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Six Films to See at CPH PIX 2018

CPH PIX, Copenhagen’s largest narrative film festival, will be taking over cinemas across the city from 27th September – 10th October. Now in its 10th year, CPH PIX consistently offers some of the most exciting local and international films of the year. There’s a great roster of emerging Scandinavian directors during the 2018 festival (some of them noted below), and films that promise to bring in big crowds, such as Alfonso Cuarón’s latest, Roma.

As the weather cools down, what better way to enjoy an evening then catching a film at one of Copenhagen’s many lovely cinemas?

These are the films we recommend checking out during CPH PIX 2018

Djon Africa

A film about what makes a cultural home, Djon Africa is the story of Miguel, a Portuguese man who decides to explore the country his parents are from: Cape Verde. Miguel was raised by his grandmother and never met his parents, so his journey is one of self-discovery and immersive experience. The film is told with a light, poetic hand.

Thursday 27th September

7:00 pm
Vester Vov Vov
Absalonsgade 5
1658 København

Tuesday 2nd October

4:45 pm
Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Searching

Searching is an old school thriller told is an innovative way: through the screens we use and digital spaces we occupy. The story of a 16 year old girl who goes missing and her father, played exquisitely by John Cho, Searching captures the suspense of of Cho’s search, while also making us question how we’re able to create worlds unknown to even those closest to us through our digital footprint.

Friday 28th September

7:00 pm
CinemaxX
Kalvebod Brygge 57
1560 København V

Tuesday 2nd October

7:00 pm
Dagmar Teatret
Axeltorv 2
1608 København V

Saturday 6th October

10:00 pm
Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

 
 

And Breathe Normally

Icelandic director Isold Uggadottir makes her debut with this film about two women – Lara, a recovering addict and mother who has just landed a security job at the airport in Reykjavik, and Adja, a detained traveler from Gineau-Bissau trying to meet her daughter in Canada. While working at the airport, Lara stops Adja, causing her to be held indefinitely, with no news of her daughter. The film explores the moral implications of the friendship that develops between the two women, as well as Iceland’s current response to ongoing immigration and asylum-seeking experiences.

Saturday 29th September

5:30 pm
Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

Sunday 7th October

7:00 pm
Gloria Biograf
Rådhuspladsen 59
1550 København V

Wednesday 10th October

9:30
Dagmar Teatret
Axeltorv 2
1608 København V

 
 

Blind Spot

What are your blind spots for the people you love, and what are you willing to turn away from? That’s the question this striking and sometimes disturbing film asks. The directorial debut of Swedish filmmaker Tuva Novotny, Blind Spot follows a family in real time as they experience a major trauma. The single shot technique brings the viewer into this family’s world in a startling way.

Sunday 30th September

4:30 pm
Dagmar Teatret
Axeltorv 2
1608 København V

Wednesday 3rd October

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

Monday 8th October

7:00 pm
Gloria Biograf
Rådhuspladsen 59
1550 København V

 
 

Unge Astrid

We all know her stories, but how many of us know about the life of beloved Swedish author Astrid Lindgren? Danish director Pernille Fischer Christensen and title star Alba August bring Astrid’s story to life with joy and compassion. From her teenage affair with a married man, to becoming a young mother, to her unconventional path to success as a children’s book writer, Lindgren’s life was one of passion, surprises, and eschewing tradition for the seemingly-impossible.

Sunday 30th September

2:00 pm
Grand Teater
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K

 
 

Roma

A semi-autobiographical film from famed director Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA tells the story of domestic worker Cleo and the family for which she works, a middle class family of four children. When the father leaves for an extended period, Cleo and the mother of the house both come into their own in different ways, with Cleo taking on the bulk of the hard work. The film is shot in stunning black and white on 65mm film. The narrative is set against 1970s Mexico City and the Corpus Christi Massacre of 1971 that killed 120 people during a student protest.

Wednesday 10th October

9:15 pm
Imperial Theater
Ved Vesterport 4
1612 København V

See the full CPH:PIX program here

Cover Image: Boy Meets Girl

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