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VENUES

Information Desk The Danish Film Institute/Cinematheque Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen

Bremen Teatret Nyropsgade 39-41 1602 COPENHAGEN K Tel. +45 7026 3267 brementeater.dk

Koncerthuset DR Ørestads Boulevard 13 2300 COPENHAGEN S dr.dk/Koncerthuset/ forside.htm

Cinemateket Gothersgade 55 1123 COPENHAGEN K Tel. +45 3374 3412 dfi.dk/Filmhuset/ cinemateket.dk

Madklubben Tivoli Vesterbrogade 3 1630 COPENHAGEN V madklubben.dk

Opening hours: Weekdays: 09.30 - 20:00 (open from 9:15 on November 13 - 15) Weekends: 12:30 - 20:00 Delegates can pick up their Industry Pass as well as the 2013 catalogues at the info desk at the Cinematheque. CPH:DOX staff are always available at the info desk to assist you with any questions you might have. Accreditation / Industry Pass The CPH:DOX Industry Pass allows delegates to obtain a single ticket for each festival screening. The Industry Pass must be presented along with the ticket upon entrance to the cinema. Tickets are subject to availability and has to be picked up at the at the screening venue. Seminars and Conference Programmes Seminars, master classes and industry conference programs will be held throughout the festival days. Most seminars are conducted at The Danish Film Institute/Cinematheque CPH:MARKET CPH:MARKET is a digital screening market with over 250 t itles on demand. The Market is open to all festival delegates with Industry Accreditations. However, priority is given to buyers, sales agents, festival programmers and online representatives. CPH:MARKET is open from Friday November 7 through Sunday November 17, and is located on the 4th floor of the Danish Film Institute/ Cinematheque. CPH:FORUM CPH:FORUM is a an exclusive three day financing forum and conference running in conjunction with CPH:DOX from 13-15 November. CPH:FORUM presents a tightly packed programme of work-in-progress presentations, seminars, case stories, one-on-one meetings, and matchmaking events. A limited amount of observer seats are available. If all seats are not taken the Forum will be open for other interested Industry Pass holders. Events, Exhibitions, Concerts and Gala Events Due to limited seat availability, all non-film screening events, exhibitions, concerts and award ceremonies are not included in the Industry and CPH:FORUM Pass option. Invitations for different industry gatherings, award ceremonies and special events will be handed out to the festival delegates during the festival. Tickets for concerts, exhibitions and other events must be bought at the venue.

Dagmar Teatret Jernbanegade 2 1608 COPENHAGEN V Tel. +45 7013 1211 dagmar.dk/kino.dk Edison Edisonsvej 10 1856 Frederiksberg bettynansen.dk Empire Bio Guldbergsgade 29F 2200 COPENHAGEN N Tel. +45 3536 0036 empirebio.dk DOX:CLUB at Teater Grob Nørrebrogade 37 2200 COPENHAGEN N Tel. +45 3530 0500 grob.dk Falkoner Biografen Sylows Alle 15 2000 Frederiksberg C falkonerbio.dk/KINO.DK Gloria Biograf Rådhuspladsen 59 1550 COPENHAGEN V Tel. +45 3312 4292 gloria.dk Grand Teatret Mikkel Bryggersgade 8 1460 COPENHAGEN K Tel. +45 3315 1611 grandteatret.dk Imperial Ved Vesterport 4 1612 COPENHAGEN V Tel. +45 7013 1211 kino.dk

Nordisk Film Palads Axeltorv 9 1612 COPENHAGEN V Tel. +45 7013 1211 kino.dk Pumpehuset Studiestræde 52 1540 COPENHAGEN V pumpehuset.dk Statens Museum for Kunst Sølvgade 48-50 1307 COPENHAGEN V smk.dk Spillestedet Stengade Stengade 18 2200 COPENHAGEN N stengade.dk Vega Enghavevej 40 1674 COPENHAGEN V Tel. +45 3325 7011 vega.dk Vester Vov Vov Absalonsgade 5 1658 COPENHAGEN V Tel. +45 3324 4200 vestervovvov.dk Østre Gasværk Teater Nyborggade 17 2100 COPENHAGEN Ø gasvaerket.dk Stærekassen August Bournonvilles Passage 5 1055 COPENHAGEN K


INDEX

INFO & SPECIAL SCREENINGS

DOX:REGULARS SOUND & VISION

160

CREDITS

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DANISH DOX

180

WELCOME

4

AUTERS

202

JURIES

6

TOP DOX

214

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

14

FOOD ON FILM

234

INDEX

326

DOX:LAB

240

CONTACTS

328

AUDIO:VISUALS

248

EVENTS & PARTIES

260

COMPETITIONS DOX:AWARD

28

INDUSTRY

NEW:VISION

44

SEMINARS

272

NORDIC:DOX

60

CPH:FORUM

282

F:ACT AWARD

74

DOC ALLIANCE

284

DOC ALLIANCE AWARD

90

ART:FILM

286

AUDIENCE AWARD

95

SWIM

288

CONFERENCE

290

DOX:LAB

292

CPH:MARKET

294

SIDEBARS: EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL CURATED BY AI WEIWEI

98

CURATED BY THE YES MEN

110

CHINA - BETWEEN CHAOS AND CONTROL

124

EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL

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CREDITS Festival Director: Tine Fischer

Catalogue, design & layout: Line Gry Hørup, Ester Knudsen

Director of Strategy and Development: Lisa Klint

Programme notes: Mads Mikkelsen (responsible), Tine Fischer, Niklas K. Engstrøm, Adam Thorsmark, Esben Møller Hansen, Thea Reedtz, Katrine Ravndal, Anne Høj, Anne Simonsen, Anne Hjelm, Laura Gonzales, Jacob Nossell, Emilie-Thejll-Madsen, Eleonoora Rinnekangas, Ayoe Fridriksdottir, Katrine Haugaard, Michael Guarneri

Head of Operations: Susanne Thygaard Programmers: Tine Fischer (responsible), Niklas K. Engstrøm, Mads Mikkelsen Programme assistants: Esben Møller Hansen, Thea Reedtz, Katrine Brocks, Mathilde Horsager, Cecilie Jessen, Anna Maclver-Ek, Frederikke Juncker, Mia Terry, Betty Wong

Catalogue Editor CPH:FORUM: Kim Christiansen

Preview group: Mads Mikkelsen (responsible), Tine Fischer, Niklas K. Engstrøm, Adam Thorsmark, Casper Andersen, Esben Møller Hansen, Thea Reedtz, Katrine Brocks, Mathilde Horsager, Cecilie Jessen, Anna Maclver-Ek, Frederikke Juncker, Mia Terry, Betty Wong, Ayoe Fridriksdottir, Katrine Haugaard

Hosting & Guest Coordinators: Signe Dragsbjerg Pedersen (responsible), Cecilie Waltz Søborg (ansv.), Ida Holm, Sandra Lykke Koll, Melissa Moser, Aleksandra Shimanska, Johannes Scherzinger, Jasmin Julie Ravesh, Erdal Bilici Volunteer Coordinators: Basak Yilmaz, Sara Simone Flanding

CPH:FORUM & CPH:MARKET: Kim Christiansen (responsible), Jeanelle-Lara Gonzales, Mette Bjerregaard, Agnieszka Musialska ,Tine Fischer

Production: Susanne Thygaard (responsible), Thinh Duc Tran, Giovanni Marini, Karl Bernhardt, Daniel Vestergaard, Anders Borre Mathiesen, Tine Jespersen, Jon Holtze, Frederik Barfod, Adam Thorsmark, Frederik Sølberg

DOX:LAB: Patricia Drati Rønde (responsible), Marie Kruse, Paula Viidu SWIM: Anna Ljungmark (responsible), Nina Nørgaaard Jensen, Tina Ryoon Andersen, Søren Rahbek, Alexander Holm AUDIO:VISUALS + Music films: Adam Thorsmark (responsible), Ayoe Fridriksdottir, Katrine Haugaard

Translation: Andrew Blackwell

Press: Kathrine Simonsen (responsible), Katrine Ravndal, Anne Høj, Anne Simonsen, Anne Hjelm, Laura Gonzales, Jacob Nossell, Emilie-Thejll-Madsen, Eleonoora Rinnekangas International PR & Communication: Kathrine Simonsen (responsible), Anne Simonsen, Eleonoora Rinnekangas UNG:DOX: Cecilie Jessen, Thea Reedtz, Katrine Brocks

ART:FILM: Tine Fischer, Kim Christiansen

UNG:DOX Consultant: Kristoffer Horn, Ordrup Gymnasium

The World 2.0 Conference: Lisa Klint (responsible), Tine Fischer, Anna Ljungmark, Susanne Thygaard, Tine Jespersen, Tina Ryoon Andersen, Rikke Braderup, Nina Nørgaard Jensen, Søren Rahbek, Alexander Holm Seminars: Tine Fischer (responsible), Niklas Engstrøm, Mads Mikkelsen, Kim Christiansen, Thea Reedtz

DOX:ACADEMY: Frederikke Juncker

Events & Debates: Niklas Engstrøm (responsible), Mia Terry (event coordinator), Thea Reedtz (debate coordinator) Programme Coordinator: Casper Andersen (responsible), Adriana Alexandrova

DOX:CLUB/Teater Grob og Bremen Teater: Anne Sofie Kluge Hedegaard (responsible) Tine Jespersen, Rikke Braderup, Ayoe Fridriksdottir House DJ’s: Astrid Have og Steffan G. Sørensen Sound & Vision house band: Jørck Bar responsible: Marie Søborg Doc Alliance: Tine Fischer, Kim Christiansen CPH:DOX & DR Talent Award: Kim Christiansen (responsible)

Screening Schedule: Niklas K. Engstrøm (responsible), Casper Andersen

Festival trailer: Ellen Fiske (Director), Anna Eborn (Editor)

Marketing: Lisbeth Nordahl (responsible), Josefine Meyer, Mette Birk, Karina Hvid, Jacob Hansen

Print: Politiken, Erritsø, 2013, 1.000 copies. Reprinting permitted on condition of mention of source.

Advertisement sales: Lisbeth Nordahl (responsible), Mette Bjerregaard Outreach: Mathilde Horsager, Anna Maclver-Ek Fundraising & Sponsorships: Lisa Klint, Lisbeth Nordahl, Mediaworks Web: Lisa Klint, Andreas Steinmann, Jacob Yoon Egeskov Nossell, B14 Graphics: Line Gry Hørup (responsible), Ester Knudsen, Rebecca Greve, Christoffer Juul, Mads Christian Møller, Marie Frøhlich Catalogue Editor: Mads Mikkelsen

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Festival poster: Line Gry Hørup

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WELCOME Welcome to the 11th edition of CPH:DOX.

Men, who have made their mark not only with

2013 has been a crazy year. We have launched a

their films, but also with their public perfor-

new trans media program SWIM, expanded the

mances and political actions. After ten years of

ART:FILM initiative, developed a new interna-

artistic and activist struggle their work so far

tional conference ‘The World 2.0’, produced

stands out as a creative counter-manifesto of

10 new DOX:LAB-films and just launched a

21st century activism. And their program at this

new website. From inside the engine it feels

year’s CPH:DOX festival is in every way born

like we are on our way to something new. Or

out of that same spirit.

perhaps, that we are testing new ways of being CPH:DOX.

The World 2.0 – new international conference

But deep inside we are still the same. And

We are also proud to launch a brand new confe-

in the tradition of supporting a free thinking

rence in collaboration with our new trans media

cinema we have again this year been searching

program SWIM. ’The World 2.0 – Do It Together’

for films in the margins of the undefined. Thank

gathers creative forces from a wide variety of

you to the artists and filmmakers who trusted

fields including artists, creative entrepreneurs

their films to us. We promise to do the best we

and activists. The overall question and concern

can to support you.

is, how can we develop and use artistic and creative methods in combination with new me-

Guest Curators: Ai Weiwei & The Yes Men

dia and technology to re-think how we as artists

This year we are more than happy to announce

and citizens engage and actively shape society.

that the Chinese artist Aiweiwei has accepted our invitation to join as this year’s guest cura-

DOX:LAB

tor. We have invited Ai Weiwei to curate a film

Four years ago CPH:DOX launched DOX:LAB –

programme under the concept of this year’s

a film laboratory where a selected number of

theme, ’Everything is Under Control’. And his

international filmmakers and artists are invited

programme above all reflects upon the role and

to develop and direct films in teams of two.

responsibility of the artists in society and the

Everything in this programme is a challenge:

possibilities of resistance and creating actual

two filmmakers, one film, a micro-budget

social change.

frame, restricted time, no limits. A new year,

From the other side of the globe we have invi-

new films, a new team of filmmakers – and an

ted the American activist duo, The Yes

outcome that we cannot wait to see ourselves.

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CPH:FORUM

and do allow yourself the experience of ’Alberi’,

Three years ago we re-launched CPH:FORUM

the new installation by the Italian filmmaker

as a financing and co-production forum with

and former DOX:AWARD winner Michelangelo

specific focus on hybrid projects in the ever

Frammartino. It’s exactly this kind of work

growing landscape between fiction and non-fic-

and this kind of filmmaker that calls for a new

tion, as well as between film and contemporary

dialogue and collaboration between the world

art. We have invited funders and institutions

of film and contemporary art.

from fiction, non-fiction and visual art and we hope that these meetings will give birth to

One thing we have learned through the past

brand new partnerships and fresh approaches

decade is that participation is key. And in line

to the entire cinema cycle.

with our modest ambition of being a contemporary film event, we’re always on the lookout for

ART:FILM

new paths of exploration and discovery. On that

Since the early years of the festival we have

note we hope that you will accept our invitation

been specifically attentive to the borderland

to take some chances, see films by filmmakers

between film and contemporary art. In 2011 we

new to you, and to take a trip outside of charted

launched ART:FILM, a new initiative dedicated

territory. That is where the greatest experiences

to the actual production of new works in this

are waiting for you.

trans-disciplinary field, and to the exchange of knowledge and contacts between the two

Welcome to CPH:DOX.

worlds. This year we have been moving even further with our new partnerships with the

Tine Fischer

International Film Festival Rotterdam, LUX and

Festival Director

the Frieze Foundation. Our first ART:FILM think tank was held during Frieze art Fair in London this October and we are looking forward to be working with those who participated and hopefully build up a space where new and unexpected alliances can grow. Join us for talks on all this during the festival -

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DOX:AWARD JURY

JANUS METZ Janus Metz is a Danish filmmaker and was the first documentary director ever to receive the Grand Prix at the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. Metz holds a master degree in visual anthropology and made his first short documentary, ‘Township Boys’ in 2005. Metz is currently working on a narrative feature project as a member of the newly established director-driven cooperative Creative Alliance. His body of work also includes art films and music videos.

TINATIN GURCHIANI Tinatin Gurchiani is a filmmaker born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She studied painting, dance, and psychology in Germany and Austria. After receiving her diploma with honors in psychology she studied directing at the University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf (HFF) in PotsdamBabelsberg, Germany, and graduated with honors in 2010. ‘The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear’ is her first feature film, and won Best Director at Sundance 2013 and was shown in numerous festivals in over 60 countries, including CPH:DOX 2013.

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ANGELA MELITOPOULOS Angela Melitopoulos is an artist and works with video-essays, installations, documentaries and sound pieces. She studied fine arts with Nam June Paik, and her videos and installations were awarded and shown in many international festivals, exhibitions and museums, among them Generali Foundation Vienna, Berlinale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Antonin Tapies Foundation, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Manifesta 7, Centre Georges Pompidou, and Whitney Museum in New York. Melitopoulos has recently been appointed professor in the Media School of the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen.

LAURENCE KARDISH Laurence Kardish is Senior Curator Emeritus in Film and worked at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York for 44 years. Kardish organized over a thousand moving-image exhibitions covering the art, history and culture of cinema and brought several films, videos and installation pieces into the collection. Recently Kardish consulted for several organizations such as the Rauschenberg Foundation and India’s National Film Development Corporation. Among the several national honors he holds are Germany’s Service Cross with Ribbon and France’s Order of Arts and Letters, Officer Level.

GEORGE CLARK George Clark is the Assistant Curator of film at Tate Modern. Clarke has written for Afterall, Artforum, Mouse Magazine and Sight & Sound among others and has collaborated with artists including Beatrice Gibson and Luke Fowler on new film works. He co-edited the book ‘A Detour Around Infermental’ following the exhibition Infermental co-curated for Focal Point Gallery, 2010. He is on the advisory board of the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival and curated the Lav Diaz focus at the AV Festival 2012.

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NEW:VISION JURY

FILIPA RAMOS Filipa Ramos is an art critic based in London and Milan. Her main area of research is the field between art and cinema. She has lectured at several universities and educational institutions in Europe and is currently lecturing at Central Saint Martins and at Kingston University, both in London. Ramos is currently curator of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by visual artists and filmmakers. She is former Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal and former Curator of the Research Section of dOCUMENTA (13).

ELLEN BLUMENSTEIN Ellen Blumenstein has been chief curator of KW Institute for contemporary art, Berlin since January 2013. Before beginning this position, she was an independent curator, member of the curatorial collective THE OFFICE and founder of the project space Salon Populaire. Between 1998-2005 she worked as a curator for KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Most recently, she was the curator for the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennial (Libia Castro and Ă“lafur Ă“lafsson) and curated the Graduate Show at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2011.

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SARA ARRHENIUS Sara Arrhenius is the director of Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, a privately funded art institution in Stockholm which opened in 2006. Arrhenius has developed an acclaimed international program with a cross disciplinary profile with artists such as Tomas Saraceno, Monica Bonvicini, Rosa Barba, Ming Wong and Tarek Atoui. Recently she curated ‘A Trip to the Moon’, a group show around the status of film in contemporary culture. She has written and edited several books on contemporary art and culture and is an honorary member of the Swedish Art Academy.

OMER FAST Omer Fast is a visual artist who works in video and film. Since graduating with an MFA in Fine Arts in 2000, Fast has participated in over 150 international exhibitions including the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and the Venice Biennale. Fast has received several awards for his work, including the Whitney Museum’s Bucksbaum Prize in 2008, the Preis der National Galerie für junge Kunst in 2009 and the German Short Film Prize in 2013. A number of his film and video works have been screening at CPH:DOX.

HARO CUMBUSYAN Haro Cumbusyan is a collector of contemporary art with a special interest in moving image. He is the Founding Director of collectorspace, a nonprofit organization based in New York that brings private art collections to public view, and promotes critical discussions and writing on contemporary art collecting practices. collectorspace opened its first location in Istanbul in September 2011. Haro serves on the Board of Directors of Studio Voltaire, an independent arts organization in London with an exhibition, commissioning, and performance program, education initiatives, and artist studios.

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NORDIC:DOX JURY

CARMEN GRAY Carmen Gray is Film Editor for Dazed & Confused magazine and a freelance film critic for publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian and Screen International. She is also a film programmer for film education charity Filmclub UK. An active member of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, she has served on a number of their juries, including Berlin, Rotterdam, Toronto and Locarno.

RICHARD MISEK Richard Misek is a filmmaker and media theorist based in London and Helsinki. He has written numerous articles on film and video aesthetics, as well as a book on the history of colour in cinema (‘Chromatic Cinema’, 2010). His first feature-length documentary, ‘Rohmer in Paris’ (2013), premieres at CPH:DOX. He is currently a lecturer in digital arts at the University of Kent in the UK.

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JOHAN CRONEMAN Johan Croneman is the leading film and television critic at Dagens Nyheter in Stockholm, the largest daily newspaper in Sweden. Croneman also operates as a freelance journalist writing about literature, sports, food, life and death in general.

NIKOLAJ MANGURTEN RUBIN Nikolaj Mangurten Rubin has been working as a film journalist and reporter since 1995 for a variety of Danish publications. He is currently contributing articles and reviews to the weekly newspaper Weekendavisen and to the film magazine Ekko, among others. Rubin has a background in rhetorics, art history and philosophy.

MENG XIE Meng Xie is a Beijing-based, independent film producer and film curator at Ullen Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) since 2009, where he has curated a long line of screenings and arranged the first retrospectives of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Aki Kaurismaki in China. His first feature length documentary film ‘ON | OFF: Young Artists in China’ (2013) toured a number of festivals around the world. He also has contributed his writings to ArtForum China, Southern Weekly, and other periodicals.

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F:ACT AWARD JURY

BARBARA BIEMANN Barbara Biemann is commissioning editor and deputy head of documentaries at NDR/ARD German television since 2006. Her focus is on investigative, political, social and current affairs themes, and she is specializing in international co-productions. Prior to joining NDR Biemann was a freelance producer and filmmaker based in New York since 1992, working in news and current affairs and investigative journalism. Biemann has been involved as co-producer and commissioning editor in a long line of awardwinning and nominated documentaries.

JOHANNES PICO Johannes Pico is a filmmaker and chief sub-editor, as well as the vice president of the TV Group of the Danish Union of Journalists. He is educated as the producers’ assistent of Ib Tardini at Zentropa, and has in a number of years been attached to Denmark’s Radio on television series such as ‘Sommer’ and ‘Borgen’, along with a long line of documentaries, satire productions and children’s programmes.

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TOM HEINEMANN Tom Heinemann is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker with a special focus on globalization issues. He is Head of Heinemann Media, a production company based in Copenhagen. Heinemann has been twice awarded ‘Best Investigative Journalist’ in Denmark and has been awarded the Prix Italia, Envirofilm, Lorenzo Natali Price, and other awards. He is an international lecturer and trainer in investigative journalism. His latest film ‘The Carbon Crooks’ was released in September 2013.

OLA HARAM Haram is on the board of the Norwegian Investigative Journalism Foundation (SKUP) and a member of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Haram started at the Norwegian Broadcast Company and later joined VG Nett and Novemberfilm. He has contributed to international outlets such as CNBC and The Wall Street Journal. Haram has reported on a range of subjects, from the global financial crisis of 2008 to drug-related crime in Norway and Kurdish guerrillas in Iraq.

FAHAD MUSTAFA Fahad Mustafa (Director/Producer) was born in Kanpur, grew up in the Middle East, and has lived, studied and worked in India, Europe and North America. Fahad was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar and has previously worked as a researcher with the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and as a freelance writer on energy and development issues in India. Fahad Mustafa’s first feature-length documentary ‘FC Chechnya’ premiered in 2010 and has won the Audience Award for Best Film at the This Human World Film Festival in Vienna. He will be screening his latest film ‘Powerless’ (2013), made together with Deepti Kakkar, at this year’s CPH:DOX.

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SPECIAL SCREENINGS We are happy to celebrate a series of premieres and new films that we wish to bring to. An exclusive selection of films that deserve a special place in the spotlight. Michelangelo Frammartino, whose previous film ’Le Quattro Volte’ was awarded the Dox:Award at CPH:DOX 2010, is back with the installation ’Alberi’ which we are proud to present for the first time in Europe in the beautiful surroundings at Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art during the festival from November 12-21. A rare chance, not to miss. ’Rohmer in Paris’ and ’The Real Life’ are critical and poetic declarations of love for the world capital of cinema – Paris – as seen through the works of two very different intellectual and artistic minds: Eric Rohmer and Simone Weil. Two magnificent new films by two young filmmakers whom we are happy to bid welcome. ’Massacred for Gold’ also digs deep into history in its critical, essayistic investigation of a horrifying episode in which 30 Chinese goldminers were brutally murdered in the so-called Wild West – more precisely in Hells Canyon – in the year of 1887. This Special Screenings section is also where you find new work from filmmakers and artists as diverse as Wang Bing, Matt Wolf, JR, James Franco and Focus Creeps – the latter two in an evening curated by Dazed & Confused. Oh, and then there’s the last (or would that be ultimate?) movie. If you know what we’re talking about, then you know what we mean.

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ORIGINAL TITLE:ALBERI COUNTRY:ITALY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:33M. PRODUCTION:VIVO FILM, ESSENTIAL FILMPRODUKTION PRODUCER:MARTA DONZELLI, GREGORIO PAONESSA, PHILIPPE BOBER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE COPRODUCTION OFFICE, GERMANY


ALBERI

DIR. MICHELANGELO FRAMMARTINO EUROPEAN PREMIERE

A new video installation by the former Dox:Award winner Michelangelo Frammartino (‘Le Quattro Volte’, 2010), which we are very happy and proud to present at Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art during the festival. ‘Alberi’ is a dialogue-free portrait of a pagan, carnevalesque ritual with dark roots in a medieval fertility cult, which takes place in the Italian town of Satriarno, where the men dress up beyond recognition in branches and leaves, and in a cinematic re-enactment of the ancient ritual are turned into ‘romiti’: ghostlike, wandering trees in a symbiotic encounter between man and nature. The ritual is also linked to a specific, geographic location, with the roots of the plants as the symbolic motif in a tribute to the fertile region of its origins. In recent years, the ritual has no longer been practised officially, but has been relegated to an increasingly hidden space in the obscure corners of collective memory. ‘Alberi’ reproduces a bygone perception of time and space, as a spatial, collective and cinematic experience. Frammartino obviously embraces the supernatural, divine, religious and universal, but it is up to the spectator to place - or not place - the nature-mystical experience in a specific context. The work is shown in a continuous loop and is therefore, in principle, endless. ‘Alberi’ is presented in partnership with the film festival CPH PIX. The exhibition is open at Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art, Oslo Plads 1, from November 12th - 21st.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY LE QUATTRO VOLTE (CPH:DOX 2010), IL DONO (2003), IO NON POSSO ENTRARE (2002), SCRAPPA VALENTINA (2001), L’OCCHIO E EL SPIRITO (1997), TRACCE (1995).

OPENING HOURS: TUES - FRI: 14 - 19 THUR:14- 21 SAT + SUN: 10 - 17

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ROHMER IN PARIS DIR. RICHARD MISEK WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ROHMER IN PARIS COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:72M. PRODUCTION:RICHARD MISEK PRODUCER:RICHARD MISEK WORLD SALES/CONTACT:RICHARD MISEK, UK

A love letter to Eric Rohmer, the world capital of cinema, and the joy of simply letting yourself be seduced by film. The film begins with its narrator recounting that almost twenty years ago he accidentally appeared in a film by the French auteur Eric Rohmer, after walking in front of the camera while Rohmer was out in the streets shooting ‘Rendezvous in Paris’ (1995). The story of this chance encounter becomes the basis for Misek’s heartfelt appreciation of Rohmer’s modest and philosophical portrayals of life in and around the French capital. ‘Rohmer in Paris’ is a cinematic essay, which is composed entirely of extracts from Rohmer’s (and a few other Parisian directors’) films, accompanied by Misek’s passionate and insightful reflections on CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 19:15 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 16:40 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY ROHMER IN PARIS (2013).

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the motifs and patterns that only reveal themselves after repeated viewing: the exchange of looks, the circular connections and the films’ shared topography - with a liberatingly self-ironic awareness of how fine the line can be between passion and obsession! But one learns something and, not least, is inspired to (re)view Rohmer’s films, by following Misek’s psychogeographic charting of Paris with the French master’s life opus as a compass. If you have any idea what this all means, then this is definitely a film for you. And if you otherwise just love films, the French New Wave or quite simply Paris, then you should also allow yourself to enjoy ‘Rohmer in Paris’ on the big screen.


THE REAL LIFE DIR. ARNAUD GERBER WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:LA VIE RÉELLE (SANS DÉFENSE) COUNTRY:FRANCE, GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:70M. PRODUCTION:ARNAUD GERBER PRODUCER:ARNAUD GERBER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ARNAUD GERBER, FRANCE

A philosophical film work based on the French philosopher Simone Weil’s thoughts, beautifully translated into grainy 16mm footage from early modernism’s absolute center, Paris, and divided into chapters like stations on a night-time ride with the metro. In 1934, Weil decided to experience life among the workers of a Renault factory. Her notes were turned into the book ‘The Workers’ Condition’, which lucidly and constructively criticised not just the workers’ conditions, but also the more far-reaching consequences of industrialisation and 1930s capitalism. Weil’s historical criticism, however,

becomes highly topical in today’s post-industrial social order, in its dialogue with Arnaud Gerber’s camera which turns the Parisian financial suburb and neo-liberal 1980s utopia of La Défense into an abstract image stream of lines and points, colours and reflections. ‘The Real Life’ is an elegy both of a class, an intellectual position and a desire for political change, all of which seems to belong to a different era - and a work which in itself demonstrates that all three are alive and well. In spite of the current state of affairs, just like in Weil’s own time.

CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 19:45 HRS. TEATER GROB: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 19:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY POST-INDUSTRY (2012, SHORT), BERLIN BERLIN (2009, MIDLENGTH), VAMPIRE(S) (2008, SHORT), SPEECHLESS (2007, SHORT), BEYOND LANGUAGE(S) (2006, SHORT).

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TEENAGE DIR. MATT WOLF

ORIGINAL TITLE:TEENAGE COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:78M. PRODUCTION:CINEREACH PRODUCTION PRODUCER:BEN HOWE, KYLE MARTIN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE WORKS FILM GROUP, USA

Who was the first teenager: James Dean or Elvis? Or maybe Arthur Rimbaud? ‘Teenage’ tells the modern story of youth culture in an stylish collage of extracts from old (and new) 8mm and 16mm footage, combined with real diary quotes from the days when Grandpa was young and rebellious - set against a smashing post-punk soundtrack with new music by Bradford Cox from Deerhunter. The word ‘teenager’ simply did not exist before 1945, when the state between childhood and adulthood did not have a name. The seeds of a new youth culture had already

started to take root before the hipsters of the 1920s took over the urban scene with jazzy self-confidence and paved the way for the revolution that occurred after the war. A permanent rebellion and a deeply romantic cultivation of the freedom to live ones life to its full potential. Matt Wolf’s film adaptation of punk historian Jon Savage’s book of the same name is pop-cultural historiography of the most style-conscious and captivating kind. The ideal film to watch before venturing out into the night.

BREMEN TEATER: SATURDAY 12/10 AT 20:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 21:45 HRS. FALKONER BIOGRAFEN: MONDAY 11/11 AT 21:45 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY I REMEMBER: A PORTRAIT OF JOE BRAINIARD (2012, SHORT), WILD COMBINATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL (CPH:DOX 2008), SMALLTOWN BOYS (2003, SHORT), GOLDEN GUMS (2002, SHORT).

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‘TIL MADNESS DO US PART DIR. WANG BING

ORIGINAL TITLE:FENG AI COUNTRY:HONG KONG, FRANCE, JAPAN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:227M. PRODUCTION:Y. PRODUCTION, MOVIOLA PRODUCER:LOUISE PRINCE, WANG BING WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CHINESE SHADOWS, HONG KONG

Psychiatric institutions have for years provided artists, social theorists and thinkers with a model of symbolic model of society where its ideological concerns and contradictions are exposed full frontal. In Wang Bing’s depiction of the daily life of a handful of patients at a state-run psychiatric hospital in southern China, however, ‘Big Brother’ is far from being an all-seeing eye that indoctrinates people through propaganda. In fact, there is neither monitoring nor brainwashing to be found in the ‘total’ institution that Wang Bing visits, but only padlocks and iron grilles that are there to keep the unwanted people away from

the public gaze. Low-tech, but effective. Wang Bing takes on the mission to document the people who have been buried alive between the four walls of the institution. Like a reality show stripped of any kind of glamour, a digital camera observes the patients while they kill time and wait for the day when they are - possibly released, even if a release only means being able to enjoy the comfort of a slightly larger prison. Four hours in the company of people who live in sheer defiance. This is how an autonomous Bi(n)g Brother fights both the indifference of power and the power of indifference.

TEATER GROB: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 12:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 12:15 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY ALONE (2012), THREE SISTERS (2012), MAN WITH NO NAME (2010), THE DITCH (2010), COAL MONEY (2009), A JOURNAL OF CRUDE OIL (2008), FENGMING, A CHINESE MEMOIR (CPH:DOX 2007), WEST OF THE TRACKS (2003).

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INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT DIR. ALASTAIR SIDDONS EUROPEAN PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:INSIDE OUT: THE PEOPLE’S ART PROJECT COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:70M. PRODUCTION:SOCIAL ANIMALS, NOTTING HILL PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:EMILE ABINAL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:WESTEND FILM LTD., UK

The hip French street artist and social activist JR enjoys a global audience with his enormous photo works of faces that look back at you from walls of buildings all over the world. But as he says himself, after being presented with an award at the TED Talk conference in the film’s first scene, he is not out to save the world - but to change it. A mission, which was already going brilliantly before he recently launched his online project Inside Out and let everyone in on the project who wanted to be a part of the actual creative process. And so far, over 135,000 people from 98 countries have joined. Inside Out is an interactive project, where people everywhere

can upload photos, which JR and his team print out on a gigantic printer and return to the submitter so people can wallpaper them outside their homes. The result simply has to be seen to realise how big an effect the encounter with another person’s face and eyes can have in parts of the world where social tensions are otherwise close to breaking-point. JR’s social project is a contemporary take on an artistic/activist form of intervention, which would not have been possible without a vision of a global scale - and a highly original and innovative use of modern technology.

GRAND TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 19:00 HRS. PARK BIO: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY IN THE DARK HALF (2011), TURN IT LOOSE (CPH:DOX 2009).

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MASSACRED FOR GOLD DIR. JENNIFER ANDERSON & VERNON LOTT WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:MASSACRED FOR GOLD COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:69M. PRODUCTION:MORRIS HILL PICTURES PRODUCER:JENNIFER ANDERSON & VERNON LOTT WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MORRIS HILL PICTURES, USA

Jennifer Anderson and Vernon Lott (‘Bad Writing’, ‘Confluence’), a husband-and-wife filmmaking team from Lewiston, Idaho, return with their new film unearthing a little-reported, century-old crime. In 1887, more than 30 Chinese gold miners were murdered on the Oregon side of Hells Canyon. Evidence points to an improbable gang of seven rustlers and schoolboys-one only 15 years old-as the killers.

With narration by actor Robert Longstreet (‘Pineapple Express’, ‘The Oregonian’), an evocative score by Tim Hecker, and editing by Nigel Galt (‘Eyes Wide Shut’), ‘Massacred for Gold’ contemplates the inhumanity of the tragic event and the otherwise forgotten men who were so senselessly killed. The film is based on the book ‘Massacred for Gold’ by R. Gregory Nokes.

NORDISK FILM PALADS: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY CONFLUENCE (2011). VERNON LOTT: BAD WRITING (2010).

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DAZED & CONFUSED: THE FUTURE OF CINEMA

Since 1991, the iconic magazine (and much more) Dazed & Confused has helped many of the artists we love to kick off their careers. This November, they will launch the video site DocX with CPH:DOX as a creative partner – and we are celebrating this with an evening of brand new films and video works in the hybrid genre between documentary and visual arts! DocX is dedicated to specially commissioned works, not

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 21:45 HRS.

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just by filmmakers, but also musicians, architects, designers and photographers. This is where you can experience both established and new names, which in a few years will be everywhere – from James Franco to Focus Creeps. An audiovisual injection of inspiration, and an evening we ourselves would travel to from afar to experience.


´ ´ LA ULTIMA PELICULA DIR. RAYA MARTIN & MARK PERANSON

ORIGINAL TITLE:LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA COUNTRY:GERMANY, DENMARK, PHILIPPINES YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:88M. PRODUCTION:CINEMA SCOPE PRODUCTIONS, DOX:LAB, CINEMATOGRAFICA, FISCHER FILM, CANANA PRODUCER:MARK PERANSON, CHRISTOS KONSTANTAKOPOULOS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CINEMA SCOPE PRODUCTIONS, CANADA

After the success of ‘Easy Rider’, Dennis Hopper went to Peru in 1970 to make his now legendary ‘The Last Movie’, a chaotic head-trip and mythological meta-Western, which immediately became a cult film. 42 years later, another young director (Alex Ross Perry) followed in Hopper’s spiritual footsteps to Mexico to document the end of the world as predicted by the Mayan Indians, and to make the very last film ever. ‘To make a film is a destructive act,’ as he says from the start. A moment of prophetic megalomania, which turns into a kind of credo for the film-in-the-film, which we subsequently see being made. And for ‘La Última Película’ itself. Convinced of his own genius, our bitter, young hero and his Mexican guide (Gabino Rodriguez, who is a regular

actress for Nicolás Pereda) travels out to temples beleaguered by American new-age hippies, and where René Redzepi from Copenhagen’s world-renowned Noma restaurant is currently cooking the last meal. The end is near! The apocalypse is approaching! An apocalyptic delirium, where all the film’s layers of reality ultimately collapse into a cinematic revelation. Peranson and Martin have shot their joint film on all conceivable film and video formats (it is screening here on 35mm film). For it was not only planet earth that was facing extinction, if everything had gone according to plan. The production of celluloid film was also about to cease by the year 2012. One of the two disasters, as we know, was called off last-minute, the other became a reality.

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 21:15 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY MARK PERANSON: WAITING FOR SANCHO (CPH:DOX 2008). RAYA MARTIN (SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY): THE GREAT CINEMA PARTY (2012), BUENAS NOCHES, ESPANA (2011, CPH:DOX 2012), MANILA (2009), INDEPENDENCIA (2009), NEXT ATTRACTION (2008), NOW SHOWING (CPH:DOX 2008), AUTOHYSTERIA (2007, CPH:DOX 2008).


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COMPETITIONS DOX:AWARD NEW:VISION AWARD NORDIC:DOX AWARD F:ACT AWARD DOC ALLIANCE AWARD

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DOX:AWARD 14 films have been chosen to compete for this year’s DOX:AWARD. The nominated films are our selection of this year’s outstanding, international documentaries. They stand out thanks to their strong personal vision, their cinematic qualities, and by insisting on the rightful place of documentaries on the cinema screen. Since the first edition of the festival, CPH:DOX has been comitted to documentaries that constantly challenge the genre and our understanding of the idea of what could be called the documentary project. Exploring the hybrid field between documentary and fiction has been a constant part of this project since the beginning, and has been essential in shaping the profile of CPH:DOX in parallel with being the defining tendency in contemporary auteur filmmaking over the last decade. This year, we are excited to present a selection of magnificent films that in very different ways explore the potential of cinema. With a cinematic reference to the elusive ‘real’ as their common point of departure, the films nominated for this year’s DOX:AWARD walk the line between fact and fiction, the poetic and the personal, the political and the (thought)provoking. 14 films that in our view represent the state of cinema at its best and brightest. DOX:AWARD is a prize of 5,000 Euros. The award is kindly sponsored by Denmark’s Radio (DR).

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STAY HOME! DIR. AI WEIWEI WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:STAY HOME! COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:77M. PRODUCTION:AI WEIWEI STUDIO PRODUCER:AI WEIWEI WORLD SALES/CONTACT: AI WEIWEI, CHINA

Ai Weiwei, alongside his career as one of the world’s most influential artists, has also directed a number of documentaries which examine the social and political conditions in modern China. The brand-new ‘Stay Home!’ represents his practice as a documentarist, where the activity of registering and collecting undesired and otherwise invisible testimonies itself constitutes the ‘work’ itself, in a protest against the indifference of a regime with absolute power. ‘Stay Home!’ unravels the case of the young

woman Liu Ximei, who as a 10-year-old was infected with HIV at a hospital after an accident during the harvest - a far too common tragedy, which is partly the product of the country’s strict one-child policy. For Ximei is the family’s second child, and as a result there is no medical help available, even though it was the health care system that made her ill in the first place. By contrast, the black market is an option, but even here the risk of becoming ill is bigger than the chance of being cured.

GRAND TEATRET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 16:40 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 15:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 14:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 17:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: PING’AN YUEQING (2012), SO SORRY (2012), ONE RECLUSE (2010), DISTURBING THE PEACE (2009), FAIRYTALE (2008), BEIJING: THE THIRD RING (2005), BEIJING: THE SECOND RING (2005).

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ATLAS

DIR. ANTOINE D’AGATA WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ATLAS COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:76M. PRODUCTION:INDEPENDENCIA PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:VALENTINA NOVATI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:INDEPENDENCIA, FRANCE

The French Magnum photographer Antoine d’Agata is known for three things: taking sublime pictures. Participating one hundred per cent in the environments he depicts. And that these environments are the most abysmal and doomed worlds we can imagine. The brand new film ‘Atlas’ is no exception. It is almost like looking straight into hell – or at least at the earthly half-world, where prostitution and drug abuse leaves the human body in a deathlike shadow-realm of blackened chiaroscuro, which in Agata’s depictions assume a materiality almost like oil paintings. ‘Here we bury the dead

and fuck the living,’ says a woman on the soundtrack, which is the layer of the film that anchors the depiction of exhausted bodies in a transcendental subjectivity. D’Agata is not just interested in the self-destructive philosophy of excess. He lives it himself, and both in his pictures and with his own body in front of the camera he confronts the death wish, which the subjugation to opiates and an almost animalistic sexuality are both products of. A complex and problematic film, which will undoubtedly provoke and repel, but which will also etch itself onto your eyes and mind for a long time.

GRAND TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:40 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 14:20 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 22:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY AKA ANA (2008), EL CIELO DEL MUERTO (2005)

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BLOODY BEANS DIR. NARIMANE MARI INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:LOUBIA HAMRA COUNTRY:ALGERIA, FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:77M. PRODUCTION:ALLERS RETOURS FILMS PRODUCER:NARIMANE MARI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ALLERS RETOURS FILMS, ALGERIA

If the community decides what is normal, does it also decide what is real? The Algerian film ‘Bloody Beans’ is in any case a film where the real and the possible become one - maybe because it has a large group of children in its collective lead role in a blend of role play and a trippy re-enactment of Algeria’s historical struggle for independence. On a hot summer’s day, a bunch of boys are off to the beach. They are joined by two young girls, and from here on one scene leads to another, deep into the night, where they end up abducting a soldier. Irrational

VESTER VOV VOV: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 17:00 HRS. GLORIA: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 17:45 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 18:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY BLOODY BEANS (2013).

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and terrifying forces are set free in a surreal revolt, directed against the adult (colonial) powers. Jean Vigo and Jean Rouch are Narimane Mari’s cinematic predecessors: rebellion, the trance film, imaginative ethnography. But Mari is especially interested in how myths are brought to life and, not least, deconstructed in a revolutionary gesture. The result is a strange and violent film with a furious determination to overthrow and start afresh. But also a film with a sense of the terrifying magic of a flashlight scanning a room at night.


BIRDS OF SEPTEMBER DIR. SARAH FRANCIS WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:TOUYOUR AYLOUL COUNTRY:LEBANON YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:99M. PRODUCTION:SCREEN INSTITUTE BEIRUT, AFAC (ARAB FUNDS FOR ARTS AND CULTURE), IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH DOHA FILM INSTITUTE PRODUCER:SARAH FRANCIS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SARAH FRANCIS, LEBANON

The sky is broken up into bright patterns by the tangle of power cables that connect the worn houses in Beirut’s narrow streets. Shadows pass by, and along the sea-front old men watch the ocean roll in. We are on board a mysterious transparent vehicle, whose tour of the labyrinthine city determines what we get to see, while a melancholy male voice lets us in to a film that is not his own - and to a story that maybe is. The vehicle is transparent, and the invisible driver invites random passengers inside to let them listen to its stories, while an astonished city glides past in the background.

No, the Lebanese director Sarah Francis’s debut does not look like many other films, and the form’s poetic logic only becomes clear to us as the journey progresses around new corners of the film’s inner (and the city’s outer) architecture. A portrait of a city and the people who live there, which amazingly enough manages to unite a number of otherwise highly different genres into a unified whole: the anthropological vox pop, the city symphony, the essay film, the video diary and even the structuralist film tradition. An original and accomplished film by a young director with a curly but razor-sharp signature.

DAGMAR TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 16:40 HRS. DAGMAR TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 12:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY INTERFERENCES (2005, SHORT).

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THE MOTHER AND THE SEA DIR. GONÇALO TOCHA INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:A MÃE E O MAR COUNTRY:PORTUGAL YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:97M. PRODUCTION:CURTAS METRAGENS CRL PRODUCER:DARIO OLIVEIRA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AGENCIA - PORTUGUESE SHORT FILM AGENCY, PORTUGAL

A film where old sailors’ tales and folkloric myths become one with reality against the sound of rolling waves, which almost lets you smell the salty sea. The fishing community Vila Chã on the Portuguese coast is known for its female skippers. A local paper claims that it is the only place of its kind in the world. The people here have lived off and with the sea as long as anyone can remember. A small film crew arrives to make a film about its ageing inhabitants, and the result is a generous and tragicomic fresco with plenty of space for small and large stories from the proud people of the seas. But there are

not that many of them left. In the last scene, an old sailor smokes a pipe and holds a long soliloquy to the sea - a sincere and unsentimental love declaration to the mother of all living things. Young director Gonzalo Tocha has an enormous talent in simply being present and absorbing anthropological details, without compromising the closeness of the human destinies that live between the foamy seas and the sandy beaches. His previous feature film ‘It’s the Earth Not the Moon’ was nominated for Dox:Award at CPH:DOX 2011.

CINEMATEKET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 19:00 HRS. GLORIA: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 17:45 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY TOWERS & COMETS (2012), IT’S THE EARTH NOT THE MOON (CPH:DOX 2011), COBRA G8 (2009, SHORT), THE YELLOW FEVER (2008, SHORT), BALAOU (2007), BYE BYE MY BLACKBIRD (2006, SHORT).

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EVERYDAY REBELLION DIR. THE RIAHI BROTHERS WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:EVERYDAY REBELLION COUNTRY:AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:118M. PRODUCTION:GOLDEN GIRLS FILMPRODUKTION, FILMSERVICES GMBH, MIRA FILM GMBH PRODUCER:ARASH T. RIAHI, SABINE GRUBER, MICHAEL SEEBER, HERCLI BUNDI, SUSANNE GUGGENBERGER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AUSTRIAN FILM COMMISION, AUSTRIA

It is not a high-flying romantic dream that non-violent forms of protest and civil disobedience can change the world. It is a fact, and it resonates from Iran to Syria, from the FEMEN group in Ukraine, the Indignados movement in Spain to Occupy Wall Street in the US - and all the way to Copenhagen. The directors and brothers Arash & Arman Irahi are always on the spot when simple and at time impressive creative protests push the boundaries of what seems possible and, not least, (il)legal in the service of a good cause. And

where the ideas behind them are formulated in a philosophy leading to immediate action. ‘Everyday Rebellion’ joins passionate activists on the barricades all over the world, as they demonstrate for justice, human rights and democracy. And you do not have to be one yourself to learn about the various forms of protest, which are well on their way to change the world. The Riahi brothers’ film gives us a both indignant and objective perspective of today’s global resistance movements. Highly topical, insightful and courageous.

GRAND TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 21:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 12:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 17:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY ARASH T. RIAHI: FOR A MOMENT, FREEDOM (2008), EXILE FAMILY MOVIE (2006), THE SOUVENIRS OF MR. X (2004). ARMAN T. RIAHI (SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY): DARKHEAD (2011), ELEKTRONIKSCHROTT (2005, CO-DIR. CLEMENS ROTH).

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LOVE ME DIR. HANNE MYREN WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ELSK MEG COUNTRY:NORWAY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:75M. PRODUCTION:MOTLYS A/S PRODUCER:BREDE HOVLAND, SIGVE ENDRESEN, KRISTINE ANN SKARET WORLD SALES/CONTACT:NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE, NORWAY

A young couple shares an apartment in Oslo, where they fool around, smoke cigarettes and look deep into each other’s eyes. Maria is a dancer, but wastes her time with a job at a café, and Adam is unemployed. They are deeply in love, but their relationship is overshadowed by Maria’s father - a phantom figure, who disappears from her life for longer periods of time, and only returns when it suits him. And it suddenly does. As loving and affectionate as he can be at times, at others he can be just as distant and absent. Adam and Maria’s relationship comes under threat when she tries to vent her frustrations about her father and her

GLORIA: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 17:45 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 17:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY GIRLS (2007).

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all-consuming fear of being abandoned. But the film adds yet another layer to the plot: ‘Love Me’ is the experienced, Norwegian documentarist Hanny Myren’s take on the hybrid genre of the reenactement, where three real people - a young woman, her boyfriend and her father courageously play themselves in a reconstruction of a dramatic turning point in their lives. The result is, paradoxically, a grippingly authentic film which transcends the limits of traditional documentary filmmaking. And its sensibilities are perfectly in line with its 20-year-old protagonist.


NAOMI CAMPBEL DIR. NICOLÁS VIDELA & CAMILA JOSÉ DONOSO INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:NAOMI CAMPBEL COUNTRY:CHILE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCTION:CUSICANQUI FILMS PRODUCER:ROCÍO ROMERO & CATALINA DONOSO WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CUSICANQUI FILMS, CHILE

Yermén is a transsexual woman in her mid-thirties who works as a spiritual guide and tarot reader, and films her neighbours and the neighbourhood’s stray dogs on a VHS tape from her run-down apartment on the outskirts of Santiago. The neighbours scowl at her and cannot figure out if she is a man or a woman, some suspect her of being a witch. Her boyfriend is secretly ashamed of her. Yermén dreams of changing her gender and decides to try her luck in a TV show, where the prize is a plastic surgery of her own choice. She meets an enigmatic immigrant who dreams of looking like Naomi

Campbell. Just like her gender, the Chilean directing duo Nicolás Videla & Camila José Donoso’s film about Yermén is also ‘in-between’. Elements of raw, corporeal reality and documentary scenes shot on video in the middle of the night alternate with a minimalist fictional plot, which is primarily an opportunity to follow Yermén’s transformation into the person she has always been. If it is a scientific fact that one cannot observe a situation without influencing it, then Videla & Donoso’s film turns the problem into its very method.

EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 20:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 10:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 20:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY NAOMI CAMPBEL (2013).

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THE REUNION DIR. ANNA ODELL

ORIGINAL TITLE:ÅTERTRÄFFEN COUNTRY:SWEDEN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:82M. PRODUCTION:FRENCH QUARTER FILM PRODUCER:MATHILDE DEDYE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE, SWEDEN

In 2009, the Swedish artist Anna Odell was committed to a psychiatric ward after attempting to jump off a bridge in Stockholm. Her ‘suicide’ turned out to be an art project – and her first film, ‘The Reunion’, is no less controversial. Hopefully, it will provoke at least as big a debate. Odell has again ruthlessly placed herself in the midst of a situation staged by herself – but based on real events. She was bullied as a child. And when her school class held its 20th anniversary, she was not invited. ‘The Reunion’ is Anna’s idea of how the evening had gone if she had been invited and able to confront her childhood bullies. Not surprisingly, things go

terribly wrong – and that’s just the beginning. After the fictional reunion, Odell visits her real, former classmates to show them the film and get their reaction. From here on, the film escalates into extremes - even formally. In her reflection on bullying, guilt and responsibility, it places itself in a conceptual no man’s land between reality and staging, where stand-ins and reconstructions let Odell live out her revenge fantasy. It is shocking and tough, but with a point: the unpleasant consequences of bullying, which her film confronts us with, are only too real.

BREMEN TEATER: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 13:00 HRS. BREMEN TEATER: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 16:30 HRS. TEATER GROB: MONDAY 11/11 AT 09:00 HRS.

GRAND TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 14:20 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 15:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY OKÄND, KVINNA 2009-349701 (2009).

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THE BLOCHER EXPERIENCE DIR. JEAN-STÉPHANE BRON INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:L’EXPERIENCE BLOCHER COUNTRY:SWITZERLAND, FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:100M. PRODUCTION:BANDE À PART FILMS, LES FILMS PELLÉAS, RADIO TÉLÉVISION SUISSE PRODUCER:LIONEL BAIER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LES FILMS DU LOSANGE, FRANCE

Backed by almost one third of the country’s voters, the right-wing populist Christoph Blocher weighs heavily on the Swiss political agenda, with a programme that resonates in many parts of crisis-ridden Europe. But Blocher is not just a controversial politician. He is also an extremely rich, charismatic and obviously intelligent leader of a financial empire and has a past as a supporter of apartheid. But even if he is outgoing and jovial to his constituents, he is also a mysterious character, who has learned to protect himself. How do you make a film about such a man - especially when you strongly disagree with his views? This is what the director Jean-Stéphane Bron asked himself, and he

shares his thoughts with us about the film’s genesis from his privileged position in Blocher’s limousine. ‘The Blocher Experience’ is a (self-) critical and reflective film with an eye for the political game, and with an aesthetic form somewhere between an epic, an essay and a Greek tragedy. Blocher is weighed down by age, and has to look for an heir to the empire that he has built around himself. What he does not know is that he is facing a political coup. A film that is relevant in all countries where nationalism is gaining ground, and which, regardless of one’s political leanings, is a course in understanding how your opponents think. And in giving that lesson a grand, cinematic form.

DAGMAR TEATRET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 12:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 19:15 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY CLEVELAND VERSUS WALL STREET (2010), MON FRÈRE SE MARIE (2006), MAIS IM BUNDENHUUS: LE GÉNIE HELVÉTIQUE (2003), LA BONNE CONDUITE - CINQ HISTOIRES D’AUTO-ÉCOLE (2000), CONNU DE NOS SERVICES (1997).

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MY LOVE AWAITS ME BY THE SEA DIR. MAIS DARWAZAH EUROPEAN PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:HABIBI BISTANANI 3ID AL BA7AR COUNTRY:JORDAN, GERMANY, QATAR, PALESTINE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:THE IMAGINARIUM FILMS / MENGAMUK FILMS PRODUCER:RULA NASSER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE IMAGINARIUM FILMS, JORDAN

In her poetic travelogue film, inspired by the artist and poet Hasan Hourani’s dreams and visions, the filmmaker Mais Darwazah sets off for the first time to her homeland Palestine and to the beach-front esplanade in Jaffa, where Hourani lost his life in a drowning accident. Mais grew up in Jordan and seeks answers to the question: how can one return to a place that has only existed in ones mind? ‘My Love Awaits Me By the Sea’ is a spiritual journey of discovery, where the director through conversations with young and old Palestinians connects the dots in a contemporary image of a homeless people’s thoughts and beliefs on what the future holds. A

generous film, with room for many different perspectives on an old conflict. But also for much else. A cat sticks its head into a serious scene, and two young girls try to embrace the sun on a picture they take with their mobile phone, while the boys jump headlong into the water from the cliffs in a spontaneous celebration of their youth - all entirely in Hourani’s spirit. Through poetry, drawings and cinematic snapshots, Mais Darwazah builds a bridge between the Palestine of dreams and real Palestine. A personal and heartfelt reflection on roots and belonging, and on having the courage to believe in the future.

CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 18:15 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY FAMILY ALBUMS (2012, SEGMENT), AISHA’S JOURNEY (2009, SHORT), TAKE ME HOME (2008), STILL WAITING (2007, SHORT), THE HUMAN PUPPET (2005, SHORT), IT WASN’T A QUESTION OF OLIVES (2001, SHORT).

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THE GREAT NIGHT DIR. PETR HÁTLE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:VELKÁ NOC COUNTRY:CZECH REPUBLIC YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:70M. PRODUCTION:NUTPRODUKCE, HBO PRODUCER:TOMÁS HRUBY, PAVLA KUBECKOVÁ WORLD SALES/CONTACT:NUTPRODUKCE S.R.O., CZECH REPUBLIC

‘Do not go gentle into that good night,’ wrote Dylan Thomas, and the night owls we meet in this film have taken the Welsh poet at his word. The 55-year-old boxer Zdenek is the chainsmoking focal point of a gallery of turbulent characters who bustle around the fringes of Prague nightlife. Drug addicts, drunkards, ageing prostitutes and a 19-year-old disco queen, who dances with herself in the pulsating neon lights. ‘The Great Night’ is a film in the dark, romantic tradition of depicting restless doom. A tradition that maybe has its roots more in the literature of Baudelaire and Céline than in the confrontative

and coldly distanced, modern style that we have come to know from directors such as Seidl and Glawogger. The descent is still not pretty, but there are no tragic heroes in Petr Hátle’s debut film, which in the midst of all misery allows itself a glimpse of grotesque and pitch black humour which, on top of it all, is as cinematically powerful as any film this year. Not one scene is shot in daylight. It is said that Prague is a city where all light comes from within; this is definitely true for the dead-drunk and lost souls that move around its fringes.

DAGMAR TEATRET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 21:30 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 10:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 21:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE GREAT NIGHT (2013).

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AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER DIR. DANIS TANOVIC

ORIGINAL TITLE:EPIZODA U ZIVOTU BERACA ZELJEZA COUNTRY:BOSNIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:75M. PRODUCTION:SCCA/PRO.BA, ASAP FILMS PRODUCER:AMRA BAKSIC CAMO, CEDOMIR, KOLAR DANIJEL HOCEVAR WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:THE MATCH FACTORY, GERMANY

A minimalist and intense film based on true events. A Bosnian Roma family plays itself in a re-enactment of a life-threatening encounter with the health authorities, filmed in their own home and with themselves in the roles, without any kind of dramatic embellishments. We are somewhere on the fringes of Bosnia, where the family man Nazif collects and sells iron scraps to put food on the table for his pregnant wife Senada and their two young daughters. One day, Senada suddenly has pains in her stomach, KulturMetropolØresund

and she is told at the hospital that the child is dead. But she has no insurance and cannot get any help. Nazif must do everything in his power to save his wife’s life in a desperate race against time. ‘An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker’ was the fully deserved winner of the Grand Prize of the Jury at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, and the director Danis Tanovic handles the raw material of reality on its own terms. But most of all, it is the courage of the small family that leaves a lasting impression.

OFFICIAL CARRIER CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 16:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 16:40 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 10:15 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY

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PRTLJAG (SHORT, 2011), CIRKUS COLUMBIA (2010), TRIAGE (2009), L’ENFER (2005), 11’09’01 - SEPTEMBER 11 - SEGMENT “BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA” (2002), NO MAN’S LAND (2001), BUDENJE (1999), L’AUBE (SHORT, 1996).


STOP THE POUNDING HEART DIR. ROBERTO MINERVINI

ORIGINAL TITLE:STOP THE POUNDING HEART COUNTRY:ITALY, US, BELGIUM YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:101M. PRODUCTION:PULPA ENTERTAINMENT, POLIANA PRODUCTIONS, PRODUCER:JOAO LEITE, ROBERTO MINERVINI, DENISE LEE, LUIGINA SMERILLI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

If a film about a Bible-abiding, Texan family with 12 children and even more firearms at first sounds like a field trip to hillbilly land, then that is simply yet another reason to experience this visually stunning and astute hybrid between documentary and subtle staging, in the form of a romance between a Christian family’s young daughter and a rodeo rider. A story that grows forth naturally and imperceptibly from the rhythm of the images that portray everyday life on the farm. Sara is the family’s young daughter, soon a grown-up woman, and she has been brought up to serve her future husband and be faithful to him for life. But in meeting the young

Colby, she for the first time in her life experiences a doubt, which she confides to her mother. Dreamlike and impressionistic like in Terrence Malick’s work, but with an earthy sense of the place and its innocent, almost biblical faces. Roberto Minervini’s masterfully photographed film is a striking and insightful look at a culture where religion and tradition stand strong and where the family is the core of an individual’s life. But where there is also space to dream and glimpses of a supernatural beauty in a part of life which, after all, is lived here on earth. ‘Stop the Pounding Heart’ was in the main selection at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

CINEMATEKET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 21:30 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 16:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 16:40 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY LOW TIDE (2012), THE PASSAGE (2011), THE FIREFLIES (2006, SHORT), COME TO DADDY (2005, SHORT), VOODOO DOLL (2005, SHORT), NOTES (2005, SHORT).

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NEW:VISION AWARD NEW:VISION Award is our exclusive competition section for artists’ films and for cinematic experiments from the laboratory between documentary and artistic reflection. Provocative and challenging, radical and borderline, poetic and abstract – and always with the courage to explore. The programme consists of new work from some of the contemporary artists that we admire the most. Pierre Huyghe, Marine Hugonnier, Anka & Wilhelm Sasnal, Ed Atkins, Agnieszka Polska, Duncan Campbell, as well as new names from whom we are expecting the most. And last but not least, we are excited to finally bring the new collaborate film by Ben & Ben (Rivers & Russell, respectively) to the screens here 2 years after they first guest curated a programme based on its concept at CPH:DOX 2011. The works nominated works for the NEW:VISION Award all insist on cinema as a form of artistic expression and share a formal and methodological curiousity of paramount importance for the continued development of film and video art. From the short, poetic moment via the cinematic essay to philosophical genre excursions beyond the limits of reality. These are works that will rather strive for the impossible than make do with the average, and works that critically investigate the status of images in our time. NEW:VISION Award is a cash prize of 5,000 Euros and is kindly sponsored by CHART Art Fair.

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A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS DIR. BEN RIVERS & BEN RUSSELL

ORIGINAL TITLE:A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS COUNTRY:FRANCE, ESTONIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:95M. PRODUCTION:ROUGE INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER:NADIA TURINCEV, JULIE GAYET (ROUGE INTERNATIONAL) - INDREK KASELA (BLACK HAND) WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ROUGE INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

The film we have been waiting to show you. A nameless man - in the guise of the musician Robert A.A. Lowe - travels across time and space from a neo-hippie collective in Estonia through the loneliness of the Finnish wilderness to a brutal black metal ritual in a Norwegian basement. A proto-mythological journey of enlightenment in the most basic sense of the word, divided into three chapters, and turned into a giddily ambitious film shrouded in a dense haze of occult mysticism. Ben Rivers and Ben Russell are two of contemporary cinema’s most visionary innovators, and they share a rock-solid

and almost alchemical belief that film can create worlds out of nothing - at least in the consciousness of the spectator. With ‘A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness’, they have joined their creative forces, and if the title seems familiar there it is for a reason. In 2011, Rivers & Russell, who both won awards at the festival for ‘Two Years at Sea’ and ‘Trypps 1-6’, curated a truly phenomenal film programme for CPH:DOX based on the concept of their upcoming film, which will now finally cast its light (and, not least, darkness) across the screen.

GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 23:45 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 21:40 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 19:15 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY BEN RIVERS (SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY): TWO YEARS AT SEA (CPH:DOX 2011), SLOW ACTION (2010, CPH:DOX 2011), I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING (2009), MAY TOMORROW SHINE THE BRIGHTEST OF ALL YOUR MANY DAYS AS IT WILL BE YOUR LAST (2009), A WORLD RATTLED OF HABIT (2008), ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES (2008), SØRDAL (2008), AH, LIBERTY! (2008). BEN RUSSELL (SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY): PONCE DE LEON (2012), TRYPPS 7 (CPH:DOX 2011), RIVER RITES (CPH:DOX 2011), LET EACH ONE GO WHERE HE MAY (2009, CPH:DOX 2010), TRYPPS 1-6 (CPH:DOX 2009).

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MANAKAMANA DIR. STEPHANIE SPRAY & PACHO VELEZ

ORIGINAL TITLE:MANAKAMANA COUNTRY:US, NEPAL YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:118M. PRODUCTION:HARVARD SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY LAB PRODUCER:LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR, VÉRÉNA PARAVEL WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:DOGWOOF, UK

How can a film that is exclusively shot in one-takes with a static camera on a cable car in Nepal also be one of this year’s most celebrated cinematic achievements, especially considering that it is only three months old? A hint: if you saw ‘Leviathan’, which won the New Vision award at last year’s CPH:DOX, you also know that Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab makes some of the cinematically most advanced films right now. ‘Manakamana’ consists, in all its simplicity, of just eleven scenes lasting ten minutes each, which corresponds to both the length of a 16mm reel and a one-way trip on the cable car, which takes pilgrims and tourists up to

a temple in the mountains and back again. With each tour, a new set of travellers comes on board the small cabin, and they sit so we can look at them without interruption during the 10-minute journey. A single woman, a married couple, three young rockers, and three old ladies, whose common husband couldn’t join them on the trip. ‘How beautiful,’ is the only thing a lone lady says, to herself, as she looks out of the window. If you give yourself the time to take this trip, you will be rewarded with a rare experience, which will come back to you again and again. Surprising, constantly varied and, yes, meditative.

EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 15:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 21:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY PACHO VELEZ: BASTARDS OF UTOPIA (2010), ORPHANS OF MATHARE (2003), OCCUPATION (2002). STEPHANIE SPRAY: MANAKAMANA (2013).

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ALEKSANDER DIR. ANKA SASNAL & WILHELM SASNAL INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ALEKSANDER COUNTRY:POLAND YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:58M. PRODUCTION:ANKA SASNAL, WILHELM SASNAL, ANTON KERN GALLERY PRODUCER:ANKA SASNAL, WILHELM SASNAL, MADELINE HOLLANDER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ANTON KERN GALLERY, USA

18As painting is the primary medium of Wilhelm Sasnal’s artistic opus, which also includes film and photography, it is obvious where the grainy, impasto materiality in the latest film by the renowned Polish artist and his partner Anka Sasnal comes from. Hair, earth, snow, smoke, meat and light are just some of the ingredients of the layers that cover the white canvas of the silver screen in ‘Aleksander’, which is shot at the rundown farm of an ageing farmer somewhere in Poland. The corpulent Aleksander Piotrowska and his wife are surrounded by animals, and the film confronts us with an

almost phenomenological rawness as it portrays the naked life lived directly on and from surface of the earth. Unlike the traditional documentary genre of rural ethnography, where a polite distance is used to observe the lives of others, this film transgresses the comfortable boundaries which are drawn in the dirt by the position of the camera. Piotrowska is reprimanded by an off-screen voice. He digs a grave and lies down in it. An uncompromising film by one of the contemporary art scene’s most exciting names working in the field between film and the visual arts.

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 21:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY IT LOOKS PRETTY FROM A DISTANCE (2012). WILHELM SASNAL: SECOND CHURCH (2008, SHORT), WIDLIK (2007, SHORT), LET ME TELL YOU A FILM (2007, SHORT), THE RANCH (2006/7, SHORT), MARFA (2006, SHORT), MOJAVE (2006, SHORT), BRASLL (2005, SHORT).

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APICULA ENIGMA DIR. MARINE HUGONNIER WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:APICULA ENIGMA COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:26M. PRODUCTION:FUTURE PICTURES PRODUCER:ELENA COOKE, SALLY-ANNE MCFADDEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MAX WIGRAM GALLERY, UK

‘Apicula Enigma’ means the mystery of the bee. And the French artist Marine Hugonnier has certainly created a staggeringly beautiful and mysterious montage, portraying the world of bees. Shot in Austria’s pastoral Koshuta mountains over a number of warm summer days, Hugonnier has let herself be inspired by well-known stories about flowers and bees, as we know them from classic nature documentaries about the micro-utopian working communities of insects and cultural fictions such as Walt Disney’s moody cartoon bees. ‘Nature

doesn’t tell stories,’ is whispered at the beginning of the film - and Hugonnier and her film crew do not try to reveal a secret story about the world of honey bees, but, on the contrary, try to show how images of nature are selected, staged and formed into stories. If the camera in a nature documentary is normally a window to the world, Hugonnier instead shows us the life of bees in a mirror, darkly, where the camera does not have free access to the secrets of nature. Buzzingly beautiful.

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 18:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 13:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 12:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE SECRETARY OF THE INVISIBLE (2007, SHORT), DEATH OF AN ICON (2005, SHORT), TRAVELLING AMAZONIA (2006, CPH:DOX 2008, SHORT), TERRITORY I-II-III (2004), THE LAST TOUR (2004, SHORT), ADRIANA (2003, SHORT).

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HAIR

DIR. AGNIESZKA POLSKA

ORIGINAL TITLE:HAIR COUNTRY:POLAND YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:46M. PRODUCTION:CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART UJAZDOWSKI CASTLE, AGNIESZKA POLSKA PRODUCER:AGATA SZYMANSKA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ZAK | BRANICKA, GERMANY

Hair is not just hair. If you let it grow long enough, it also becomes a symbol of freedom. Agnieszka Polska’s hippie parable ‘Hair’ is less a reconstruction of a real historical situation, than it is the very idea of 1970s liberated collectivism, brought to light and restaged in a playful and candy-coloured re-enactment. A collective and literally long-haired experiment, which a group of hippies lives out in each other’s company at an exotic country house to the tune of a psychedelic sitar, and which culminates in a telepathic scene where the thoughts of the

participants are transmitted to us in the subtitles. The frail traces of a narrative are, however, never prioritised above the individual gesture, which oozes self-ironic nostalgia for a time that most people only know through the popular clichés it left behind. But Polska is not trying to establish a mental museum of 1970s nonconformist ideals of freedom, but to explore its timeliness today at a point when the interest in alternative lifestyles and social forms have witnessed a revival.

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 18:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 13:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 12:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: FUTURE DAYS (2013, SHORT), ECLIPSE (2012, SHORT), THE GARDEN (2010, SHORT), DEATH OF A KING (2009, SHORT), MEDICAL GYMNASTICS (2008, SHORT).

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UNTILLED DIR. PIERRE HUYGHE WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:UNTILLED COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:15M. PRODUCTION:ANNA LENA FILMS PRODUCER:ANNA LENA VANEY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ANNA LENA FILMS, FRANCE

In a wild landscape lies a statue of a woman in cool-blue cement, with the head wrapped up in a buzzing beehive. Huyghe has called his most recent short film work ‘Untilled’, a term for uncultivated farm land, and in the film’s images an undergrowth of weeds, decayed marsh water and (un)organised insect life is awakened to life. The film is a cinematic interpretation at the biotope that Huyghe planted at dOCUMENTA (13) on the compost grounds of a baroque garden in Kassel, where everything from weeds,

algae and the white greyhound with a pinkpainted leg, which strays around with the camera in tow, were carefully conceptualised by the artist. ‘Untilled’ is both a document of a site specific piece and a meticulous construct of heigthened perception with an almost protosensorial closeness to its visual and auditive sources. Pierre Huyghe’s feature-length ‘The Host and the Cloud’ is also screening at this year’s CPH:DOX.

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: THE HOST AND THE CLOUD (2011, CPH:DOX 2013), A JOURNEY THAT WASN’T (2005, SHORT), THIS IS NOT A TIME FOR DREAMING (2004, SHORT), STREAMSIDE DAY (2003, SHORT), I JEDI (2003, SHORT), L’ELLIPSE (1998, SHORT), BLANCHE NEIGE LUCIE (1997, SHORT).

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THE TRICK BRAIN DIR. ED ATKINS INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE TRICK BRAIN COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:16M. PRODUCTION:ED ATKINS PRODUCER:ED ATKINS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LUX, UK

A dark and magical visit to the fabled Parisian address Rue Fontaine 42. This was the residence of André Breton, the mastermind of surrealism, who surrounded himself with an impressive collection of modern, Western art and ethnographic objects from Oceania and North America. The collection was sold and divided up in 2003 at a controversial auction. ‘The Trick Brain’ is a delirious montage and a trip back in time to Breton’s private art collection, where Atkins has been scouring the archives and come

up with a possessing interior film of the place that once was, complete with surrealistic paintings, scores of Indian figures and hundreds of other displayed rarities. The film’s soundtrack is provided by an observant narrator, who reveals to us that the objects shown are not necessarily what they claim to be - but instead are catalysts for some kind of wonderful linguistic virus which reveals the real identity of things.

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: EVEN PRICKS (2013, SHORT), WARM, WARM, WARM SPRING MOUTHS (2013, SHORT), US DEAD TALK LOVE (2012, TWO-CHANNEL INSTALLATION), DELIVERY TO THE FOLLOWING RECIPIENT FAILED PERMANENTLY (2011, SHORT), A PRIMER FOR CADAVERS (2011, SHORT), A TUMOR (IN ENGLISH) (2010, SHORT), CUR (2010), DEATH MASK III (2010, SHORT).

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NATPWE, THE FEAST OF THE SPIRITS DIR. TIANE DOAN NA CHAMPASSAK & JEAN DUBREL

ORIGINAL TITLE:NATPWE, THE FEAST OF THE SPIRITS COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:31M. PRODUCTION:TIANE DOAN NA CHAMPASSAK, JEAN DUBREL PRODUCER:TIANE DOAN NA CHAMPASSAK, JEAN DUBREL WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:JEAN DUBREL, FRANCE

Natpwe is the name of a euphoric annual trance ritual that has been held in Myanmar since the 11th century. Thousands of bodies are united in a common ecstasy, which is caught in grainy and black/white images on 8mm and 16mm in the directing duo Jean Dubrel and Tiane Doan na Champassak’s hallucinatory perspective. A film that soars far above clean, ethnographic documentation and instead transmits the feeling of collective euphoria directly to the brain through ones eyes and ears. A feat that can hardly be put in words - but

which can here be experienced in the cinema, where it belongs. Using simple, analogue means such as flickering and surrealistic fast- and slow-motion, and with a dialogue-free, drone-heavy soundtrack, ‘Natpwe, the Feast of Spirits’ is a film which realises the complex, theoretical reflections of ethnographic theory in a ‘cinéma pur’ experience of another world. Literally. The ethnographic documentary is currently experiencing a fascinating renaissance, which hereby reaches one of its preliminary highlights.

