I suspect that this is Lars von Trier's version of Medea--you guessed it: it's called "Medea"--which I believe occasionally airs on IFC. And yes, von Trier is Danish, although I'm not sure where the film was shot or his the funding came from, so it may well be that the film itself isn't really Danish. I think it was shot on video--either that or he did one of his patented film-to-video-to-film transfers--and that would explain the graininess and washed-out colors.
As we all know, this was von Trier's "adaptation" of a screenplay by his fellow Dane, Carl Dreyer. So while I'm on this topic, let me say this: von Trier, you're a hack. Stop sullying the memory of Dreyer. You're unworthy of your self-appointed post as his successor. And while I'm on this topic, I find you personally repellent as well.