Malene Choi Jensen



Born in 1973, Malene was adopted from South Korea and grew up in Denmark. In 2005, she graduated from the National Film School of Denmark’s documentary programme as a director. Her graduation short film "Inshallah" received an Honorary Mention at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2006, while her short "Creature" won the Robert Award for Best Danish Short 2013. Her debut feature "The Return" had its world premiere in Bright Future at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018, where it received the Special Mention. Later, it has been screened at several festivals around the world, winning the FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention at the Gothenburg Film Festival 2018, the Best Film Award of Meeting Point Competition at the Valladolid International Film Festival 2018, and the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival 2018, among others.

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