Arts & Culture

Six Films to See at MIX Copenhagen 2017

Since 1986, MIX Copenhagen has aimed to give a platform to the stories of the LGTBQI+ community. It is one of the oldest festivals of its kind worldwide, and seeks to promote diverse narratives about gender and sexuality.

The films – both fictional and documentary – are always an incredible mix of personal stories and experimental formats. These are films that are important, fun, and often confronting.

Here are the films we recommend for this year’s MIX Copenhagen:

Rift

This Icelandic film followers Gunnar as he sets out to make sure his ex-boyfriend, Einar, is okay after a disturbing phone call. But there’s more going on than he imagined, and the two explore the end of their relationship as suspense builds. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

Sunday, 29 October 9:15 pm

Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Ester Blenda

This 2016 Swedish documentary looks at the life of pioneering Swedish journalist Ester Blenda. Though she travelled the world in pursuit of stories, she always came back to her home country and her love, Carin. In Swedish with English subtitles.

Saturday, 28 October 12:00 pm

Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Dream Boat

The annual Dream Boat Cruise is a week-long party for gay men only. This documentary follows five men as they party, search out their dreams and desires, and grapple with their lives back on land. Beautiful, fun and heartfelt. In English.

Saturday, 28 October 8:00 pm

Empire Bio

Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

 
 

Play The Devil

Set in Trinidad and Tobago, this film follows young photographer Gregory as he becomes involved with older, wealthy James. In English and Creole.

Sunday, 29 October 4:30 pm

Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

How do you make revolution after the protests are done? This film explores that question in the context of the Montreal “Maple Spring” of 2012, focusing on four young people who develop an entangled relationship. In French with English subtitles.

Friday, 3 November 7:30 pm

Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Torrey Pines

Called a “queer punk coming-of-age” film, Torrey Pines tell the story of musician and director Clyde Petersen, interweaving mental health, sexuality, gender and family. Rendered in stunning stop-motion, this is a both a beautiful story and a visual treat. In English.

Saturday, 28 October 6:45 pm

Cinemateket

Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

See the full MIX program here.

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