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY JEAN DUBREL: NATPWE, THE FEAST OF SPIRITS (2012), ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN (2004, SHORT). TIANE DOAN NA CHAMPASSAK: NATPWE, THE FEAST OF THE SPIRITS (2012).

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CAPTAIN GERVASIO’S FAMILY DIR. KASPER AKHØJ & TAMAR GUIMARAES WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:A FAMÍLIA DO CAPITÃO GERVASIO COUNTRY:DENMARK, BRAZIL YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:14M. PRODUCTION:N.A. PRODUCER:KASPER AKHØJ AND TAMAR GUIMARAES WORLD SALES/CONTACT:KASPER AKHØJ, DENMARK

A silent film shot on grainy, black and white 16mm in a Brazilian village, where half of the two thousand inhabitants are spiritual ‘mediums’ in contact with another world. Among other things, the mediums can localise the recently deceased in the realm of the spirits, and archive them in an enormous, indexical system. A particularly sensitive woman in trance has over a period of nine months visited and charted twenty spiritual colonies - towns, where the deceased live and work, and which constitute a vision of society that is both

modernistic (with government authorities that collect and store statistical data) and strangely poetic (the fluid and ever-changing architecture is illuminated by luminescent flowers). ‘Towns as we know them, but infinitely more perfect,’ as she says. The participants of the séances practice the so-called ‘magnetic chain’ developed by the German physicist Franz Mesmer and the French botanist François Deleuze, where one holds hands and transmits a magnetic energy, which has healing and visionary powers.

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE LAST DAYS OF WATTEAU (2012). TAMAR GUIMARAES: THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT (2011, SHORT), CANOAS (2010, SHORT). KASPER AKHØJ: UNTITLED (SCHINDLER/GRAY) (2006, INSTALLATION).

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LETTRES DU VOYANT DIR. LOUIS HENDERSON WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:LETTRES DU VOYANT COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:40M. PRODUCTION:LE FRESNOY PRODUCER:LE FRESNOY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LE FRESNOY - STUDIO NATIONAL DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS, FRANCE

Internet voodoo is on the rise in Ghana, and so is a new industry, where young workers extract not just metals, but also bank details and holiday photos from hard drives that are sent to be scrapped. A kind of reverse archaeological mining, where the metals, which were initially exported to the West, now return in the form of antiquated hardware. All this according to the Ghanian storyteller, who presents his country in this ‘letters from a visionary’, which form the narrative backbone (and title) of Henderson’s hypnotic film, which illustrates his dizzying points with the open mind of a wandering

spectator and with graphical 3D reconstructions of underground mine systems. Past European colonists stole Ghana’s gold and forced their Christian religion upon them. Now, historical amnesia is being avenged. The young, Le Fresnoy-trained director Louis Henderson is preoccupied by the dark forces set free by post-colonial consciousness, and in his current film works he renews the ‘ethno-fictional’ hybrid tradition to let the real and the imaginary stand in perfect balance in a documentary depiction of historical situations. Keep an eye out for this man - it is hard not to.

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 18:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 16:45 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY LOGICAL REVOLTS (CPH:DOX 2012, SHORT), CAPITAL (2011, SHORT), A WALK WITH NIGEL (2010, SHORT).

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IT FOR OTHERS DIR. DUNCAN CAMPBELL INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:IT FOR OTHERS COUNTRY:IRELAND YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:54M. PRODUCTION:DUNCAN CAMPBELL PRODUCER:DUNCAN CAMPBELL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LUX, UK

With ‘It for Others’, Scottish artist Duncan Campbell has created an impressive study of the web of ideas that we enshroud things, art, consumption, life and death with - nothing less. Combining essayistic combination of gorgeous archive footage, animation and a new performance by Michael Clark Company, his latest work elaborates on Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’s essay film ‘Les statues meurent aussi’ (1953), where the Western exoticisation of African art is presented in an elegantly questioning meditation about how we see objects and movements, and endow them with

meaning - be it a wooden African sculpture, a packet of cigarettes, the touch of a hand or the exchange of consumer goods. ‘It for Others’ refers both formally and discursively to a great number of modernistic art movements and theories, but brings them up to date with a twist, which simultaneously undermines the coolly aloof analysis that we are first presented with, and subsequently anchors it in real situations namely the civil war in 1970s Ireland and a contemporary Chinese sweatshop, where Che Guevara t-shirts are produced on the assembly line.

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 18:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 16:45 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY ARBEIT (2011, SHORT), MAKE IT NEW JOHN (CPH:DOX 2010, SHORT), BERNADETTE (2008, SHORT), O JOAN, NO... (2006, SHORT), FALLS BURNS MALONE FIDDLES (2004, SHORT).

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THE FILMBALLAD OF MAMADADA DIR. CASSANDRA GUAN & LILY BENSON WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE FILMBALLAD OF MAMADADA COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCER:CASSANDRA GUAN, LILY BENSON, CHANNING BENSON, AND KEENAN PATRICK PRYOR WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LILY BENSON, USA

‘Looking at her, one thought of death in reverse.’ The German-born baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven was a wandering troublemaker: feminist, dadaist, lesbian, proto-punk and provocateur in 1910s and 1920s Berlin and New York. A scandalmonger and maximalist, who realised the old ideal of dissolving the boundaries between art and life every single day of her life, and who turned up to renew her American visa wearing a birthday cake costume with burning candles in her hat. Elsa was the first! However, her legacy has long stood in the shadow of the male artists of the period but now she returns in a cinematic phantom portrait made by over 50 young artists, who entirely in her spirit have contributed a

fragment to the total picture along the lines of the surrealistic ‘exquisite corpse’ model. The result is ugly, chaotic and annoying - at least if you bring your aesthetic vanity with you to the cinema. But that is not something Elsa would ever have done. ‘The Filmballad of Mamadada’ is something as rare as a work that renews the scandalous ideals of the avantgarde without the slightest trace of retro nostalgia. Taste is nothing more than personal censorship, and if beauty is the promise of happiness, then the renunciation of taste is the promise of freedom, which is here fulfilled immediately. You are too old for that kind of thing, you say? ‘The older you get, the higher you fly,’ says Elsa.

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 10:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 21:30 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 21:15 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE FILMBALLAD OF MAMADADA (2013).

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REDEMPTION DIR. MIGUEL GOMES

ORIGINAL TITLE:REDEMPTION COUNTRY:PORTUGAL YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:26M. PRODUCTION:O SOM E A FURIA PRODUCER:FABIENNE MARTINOT WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE MATCH FACTORY, GERMANY

The Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes has established himself as one of today’s most original filmmakers, with works rich with melancholy imagination and subtly political allegories, which move unrestrained between dream and historical reality. ‘Redemption’ is apparently based on letters and diary entries read aloud on the soundtrack, and whose psosible authors are only revealed at the very end, illustrated by ‘found footage’ shot on analogue, emotive 8mm and 16mm. In 1975, a boy writes to his parents in Angola to tell them

how sad it is at home. An elderly, failed politician recalls his first love in Rome, and in Leipzig a young wife struggles to get the melodies of a Wagner opera out of her head on her wedding day. Human errors and shortcomings, broken promises, illusions and false assurances - the question is, if the redemption of the title is a prospect for any of them? Not a short film, but a fully accomplished work in its own right, which follows on from films such as ‘Tabu’ and ‘Our Beloved Month of August,’ which could be seen in competition at CPH:DOX in 2008.

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 21:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: TABU (2012), OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST (2008), A CARA QUE MERECES (2004).

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NORDIC:DOX AWARD The best and brightest in non-fiction filmmaking from the nordic countries are nominated for the NORDIC:DOX Award. The selection reflects the diversity and level of ambition at the nordic scene scene right now. Not least artistically, in films with a clear vision and a personal touch. And it is exactly by insisting on the creative take on contemporary reality that the nordic documentaries have made their mark on the international film scene. Many of the nominated films are made by young directors with new ideas and the courage to take chances, and it is this courage that we wish to reward. If there is a common lesson to be learned from the films it is that things are not always the way they seem at first glance. A valuable lesson that is served with great ingenuity. NORDIC:DOX Award is a cash prize of 5,000 Euros and is kindly sponsored by the Danish Producers Association.

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PORTRAIT OF A LONE FARMER DIR. JIDE TOM AKINLEMINU WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:PORTRAIT OF A LONE FARMER COUNTRY:DENMARK, GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:75M. PRODUCTION:LÀBÒSINMI FILMS / DFFB PRODUCER:JIDE TOM AKINLEMINU WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LÀBÒSINMI FILMS, GERMANY

In the first scene, the young filmmaker presents his Danish mother and Nigerian father to the idea of the film he wants to make. We do not get to know what the idea is, but his suggestion to travel to Nigeria to visit his family’s origins clearly unsettles them. His father has moved back, while Jide’s mother lives in Denmark. But the drama takes place in the mutual understanding between the three, and never takes up more space than the impressions that meet Jide’s camera when he arrives at his father’s chicken farm. The idea of making a film must be approved by a local king; luckily,

everyone thinks it’s a good idea, and understands that his film is helping him find himself and his roots. A calm and observant film, made with a young photographer’s eye and feel for atmosphere. Outside the city lies a mysterious stone - if you can lift it, you will soon be married. There are many stories of this kind in ‘Portrait of a Lone Farmer’, which is ultimately a (self)portrait of Jide and his father - a likeable and taciturn man, who never really found a place in Denmark. Only late in the film do we realise what really happened when the family broke up.

GLORIA: MONDAY 11/11 AT 17:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 12:00 HRS. VESTER VOV VOV: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 17:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY PORTRAIT OF A LONE FARMER (2013).

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ALCAN HIGHWAY DIR. ALEKSI SALMENPERÄ EUROPEAN PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ALCAN HIGHWAY COUNTRY:FINLAND YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:86M. PRODUCTION:MADE LTD. PRODUCER:ULLA SIMONEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION, FINLAND

An eccentric Finn buys a 63 year old truck to rebuild it into a mobile home and drive 4000 km from Alaska to Vancouver. ‘I always hatch ultra-optimistic plans. Maybe it’s just my subconscious way of ignoring reality,’ as he says himself - and optimism is surely put to the test along the way. Not just Hese Tolonen’s, but also that of his surroundings. Like a Finnish blend of Don Quixote and John Wayne, he throws himself into the chaotic project with a true pioneering

flair, an indomitable drive and high spirits, which even an exploding motor cannot defeat. Along the way, he is helped by a gallery of goodnatured Americans, who see an exotic kindred spirit in Hese and his insatiable desire to attain the kind of freedom that manifests itself quite naturally in a life on the road. A wonderful story, which the director Aleksi Salmenperä depicts in sunny pictures and magnificent cinemascope along the scenic Alcan Highway.

VESTER VOV VOV: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 17:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: BAD FAMILY (2010), A MAN’S JOB (2007), PRODUCING ADULTS (2004).

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AFTER YOU DIR. MARIUS DYBWAD-BRANDRUD INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:EFTER DIG COUNTRY:SWEDEN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:75M. PRODUCTION:STORY AB PRODUCER:TOBIAS JANSON WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE, SWEDEN

The silent drama of life and death has rarely been treated in such a stylistically consistent way as in the unmistakably Nordic ‘After You’ and it hits you with all the more force that the film’s director has far more personal matters at stake in his film than the bright and crystal clear images at first suggest. The afternoon sun bathes an empty room in a golden glow while smoke formations from an extinguished candle form patterns in the air. In meticulously accurate sequences, we tacitly observe everyday routines. Telephone calls, dishes being washed, TV, cutlery on plates, the trees rustling in the wind outside the window. The sounds of everyday life, only

CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 18:00 HRS. VESTER VOV VOV: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 17:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY 1987-1993 (2010, SHORT).

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interrupted by thoughtful silence. We are in the home of the family, where Marius DybwadBrandrud’s mother spends all her time together with her dying father, and where Marius spends all his time together with his mother. In the delicate balance between distance and proximity, and between the director’s double role as grandchild and detached observer, an unequalled, strong tension is created between feeling and aesthetics. But in spite of its acceptance of death as a natural part of life, ‘After You’ is also a reminder to enjoy life and one another as long as it lasts.


PINE RIDGE DIR. ANNA EBORN

ORIGINAL TITLE:PINE RIDGE COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:76M. PRODUCTION:ADOMEIT FILM PRODUCER:KATJA ADOMEIT WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ADOMEIT FILM, DENMARK

The young Swedish director Anna Eborn’s Danish-produced debut ‘Pine Ridge’ was earlier this year selected for the prestigious Venice Film Festival, and is screening here in a new and final version. ‘Pine Ridge’ is shot at an Indian reservation of the same name in South Dakota, where Americans with Indian blood live a life in the middle - and yet outside - of American society. They call it a ghetto themselves and, as one of them says, ‘everyone would pack up and leave if they could’. A run-down, poor and vulnerable place like so many others in fringe USA, but nonetheless exotic enough to attract

tourists who come to be shown around and visit the Wounded Knee Memorial Site. But Anna Eborn’s film is first and foremost a close-up portrait of especially the area’s younger generation, depicted on their own terms during a long and warm summer. Impressionistic and spontaneous, and with an ethnographically astute eye for the otherwise invisible but crucial details. One thing is sure for Lance Red Cloud, Kassel Sky, Cassandra Warrior, her little daughter Diamond Rose and their friends and families: the future is uncertain, and it less and less resembles the past of their roots.

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 21:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 20:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 17:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY BABA (2010, SHORT).

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DAYS OF HOPE DIR. DITTE HAARLØV JOHNSEN WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:UNDER DEN SAMME HIMMEL COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:74M. PRODUCTION:BULLITT FILM APS PRODUCER:VIBEKE VOGEL WORLD SALES/CONTACT: BULLITT FILM, DENMARK

From three different places in the world, very different African immigrants all share the dream of a better life. They all embark on a perilous journey to reach a common destination: Europe. Harouna, a young artist from the coastal town Nouadhibou in the West African country of Mauretania, has left his wife and child in hope of a better future for all three of them. In Italy, a group of asylum seekers lives in a prison-like asylum centre, uncertain about whether they even have a future in Europe. And in

Copenhagen we finally meet a group of people who may have reached the promised land, but who live a life of constantly searching for the money that their family is expecting them to send home. Ditte Haarløv Jensen is an excellent director, who subtly avoids one-sidedness in the stories about so-called illegal immigrants, which we otherwise only hear about in the news. ‘Days of Hope’ is a story of hope and dreams, and of the price that the world’s refugees have to pay to live with both.

AALBORG BIFFEN: THURSDAY 17/10 AT 16:00 HRS. GLORIA: THURSDAY 17/10 AT 16:00 HRS. AARHUS ØST FOR PARADIS: THURSDAY 17/10 AT 17:00 HRS. BREMEN TEATER: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 14:00 HRS.

EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 20:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 22:00 HRS. TEATER GROB: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY HOMELESS (CPH:DOX 2010), ONE DAY (2008, SHORT).

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DREAMING OF A FAMILY DIR. MIRA JARGIL WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:DRØMMEN OM EN FAMILIE COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCTION:PLUS PICTURES PRODUCER:METTE HEIDE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:PLUS PICTURES APS, DENMARK

It is the dream of having a whole family that drives Per. He is part of a group with the telling name ‘Father’ at the social services department. The group, led by the social worker Torben, has been created for a group of men, who all have in common that the municipality is concerned about the welfare of their children, whom they are more or less alone with. Per is a former drug addict and alcoholic, but is now clean in his seventh year and has his daughter, who lives with a foster family, for three days every fortnight. He threw her mother out because she was not capable of looking after herself, and even less their merely 14-month-old daughter. But now, Christina, the mother, is back. It has

been seven years since Christina disappeared, and the director Mira Jargil follows the intense struggle for both Per, Christina and, especially, their daughter to come to terms with the new situation the family suddenly finds itself in. Per must figure out a way to tell his little girl why he has not been able to have her live with him, but when is she ready to hear it, and is he at all capable of putting it into words? Mira Jargil’s new film ‘Dreaming of a Family’ is a powerful portrayal of a socially challenged family’s attempts to do the right thing, and to find a balance between ones own and society’s expectations as to how to be a real family.

GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 21:30 HRS. TEATER GROB: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 18:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 10:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 19:45 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE TIME WE HAVE (2011, SHORT), GRACE (2010, SHORT), GOING FOR GOAL - THE HOMELESS WORLDCUP (2007, SHORT), TURN OUT THE LIGHT (2005, SHORT).

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A SEPARATION DIR. KARIN EKBERG WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ATT SKILJAS COUNTRY:SWEDEN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:72M. PRODUCTION:MOMENTO FILM PRODUCER:DAVID HERDIES WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MOMENTO FILM AB, SWEDEN

Merciless depictions of the joys and sorrows of (family) might be the kind of Scandinavian speciality that is best served ice-cold. With its scenes from a broken marriage, the Swedish ‘A Separation’ nonetheless takes a both forgiving and tragicomic look at the all too human mistakes and shortcomings, which after 38 years of marriage - of which the last 15 years have been spent in separate beds - have finally made Mr and Mrs Ekberg decide to get divorced. And its nuanced approach is not self-evident, given that it is made by their own daughter without them knowing that the result was going to be turned into a film! But fortunately, it did, for Karin Ekberg’s ‘home movie’ is of a rare and

DAGMAR TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 16:30 HRS. VESTER VOV VOV: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY A SEPARATION (2013).

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unpretentious kind, which does not trivialise complicated emotions. As the house is put up for sale and moving boxes are being filled, not only old memories are evoked, but also contradictory and repressed emotions. While Karin’s mother flourishes with every packed box, her father hangs on painfully to the old, happy moments that have long passed. In the meantime, new questions slowly arise. For what should happen now? Is it too late to find a new love? For even though nothing lasts forever, new beginnings can give rise to better things. An unsentimental and unusually honest film, where the exchange of glances says more than a thousand words.


KOPFKINO DIR. LENE BERG INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:KOPFKINO COUNTRY:NORWAY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:75M. PRODUCTION:LENE BERG PRODUCER:LENE BERG WORLD SALES/CONTACT:NORWEGIAN FILM INSTITUTE, NORWAY

In a stylish old theatre in Berlin, eight women young and old sit at a long table, which is lavishly covered with food and wine. The women are dressed in everything from latex clothes and corsets to a riding uniform. In addition to being a physical costume, the dramatic outfits symbolise the personae that each of them have adopted: the eight women earn their money satisfying their clients’ sexual fantasies. And they merrily talk about their experiences with what they describe as a dream job, where they are paid for being desired. From passionate, sadistic role-playing to embarrassing anecdotes from their sessions. The women point out that

the notion of prostitutes not putting their feelings into sex is outdated, while they cheerfully and openly reflect on their work and their clients’ desires and urges. The entire film takes place in a theatre auditorium, where the camera gently rolls from side to side in a simple composition that is ironically reminiscent of Da Vinci’s Renaissance work ‘The Last Supper’. Norwegian artist Lene Berg’s film is a pro-sexual, feminist performance that sets the stage for the debate that it will no doubt cause - with the theatre as the (free) space, which has historically been the setting for fantasies, temptations and seductive illusions.

VESTER VOV VOV: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 19:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 22:30 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 14:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY KOPFKINO (2013).

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BELLEVILLE BABY DIR. MIA ENGBERG

ORIGINAL TITLE:BELLEVILLE BABY COUNTRY:SWEDEN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:73M. PRODUCTION:STORY AB PRODUCER:TOBIAS JANSON WORLD SALES/CONTACT:STORY AB, SWEDEN

An unexpected phone call from a former lover becomes the starting point for a tale of love, nostalgia and bygone days. After a long time without any contact, the Swedish film director Mia Engberg receives a phone call from her former lover Vincent. After spending eight years in prison, Vincent needs Mia’s help to reconstruct their shared past to find out who he is after so many years behind bars. Their telephone conversation reminds Mia of her rebellious youth in Paris, the affair with the criminal Vincent and their first encounter in the

catacombs. And through their widely different memories of the past it becomes clear just how subjectively reality can be perceived and interpreted. And how love and shared visions can eradicate class differences. The phone call, together with Mia’s reflections, creates the framework of the film, complemented by evocative private recordings and photos of Paris and Sweden, where the past and the present merge together. A film for romantic souls - and for anyone with a special relationship to Paris.

EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 6/11 AT 12:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 17:00 HRS. TEATER GROB: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 17:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 17:15 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: DIRTY DIARIES (CPH:DOX 2009), BITCH & BUTCH (2003), KÖTT ÄR MORD (1997).

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MY STUFF DIR. PETRI LUUKKAINEN

ORIGINAL TITLE:TAVARATAIVAS COUNTRY:FINLAND YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:UNIFILM OY PRODUCER:ANSSI PERTTALA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES, GERMANY

24-year-old Petri decides to live out a radical thought experiment. He is unhappy and feels weighed down by all the material goods that he has otherwise accumulated in his apartment. So he packs all his belongings and moves them into the basement, and starts to live according to a modest, but strict, self-imposed rule: he can only retrieve one thing each day, and he is not allowed to buy anything new. The experiment is to last a whole year. And it starts with a stark-naked, young man in an ice-cold, empty apartment. Luukkainen eventually realises that, once he has looked after his basic needs, he can do without most of his stuff without losing his quality of life and contentment. ‘Your life does

not consist of things. Things are just props,’ says the wise old grandmother and points out the film’s basic premise. But the question is, however, if by dropping out of consumer society he also drops out of all social life. Can you have friends without having a mobile phone? And will the rest of the world even accept such a project? A brave film, which aims for the jugular of the 21st century’s expansive consumerism with a fine (Finnish) mixture of seriousness and humour. At the same time, it is also a story of the youthful quest for happiness, love and a way forward in life. It is really quite incredible that he actually pulled through with it.

VESTER VOV VOV: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 19:00 HRS. PARK BIO: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 21:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 17:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY MY STUFF (2013).

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THE SHADOW DIR. LINE HATLAND WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:SKYGGEN COUNTRY:NORWAY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:45M. PRODUCTION:MEDIEOPERATØRENE PRODUCER:KRISTINE ANN SKARET WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MEDIEOPERATØRENE A/S, NORWAY

The 85-year-old private detective Mary Reklev can look back at a 40-year career with over one thousand solved cases. But in retrospect, she has paid the ultimate price for her tireless efforts to uncover the secrets and affairs of other people. In ‘The Shadow’, she turns the magnifying glass on herself, her past and her broken life with her husband, daughter and all the devastating (self-)deception. The film’s approach is original: by alternating between re-staged episodes from her past and present reflections about what actually happened, the boundary between documentary and fiction

becomes blurred. Almost like a long and eventful life itself, when one looks back at it from the perspective of old age. The scenes from 1960s and 1970s Norway are recreated in style according to all the rules of film noir, while the likeable Reklev’s recollections are kept in the bright lights of the present. The result is as exciting as a detective film - where each new detail contributes to the overall picture - and deeply poignant in its own unsentimental way. The question is ultimately whether the intelligent and likeable Mary Reklev will succeed in solving her last case: herself?

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 12:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 17:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE GOOD CAPITALIST (2009), HOW HAPPY CAN YOU BE? (2005), BLITZ: OUT OF CONTROL (2004), OUT OF AFRICA (2002).

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F:ACT AWARD This year CPH:DOX is launching a new award dedicated to films in the field between documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism. Films that not only document the world, but actively takes part in it in order to change it. We are instigating the new F:act Award in collaboration with the Danish Union of Journalists with a wish to honor and acknowledge the often time-consuming work in a genre, which is at the same time threatened by short deadlines and in creative growth. The 12 films nominated for the new award together prove that strong characters and strong stories do not stand in the way of strong, research-based journalistic content. The opening film ’The Agreement’ is an example of just this, and its premiere on the opening night of the section is celebrated with a reception in the company of its (very) real-life cast. Several of the films are backed by campaigns that reach beyond the limit of a single film. But if there is one thing they all share, it is the will to create a well-researched debate – and you are invited to join in. F:ACT Award is a cash prize of 5,000 Euros, and is kindly sponsored by the Danish Union of Journalists.

