Denmark’s biggest feature film festival CPH PIX is kicking off this week on Thursday with a record of 226 feature films in its lineup. The programme will include more than 600 activities (i.e. screenings, workshops, concerts), about half for children, teenagers and young adults. The eighth edition of festival will open with a gala premiere of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, where Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen naturally will be attending at his home turf!
Furthermore, CPH PIX will present a record 12 Danish films, ranging from Ulrich Thomsen’s directorial debut In Embryo, Puk Grasten’s Kitty Genovese-inspired drama 37, and Ali Abbasi’s genre film Shelley. Three Danish films in the school programme are: Morten BH’s Anti, Frederik Barington’s When the Sun Shines and Mads Erichsen’s Where The Windmills Are. Other panels will be devoted to artistic courage, genre elements in arthouse films, and building sustainable models for low-budget films.
As usual, CPH PIX also highlights connections between music and film, presenting a focus on film music including silent classic Menschen Am Sonntag with a live performance by Icelandic band Múm. Andrew Hung from Fuck Buttons, who scored The Greasy Strangler, will perform live after that film screening. Composers Jean-Michel Jarre and Jóhann Jóhannsson will also give concerts. There will be works-in-progress presentations for five new Nordic films, including Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’sUnder The Tree, Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland, and Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers.