their life – is heroic enough..."
-- MJ Simpson

There’s a subtlety to every aspect of this film that is inspiring to see from an independent filmmaker...
A large part of that subtlety comes from Vadshold’s performance. Even when Jens does something that, in the hands of another director,
could play more ridiculous, comical, or even evil, he brings an emotional intensity that grounds the experience in loneliness and barely repressed sorrow.

Vadsholdt makes this movie work, but without the brutally honest performance by Tilif as Mozan, we might not, as viewers,
be able to allow Jens his redemption. And what began as a meditation on the repetitive monotony of life and evolved into an
exploration of repressed violence, becomes a heartbreakingly honest expression of love overcoming loneliness.

If you get the chance to see Bakerman, you should not pass it up...
-- psychodrivein by Paul Brian McCoy


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