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THE AGREEMENT - F:ACT AWARD OPENING FILM DIR. KAREN STOKKENDAL POULSEN

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE AGREEMENT COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:58M. PRODUCTION:BULLITT FILM APS PRODUCER:VIBEKE VOGEL & ELISE LUND LARSEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:BULLITT FILM, DENMARK

‘History is always made in the middle of the night. And when it happens, you are so damned tired, that you couldn’t care less,’ says Robert Cooper, an EU peace negotiator whose job it is to get Serbia and Kosovo to reach an agreement about peaceful coexistence. National pride and compromise are on everyone’s lips, and much is at stake: Kosovo wants to come closer to independence, the Serbs have been promised EU membership if they can reach an agreement, and the EU tries to strengthen its credibility. But how far is each party willing to go? It is the unique characters that make this fascinating film

BREMEN TEATER: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 18:00 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: MONDAY 11/11 AT 16:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 10:00 HRS. AARHUS ØST FOR PARADIS: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 13:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE AGREEMENT (2013).

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about a delicate political game so vivid and loveable. The stoic, Serbian negotiator has a great passion for rock music, his colleague from Kosovo does not want to miss out on his daily visit to the hairdresser, and Cooper himself has a closet full of ties – one for every conceivable occasion. Quite a bit of history is made in Karen Stokkendal Poulsen’s film, which dives deep into a difficult political process without losing sight of all its quirky details. But will it end with a glass of champagne for the charismatic Cooper and his clients?


THE UK GOLD DIR. MARK DONNE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE UK GOLD COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:90M. PRODUCTION:BRASS MOUSTACHE PRODUCER:MARK DONNE & JOE MORRIS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:BRASS MOUSTACHE, UK

Where is the gold buried when the crisis is looming and society begins to demand its share? With eloquence and polite mutual support, the British business establishment elegantly winds its way out of society’s demands of accountability and community, and the money is diverted away from the state coffers through a net of confusing transactions, Caribbean tax havens and a shelter of bureaucracy. We are guided through the darkness by the film’s hero, the Rev. William Taylor, who with his indomitable social spirit and chivalrous character seems to be the moral anchor of a world whose laws

fluctuate with the economic cycles. Taylor joins a battle where the good argument is of little value in a world of closed doors and mutually protective silence - where democracy is no more than an illusion and the cards have been dealt in advance. ‘The UK Gold’ takes a powerful swipe against the British Empire behind the white gloves, and tells the story of a contemporary crisis and an ancient practice, which shows how deep deception is ingrained in our proudest institutions and traditions. Thom Yorke is the mind behind the film’s original soundtrack.

EMPIRE BIO: MONDAY 11/11 AT 19:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY THE RIME OF THE MODERN MARINER (2010).

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DIRTY WARS DIR. RICHARD ROWLEY

ORIGINAL TITLE:DIRTY WARS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:87M. PRODUCTION:BIG NOISE, CIVIC BAKERY PRODUCER:ANTHONY ARNOVE, BRENDA COUGHLIN, JEREMY SCAHILL WORLD SALES/CONTACT: HANWAY FILMS18623

As far as America’s war on terror is concerned, we can only be sure of one thing: that we know even less than we think. The best-selling journalist Jeremy Schahill has spent years tracking down the secretive elite force J.S.O.C. (Joint Special Operations Command), which was established in the 1980s and enjoys almost unlimited powers in its shady operations that are carried out by men who officially do not exist. Schahill’s lonely and harsh mission starts in the Middle East, but as he delves deeper into J.S.O.C.’s activities, war efforts and murders are

connected and charted all over the world. And he knows that he is on the right track when he himself starts being monitored, hacked and threatened. ‘Dirty Wars’ is a hardcore documentary thriller about one man’s search for the truth. A piece of investigative and in-depth journalism that paints a picture of an endless and self-perpetuating war, which is kept secret from the public. One thing is sure: the fight against terrorism has changed the rules of war for good.

EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 15:00 HRS. TEATER GROB: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 10:15 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 16:30 HRS. AARHUS ØST FOR PARADIS: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 19:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY DESERTER (2007), THE JENA 6 (2007), THE WAR OF 33 (2007), THE FOURTH WORLD WAR (2003), BLACK & GOLD (2001), THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE (2000), ZAPATISTA (1999).

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NO FIRE ZONE: THE KILLING FIELDS OF SRI LANKA DIR. CALLUM MACRAE

ORIGINAL TITLE:NO FIRE ZONE: THE KILLING FIELDS OF SRI LANKA COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:93M. PRODUCTION:OUTSIDER FILMS PRODUCER:ZOE SALE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:OUTSIDER FILMS, UK

This is the kind of film that really makes your blood boil - and for a reason. The last 138 days of the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka was a nightmare for the civilians, who were lured into so-called ‘safety zones’ in the north of the country. And bombed by their own government. In a brilliantly edited argument that is made up of testimony from eyewitnesses and video footage filmed by the trapped people themselves, Callum Macrae’s film is a fulminating and extremely well-formulated indictment against the Sri Lankan government and its war crimes - and against the international community’s failure to act in the harrowing

conflict between the Tamil Tigers guerilla group and the Sinhalese government. The political motives behind the civil war are in the nationalist, Sinhalese government’s marginalisation of the Tamil population, which caused the original rebellion that escalated into a conflict. Around 70,000 civilian lives were lost during the last 138 days. Massacres of this magnitude take on an unreal, statistical dimension when we read about them in the headlines. Here, they are also given a face. The film is followed by a campaign to bring those responsible to justice.

DAGMAR TEATRET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 16:40 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 17:30 HRS. AARHUS ØST FOR PARADIS: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 15:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: JAPAN TSUNAMI: HOW IT HAPPENED (2011), WHISTLEBLOWER: THE SECRET BANK (2007), UNREPORTED WORLD (2003).

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BIG MEN DIR. RACHEL BOYNTON

ORIGINAL TITLE:BIG MEN COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:99M. PRODUCTION:BOYNTON FILMS PRODUCER:RACHEL BOYNTON WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILMS TRANSIT, CANADA

It is quite a scoop that the director Rachel Boynton has landed here. Oil has been found in Ghana. A small American company is on site, shakes hands with local politicians and invests a fortune in exploring the oil well, which is located under the seabed. But then everything starts to go wrong. An election brings down the government, Ghana’s poor are raging against the uneven distribution of wealth, accusations of corruption are everywhere, and in the neighbouring Nigeria militant rebels are blowing up oil pipelines in protest against a regime that only looks after its own interests. What started as an oil adventure increasingly turns into a

nightmare for the small group of American investors, who suddenly find themselves under extreme pressure – and Boynton is there when it happens. ‘Big Men’ was shot over four years, and the patience has paid off in the form of a dramatic and politically explosive story about greed, diplomacy and the entire game of coincidences and conflicting interests that can shake the solid foundations of even the staunchest neo-liberal. But the film doesn’t really have any villains. The lesson is, moreover, that everyone has their own interests – and this lesson is hard-earned.

DAGMAR TEATRET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 16:40 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 17:30 HRS. DAGMAR TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 12:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY OUR BRAND IS CRISIS (CPH:DOX 2005).

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POPULATION BOOM DIR. WERNER BOOTE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:POPULATION BOOM COUNTRY:AUSTRIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:87M. PRODUCTION:NGF - NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION GMBH PRODUCER:MARKUS GLASER, MICHAEL KITZBERGER, WOLFGANG WIDERHOFER, NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AUTLOOK FILMSALES GBR, AUSTRIA

How many is too many? And is it even the right question to ask? One thing is certain: there are more and more of us on this planet. 25 years ago there were five billion of us. Today, there are seven. The acclaimed Austrian director Werner Boote (‘Plastic Planet’) flies around the planet like a modern Socrates to examine the myths and facts about overpopulation, which is portrayed as one of today’s greatest threats. From Kenya’s slums to the world’s most densely populated place, Dhaka in Bangladesh, and to New York City. On his journey, he speaks with everyone from demographic researchers to environmental activists, and the conclusion that

Boote reaches is considerably different from the myth. Rather, it is possibly the sky-high consumption and constant pursuit of immediate profit of the West that is more to blame for the challenges facing the planet. And maybe overpopulation is just a myth that has been created with the sole purpose of covering up larger and far more important problems, and simultaneously making the world’s population the scapegoat of a far more complex game. ‘It is not about how many of us there are, but about how we treat each other,’ as Boote recognises. We take this as the basis for a debate.

GLORIA: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 17:45 HRS. DAGMAR TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 12:00 HRS. AARHUS ØST FOR PARADIS: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 17:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: PLASTIC PLANET (CPH:DOX 2009).

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MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE DIR. MARC BAUDER

ORIGINAL TITLE:MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE COUNTRY:GERMANY, AUSTRIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:88M. PRODUCTION:BAUDERFILM, NGF NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER FILMPRODUKTION GMBH, HR, SWR, ARTE PRODUCER:MARC BAUDER, MARKUS GLASER, WOLFGANG WIDERHOFER, MICHAEL KITZBERGER, NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AUTLOOK FILMSALES GBR, AUSTRIA

He was one of Germany’s leading investment experts with an income of several million Euros per day. Now, he sits on one of the upper floors of an empty bank building in the middle of Frankfurt, overlooking a skyline of glass and steel. And talks. In an extended mix of a monologue and an in-depth interview, which is as frightening as it is fascinating, he shares his inside knowledge from a megalomaniac parallel world where illusions are the market’s hardest currency. Marc Bauder’s ‘Master of the Universe’

is based on meticulous research and provides us with geniune insight into the notoriously secretive and self-protective ‘universe’ of which our nameless protagonist experiences himself a (former?) master. Where other films on the financial meltdown have focused on the epic nature of larger-than-life business, Bauder probes the mentality that made it possible in the first place. A tense drama where psychology meets finance - two things that are more closely linked than you would like to believe.

GRAND TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 14:20 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: THE SYSTEM (2011), NACH DER REVOLUTION (2010), LAST TO KNOW (2006), NO LOST TIME (2000).

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IN GOD WE TRUST DIR. VICTOR KUBICEK & DEREK ANDERSON

ORIGINAL TITLE:IN GOD WE TRUST COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:82M. WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE HALCYON COMPANY, USA

American businessman Bernie Madoff committed one of history’s greatest frauds and deprived his investors of millions of dollars over a period of several decades. Eleanor Squillari was Madoff’s secretary for 25 years, and she had no idea what was happening right in front of her. Only now it is starting to dawn on her how such a massive and widespread fraud was possible, and what kind of man the employer she thought she knew actually was. And she means what she says, as she claims not to be blind to the victims

of Madoff’s fraud - and that she is now determined to do everything in her power to shed light on it. She also advised her own family to invest in Madoff’s bogus companies around the world. And you have to ask yourself what is really going on in Madoff’s head, when he does not even blink as the World Trade Center collapses just around the corner of his New York office. A psychological thriller and a detective story of epic proportions.

DAGMAR TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 14:20 HRS. PARK BIO: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 12:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY IN GOD WE TRUST (2013).

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FATAL ASSISTANCE DIR. RAOUL PECK

ORIGINAL TITLE:ASSISTANCE MORTELLE COUNTRY:FRANCE, HAITI, US, BELGIUM YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:100M. PRODUCTION:ARTE, RTBF, ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP PRODUCER:RÉMI GRELLETY, RAOUL PECK, HÉBERT PECK WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

A large portion of the money collected for Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010 never made it to the Haitians. They instead disappeared in bureaucratic processes and political contradictions. The many involved countries and humanitarian organisations have highly differing political and economic objectives. In a cinematic postcard from the devastated country, the local master director Raoul Peck talks both directly to the audience - and directly to the relief industry, at which the

film aims a crippling (but constructive) critique with detailed and precise argumentation. Peck analyses the power play in the reconstruction effort, and how it actually often slows the country’s progress as opposed to supporting it. Thoughtful and without bitterness, and even with an eye for small poetic moments in the essayistic tradition of Chris Marker. But also with an urgent awareness of the fact that the world’s most vulnerable countries can not wait for ever.

VESTER VOV VOV: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 17:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 12:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: MOLOCH TROPICAL (2009), PROFIT & NOTHING BUT! OR IMPOLITE THOUGHTS ON THE CLASS STRUGGLE (2001), LUMUMBA (2000).

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WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS DIR. ALEX GIBNEY

ORIGINAL TITLE:WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:127M. PRODUCTION:JIGSAW, GLOBAL PRODUCE, UNIVERSAL PICTURES PRODUCER:ALEX GIBNEY, MARC SHMUGER, ALEXIS BLOOM WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL, UK

Alex Gibney’s meticulously researched film about WikiLeaks and the most controversial whistleblower in world history, Julian Assange, has already caused a massive debate. The dramatic and immensely complex story of how a small group of ‘hacktivists’ decide to ignore pretty much all laws and publish leaked state secrets and much more, not only portrays the history of the infamous website. It also raises the question as to whether Assange’s project has developed into an intelligence agency without a government or democratic foundation. In their

open struggle against the world’s military, state and government powers, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden and others to come have fundamentally changed the way how democratic societies today deal with secrets and private affairs. But is free access to classified information an absolute right? Is WikiLeaks the first step in a democratic revolution, where everything is visible to everyone? And who is Julian Assange really, behind all the scandals? See the film, become (much) wiser - and judge for yourself.

EMPIRE BIO: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 17:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 19:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 15:00 HRS. PARK BIO: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 21:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: THE ARMSTRONG LIE (CPH:DOX 2013), THE MAGIC TRIP (CPH:DOX 2011), CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER (2010), FREAKONOMICS (CPH:DOX 2010, CO-DIR.), GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON (CPH:DOX 2008), TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (CPH:DOX 2007), ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM (CPH:DOX 2005).

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THE UNKNOWN KNOWN DIR. ERROL MORRIS

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE UNKNOWN KNOWN COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:96M. PRODUCTION:MOXIE PRODUCTIONS, RADIUS-THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY PRODUCER:ERROL MORRIS, ROBERT FERNANDEZ, AMANDA BRANSAN GILL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:HANWAY FILMS, UK

Donald Rumsfeld, America’s controversial former defence minister, was one of the so-called architects behind the country’s invasion of Iraq. He is known for wriggling out of any kind of trouble thanks to his enormous rhetorical talent - and for leaving behind thousands of memos with cryptical ‘notes to self’, called snowflakes. Errol Morris has read through them all, and in his new film he sits face to face with Rumsfeld to find out what goes on behind the impenetrable facade that many people love to hate. The conversation sizzles between the brash and notoriously curious Morris and the

self-conscious ‘hawk’, who has no intention of opening up to him - but who likes to share his many proverbs, such as: ‘The absence of evidence isn’t the evidence of absence,’ and the one behind the film’s cryptic title: things you think you know, but that you turn out not to know. There is still a lot we don’t know about Donald Rumsfeld (and about the consequences of the political line that he has been the advocate of), but we nevertheless get to experience things that none of the two could have predicted as we progress towards the film’s surprising end. Errol Morris has done it again.

GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 17:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 22:30 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: TABLOID (CPH:DOX 2010), STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (CPH:DOX 2008), FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL (1997), THE THIN BLUE LINE (1988).

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ABDE’S WAR DIR. NAGIEB KHAJA

ORIGINAL TITLE:STORE A - FRA BANDEKRIG TIL JIHAD COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:55M. PRODUCTION:DR, NORTH BRIDGE FILM PRODUCER:TOM GREENWOOD, RUNE SPARRE GEERTSEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DR UNG, DENMARK

In Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district, the brutal gang leader Abderozzak Benarabe, known as Big A, says farewell to his friends and family, gets into a car and drives off to the airport. Big A has, by his own admission, had a religious awakening after his younger brother was diagnosed with cancer, and he is now on his way to Syria to take part in the civil war and fight on the side of the rebels. This is his sacrifice to God to atone for his many crimes. In a true scoop of a film, the award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Nagieb Khaja (‘My

Afghanistan - Life in the Forbidden Zone’, CPH:DOX 2012) travelled with the notorious gang leader to document his unusual journey from the hard underworld of Nørrebro to the front line in Syria. The film was originally planned as a series with two shorter segments, but the explosive subject-matter really comes into its own as a full-length feature. A film that also gives us a new perspective on the growing problem of European citizens who travel to the Middle East to join a war effort.

EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 20:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 22:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 15:00 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY MY AFGHANISTAN: LIFE IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (CPH:DOX 2012)

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THE WAR CAMPAIGN DIR. BORIS BERTRAM WORLD PREMIERE

OUT OF COMPETITION

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE WAR CAMPAIGN COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:59M. PRODUCTION:MAGIC HOUR FILMS APS PRODUCER:LISE LENSE-MØLLER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MAGIC HOUR FILMS APS, DENMARK

With ‘The War Campaign’, Boris Bertram single-handedly obliterates our belief in political integrity in his coverage of the prelude to the war in Iraq and the political game that drove it. The film is a harrowing account of a war machine that, once in motion, roared away with full determination, showing no interest in criticism or conflicting evidence. When the decision to launch a war against Iraq is made, every effort is made to legitimise the war to the people of the United States and its allies. The war’s marketing is carefully composed of customised intelligence reports, ‘if’s’ and hot air,

and delivered with a doomsday rhetoric that leaves no room for doubt. Through TV archive materials and interviews with a number of key figures and whistle-blowers who witnessed and contributed to the distortion of the facts that were the basis for the war, we are taken all the way into the corridors of the offices where stories are invented and history is written. ‘The War Campaign’ gives us an insight into the frightening nature of war and the personal relationships and ambitions that play a larger role in moving the war forward than facts and solid reasoning.

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DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY CHIPS AND LIVER GIRLS (DOX:LAB 2010, SHORT), TANKOGRAD (CPH:DOX 2009), DIPLOMACY - THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT (2008), MY BEIRUT (2005).

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CAPTIVITY DIR. ANDRÉ GIL MATA

ORIGINAL TITLE:CATIVEIRO COUNTRY:PORTUGAL YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:64M. PRODUCTION:ANDRÉ GIL MATA, JOANA GUSMÃO PRODUCER:ANDRÉ GIL MATA, JOANA GUSMÃO WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ANDRÉ GIL MATA, PORTUGAL

To write with one’s camera as a poet would with his pen is an old dream that the Portuguese film ‘Captivity’ puts directly into practice. Shot over a period of four years in the apartment where the director’s grandmother has lived most of her very long life, and with a melancholy awareness that it is soon nearing its end the filmmaker shares his thoughts with us. Like a documentary version of ‘Amour’, but with intimacy and empathy, the camera records the

passage of time in the empty and twilight-lit rooms and on the ageing body. The need to immortalise ones beloved is a fundamental impulse of photographic practice. But André Gil Mata’s film also raises the question of whether films can not only maintain but also, prolong life. ‘Captivity’ won the Doc Alliance Award awarded in Cannes by CPH:DOX and our six partnering, European festivals.

VESTER VOV VOV: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 17:00 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY HOUSE (2010, SHORT), WATER ARK (2009, SHORT).

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THE CAPTAIN AND HIS PIRATE DIR. ANDY WOLFF

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE CAPTAIN AND HIS PIRATE COUNTRY:GERMANY, ISRAEL, FINLAND, ROMANIA, ITALY YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:76M. PRODUCTION:BROCKHAUS/WOLFF GBR PRODUCER:BROCKHAUS/WOLFF GBR WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

In 2009, a large German container ship is invaded by a group of Somali pirates, and the crew loses control of both the ship and their own destiny. The weeks go by and when the crew does not receive any help from their company, the desperate captain ends up taking a controversial and potentially fatal decision to enter into dialogue with the leader of the pirates. A decision that means that he loses the trust of the crew while the tabloid press throws itself at the story. Flash forward to today, where the two protagonists of the hostage crisis let us in on

their own version of events, filtered through two radically different world views. On the one hand the young pirates, on the other the captain’s struggle to move on. But can he? And why is the leader of the pirates the only person that the captain today looks back on as a friend? The Captain and His Pirate is a psychological drama based on in-depth interviews with both of them, and basically raises the question of who is responsible for a situation as extreme as the hijacking of a ship.

DAGMAR TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 16:40 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 14:20 HRS.

DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE (2010, CO-DIR. WITH STEPHANIE BROCKHAUS).

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FUCK FOR FOREST DIR. MICHAL MARCZAK

ORIGINAL TITLE:FUCK FOR FOREST COUNTRY:POLAND, GERMANY YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:86M. PRODUCTION:THE POKROMSKI STUDIO COMPANY PRODUCER:MIKOLAJ POKROMSKI, MICHAEL MARCZAK WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:DOGWOOF, UK

‘Fuck for Forest’ is the portrait of one of the world’s most extraordinary charities of the same name. FFF is an eco-activist NGO, which is based in Berlin and makes and sells amateur porn on the internet to raise money to save the rain forest. Danny is a young Norwegian, who becomes a part of the exuberant and slightly confused neo-hippie project, where sexual liberation meets global altruism. The organisation preaches its message about the western world’s twisted relationship to nature and nudity while its members smoke pot, play concerts, engage in exhibitionistic performance art and recruit people off the street to provide a

body for their homemade porn films. But make no mistake: they have a mission and a goal. From the streets of Berlin to the depths of the Amazon jungle, FFF ventures out to purchase a piece of rain forest and give it back to the natives - but what happens when their Western idealism collides with raw reality? Without giving away too much, we can safely say that the organisation’s love for the Peruvian natives is not unreservedly reciprocated. Michal Marczak’s debut ‘On the Edge of Russia’ was in 2010 nominated for the main award at CPH:DOX, and this year ‘Fuck for Forest’ is nominated for the Doc Alliance Award.

VESTER VOV VOV: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 19:00 HRS. WAREHOUSE 9: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 19:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 22:30 HRS. DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY AT THE EDGE OF RUSSIA (CPH:DOX 2010).

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AUDIENCE AWARD Each year, we nominate 10 films that combine high cinematic quality with a strong audience appeal for the festival’s Audience Award. The Award is sponsored by Danish newspaper Politiken and is worth 14.000 Euros in marketing to be used by a Danish distributor wanting to release the film in local Cinemas or DVD after the festival.

THE 10 NOMINATED FILMS ARE: The Blocher Experience (Jean-Stéphane Bron, 2013) Generation Iron (Vlad Yudin, 2013) The Agreement (Karen Stokkedal Poulsen, 2013) The Armstrong Lie (Alex Gibney, 2013) SOMM (Jason Wise, 2012) The Spirit of ’45 (Ken Loach, 2013) Alcan Highway (Aleksi Salmenperä, 2013) Everyday Rebellion (The Riahi Brothers, 2013) Love Me (Hanne Myren, 2013) The Unknown Known (Errol Morris, 2013)

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EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL CURATED BY AI WEIWEI CURATED BY THE YES MEN CHINA -BETWEEN BETWEENCHAOS CHAOSAND AND CONTROL CONTROL EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL

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CURATED BY AI WEIWEI Ai Weiwei was recently announced as the most influental, living artist in the world by the acclaimed magazine ArtReview. It is somewhat less known, however, that parallel to his career as an artist he has directed and produced over 20 critical documentaries and paved the way for a new generation of young, independent filmmakers. We have invited Ai Weiwei to curate a film programme under the concept of this year’s theme, ’Everything is Under Control’. It has turned out to be a programme which above all reflects upon the role and responsibility of artists, the nature of power, and the possibilities of resistance. From an iconoclastic critique of authority through satire and allegory, to censorship and the (power) struggles to control the meaning that is produced along the way. The trick is of course to see the films with Ai Weiwei’s own work and life situation as a prism. The failed attempts of the Chinese authorities to silence Ai Weiwei through emprisonment and obscure accusations of tax fraud led to an international ’cause célèbre’ which has only helped to bring his critique of the regime and his defence of freedom of expression to the whole world. An open case which will hopefully soon come to an end. And a case which in any case has left a solid doubt as to whether everything is really under control – not only in modern China, but everywhere where artists and filmmakers are fighting for their right to express themselves freely. Ai Weiwei is the latest in a line of guest curators who in recent years have curated flim programmes exclusively for CPH:DOX, among others Douglas Gordon, Nan Goldin, Harmony Korine, Animal Collective, and Ben Rivers & Ben Russell.

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THE SHEIK AND I DIR. CAVEH ZAHEDI

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE SHEIK AND I COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:108M. PRODUCTION:FACTORY 25 PRODUCER:CAVEH ZAHEDI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:REINVENTING THE WHEEL

‘Caveh Zahedi’s ‘The sheik and I’ is a great film which succeeds in telling a story full of humour, culture, religion and politics.’ (- Ai Weiwei) Caveh Zavedi is invited to make a short film for a biennial event in the United Arab Emirates. There are only three rules: no nudity, and no poking fun at the Prophet Mohammed –

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or the Sheikh of Sharjah. But the last rule quickly becomes the core of Zavedi’s iconoclastic project, which therefore, for better or worse, also ends up involving everyone around him. But can he get away with making his film in a country where irony is still an unknown concept?


