And The King Said, What A Fantastic Machine

  • Sweden, Denmark| 2023 | Swedish, English, French, German, Arabic| 85'| Colour
  • Director: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck
  • Producer: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck
  • Screenplay: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck
  • DoP: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck
  • Editor: Mikel Cee Karlson, Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck


Berlinale, 2023
Sundance, 2023
São Paulo International Film Festival, 2023

Award: Nomination- Crystal Bear, Berlinale 2023

Synopsis: From the first camera to 45 billion cameras worldwide today, the visual sociologist filmmakers widened their lens to expose both humanity’s unique obsession with the camera’s image and the social consequences that lay ahead.

Directors Bio: Axel Danielson studied film at the Valand Academy in Gothenburg. In 2013, he joined Plattform Produktion, collaborating closely with Maximilien Van Aertryck. Their debut feature, "And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine," followed their short film "Hopptornet," screened at Berlinale Shorts in 2016. Maximilien Van Aertryck, born in Paris and has collaborated with Axel Danielson as part of the Swedish production company. Their film Hopptornet was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2017 and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Danielson and Van Aertryck work closely with the audience design strategist Kathleen McInnis.

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