To our non-Danish readers who might have noticed that several recent Danish language articles circle around the name, the very Danish name, Niels Jensen.
The reason is that Jensen (photo below) died a week ago, 81 year old after a long and important contribution to Danish film culture. He taught film – and many other topics – at the Danish folk high school Krogerup, he was a teacher at the Danish Film School, he served years as film consultant at the National Film Board of Denmark (now Danish Film Institute), and was a member of the board of directors at the same institution, and many other committees.
And he was an excellent writer which we film buff Danes have profited from. He wrote the best Danish book on film, ”Filmkunst”, and made reviews and presented films on television. A constant source of inspiration and semper ardens and interested in other people. Niels Jensen, I am sure, also has fans outside Denmark, he made several tours to American universities.