OLYMPIA DIR. LENI RIEFENSTAHL

ORIGINAL TITLE:OLYMPIA COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:1938 RUNNING TIME:239M. PRODUCTION:OLYMPIA FILM GMBH PRODUCER:LENI RIEFENSTAHL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, SWITZERLAND

‘Olympia’ by Leni Riefenstahl is known for its sophisticated cinematography put to use as Nazi propaganda. Riefenstahl portrays Germany as a nation of strength, imbued with an aesthetic of power and beauty. Artistic techniques, such as the use of light, rhythm and images of physical perfection, are used during the film to promote a fascist ideology. A similar aesthetical language continues to be used today for propaganda

purposes by countries with dictatorial structures such as China or Russia. One example is Beijing’s Olympic Games in 2008, which are reminiscent of the Games featured in the film. Despite its controversial political context ‘Olympia’ was ground-breaking when first released in 1938 and is still an interesting film.’ (- Ai Weiwei) (Screening rights for ‘Olympia’ courtesy of the IOC.)

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THE FALL OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY DIR. ESFIR SHUB

ORIGINAL TITLE:PADENIE DINASTII ROMANOVYKH COUNTRY:RUSSIA YEAR:1927 RUNNING TIME:101M. PRODUCTION:SOVKINO WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MOSFILM, RUSSIA

‘Esfir Shub pieces together a chronology of Russia, from 1913 to 1917 using found archival news footage. The repurposed images show the ‘truth’ and give a comprehensive overview of society by introducing leaders of the Duma, gentry and peasants, soldiers and sailors, the bourgeoisie, and the Czar. The objective approach of the documentary results in beautiful imagery, picturing joy and humour.’ (- Ai Weiwei) One of the earliest film-historical examples of

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reusing old footage and editing it together in a new montage to let it assume new meanings. The female director Esfir Shub saved hundreds of film reels shot between 1913 and the revolution in 1917, and edited them together to an epic work about the fall of an era, which in Soviet montage style contrasts the upper class with the workers’ conditions in the time just before the seemingly inevitable revolution.


CHUNG KUO, CINA DIR. MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI

ORIGINAL TITLE:CHUNG KUO, CINA COUNTRY:ITALY YEAR:1972 RUNNING TIME:220M. PRODUCTION:RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA (RAI) WORLD SALES/CONTACT:RAI TECHE, ITALY

‘Chung Kuo, Cina’ is the first documentary film about Communist China made by a Western film director. Firstly considered as an ally, Michelangelo Antonioni was invited to portray New China. The finished product however wasn’t

approved, as China thought itself to be cast in an ‘incorrect light’. Only 30 years later could ‘Chung Kuo, Cina’ finally be shown to a small audience at Beijing’s Cinema Institute.’ (- Ai Weiwei)

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THE LOVELY MONTH OF MAY DIR. CHRIS MARKER & PIERRE LHOMME

ORIGINAL TITLE:LE JOLI MAI COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:1963 RUNNING TIME:145M. PRODUCTION:SOFRACIMA PRODUCER:ANDRE HEINRICH WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SOFRA, FRANCE

‘The Lovely Month of May’ is an early social study - a form of modern poetry.’ (- Ai Weiwei) Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme’s film is a vox pop shot on the streets of Paris in 1962, and oozes spring and new beginnings. Chris Marker asks random people about their views on society and themselves. The black and white images sparkle with curiosity, as they capture life in the

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French capital, which is approaching its first peaceful summer since the war with Algeria came to an end. A pioneering work in the ‘cinéma vérité’ genre, and a major work in Chris Marker’s invaluable opus. The film is shown in its new, restored version, which re-premiered in Cannes earlier this year.


ANDREI RUBLEV DIR. ANDREY TARKOVSKY

ORIGINAL TITLE:ANDREY RUBLYOV COUNTRY:RUSSIA YEAR:1966 RUNNING TIME:184M. PRODUCTION:MOSFILM PRODUCER:TAMARA OGORODNIKOVA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MOSFILM, RUSSIA

‘This beautiful film is loosely based on the life of Andrey Rublev. It gives us a good overview of Russia’s art and society at that time.’ (- Ai Weiwei) Tarkovsky’s film about the Russian icon painter Andrey Rublev is an allegorical tale of the artist’s role and responsibilities in a world ruled by tyrants. The film is set in medieval

Russia, where the travelling Rublev is thrown into an artistic crisis as a result of witnessing how inhumanly brutal people can be, but he finally acknowledges that he has to take responsibility for his talent. An undeniable magnum opus of film history, with eternal relevance.

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DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB DIR. STANLEY KUBRICK

ORIGINAL TITLE:DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB COUNTRY:US, UK YEAR:1964 RUNNING TIME:94M. PRODUCTION:COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION, HAWK FILM PRODUCER:STANLEY KUBRICK WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY DENMARK, DENMARK

“Dr. Strangelove’ is a simultaneously intriguing and disconcerting film that is placed in the Cold War context and satirises the nuclear scare in a surreal, humorous way.’ (- Ai Weiwei) Stanley Kubrick’s morbid satire of ideological madness plays with the thought experiment of an American nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, as seen from ‘the war room’ after the button has been pressed. Disaster is the logical conclusion of the vanity of power, as opposed to an actual decision. A thought that is hardly less relevant today, and which fifty years later can still send shivers down your spine.

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SICKO

DIR. MICHAEL MOORE

ORIGINAL TITLE:SICKO COUNTRY:US YEAR:2007 RUNNING TIME:123M. PRODUCTION:DOG EAT DOG FILMS, THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY PRODUCER:MEGHAN O’HARA, MICHAEL MOORE, SUSANNAH PRICE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SF FILM, DENMARK

‘Whether Michael Moore is a good filmmaker or not is a much debated subject. But he certainly seems to seek attention for the right cause, frequently communicating his argument in a clear, simple and effective way.’ (- Ai Weiwei) The American health care system is run as a business on commercial terms, which according to the doctrines of neo-liberalism is of benefit to everyone - except the sick, adds Michael Moore, who like a modern Socrates compares the

situation with that of Canada, Europe and communist Cuba. But ‘Sicko’ is not just an American issue: the thought of free health care for all is one that not everyone agrees on, as the current debate on so-called ObamaCare has shown. Not even in countries that otherwise benefit from it. Moore speaks to the people in the people’s own language, which is why his films look the way they do. Which is (also) an interesting way of seeing them.

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TPB AFK: THE PIRATE BAY AWAY FROM KEYBOARD DIR. SIMON KLOSE

ORIGINAL TITLE:TPB AFK: THE PIRATE BAY AWAY FROM KEYBOARD COUNTRY:SWEDEN, DENMARK, NORWAY, UK, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCTION:NONAMI, ANAGRAM PRODUKTION, FINAL CUT FOR REAL PRODUCER:MARTIN PERSSON, SIMON KLOSE, SIGNE BYRGE SØRENSEN, ANNE KÖHNCKE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AUTLOOK FILMSALES GBR, AUSTRIA

‘TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard’ is a documentary film concerned with the distribution of information in today’s computer age. It demonstrates that digital networks are largely responsible for the demarcation of new territories, through which national borders are continually replaced and revised.’ (- Ai Weiwei) The film about the Swedish

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file-sharing service The Pirate Bay follows its three founders as they face a landmark and dramatic lawsuit, which will determine if they have broken the law by facilitating the sharing of material for which they do not own the copyright. A lawsuit and a film that is relevant far beyond its own borders.


UNDERGROUND DIR. EMIR KUSTURICA

ORIGINAL TITLE:UNDERGROUND COUNTRY:FRANCE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, FR YUGOSLAVIA, BULGARIA YEAR:1995 RUNNING TIME:167M. PRODUCTION:CIBY 2000, BARRANDOV STUDIOS, KOMUNA, MEDIAREX / ETIC, NOVO FILMS, PTC, PANDORA, TCHAPLINE FILMS PRODUCER:MILORAD VUCELIC WORLD SALES/CONTACT:TF1 INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

‘Underground’ is a sad, but funny story told in an extremely surreal way. The film focuses on the lives of two friends living underground, and how a series of strange circumstances slowly overtake their state of minds.’ (- Ai Weiwei) Emir Kusturica’s feature takes place in Belgrade between WWII and the civil war of the 1990s, when Yugoslavia fell apart, and in allegorical form depicts the human and political tragedy that brought things so far. A carnivalesque and

imaginative story about a group of resistance fighters, who end up spending 30 years in a basement in the belief that the war is still raging outside – a delusion that the black marketeer and their former comrade Marko keeps them trapped in. Everyone stubbornly sticks to the illusions that best serve their own interests, while power changes hands under different propagandistic slogans.

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CURATED BY THE YES MEN The American artist and activist duo The Yes Men have curated a film programme exclusively for CPH:DOX’s theme this year: ’Everything is Under Control’. In a historical survey that spans 70 years of modern history and covers the distance from the Philippines to the Moon, from Charlie Chaplin to Stanley Kubrick, and from an Eastern-Bloc romance between two kosmonauts and to the alienating offices spaces of post-modern America. A multi-faceted, but clear image of the state of the western world in all of its frailty, absurdity, and illusory grandeur. The Yes Men have made their mark not only with their films ’The Yes Men’ (2003) and ’The Yes Men Fix the World’ (2009), both of which made riots at previous editions of CPH:DOX, but also in their performances and actions. Their satiricial strategy of so-called ’identity corrections’ exposes people, companies and ideologies, whose unethical motives and actions are otherwise hidden by a smoke screen of spin and bureaucratic business-as-usual. After ten years of artistic and activist struggle their work so far stands out as a creative counter-manifesto of 21st century activism. And their programme at this year’s CPH:DOX festival is in every way born out of that same spirit. A programme which in witty and precise ways turn the power of the mainstream media and neoliberal writing of history on its head med simple and (thought) provocative means. Just like their own films and performances which always rest on the same solid ground: Their belief in the capacity of people to think for themselves.

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THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED DIR. KIM BARTLEY & DONNACHA Ó BRIAIN

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED COUNTRY:IRELAND YEAR:2003 RUNNING TIME:74M. PRODUCTION:BÓRD SCANNÁN NA HÉIREANN, NEDERLANDSE PROGRAMMA STICHTING (NPS), COBO FONDS PRODUCER:DAVID POWER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:IRISH FILM INSTITUTE, IRELAND

‘A stirring look at an attempted coup in Venezuela and the media’s role in it. Interesting to revisit in the year of Chavez’s death.’ (- The Yes Men). An Irish film crew was in the middle of shooting a documentary about Venezuela’s socialist president Hugo Chavez, when a coup occurred in 2002 and Chavez was deposed in favour of the leading businessman Pedro Carmona, whose interim government, however,

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fell after just two days. What was far more successful, though, was the historically unique and extremely dramatic documentary that came out of the attempt to overthrow the charismatic and democratically elected president. A film that, not least, examined the role of private media in the failed revolution and reached the kind of conclusions that have not lost any of their relevance over time - unfortunately.


THE TARGET SHOOTS FIRST DIR. CHRIS WILCHA

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE TARGET SHOOTS FIRST COUNTRY:US YEAR:1999 RUNNING TIME:70M. PRODUCTION:CHRIS WILCHA PRODUCER:CHRIS WILCHA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:VIDEO DATA BANK, USA

‘Another film that leaks. Wilcha’s insiderpersonal narrative about climbing the corporate ladder in the music industry is funny and revealing. If “The Office” were a documentary and there were real stakes for the protagonists, you might end up with something like this.’ (The Yes Men). Chris Wilcha was 22 years old when he was hired by Columbia Records to help them develop a new department for the

hotchpotch of modern music genres that fall under the category ‘alternative’ - a term which, however, takes on a completely new and self-contradictory meaning when it is relaunched on the terms of the mass market. Wilcha took a video camera to work every day, and documented the progress of the project. The result is a hilarious look behind the scenes of the commercial culture industry.

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INTERKOSMOS DIR. JIM FINN

ORIGINAL TITLE:INTERKOSMOS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2006 RUNNING TIME:71M. PRODUCTION:JIM FINN PRODUCER:JIM FINN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:VIDEO DATA BANK, USA

‘Interkosmos is a musical documentary film about the East German space program. What more is there to say?’ (- The Yes Men). A piece of stylish, fabricated ‘found footage’ about a romance between two cosmonauts on board an East German rocket on its way to conquer Saturn and Jupiter in the name of intergalactic communism. The American artist Jim Finn’s riveting debut is a time capsule of communist

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retro and Eastern Bloc nostalgia from a past that suddenly seems so much longer ago than it actually is. And this is maybe its bittersweet point: that the political prestige projects of the past do not have a an expiry date in terms of sheer entertainment value. And to top it all, it has a fantastic Krautrock score by Jim Becker and Colleen Burke.


PERFUMED NIGHTMARE DIR. KIDLAT TAHIMIK

ORIGINAL TITLE:MABABANGONG BANGUNGOT COUNTRY:PHILIPPINES YEAR:1977 RUNNING TIME:93M. PRODUCTION:KIDLAT TAHIMIK PRODUCER:KIDLAT TAHIMIK, PATRICIA DE GUIA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:HARROD BLANK, USA

‘Magical reverse-ethnography marvels at the paradoxes of modernity. If regular markets work, why do we need supermarkets? Even more relevant today than when it came out.’ (- The Yes Men). The self-taught filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik himself plays the lead role in his beloved low budget cult film from 1977 about a Philippine bus driver who dreams of travelling to the

United States to become an astronaut, but who en route to the destination of his dreams has second thoughts and starts to doubt the modern world’s promises of eternal progress. A charming, imaginative and at first sight naive film, which uses farce and magic realism to debunk any ingrained ideas we might have of the Western world’s merits.

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THE GREAT DICTATOR DIR. CHARLIE CHAPLIN

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE GREAT DICTATOR COUNTRY:US YEAR:1940 RUNNING TIME:125M. PRODUCTION:CHARLES CHAPLIN PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:CHARLES CHAPLIN, CARTER DEHAVEN, WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MKL POUR MK2 DIFFUSION, FRANCE

‘Fabulous old feature documentary about how a Jewish barber stopped World War 2. A stirring portrait of hapless courage that boldly defends a benevolent and altruistic vision of humanity. We are so glad that war was averted!’ (- The Yes Men). Chaplin’s Hitler allegory was made just before The United States entered World War II,

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and seen in historical retrospect it is a controversial, provocative and iconoclastic attempt to bring people to their senses, with disarming humour and an enormous humanistic commitment as its weapons of choice. The film was Chaplin’s greatest commercial success.


MCDONALDS BEEF 2000

DIR. MCDONALD’S (LIBERATED AT THE EDIT BY ART COLLECTIVE ANIMAL CHARM)

ORIGINAL TITLE:MCDONALDS BEEF 2000 COUNTRY:US YEAR:1998 RUNNING TIME:20M.

‘Pre-bovine spongiform encephalitis internal McDonald’s doc explains how the company plans to vertically integrate the beef animal

industry. Their goal: to dominate every cubic inch of your stomach, every day of every year, with meat from the beef animal.’ (- The Yes Men)

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DARK SIDE OF THE MOON DIR. WILLIAM KAREL

ORIGINAL TITLE:OPÉRATION LUNE COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2002 RUNNING TIME:52M. PRODUCTION:ARTE FRANCE, POINT DU JOUR PRODUCER:VINCENT DÉCIS, EMMANUELLE FAGE, JEAN-PAUL LLAMAZARES, LUC MARTINGOUZET WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ARTE DISTRIBUTION, FRANCE

‘Incontrovertible proof that the 1969 moon landing was a hoax, perpetrated by a conspiracy of governments and Hollywood director Stanley Kubrick.’ (- The Yes Men). When it was released, William Karel’s sophisticated mockumentary attracted great attention and serious debate with its tongue-in-cheek theory about the staging of

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the moon landing – both by questioning the USA’s spectacular conquest of the moon, but not least by also subtly undermining the mass media’s authority in shaping our knowledge and perception of the world. Starring, among others, Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger and the astronaut Buzz Aldrin.


COUNTERFEIT COVERAGE DIR. DAVID SHULMAN

ORIGINAL TITLE:COUNTERFEIT COVERAGE COUNTRY:UK, US YEAR:1992 RUNNING TIME:30M. PRODUCTION:THE CINEMA GUILD PRODUCER:DAVID SHULMAN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE CINEMA GUILD, USA

‘A mind-blowing short exposé of how a public relations firm was hired to get the US involved

in the Gulf War in 1991 - and how they succeeded.’ (- The Yes Men)

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SPIN

DIR. BRIAN SPRINGER

ORIGINAL TITLE:SPIN COUNTRY:US YEAR:1995 RUNNING TIME:56M. PRODUCTION:BRIAN SPRINGER PRODUCER:WOLFGANG PODGORSCHEK, BRIGITTE PRINZGAU, BRIAN SPRINGER WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:VIDEO DATA BANK, USA

‘Spin’ shows us something we’re not supposed to see. Springer trawls unscrambled satellite feeds and discovers beautiful clips of politicians with their pants down. This exercise in pre-web hacking reveals the duplicity of politicians in a televised age.’ (- The Yes Men). A film consisting of censored outtakes from TV - of the unpleasant kind, where journalists think that

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the microphones are off and the politicians are unaware that the camera is still rolling. And as a result some truths come out into the open. The result is solid evidence of the corrupting influence of spin on democracy, and a relentless criticism of American politicians and spin doctors’ indifference to the people who are watching them on television.


ISLE OF FLOWERS DIR. JORGE FURTADO

ORIGINAL TITLE:LHA DAS FLORES COUNTRY:BRAZIL YEAR:1990 RUNNING TIME:13M. PRODUCTION:CASA DE CINEMA DE PORTO ALEGRE PRODUCER:NORA GOULART, MONICA SCHMIEDT

‘Everything you need to know to understand late capitalism in only 13 minutes.’ (- The Yes Men). Jorge Furtado’s toxically ironic short film tracks a tomato’s journey from a field to a landfill, where it ends up being found and eaten by a poor family. With an apparently objective voice, a sober, male narrator explains how and

why we have arrived at the global social order and distribution of material goods of today. A modern food chain is illustrated by a montage of extracts, which together imitate traditional educational films of the kind that were once shown in classrooms.

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TRIBULATION 99: ALIEN ANOMALIES UNDER AMERICA DIR. CRAIG BALDWIN

ORIGINAL TITLE:TRIBULATION 99: ALIEN ANOMALIES UNDER AMERICA COUNTRY:US YEAR:1999 RUNNING TIME:49M. PRODUCTION:CRAIG BALDWIN PRODUCER:CRAIG BALDWIN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CANYON CINEMA, USA

‘The best documentary on the history of US intervention in Latin America. Fantastic costumes too.’ (- The Yes Men). Craig Baldwin’s cult and incredibly funny ‘pseudo-documentary’ consists entirely of extracts from old films, edited together with a manic intensity into an

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obstreperously rambling conspiracy theory in 99 chapters, which wittily compares right-wing ideas about an invasion from outer space with the United States’ and not least the CIA’s actual interventions in South American countries throughout history.


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CHINA - BETWEEN CHAOS AND CONTROL There is no doubt that Chinese film festivals face difficult times. However, reports of the death of independent cinema in China may indeed be greatly exaggerated. 25 years ago there was no room for independent documentaries in China, due to state regulation of the film sector. New developments have made it possible for a new wave of filmmakers to describe the complex Chinese reality in a blend of vérité and activism. Today, the New Chinese Documentary Movement is still one of the country’s most significant social and cultural phenomena. It still produces some of the most raw, relevant and real documentaries internationally. Documentary films have become an alternative to how history is written in a country undergoing massive changes. With this programme, CPH:DOX celebrates the 25th anniversary of the movement, going back to the release of the ground-breaking series ’River Elegy’ in 1988. More than ever before, there is a need for these exceptional films coming out of the independent Chinese documentary scene to be disseminated, deciphered and discussed. The selection presented at CPH:DOX includes several world and international premieres, including Li Hongqi’s eery ’Hooly Bible’, Shen Jie’s miraculous ’Little Proletarian’ and the premiere of a new version of Ji Dan’s universally praised ’When The Bough Breaks’. We are also proud to present the world premiere of a new live soundtrack to Huang Weikai’s 2009 masterpiece ’Disorder’. It was this film that inspired us to curate a programme that asks: If everything seems to be in order and under control, should it be a cause of concern or relief when a strange and unfamiliar voice whispers: “Chaos reigns…”?

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HOOLY BIBLE DIR. LI HONGQI WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:SHEN JING COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:90M. PRODUCTION:RED FLAG PRODUCER:ALEX CHUNG WORLD SALES/CONTACT:REDFLAG, CHINA

Li Hongqi has made a documentary - and it is not a film that tries to please you. Quite the contrary. ‘Hooly Bible’, whose Chinese original title means ‘madness’, is possibly the darkest and most uncompromising film at this year’s CPH:DOX. For the same reason, it is also a unique experience, as long as you surrender to it and give its two equal halves enough time to crawl under your skin. The first part takes place at a debt collection office, the second at a night club. We are, in other words, at the lowest rung of Chinese society (or maybe in its belly, if we want to stick to the Biblical-apocalyptic imagery

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that the film itself makes use of as it heads towards its pitch-black ending). ‘Hooly Bible’ is a generational portrait and a social satire, where the two all-pervading protagonists are money and power - two things that none of the participants can boast much about. Absurdity is the basic element in the Chinese poet, author and film director Li Hongqi’s hermetic universe, and he masters it to perfection in his heartbreakingly weird and eerily tragicomic film. Also as he takes the step from grotesque and gallows-humour hyper-realism to a no less radical kind of documentary.


THE QUESTIONING DIR. ZHU RIKUN

ORIGINAL TITLE:CHA FANG COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:20M. PRODUCTION:FANHALL FILMS PRODUCER:ZHU RIKUN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FANHALL FILMS, CHINA

An absurdist ‘one-take wonder’ of a confrontation between the police and Zhu Rikun, who was on his way to the Jiangxi province to support two human rights activists in an election campaign. The scene takes place in a hotel room during one long take lasting twenty minutes. Suddenly, there is a knock on the door; an entire troop of police officers comes in to do a routine check, as they say. Before he opens the door, Zhu puts a video camera on the shelf, and captures the increasingly grotesque scenes,

which evolve into a kind of bizarre theatre, which reaches a total deadlock when he refuses to reveal his nationality to a policeman who is actually holding his passport in his hand. Zhu Rikun set out to support his colleagues in their opposition against repression and bureaucratic violence, and ended up documenting it spot-on. Zhu is both a producer, distributor and festival programmer in the independent Chinese scene. Now, he is also a filmmaker, albeit of the involuntary kind.

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CHINA CONCERTO DIR. BO WANG INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:CHINA CONCERTO COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:50M. PRODUCTION:BO WANG STUDIO PRODUCER:BO WANG WORLD SALES/CONTACT:BO WANG, USA

Modern China is a country and a landscape full of paradoxes. ‘China Concerto’ is an ambitious and highly successful attempt to put some of them into words and pictures in a way that leaves space for contradictions and doubt. The form is based on Chris Marker: the soundtrack is that of a woman reading letters out loud from a Chinese friend. Letters, which in a personal and sensitive way reflect on the ruptures in Chinese society in the year 2010, during a trip to Chongqing. Impressionistic and poetic. However, it is the spectacular (self) presentation of power that soon becomes the film’s focal point, with a sharp analysis of what

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and how we see, when an overall image of ‘China’ forms itself in our inner eye. From street life, where older citizens meet in the evening to sing communist anthems, to clips from commercials, pop videos, propaganda films, TV news and gigantic parades. Bo Wang’s film is also mirrored in Michelangelo Antonioni’s banned ‘Chung Kuo China’ (1972 – included in Ai Weiwei’s programme at this year’s CPH:DOX), a film, where the outsider’s point of view is addressed from several angles. And it is simultaneously an attempt at a cinematic essay about a fast-changing superpower.


MOTHERS DIR. XU HUIJING

ORIGINAL TITLE:MA MA DI QUAN ZHUANG COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:68M. PRODUCTION:CNEX FOUNDATION LIMITED PRODUCER:BEN TSIANG, ZHIQIANG HAO, RUBY CHEN, CHAO-WEI CHANG, JIAN SHI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CAT & DOCS, FRANCE

It is hard to imagine what it is like to live under the strict Chinese one-child policy before you experience its human consequences at first hand. Which one does in ‘Mothers’, the director Xu Huijing’s sober and heartfelt portrait of mothers who suffer in silence. If (mis)fortune has befallen you, or if you simply dare to have two children, you have to pay exorbitant penalties in the shape of a hefty social tax, and you are looked down upon by both those above and around you. As a result, Chinese women in

the so-called reproductive age hurry to get sterilised as soon as their first and only child has been born. And it may well be that the one-child policy has had a beneficial effect against overpopulation in the world’s largest country. But seen even from the regime’s tough, pragmatic perspective, it might also be time to consider who will keep China running, as there are more and more old people, and fewer and fewer young ones to take over.

