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Six Films to See at MIX Copenhagen 2018

MIX Copenhagen, a LGTBQI+ film festival, takes places this year from 26th October – 4th November. The program is a blend of documentaries, shorts, and narrative films that delve into the lives and stories of those in the LGBTQI+ community, ranging from comedies to intense drama.

This year will showcase films from around the world, including the internationally heralded Kenyan film Rafiki, as well as a series called “Nordic Lights,” featuring short films by Scandinavian directors. Most films are shown at Cinemateket. It’s an engaging and diverse array of films that we know you’ll enjoy.

These are the films we recommend for MIX Copenhagen 2018:

Rafiki

This celebrated film by Kenyan director Wanuri Kahlu has been banned in Kenya due to its subject matter, although the ban was lifted for one week so that the film could be submitted to the Academy Awards. It is the story of two women, children of politicians on opposite parties, who find friendship, acceptance, and then love together. The film has been hailed for its beautiful storytelling and wonderful leads.

Saturday 20th October

7:30 pm

Empire Bio
Guldbergsgade 29F
2200 København N

Saturday 27th October

7:15 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Monday 29th October

9:46 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Mario

Mario and Leon are two semi-pro football players both looking to make their first division team. While living and training together, they fall in love. The film focuses on the way the team deals with this information, and the decisions the two men must make about their careers and personal lives.

Sunday 28th October

9:45 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Sunday 4th November

7:15 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

The Carmilla Movie

A follow up to the beloved Canadian TV series Carmilla, the film fast forwards five years, when Laura and her vampire girlfriend Carmilla are enjoying domestic life. When Carmilla’s bloodlust returns, the two them and a group of friends decide to find out what’s going on. There’s thrills, chills, laughs, and general spooky fun.

Sunday 28th October

9:15 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Friday 2nd November

4:15 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

TransMilitary

This documentary follows four trans individuals who are serving in the US Military. It is currently against policy to allow openly trans people to serve, and the film explores the affects of this ban. It’s an enraging and important film.

Monday 29th October

7:00 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Saturday 3rd November

4:15 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Queercore

The Queercore movement rose within punk rock as a response to society’s mistreatment of the LGBTQI+ community. This documentary explores those who spurred the movement and the things they created, from zines to music to films. The film also digs into the idea of homosexuality as mainstream and how this might change the community in the future.

Friday 2nd November

9:30 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

 
 

Good Manners

This werewolf tale is just the right amount of beautiful and spooky in time for Halloween. The film follows Clara, a nurse and nanny who moves in with Ana, who is single and pregnant, as they embark on a passionate affair.

Sunday 4th November

9:45 pm

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

See the full MIX Copenhagen 2018 program.

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