Renowned actor Mads Mikkelsen is making waves once again, this time set to grace the Zurich Film Festival for the first time.
Zurich’s artistic director Christian Jungs couldn’t help but praise Mikkelsen’s entrancing acting skills, describing him as a magnetic talent capable of embodying every role he takes on. Jungs also spotlighted Mikkelsen’s duality of strength and vulnerability, citing his standout performance in his latest film, The Promised Land.
Mikkelsen is no stranger to accolades. He’s previously been recognized with a BAFTA nomination and a European Film Award for his work in the 2020 Danish film Another Round, which marked his reunion with director Thomas Vinterberg. The pair first collaborated in 2013 on The Hunt, earning Mikkelsen the Best Actor award at Cannes.
His recent roles include starring opposite Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, along with notable appearances in films like Arctic, Polar, Doctor Strange, and Casino Royale.
Mikkelsen’s impact on global cinema was acknowledged in 2011 when he received the European Film Award for his contributions to the international film scene. He even served as the head of the Cannes jury in 2016.
The Zurich Film Festival is scheduled to run from September 28 to October 8, and it’s sure to be elevated by Mikkelsen’s presence.