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‘TIL MADNESS DO US PART DIR. WANG BING

ORIGINAL TITLE:FENG AI COUNTRY:HONG KONG, FRANCE, JAPAN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:227M. PRODUCTION:Y. PRODUCTION, MOVIOLA PRODUCER:LOUISE PRINCE, WANG BING WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CHINESE SHADOWS, HONG KONG

Psychiatric institutions have for years provided artists, social theorists and thinkers with a model of symbolic model of society where its ideological concerns and contradictions are exposed full frontal. In Wang Bing’s depiction of the daily life of a handful of patients at a state-run psychiatric hospital in southern China, however, ‘Big Brother’ is far from being an all-seeing eye that indoctrinates people through propaganda. In fact, there is neither monitoring nor brainwashing to be found in the ‘total’ institution that Wang Bing visits, but only padlocks and iron grilles that are there to keep the unwanted people away from

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the public gaze. Low-tech, but effective. Wang Bing takes on the mission to document the people who have been buried alive between the four walls of the institution. Like a reality show stripped of any kind of glamour, a digital camera observes the patients while they kill time and wait for the day when they are - possibly released, even if a release only means being able to enjoy the comfort of a slightly larger prison. Four hours in the company of people who live in sheer defiance. This is how an autonomous Bi(n)g Brother fights both the indifference of power and the power of indifference.


LITTLE PROLETARIAN DIR. SHEN JIE WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ER COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:91M. WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SHEN JIE, CHINA

If J.D. Salinger and Nick Ray had a child together, it could easily look like the little proletarian of this film - complete with baby face and a cigarette in the corner of the mouth. Just like the protagonist in Salinger’s ‘Catcher in the Rye’, 14-year-old Hai has been kicked out of school. He instead spends his time stealing,

fighting and terrorising the village with his motorcycle gang. His father tries to brutally beat some sense into the boy. But he does not succeed. And then Hai sets off for the big city... With ‘Little Proletarian’, Shen Jie has created a miracle of a film: a wild, harsh but also really funny portrayal of Chinese teenage life.

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WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS - NEW SHORT VERSION DIR. JI DAN WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:WEI CHAO COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:107M. PRODUCER:JI DAN

Ji Dan is one of China’s most prominent female directors, and for her latest work ‘When the Bough Breaks’ she has invested several years of research to produce a deeply poignant portrait of a poor immigrant family in one of Beijing’s slum neighbourhoods. The teenage girls Xia and Ling realise that education is the way out of poverty, and they struggle to make money for their brother’s education. But their dictatorial, drunken father is directly opposed to this idea, while their mother instead places her trust in the mysterious Mr. Chen, who

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(apparently) wants to help the girls, without receiving any favours in return... And thus begins a merciless drama, which could not have been written any better by Chekhov or Dostoevsky. Ji Dan’s epic work has been hailed all over the world for its brutally honest portrayal of the conditions of immigrants on the fringes of the Middle Kingdom, and also contains some of the most unforgettable dramatic scenes that the documentary genre has to offer. A punch in the gut of a film.


THE LAST MOOSE OF AOLUGUYA DIR. GU TAO INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ANDAHAN COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:100M. PRODUCER:GU TAO WORLD SALES/CONTACT:

The award-winning filmmaker Gu Tao has spent the last several years exploring life among the Ewenkis, an ethnic minority in north-eastern China, whose fate suddenly changed when the government in 2003 introduced a ban on hunting and forcefully displaced the group to a reservation. Since then, most Ewenkis have turned to the bottle. This is also true for the protagonist of this both heartbreaking and

absurdly funny film, Weijia. He drinks, wobbles, shouts and fights, so that we as spectators feel the punches on our own bodies. Right until his mother takes matters into her own hands, finds him a wife and puts him on a plane heading south! ‘The Last Moose’ is equal parts anthropological field study and intimate portrait of a drunkard - and deeply moving, regardless of perspective.

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SELF-PORTRAIT AT 47 KM DIR. ZHANG MENGQI

ORIGINAL TITLE:自画象:47 KM COUNTRY:CHINA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CAOCHANGDI WORKSTATION, CHINA

On a cold country side road in China, roads with barren trees line the way to a village 47 kilometers away from Suizhou in Hubei province. The isolated, near deserted forests reflect the haunting past this town holds - a place only known simply as ‘47 Km’ - nearly nameless and forgotten like the ones that used to populate it. The Folk Memory Project is a film programme founded by Wu Wenguang, the godfather of Chinese documentary film. ‘Self-Portrait at 47 Km’ is one of the collaborative films made in this project, and is the first chapter of Zhang Mengqi’s search for understanding and acknowledgement of the tragedy that tainted

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this village from 1958 - 1961. Having grown up nearby 47 Km in Shuizhou, Zhang Mengqi, like many others, are aware of the famine that caused so many to die during this time. However, unlike many others, Zhang Mengqi wants to confront the past, and to recover memories from the old residents who still reside there. What begins as a quest to address the famine and shed light on the undocumented years where many starved to death, Zhang Mengqi’s, Self-Portrait at 47 Km, slowly turns to a reflection of her own family and grandfather who still lives there, having been a survivor of the famine himself.


SELF-PORTRAIT: DANCING AT 47 KM DIR. ZHANG MENGQI

ORIGINAL TITLE: ZI HUA XIANG: 47 GONG LI TIAO WU COUNTRY:CHINA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CAOCHANGDI WORKSTATION, CHINA

A collaboration with film makers and villagers, The Folk Memory Project, is a series of films documenting the Great Leap Famine over a three year period in Chinese 20th century history. ‘Self-Portrait at 47 Km’ was film maker, Zhang Mengqi’s first attempt to unwrap stories and memories from locals who survived the famine. As discovered, many of these recollections did not want to be opened, and served as a challenge for Zhang Mengqi’s perseverance and determination, ultimately

resulting in a further understanding of her own family’s history and a connection with the forgotten dead. ‘Self-Portrait: Dancing at 47 Km’, is the second tale of film maker Zhang Mengqi’s attempt to bring remembrance of a tragedy in a town that refuses to dwell in the past. This time, her goal being to collect names of witnesses, survivors and the dead with dates to construct a stone memorial in honor and celebration of lives lost in hopes to keep them in memory.

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‘DISORDER’ LIVE DIR. HUANG WEIKAI

ORIGINAL TITLE:DISORDER COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2009 RUNNING TIME:58M. PRODUCTION:HUANG WEIKAI PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:HUANG WEIKAI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MICHEL NOLL, CHINA

‘Everything is under control’. That is this year’s slogan at CPH:DOX, and it runs through the entire programme, all the way to China and back again. But this should not be taken too literally tonight, when the experimental multiinstrumentalist Snölepoarden performs live sounds for the Chinese film ‘Disorder’, which depicts a world of equal parts apalling indifference and horrifying brutality. The grainy black-and-white images look like those from surveillance cameras that have wrested themselves free and started to explore the city, and here they meet abandoned babies, violent

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demonstrations, floods, accidents and suicide threats. With this visual background - a chaotic Chinese metropolis - Snöleoparden wants to give the film a new, imaginative twist and perform brand-new music. Snöleopoarden has previously worked with Chinese artists, and he will throw himself into the job with his instrumental wonderland, which in the past has included everything from tape recorder, xylophone to zithers. The result is an unpredictable soundtrack for a dystopian big city symphony, which is guaranteed to shake your foundations.


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EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL We have some good news and some bad news. Both are that everything is under control. The question is whether this should be taken as a promise, a threat, or parhaps as someone’s famous last words? This year’s main theme is about control. And about the fear – and perhaps subconscious wish of – losing control. In the institution we call society, within each of us, and in modern nonfiction filmmaking, where the creative role of the filmmaker is sometimes perceived as controversial, as in the hybrid field between documentary practice and narrative staging. In any case, however, the question is how we prepare for the unpredictable and for that which is out of our control. The answer is simple: through reconstructions, reenactments, repetitions, rituals, routines and rehearsals. We prepare for disasters small and large while we try to predict the unpredictable and understand our own role in the course of history. This does not mean that everything is in fact under control. Quite the contrary. The tension between the comfort of control and the temptation of chaos is also a power struggle where the chance to control ’the others’ is present with the risk that the manouvre will fail. The films selected for the following series are in various ways circulating around the concept of control and the loss of the same. In so far as the films can claim to suggest a common conclusion, it is ironically as troubling as it is liberating: control might be an illusion for those who believe to be in charge, but never for those who are subject to it.

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CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO DIR. ROBERT BERGER & PATRICK DANIELS & KARLYN MICHELSON EUROPEAN PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:3-LEGGED DOG, COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS PRODUCER:CATERINA BARTHA, ROBERT BERGER, PATRICK DANIELS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS, USA

All planes have a ‘black box’, which record everything that is being said in the cockpit. If a plane crashes, you can find out what happened. ‘Charlie Victor Romeo’ is based on six real black box recordings from flights in trouble, reconstructed down to the smallest detail in a simple cockpit set and shot in 3D. Each chapter is precisely introduced with date, route, aircraft type, number of passengers and a floor plan of the aircraft. Where the 3D in fiction filmmaking is used to create a overwhelmingly chaotic realist effect, here it instead intensifies the psychological reaction in the cabin when the

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alarm suddenly goes off. And it does so in such a compelling way, that the film has since even been used as training material by the U.S. Air Force. ‘Charlie Victor Romeo’ was even originally conceived as a stage play in New York, and its minimalist set and design supports the actors’ performance. The awareness that all situations are reenactments of real events is also reinforced by the statistical objectivity that all disasters are (also) subject to. A cold-sweating study in ‘damage control’. If you suffer from fear of flying however, then this might not be the film for you.


THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR DIR. TINATIN GURCHIANI

ORIGINAL TITLE:MANQANA, ROMELIC KVELAFERS GAAQROBS COUNTRY:GEORGIA, GERMANY YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:101M. PRODUCTION:TTFILM PRODUCER:TAMAR GURCHIANI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DECKERT DISTRIBUTION GMBH, GERMANY

With an open invitation to come to the casting for a film, the director Tinatin Guarchini gathers a group of aspiring youths in a small Georgian village. Hopeful, but still... Filmed flat against a wall and confronted by Gurchiani’s questions, the aspiring actors share their views about the future and about themselves with a striking level of honesty. And this was actually Gurchiani’s plan: to create a generational portrait of a country that for decades has been marked by civil war, poverty - and hopelessness. And this is only the beginning of a film where the youths’ often harsh, traumatic and deeply personal stories are reconstructed in short films-in-thefilm, with themselves in the lead role. The result

is at once powerful and beautiful. A young woman confronts her mother, who abandoned her as a child to live a better life. Another woman is tired of meeting other people, of falling in love, of eating, of dreaming, of hoping and being forgotten. The weariness in her eyes is overwhelming. It is through her that we get the answer to what the film’s title means. ‘The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear’ is unsentimental, raw and devastatingly genuine. Georgia’s youth have not been given much along the way. But they still fight an uphill battle to create a new life - and self-perception - from what little they have.

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NIGHT REPLAY

DIR. ÉLÉONORE WEBER & CO-WRITTEN WITH PATRICIA ALLIO INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:NIGHT REPLAY COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:81M. PRODUCTION:ATOPIC, LE DEUZIÈME SOUFFLE & ASSOCIÉS PRODUCER:CHRISTOPHE GOUGEON, ANTOINE SEGOVIA, FABRIZZIO POLPETTINI, FRANCK VIALLE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ATOPIC, FRANCE

In order to lure tourists to their remote village somewhere in Mexico, the inhabitants of Alberto have invented a role playing game where the participants each Saturday play illegal Mexican immigrants on their way through the desert towards the United States. The locals play the roles of brutal, American border patrols and gang members. For one night, the participants, who usually belong to the affluent middle class, have the chance to experience the adrenaline rush of the police sirens and of suddenly being surrounded. They all identify themselves deeply with the simulated escape. Not least the local participants, whose own town was about to

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become extinct just a few years ago as a result of illegal emigration, but which now lives off attracting tourists to the theme park they have built for the occasion. The game is called ‘Caminata Nocturna’, and the stage director Eléonore Weber and her creative partner Patricio Allio have staged ‘Night Replay’ as a reconstruction of a real escape attempt, executed and filmed on location. The result is a provocative and psychologically complex study of power and powerlessness. If you are bitten by the experience, you can actually travel to Mexico and try for yourself.


THE HOST AND THE CLOUD DIR. PIERRE HUYGHE

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE HOST AND THE CLOUD COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2011 RUNNING TIME:122M. PRODUCTION:ANNA LENA FILMS PRODUCER:ANNE LENA VANEY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ANNA LENA FILMS, FRANCE

The reconstruction of a real lawsuit against the left-wing group Action Directe, a hypnosis session, and a black mass, where a cult consisting of people hidden behind electric masks gather around a naked woman, are parts of the strange ritual that the French artist Pierre Huyghe let his actors play out as he filmed it over three days - Halloween, Valentine’s Day and May Day - in the building that until recently had housed the Musée national des arts et traditions populaires in Paris. Rehearsed and improvised

situations, repetitions and rules overlap with the historical building as a framework in a social experiment, which in an almost scientific sense is just that: an experiment, whose outcome is out of the hands of the initiator. Huyghe’s strange and visually fabulous film work brings together a number of his artistic preoccupations into an epic adventurous whole, which, however, avoids being shaped into an actual narrative. Huyghe’s brand new short film ‘Untitled’ can be seen in this year’s New Vision programme.

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COMPUTER CHESS DIR. ANDREW BUJALSKI

ORIGINAL TITLE:COMPUTER CHESS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:92M. PRODUCTION:KINO LORBER, KOCH LORBER FILMS PRODUCER:HOUSTON KING, ALEX LIPSCHULTZ WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILM SALES COMPANY THEATRICAL, USA

‘Computer Chess’ most of all looks like something it actually isn’t: a documentary about a bunch of American computer nerds, who in the early 1980s meet at a motel for a tournament in computer chess games, which they have programmed themselves on home-built computers. Andrew Bujalski’s incredibly funny and bizarre film is shot on a antiquated video format in washed-out, black and white images, and both the time and the tone are spot-on. With the chess game itself as the ultimate metaphor for our attempts to predict our opponents’ (and fellow humans’) moves as far ahead as possible,

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a subtle - and often absurdly funny - parallel is created to the pale and awkward computer nerds’ confidence in the infallible mathematical intelligence of machines. With the computer as an ideal model for human thought, the whole weekend soon turns out to be highly susceptible to human errors and shortcomings. And as the social short-circuits eventually start to make sparks fly, the film’s own form also starts to crumble. But the fact that we are witnessing the same IT pioneers whose inventions have since taken over the world, is a reminder of who still ended up having the last LOL.


THE DIRTIES DIR. MATT JOHNSON

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE DIRTIES COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:83M. PRODUCTION:ZAPRUDER FILMS, XYZ FILMS PRODUCER:MATT JOHNSON, MATTHEW MILLER, EVAN MORGAN, JARED RAAB WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:ZAPRUDER FILMS, CANADA

‘The Dirties’ is the answer to how you makes an insanely controversial and at the same time absurdly funny film about bullying and school shootings, without a penny in your pocket. The young director Matt Johnson himself plays the troubling realistic role of a hopeless slacker who dreams of making films - and of taking revenge on the gang ‘The Dirties’, which turns each single school day into living hell. But his hyperenergetic drive lacks nothing, and together with his best and only friend he goes about making a film about his tormentors. Parts of ‘The Dirties’ are filmed with a hidden camera in an

interventionist strategy where you never really know how much is staged. And if it at first glance looks like a piece of brain-dead teenage Americana, it is only because your prejudices are going into overdrive. For Johnson’s meta-film takes the color of its surroundings, and behind the noisy (and painfully entertaining) surface we can surmise a provocatively precise diagnosis of what reservations and expectations we have towards the overload of images that we surround ourselves with, and reflect ourselves in - and, like Matt’s character in the film, maybe dream of completely disappearing into.

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PROPAGANDA DIR. SLAVKO MARTINOV

ORIGINAL TITLE:PROPAGANDA COUNTRY:NEW ZEALAND YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:95M. PRODUCTION:SABINEPROGRAM PRODUCER:SLAVKO MARTINOV WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SABINEPROGRAM, NEW ZEALAND

‘Propaganda’ was unleashed on the world as ‘a documentary about American culture’s influence on the rest of the world, seen from a North Korean perspective,’ under the pretext of the following story: during a trip to Seoul, a Western translator was approached by a couple who claimed to be North Korean defectors. They gave her a DVD which they asked her to translate and spread across the world. This is the film we shall see here. And it is indeed a critical dissection of decadent, Western consumerism and the related visual culture - presented by an anonymous man, who looks like a North Korean professor, and who with references to Marx,

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Noam Chomsky, George Orwell and Luis Bunuel debunks everything from reality TV and religion to globalisation and unhealthy food. And the whole thing is richly illustrated by hundreds of American TV clips of the most extravagant kind. But even if it looks exactly like a piece of North Korean propaganda, the film was actually made in New Zealand - with enormous personal consequences for the (South Korean) actor who lent his body and voice to the ‘professor’. When the film was first released it was taken as the real deal - and thus inadvertently lost control of the perfectly simulated reality it had itself created.


GIBRALTAR DIR. MARGARET SALMON

ORIGINAL TITLE:GIBRALTAR COUNTRY:US/UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:18M. PRODUCTION:DINO WIAND PRODUCER:DINO WIAND, LAURENT MONTARON WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LUX, UK

A group of happy tourists is visiting Gibraltar and enjoying the view of the Mediterranean from a hilltop, which is home to a troop of monkeys that look and behave like little kings. There is no doubt as to who owns the place. The monkeys like to be photographed on the shoulders of the visitors - with their digital cameras, sandals and belt bags - but one moment of inattentiveness can lead to them stealing everything they can get their hands on and disappearing up into the nearest treetop.

Margaret Salmon’s dialogue-free and beautifully photographed 16mm film is incredibly fun and direct, but it is also much more than that. By not forcing a conclusion onto its impressionistic and lively scenes, she has also managed to create a film about the average tourist’s alienation at the holidays resorts that otherwise promise unspoiled happiness. It never goes completely wrong, but it doesn’t go quite according to plan either.

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DIR. ARMIN LINKE

ORIGINAL TITLE:ALPI COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:2011 RUNNING TIME:62M. PRODUCTION:STUDIO ARMIN LINKE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ARSENAL - INSTITUT FÜR FILM UND VIDEOKUNST E.V., GERMANY

In Armin Linke’s ‘Alpi’, a ski resort in the Alps turns out to be an artificial paradise founded on a promise that nothing unexpected will happen. In other words, the perfect place to go on holiday from a world filled with risks. For the whole town is located in a giant dome in Dubai, where the weather is controlled by machines that make sure that the snow is always perfect. In Europe, the Alps still resemble themselves, but even here we are in the process of measuring and weighing nature so we can be one step ahead of the unforeseen. A microcosm that finds its ideal image in a model railway

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system, meticulously decorated with small houses and trees, where everything goes according to schedule. A place is a state of mind, it is said, but in the case of the Alps, the opposite is the case: here, the state of mind is the place, independent of national and geographic circumstances. Linke’s film is the result of seven years of research with the Alps as a focal point of global transformations, of modernity and its illusions. It might be an illusion that nature is the last bastion of authenticity, but it is a comfortable one to hold on to. Which probably explains why it is so popular.


REHEARSAL DIR. TOM ROSENBERG

ORIGINAL TITLE:REHEARSAL COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:11M. PRODUCTION:TOM ROSENBERG FILM PRODUCTION PRODUCER:TOM ROSENBERG WORLD SALES/CONTACT:TOM ROSENBERG, USA

Hundreds of Americans participate in a simulated terror attack on a football stadium, where special effects experts and military personnel in uniform contribute to a hyperrealistic enactment. The atmosphere during the preparations is full of anticipation and solemn, before the ‘bomb’ explodes and kicks off a role play. The effect is quite surreal. Panicking bomb victims and angry citizens flock towards the rescue workers. Everything is coordinated in

detail, and the extremely tech-demanding exercise has parallels to a film shoot. But the need to confront the fear of a terrorist attack by playing it out in controlled chaos is a thinly veiled attempt to process the trauma of 11 September 2001, and a soothing reassurance that everything is under control. Tom Rosenberg’s ‘Rehearsal’ essentially covers what this year’s topic at CPH:DOX, ‘Everything is Under Control’, is about.

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LOVELY YOUNG PEOPLE (BEAUTIFUL SUPPLE BODIES) DIR. ROSALIND NASHASHIBI

ORIGINAL TITLE:LOVELY YOUNG PEOPLE (BEAUTIFUL SUPPLE BODIES) COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:13M. PRODUCTION:GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF VISUAL ART, SCOTTISH BALLET PRODUCER:KATE PARKER WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:LUX, UK

In the practice room of a ballet academy, the young dancers repeat the same movements again and again. Routines and repetitions in a hermetically sealed universe, where perfection is an ideal that can be measured. The guests come in off the street and admire the flexible bodies, albeit with a critical eye. So do two armed police officers. Something is wrong, and

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in the space between what we see and what we hear, the traces of an elliptical plot can be gleaned. Rosalind Nashashibi’s film is an analytical study of looks and desires in a room where the walls are covered in mirrors. Everything is visible, but the illusion is in the eye of the beholder.


FRUITS OF OUR LAND DIR. JASMINA CIBIC WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:FRUITS OF OUR LAND COUNTRY:SLOVENIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:13M. PRODUCTION:MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF LJUBLJANA, SKUC GALLERY LJUBLJANA PRODUCER:JASMINA CIBIC WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:JASMINA CIBIC, SLOVENIA

A reconstruction of a meeting about the decoration of the newly built People’s Assembly in Slovenia in the mid-1950s, based on the secretary’s detailed minutes. An architect, an engineer and an art historian are members of a small jury, which has to determine whether a commissioned work of art also represents the ‘fruits’ of national culture in an appropriate manner. And not everyone agrees. In a

meticulously accurate reenactment of the meeting, we get an insight into a process that is neither naive nor obtuse, and which in a topical (and witty) way comments on the relationship between art, autonomy and cultural policy. At the same time, ‘Fruits of Our Land’ is an ironic parallel to Jasmina Cibic’s own role: the film is made for the Slovenian pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale.

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HOTEL ROOM DIR. BERND OPPL

ORIGINAL TITLE:HOTEL ROOM COUNTRY:AUSTRIA YEAR:2011 RUNNING TIME:6M. PRODUCTION:BERND OPPL PRODUCER:BERND OPPL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SIXPACKFILMS, AUSTRIA

On the surface, everything is in perfect order. We are in a deserted hotel room, like thousands of others. A comfortable vacuum, where the quilts are always ironed and the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign is a guarantee that no unforeseen inconveniences can disrupt the current state of affairs. Right until the whole room starts to melt in front of our eyes. ‘Hotel Room’ is a deeply

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disturbing, silent trompe l’oeil work, where everything that is apparently solid suddenly melts into the black and white air, together with our immediate perception that we can count on what we see. At least as long as we are within the framework of the comfort zones of modernity.


A NEW PRODUCT DIR. HARUN FAROCKI

ORIGINAL TITLE:EIN NEUES PRODUKT COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:36M. PRODUCTION:HARUN FAROCKI FILMPRODUKTION WORLD SALES/CONTACT:HARUN FAROCKI FILMPRODUKTION, GERMANY

At a consultancy in Hamburg, a new office concept is being developed for Vodafone. Surrounded by whiteboards, post-it notes and diagrams in all possible colours, a group of consultants brainstorm for dear life. The atmosphere is scatterbrained, but excited: innovation, communication and process are the keywords in the development of a dynamic workplace! A senior staff member tells about the relationship between his ‘vision’ and reality, and compares it to a rubber band. Another one is moving around small plastic figurines in a

miniature model of the future open-plan office. ‘A New Product’ was recorded over a whole year in close collaboration with the staff, and Harun Farocki’s soberly observing camera is simply there with them. The attempt to predict the reactions and habits of employees in an ever-changing work culture is both sidesplittingly funny and somewhat alienating. But one thing is certain. Neo-liberal ‘management speak’ can in many ways be compared to a religion: it works as long as you believe in it.

