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The Films at CPH:PIX

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The Copenhagen International Film Festival has over 150 titles in this years programme, which begins on the 3rd of April. A total of 400 screenings and events are schedules for nine central cinemas and less traditional film venues.

Here is a nice look at CPH:PIX.

  • US Oscar-winning director William Friedkin will introduce his retrospective of 12 films
  • The opening film, Danish newcomer Fenar Ahmad‘s Flow will also launch the New Talent Grand PIX competition for first-time directors at the Imperial Theater, followed by a rap party at the Bremen Theater
  • Tributes to the Chilean actor/writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Tributes to Germany’s Dominik Graf,  Spain’s Sergio Caballero and America’s Kelly Reichardt
  • The annual Focus will be casting a spotlight on New Brazilian Cinema
  • In the “We Made This” section, the festival will present a collection of fan fiction by both amateurs and professionals, recreating film classics such as RoboCopRambo andRaiders of the Lost Ark.
  • The annual silent-cum-orchestra will be Swedish director Victor Sjöström’s classic The Phantom Carriage (1921), set to live music by Sexdrome musicianLoke Rahbek’s one-man band, at Copenhagen’s Grand Theater.

These films compete for the €15,000 prize:

  • The Babadook by Jennifer Kent (Australia)
  •  Blind by Eskil Vogt (Norway)
  • Casa Grande or the Ballad of Poor Jean by Felipe Barbosa (Brazil)
  • For Those in Peril by Paul Wright (UK)
  • History of Fear by Benjamin Naishat (Argentina, Uruguay)
  • Luton by Michalis Konstantantos(Greece)
  • Obvious Child by Gillian Robespierre (US)
  • Small Homeland byAllessandro Rossetto (Italy)
  •  Violet by Bas Devos (Belgium, the Netherlands)

Really wish I could be there!

via cineuropa.org