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Get a taste of world cinema at the Copenhagen Film Festival | Courtesy of CPH:PIX
Get a taste of world cinema at the Copenhagen Film Festival | Courtesy of CPH:PIX
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A Taste of World Cinema at Denmark's CPH:PIX

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Updated: 3 October 2017
On September 28, CPH:PIX, Denmark’s biggest film festival opened its doors to cinephiles for the ninth year in a row. For 14 days cinema halls all across Copenhagen are filled with cinema buffs, special events, up-and-coming directors and a taste of world cinema.

What’s on at this year’s CPH:PIX

For its ninth installment so far, Copenhagen’s annual film festival will be presenting a wide range of films from established and debut directors from all over the world. This year’s programme includes debut films from promising new directors, classic movies such as Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry, as well as Yorgos Lanthimos’ controversial new movie, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. With more than 150 films from Argentina, China, USA, Iran, South Korea and many more countries, CPH:PIX is a window to the world, offering a glimpse of the lives and struggles of people around the globe. A platform where voices are heard and new talents are spotlighted.

Choose from special features, tributes, talks, seminars, concerts and more
Choose from special features, tributes, talks, seminars, concerts and more | Courtesy of CPH:PIX

Highlights and specials features

Talks, concerts, professional seminars and other special events will take place until October 11. Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut at a secret location, days dedicated to French, German, Italian and Georgian cinema, and the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra concert – in an event that combines modern jazz, poetic songs and animated images – are only some of this year’s special features.

Even though most films deal with social issues and mostly address a niche audience, CPH:PIX won’t disappoint those wanting to spend a lazy Sunday morning at the cinema with a feelgood family movie, or those seeking out independent films that steer clear of Hollywood’s hackneyed formulas.

Regular tickets cost DKK90, but those who want to watch more than one film should purchase the Discount Card of five tickets, which costs DKK360. Screenings start in the early afternoon and last until about midnight.

Enjoy special screenings at Copenhagen’s Film Festival
Enjoy special screenings at Copenhagen’s Film Festival | Courtesy of CPH:PIX

Why you should check out Copenhagen’s film festival

The Seventh Art has always been a medium for transmitting strong messages and sparking conversation around often controversial topics or overlooked subjects. As technology has evolved, low-budget movies are now easier to make than ever before. Many talented, young artists are creating thought-provoking films that are worth watching, and festivals like CPH:PIX highlight these different narratives, allowing viewers to discover different perspectives about daily life while exploring new and diverse film styles.

A Danish boy’s reaction when he learns his 16-year-old girlfriend is pregnant (Danmark), the struggles of an Argentinian single mother (Alanis), and an Iranian man’s fight against a powerful corporation (A Man of Integrity) are but a few of the subjects covered by this year’s CPH:PIX’s featured films.

Discover movies by both new and classic directors
Discover movies by both new and classic directors | Courtesy of CPH:PIX

There are 10 days left until the festival curtains come to a close, so make sure you catch one of the many screenings or events.