Mikkelsen will obtain the award on October 6 earlier than presenting his new movie, the Venice competitors pic The Promised Land. Within the movie, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, Mikkelsen performs impoverished Captain Ludvig Kahlen who tries to make the the tough, uninhabitable Jutland heath fertile and defend it in opposition to thieves within the 18th century.
Alongside The Promised Land screening, Mikkelsen will even maintain a masterclass at Zurich, throughout which he'll discuss his movie and his profession.
“Mads Mikkelsen is a really charismatic actor who all the time fully immerses himself in his characters and captivates the viewers along with his seems to be and bodily efficiency,” stated Zurich creative director Christian Jungs.
“He radiates energy and typically vulnerability on the similar time and, as a number one actor, is ready to carry movies from A to Z, as he does in his newest work The Promised Land. We're very happy to welcome Mikkelsen to Zurich for the primary time.”
Throughout his profession, Mikkelsen has labored extensively between Europe and North America. He acquired a BAFTA nomination and a European Movie Award with One other Spherical (2020), which marked Mikkelsen’s return to Danish cinema. The pic was his second characteristic with filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg, following 2013’s The Hunt, for which he received the prize for Finest Actor on the Cannes Movie Competition.
Most lately, he starred reverse Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future. Additional credit embody Arctic, Polar, Physician Unusual, and On line casino Royale. In 2011, Mikkelsen acquired the European Movie Award for his contribution to World Cinema and presided on the 2016 Cannes jury.
The Zurich Movie Competition runs from September 28 to October 8.