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 RoboCop, Rambo 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!