Arts & Culture

Six Films to See at CPH PIX 2017

CPH PIX, Copenhagen’s international film festival running from 28th September – 10th October, has much to offer this year. Now in its 9th iteration, the festival only continues to grow and evolve, with an impressive roster of screenings and other events, such as film concerts, talks and more. But of course, the festival films are front-and-centre.

All tickets are 90 DKK, with a special price of 360 DKK for five tickets and 895 for access to all films.

Here are the films we recommend for this year’s CPH PIX:

Cairo Confidential

The year is 2011, and in Egypt the Mubarak regime is just a few weeks away from being deposed when the corrupt police lieutenant Noredin (Fares Fares) gets involved in a murder at a luxury hotel in Cairo. The case quickly escalates to a political intrigue with threads running all the way to the top of the corrupt Egyptian elite. It is clear that the Swedish-based director Tarik Saleh has in-depth knowledge of the milieu, culture and time leading up to Cairo’s Arab spring, and it is equally clear that he knows how to control the elements of the suspense genre.

Sunday, 1 October

7:00 pm
Grand Teatret
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K

Monday, 9 October

7:15 pm
Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Tom of Finland

This is the story about the Finnish homoerotic cult artist, Tom of Finland, who finds outlet for his oppressed desires via his art. Before he receives fame as a LGBTQ-icon, he must endure homophobia, police brutality and life in the closet. He escapes into drawings of hyper-masculine hunks in tight leather, and as homosexuality becomes less taboo, the world is also intrigued by his art.

Tuesday, 3 October

7:30 pm
Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

 
 

Qeda

A large-scale science fiction drama with an international cast, time travelling agents and a completely flooded Copenhagen. We are in the year 2095, the oceans have flooded everything, nature is a thing of the past, and fresh water is the new gold. In Copenhagen, where only the tallest houses rise above sea level, the intelligence chief Fang Rung (Carsten Bjørnlund) has created a molecular copy of himself: a doppelganger whom he has sent back in time to prevent the inevitable. But when Rung doesn’t hear from his alter ego, he himself must travel back to 2017 to save both the world and himself.

Wednesday, 4 October

7:00 pm
Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Monday, 9 October

9:30 pm
Grand Teatret
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K

 
 

Vinterbrødre

Winter Brothers is filled with strange images right down to its title. Icelandic director Pálmason has made a film that is beyond time and space. It takes place in a limestone quarry, which is completely shielded from the outside world, where the dust turns everything grey and where night and day seem to melt together. Both for us and for the brothers Emil (Elliot Crosset Hove) and Johan (Simon Sears), who live and work together in this dusty hell. The story is ethereal like a dream, and at the same time very physical.

Thursday, 5 October

9:30 pm
Grand Teatret
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K

Sunday, 8 October

3:00 pm
Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

Tuesday, 10 October

7:15 pm
Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

NB: The director will be present at all showings.

 
 

Sange i Solen

Anna pays a visit to her childhood friend Julie, who is one of the few people of her generation who stayed on the Danish island of Møn, where she still lives with her mother. Everything seems to be idyllic and full of pastel coloured sunny days by the sea, but then the sky clouds over and casts a shadow over the summer atmosphere. This film asks the question: when meaninglessness hits, what can we hold onto? During the course of one sunny day on an island made of limestone, three women seek an answer to this question.

Monday, 9 October

7:00 pm
Dagmar Teatret
Axeltorv 2
1608 København V

 
 

Darling

Danica Curcic, called “Darling,” returns to Copenhagen as a celebrated ballerina for the first time in many years. Her husband is a choreographer and is working on the production of ‘Giselle’ with Darling in the eponymous role. But during the first rehearsals disaster strikes. Darling falls over in pain and is told that she can’t continue. A younger, less experienced dancer must now take her place, and the story – like the ballet – develops into a captivating tale of love, betrayal and power.

Tuesday, 10 October

9:30 pm, Gala Premiere
Imperial Theater
Ved Vesterport 4
1612 København V

NB: The gala premiere is the only showing of this film during the festival.

See the full CPH PIX program.

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