Q&A with Nils Malmros

Before he turned to filmmaking, Nils Malmros practiced neurosurgery, following the career path of his father, Richard, a famous neurosurgeon who became caught up in a scandal when it became public that during the German occupation he had used a carcinogenic radio contrast agent in his operations, putting hundreds of people at risk. Facing the Truth is not a biopic of Malmros’s father, nor even an attempt to portray the man himself, but rather an exploration of the moral dilemma he faced and the general circumstances of his life as a jumping off point for a consideration of guilt and what leads someone to take desperate measures.

Read more about the films of Nils Malmros over at Film Comment.