Tag: Denmark

Breaking the boundaries at CPH:DOX

CPH:DOX: «Our festival keeps a sense of being that kind of girl in class, asking the questions that provoke the teacher,» – Niklas Engstrøm, Head of Program Department at CPH:DOX

Finding a Western husband is not the cure to all pains

Spanning a ten-year period, Heartbound tells the stories of Thai women who realise their dream of marrying a Western man.

The press as «fake news»

The press as fake news is nothing new. According to the Danish Philosopher Søren Kirkegaard, the press is fake news almost by definition.

An intimate portrayal of the last men of Aleppo

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Last Men in Aleppo will have its European premiere at the March opening film of Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX.

A Model Refugee

Rokhsar Sediqi is a 14-year old who lives with her mum, dad and five siblings in the Danish countryside. She has waited four years for a leave to remain in Denmark.

Dreaming of communes

«The Commune» takes on the recognition that local socialism is so very hard to achive.

Refugees, aestheticized

Can a refugee in a film become too aesthetic, losing his ethical relevance?

JØRGEN LETH: A film should be akin to a poem in its creation

The Danish Institute of Film is releasing a host of films, by, arguably, the Nordics’ greatest ever living film maker - Jørgen Leth. Leth spoke to us about his move to Haiti, working with Lars von Trier, and the time he filmed Andy Warhol. Early on, he gave himself a polemic position in Danish society, but is now completely disinterested in saving the world. Can film ever constitute self-help?
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