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THE BLAZING WORLD DIR. JESSICA BARDSLEY

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE BLAZING WORLD COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:19M. PRODUCTION:JESSICA BARDSLEY PRODUCER:JESSICA BARDSLEY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:JESSICA BARDSLEY, USA

Winona Ryder caused a scandal when she a few years ago shoplifted five thousand dollars’ worth of goods from a shop in New York, without making the slightest attempt to hide it. Why? Maybe because the fear of losing control can be so tempting that you are ready to throw everything overboard to experience a moment of dizzying freedom from what the world expects of you - an invisible form of authority which lives within yourself. The filmmaker Jessica Bardsley’s

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psychological essay is a collage of found footage that draws parallels between her own upbringing as a depressed teenager in a series of thrown-in title cards, and Ryder’s tabloidfriendly scandal and character in the film ‘Girl, Interrupted’ (1999), as well as a puritan educational film from the 1960s, which warns young people against shoplifting. ‘The Blazing World’ is a film about flirting with disaster, and about what awaits you on the other side.


FORMER MODELS DIR. BENJAMIN PEARSON

ORIGINAL TITLE:FORMER MODELS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:19M. PRODUCTION:INDEPENDENT PRODUCER:BENJAMIN PEARSON WORLD SALES/CONTACT:BENJAMIN PEARSON, USA

‘Former Models’ brings together a collage of old music videos, pixellated YouTube clips and graphics from a flight simulator to tell the tragic story of Robert Pilatus from the 80s band Milli Vanilli (who were caught not singing on their own records), narrated by the man himself in the form of a robot voice, which describes his transformation from young artist to pop star against a low-res picture of himself. Fame came at a price for Pilate, who not only compromised his artistic, but also his physical integrity in a

self-effacing fusion of body, technology and public ‘image’, where the band member Fab Morvan almost became a kind of doppelgänger in the parallel reality they both found themselves in while they were at the top. Robert Pilatus died at the age of 33 as a result of a bad cocktail of alcohol and pills. Benjamin Pearson’s postmaximalist fantasy reflects on the material consequences of letting oneself turn into an immaterial phantom image. Note: contains strobe effects.

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HEAD AND HANDS (MY BLACK ANGEL) DIR. AÓDA RUILOVA WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:HEAD AND HANDS (MY BLACK ANGEL) COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:42M. PRODUCTION:AÏDA RUILOVA PRODUCER:AÏDA RUILOVA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AÏDA RUILOVA, USA

American cult filmmaker Abel Ferrara is so rock ‘n’ roll that he can barely keep up with himself. In visual artist Aïda Ruilova’s film he dishes out his wildly entertaining cock-and-bull stories from New York’s underground in an obstreperous combination of interview and performance, and in a deceptively simple setup: a single room, two camera angles and Abel Ferrara dressed in black, talking to the young author Alissa Bennett. But ‘Head and Hands (my black angel)’ lets Ferrara’s wild words of wisdom overlap each other in a way that highlights his

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gesticulations, while a dark undercurrent in the film revolves around Pasolini and the actress Zoë Lund, who made her debut as a 17-year-old in Ferrara’s rape / revenge film ‘Ms. 45’ (1981) and who later died of an overdose. Ferrara’s lifestyle is notoriously chaotic, but he has also managed to make about one film a year since the late 1970s. At the time of this writing, he is even in the process of making two: one about Pasolini, and one about Dominique StraussKahn.


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SOUND & VISION Musical highlights with a room for the offbeat and the false notes. Music has always had a home away from home at CPH:DOX, both in and outside of the cinema. The films selected for this year’s Sound & Vision is our lineup of the year’s best and most musical experiences in the dark. Unpredictable, inventive and with a strong belief that the best thing happen when you take the biggest chances. The idea behind Sound & Vision is to support the creative diversity of the genre when it elevates itself above the talking head-based portrait. And it very much does so this year where not only the diversity of music genres is broader than ever – so is the range of cinematic genres through which they present themselves.

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MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS DIR. TOM BERNINGER

ORIGINAL TITLE:MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:75M. PRODUCTION:CRAIG CHARLAND PRODUCER:MATT BERNINGER, CARIN BESSER, CRAIG CHARLAND WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AMERICAN MARY PRODUCTIONS, USA

‘Having Matt as an older brother kind of sucks. He’s a rock star and I’m not’. The words are sighed in resignation by the debutant documentary filmmaker Tom Berninger, who never achieves his goals, and who always gives up before he has even started. His brother is the frontman of The National, and in the darkness of his shadow, Tom documents what it’s like to be on tour with the world-famous indie rock band, when he is invited to join as a roadie. A task he takes lightly. He would rather make a documentary about his big brother’s band – but without having the faintest idea where to start. With his handheld camera he conducts candid

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and seemingly meaningless interviews with the world-famous rock men in quirky takes. But just like the documentary, the interviews always end up circling around the two brothers’ relationship. ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ is a rock documentary about The National. But also much more. As the film progresses, it becomes a self-exposing, revealing and improvised study of the two very different brothers. Sidesplittingly funny and tearfully touching. A story about a family, music and artistic endeavours, and a meta-film that in an amusing way catches up with itself.


THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE DIR. SHANE MEADOWS

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:97M. PRODUCTION:WARP FILMS PRODUCER:MARK HERBERT, LIBBY DURDY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:NONSTOP ENTERTAINMENT, SWEDEN

The Machester louts from The Stone Roses had their breakthrough with impressive impertinence and one of music history’s best debut albums in 1989. And on top of that, bad chemistry literally fucked everything up: drugs, internal ego trips, chaotic concerts and a strained relationship with the press and management. When the legendary band reunited again two years ago, the director Shane ‘This is England’ Meadows was ready with his camera to at once document the group’s reunion and its, mildly put, turbulent past. Ian Brown & co. have never been afraid to cause trouble or

answer back, as the band’s former record label boss from FM Revolver felt at first hand when he re-released the debut EP without the band being consulted. The result: a smashed office and a wife covered in white paint. The Stone Roses’ attitude on and off the stage has never kept the band’s many dedicated fans – both young and old – from dreaming that they might one day play again. Shane Meadows is a fly on the wall in the rehearsal room, backstage and onstage. Through the ups and downs. And with access to a gold mine of archive footage. In short: a must-see for all Stone Roses fans.

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BROKEN SONG DIR. CLAIRE DIX INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:BROKEN SONG COUNTRY:IRELAND YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:66M. PRODUCTION:ZUCCA FILMS PRODUCER:NODLAG HOULIHAN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ZUCCA FILMS, IRELAND

‘Broken Song’ doesn’t just portray Northern Ireland’s hard as nails street life and the underworld in beautiful, photographic black and white, but also in rap and rhymes delivered with a talent that is as raw and unpolished as the suburban world that the young street poets put into words. The music has given the young thugs the driving force to turn their back on the life of gangs, bleeding noses and backyard business, which at first awaited them. ‘Darkness is just where the light hasn’t gone yet,’ as the father figure and somewhat older mentor

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Costello raps. And for the former thug and now heart-melting rap crooner Willa Lee, everything is at stake, as he faces one of his life’s biggest crossroads. 4 years in prison or a thriving music career? Does it sound like an ‘8 Mile’ cliché? Don’t worry. In the hands of the documentary director Claire Dix, a harsh and chaotic world has been turned into a highly poetic film, where precisely the contrast between light and darkness in the black and white images visualises the film’s theme, where hopeful glimpses of progress break through the night.


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DIR. BENJAMIN SHEARN WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:SILK COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:92M. PRODUCTION:FREEDOM 2K FILMS PRODUCER:AMANDA KRAMER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FREEDOM 2K FILMS, USA

If you happened to go to Distortion’s final event, you might already be familiar with the artist collective 100% Silk, which of course had its own tent right where this year’s biggest street party took place. The ultra-hot, Los Angelesbased label creates a musical microcosm with references to the heyday of ghettoblasters, as they take to the turntables and mix underground house with noise in a delicious and danceable mix. The collective’s brand-new film ‘Silk’, which can be seen for the first time at CPH:DOX, follows the four cool 100% Silk members,

headed by L.A. Vampires (a.k.a. Amanda Brown) and Maria Minerva, as they pack the tour bus and embark on a kaleidoscopic tour through club life, the body and boundlessness – while the soundtrack like a telepathic radio captures their thoughts and shares them with us! Here, you can really talk about a ‘voice of God’, which describes the spiritual relationship between the artist and the audience, inside and out, and where club culture is a state of ecstasy, which is equal parts physical, mental, artistic and musical.

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NEVER FOREVER DIR. LILY X. WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:NEVER FOREVER COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:18M. PRODUCTION:ASTRAL PROJECTS PRODUCER:TONY LOWE, BEN BERNSTEIN, FIRAS ALEXANDER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ASTRAL PROJECTS STUDIO, USA

A garish neon utopia with muscular men sprinkled in glitter and women dressed minimally in gold. A computer game universe with diamond-clad dancers and a kindergartenaged host. Apocalyptic states with glitter blood, skulls and zombies in trance. These are the main ingredients of the world’s first so-called ‘now-age psych-opera’! The obscure short film ‘Never Forever’ is made by the eccentric sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson from the psych-pop

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duo Prince Rama. Allied with Lily X. from the film studio Astral Projects, Prince Rama have created a futuristic universe filled with virtual reality robots, a beauty queen and cult-like conditions. Led by a self-destructive pop princess, Prince Rama travels from a utopian dreamland to a dark apocalyptic universe, accompanied by ice-cold psych-pop from the sisters’ latest album – appropriately titled ‘Top Ten Hits of the End of the World’.


OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON DIR. JEFF BROADWAY INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:92M. PRODUCTION:A GATLING PICTURES AND MEDIA TV PRESSE PRODUCER:JEFF BROADWAY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:GATLING PICTURES, USA

All true hip hop fans will throw respectful hand signs at names such as J Dilla, Madlib and MF Doom. Names, that among other things are a part of the Stones Throw record label’s colourful – and at times tragic – history. Behind the record label we find the both eccentric and introverted initiator Peanut Butter Wolf, who in many ways is a unique character as he has always followed his heart and not his financial gut feelings. The film jumps back and forth from the present, where even genre-eclectic names such as James Pants, Anika and Mayer Hawthorne are allowed to flourish, to the past and the hip hop heydays. We are shown

never-before-seen footage, home videos and wise words from ultra-fanboys such as Beastie Boys, Ariel Pink, Common and Questlove, and, not least, a rarely seen speechless Kanye West, who spends one and a half minutes trying to describe the magic of the late genius J Dilla, but has to settle for a pretty XXX-rated – but oddly appropriate – metaphor. The film unfolds exuberantly, among other things with animated sequences and cinematography that is just as smooth as Dâm-Funk himself, and is a sheer treasure for rap and beat enthusiasts. And compulsory viewing for anyone thinking of being a bold entrepreneur.

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MAGNETIC RECONNECTION DIR. KYLE ARMSTRONG

ORIGINAL TITLE:MAGNETIC RECONNECTION COUNTRY:CANADA YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:13M. PRODUCTION:KYLE ARMSTRONG PRODUCER:KYLE ARMSTRONG WORLD SALES/CONTACT:KYLE ARMSTRONG, USA

The infinite darkness of the night sky radiates with vibrant green, red and violet lines that are reflected in the white snow and brings life to the Canadian ghost town of Churchill. In a highly meditative way ‘Magnetic Reconnection’ portrays one of the most fascinating of natural phenomena: northern lights. And it does so with stories from a bygone era that lies buried in the scrapheaps of parts from ships, planes and buildings. Under the silent but spectacular night

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sky, far out in no man’s land and in the lonely wilderness, forgotten stories are brought back to life by Will Oldham, also known as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Stories about man-made ephemerality that quietly resonates with the echo of infinity while the magic of the northern lights itself is shrouded in a dreamlike carpet of sound created by Jim O’Rourke from Sonic Youth.


ATTENBOROUGH AND BJÖRK: THE NATURE OF MUSIC DIR. LOUISE HOPPER

ORIGINAL TITLE:ATTENBOROUGH AND BJÖRK: THE NATURE OF MUSIC COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:47M. PRODUCTION:PULSE FILM PRODUCER:LUCAS OCHOA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:PULSE FILMS, UK

Björk, together with the BBC’s legendary nature lover David Attenborough, has embarked on an exploration of the many different forms, expressions and manifestations that music can take. From the chirping of the lyrebird high up in the treetops via the song of blue whales in the depths of the oceans to manmade music with origins in Björk’s ‘Biophilia’ album, where music,

nature and technology came together for good. See two unique talents talk about the history of why and how music has developed, where it is heading, and how the development of technology will affect the way we listen to music in the future. And you can also simply consider who actually has the most unforgettable voice: Björk – or David Attenborough?

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK DIR. JOÄO PEDRO MOREIRA

ORIGINAL TITLE:OFF THE BEATEN TRACK COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:60M. PRODUCTION:PRIMARY TALENT.COM PRODUCER:JOAO PEDRO MOREIRA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:PRIMARY TALENT, UK

Buraka Som Sistema gives us an uncompromising, bass-heavy and sweaty fusion of music genres from all over the world, where festive beats and kuduro from Angola’s slums are the all-pervading main ingredients. ‘Off the Beaten Track’ takes you behind the scenes and follows the colourful energy bombs from Buraka Som Sistema during the course of one year, where they explore the remotest corners of several continents to find new, exciting and original beats and inspiration for their upcoming album. The film gives us an insight into the

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Portuguese sound system’s creative process, which reaches out into all corners of the world. From London and Lisbon to Angola and New Delhi. From home studios at Grandma’s place in Caracas to the fancy Red Bull studios in London. The documentary unveils Buraka Som Sistema’s well-deserved respect among colleagues such as M.I.A., Diplo, Santigold, Skream and Benga, who all have to live up to something when they get on stage after the ever-exuberant party catalysts. So find your best dance moves and get ready to rock that ass!


OLDSCHOOL RENEGADES DIR. MAURICE STEENBERGEN INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:OLDSCHOOL RENEGADES COUNTRY:NETHERLANDS YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:92M. PRODUCTION:TOP NOTCH UNIVERSAL MUSIC PRODUCER:MAURICE STEENBERGEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:TOP-NOTCH, NETHERLANDS

Twenty years after techno, house and rave swept the charts for the first time, the director Maurice Steenbergen has gone on a world tour to visit the standard-bearers who were the first people to get the world onto its feet with their ecstatic music. A group of known and unknown pioneers and ‘old school renegades’, who in their own words describe a music that turned its back and created its own musical revolution. This is the documentation of a group that made the soundtrack for both the candy-coloured eighties and the house nineties. A new world of mechanical sound architecture, repetitive beats,

piano riffs and smiley logos. To the sound of electronic music machines, a euphoric time is revealed, when a new drug became fashionable that opened up people’s consciousness to a psychedelic music universe. A tale about how techno culture invented and discovered musicians with a penchant for synth sounds and made them one-hit wonders or let chance have its way as with Moby, who had his breakthrough with his Twin Peaks-like sample song ‘Go’. Get out your glowsticks and dance your way back into music history.

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THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX DIR. JEANIE FINLAY

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE GREAT HIP HOP HOAX COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:93M. PRODUCTION:BBC SCOTLAND, EM MEDIA, GLIMMER FILMS, MET FILM PRODUCTION PRODUCER:JEANIE FINLAY & AL MORROW WORLD SALES/CONTACT:KALEIDOSCOPE FILM DISTRIBUTION, UK

A wild hustler story, which is so far out that you think it’s a lie – but it’s true enough. Not too long ago, the Californian rap group Silibil N’Brains was the brand new shit in England. But beneath the heavy American accents hid two failed rappers from Scotland, who wanted revenge – and success! At all costs! And they actually succeeded. Under false identities, they pretended to be American rap rebels, were signed by Sony, drank champagne backstage at The British Music Awards and warmed up for D12. For two years, Bain and Boyd lived in a net of home-made identities and lies, which started

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closing in on them, as they took the piss out of the entire record industry and lived the wild life – constantly at risk of having their cover blown. The story of Silibil N’ Brain is so insanely far out, that you might think that ‘The Great Hip Hop Hoax’ is just as much a devised scam as the incredible story it presents. But it is not. The documentary depicts a true story about lies, authenticity and the illusion machinery of celebrity culture. But also about friendship, (self-)confidence and the consequences of leading the big boys of the music industry up the garden path.


DOWNLOADED DIR. ALEX WINTER

ORIGINAL TITLE:DOWNLOADED COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:107M. PRODUCTION:TROUPER PRODUCTION PRODUCER:DEVORAH DEVRI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:TROUPER PRODUCTIONS, USA

You have probably already figured out how extremely smart it is to equip your mobile phone with a virtual music library. But maybe you’re less familiar with the early days of the streaming services, and how the beginnings became a revolutionary milestone for the music industry? Either way, this film contains an unusual, ‘The Social Network’-style story about two high school kids, who through the creation of Napster managed to pull one of America’s largest industries around by the nose. The film depicts how Sean Parker at the age of just 16 discovered that he could hack the military’s database. And

once you have cracked a giant of such proportions, homework and athletics start being less interesting activities. The books were quickly replaced with hacking, and together with the computer freak Shawn Fanning, they created the biggest cyber coup of the time. ‘Downloaded’ tells the whole Napster story, the complicated relationship between Shawn and Sean, and charts the battlegrounds in the digitalised music world, where names such as Beastie Boys, Noel Gallagher, Henry Rollins and, not least, Napster’s arch-nemesis-now-best-friend Lars Ulrich shed light on the past, present and future of piracy.

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DEATH METAL ANGOLA DIR. JEREMY XIDO

ORIGINAL TITLE:DEATH METAL ANGOLA COUNTRY:ANGOLA, US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:87M. PRODUCTION:CABULA6, COALITION FILMS PRODUCER:JOSEPH CASTELO, JEREMY XIDO, DAVID GALLAGHER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:WIDE MANAGEMENT, FRANCE

In the middle of the ruins of a war-ravaged town, a single, stubborn woman runs a combined orphanage / rehearsal room, and the idea of starting a rock festival takes shape, against all odds. If you think that death metal was invented in the United States or the Norwegian woods, think again. The brutal rhythms come from Africa’s dark heart – more specifically Angola, where the extreme music provides the sound for the new generation’s traumas after 27 years of civil war and over half a million civilian casualties. There is no lack of willingness to think ahead and create a new community, neither among the bands nor

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among the fans across all (all!) age groups. Even if the war-torn landscapes are fenced in by signs with the kind of skulls that in the West are used to decorate T-shirts, but which here have a completely different meaning. For the ground is still full of land mines, and even if the war is over, there are still many wounds to heal. ‘Death Metal Angola’ is a film that surprises us by neither clinging to the traumatic horrors of the past nor by looking at the paradoxes of the Angolan death metal scene through a sensationalist filter. Instead, this is an – in its own way – lively and incredibly funny film of the kind that one would like to see more of.


BRASSLANDS DIR. MEERKAT MEDIA COLLECTIVE EUROPEAN PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:BRASSLANDS COUNTRY:US, SERBIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:84M. PRODUCTION:BRASSLANDS LLC PRODUCER:ADAM POGOFF, BRYAN CHANG, JAY ARTHUR STERRENBERG WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MEERKAT MEDIA COLLECTIVE, USA

Get ready to be literally blown away when the world’s largest trumpet competition befalls the small Serbian town of Guca. Guca is usually a thinly populated town with a few thousand inhabitants, but when the annual brass instrument festival kicks off, a big folk festival unfolds with flags and fireworks and more than half a million partying and dancing trumpet enthusiasts. They all come together to celebrate the golden horns and announce the year’s best orchestra in a state of euphoria that would make most provincial town parties look like a picnic. Camaraderie, national pride and a war-torn past are central in this film, where people from near

and afar experience the trumpet enthusiasts at full blast – be it from a small bullhorn or a proper tuba. And while we warm up for the ultimate trumpet concert, we follow the competition between the muscular Serbian men and the seasoned trumpeters from New York. Both brass orchestras have played Balkans music long before all sorts of hipsters discovered the genre, and are now ready to take part in the 50-year-old anniversary celebration and compete against each other. It is therefore with everything at stake that the two teams must defend their national pride in the shadow of the Balkans wars.

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UNPLUGGED DIR. MLADEN KOVACEVIC

ORIGINAL TITLE:ANPLAGD COUNTRY:SERBIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:52M. PRODUCTION:HOROPTER FILM PRODUCTION PRODUCER:MLADEN KOVACEVIC WORLD SALES/CONTACT:TASKOVSKI FILMS LTD., UK

With the right technology, a leaf from a tree can sound like a full-fledged musical instrument. We learn this in the amusing and beautiful film about a small Serbian village, which throws all its love on what must be the most primitive instrument ever. In true Tarkovsky-style, the film begins with windy treetops in slow motion, and while life slowly and silently passes in the village, an unusual and taciturn friendship evolves between three people. For when the autumn leaves fall from the trees, the leaf amateurs Josip and Petar get together, and with

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the help of the eccentric ‘grandma lo-fi’ Vera, they learn the phonetics of the leaves. Even if Vera now is an elderly lady with lipstick on her cheeks and a hobby of letting off fireworks, she tells cock-and-bull stories about a past in the clothing industry and at a private detective agency! Vera teaches her grey-haired students to play on leaves and laughs at Josip’s lack of talent, who in spite of the fact that he can play 20 other instruments ends up in frustration: ‘The first guy who wanted to play this beat his own brains out, I’m sure’.


JIMI HENDRIX: HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN’ DIR. BOB SMEATON

ORIGINAL TITLE:JIMI HENDRIX: HEAR MY TRAIN A COMIN’ COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:118M. PRODUCTION:THIRTEEN’S AMERICAN MASTERS IN ASSOCIATION WITH WNET PRODUCER:JANIE HENDRIX, JOHN MCDERMOTT WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL, USA

Jimi Hendrix loved two things in life: guitars and women. So it was a blessing in disguise when he as a paratrooper broke his ankle, had to leave the army and instead became one of the most groovy rock stars ever. The iconic guitarist is portrayed through never-before-seen footage, through love stories with three women and interviews with the man himself and the musicians around him. Together with the rock archaeologists Paul McCartney, Mitch Mitchell and Eddie Kramer, piles of sparkling archive material is dug up from a time when the charismatic rock’n’roll guru changed music

history by dry-humping his guitar and setting fire to it. Hendrix, who today would have been 70 years old, but instead joined the unfortunate ‘27 Club’, was for many years the king of the hippie era and changed people’s perception of what one could do with a guitar. We get behind an artist whose shyness and towering musical expectations stood in stark contrast to his, mildly put, self-confident stage presence and I-am-king attitude. And we do so to the psychedelic tones that made the Rolling Stones pronounce that Hendrix was the world’s best guitarist. Anything less would have been insufficient.

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REINCARNATED DIR. ANDY CAPPER

ORIGINAL TITLE:REINCARNATED COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:95M. PRODUCTION:SNOOPDELIC FILM PRODUCTION PRODUCER:ANDY CAPPER, SUROOSH ALVI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:VICE FILMS

Snoop Dogg is one of the few people in the world who can get away with both working as a porn director and being a member of ‘The Nation of Islam’. But now he is no longer Snoop Dogg. His name is now Snoop Lion, and you can see how it came to this in ‘Reincarnated’, which was made in Jamaica during the recording of Snoop’s latest album of the same name. He is one of hip hop’s greatest names, smoky and laid-back, and he has now upgraded himself in the food chain – from dog to lion. In this

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Vice-produced documentary, the 40-year-old colourful and high-as-a-kite alpha male throws himself into new challenges and travels to Jamaica to make reggae music and find a deeper meaning in life. The ghetto gangster has grown up and lets us in on the making of his new album with Major Lazer, and life’s ups and downs. We get under the dreadlocks and right into Snoop’s head, where stories abound about how pain and sorrow have helped him rebuild himself again.


GOOD OL’ FREDA DIR. RYAN WHITE

ORIGINAL TITLE:GOOD OL’ FREDA COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:87M. PRODUCTION:TRIPOD MEDIA PRODUCER:KATHY MCCABE, RYAN WHITE, JESSICA LAWSON WORLD SALES/CONTACT:TRIPOD MEDIA, USA

For the first time in 50 years, the woman who for 11 years was glued to the Beatles tells her unique story, filled with rare Beatles footage and photographs. In 1962, the merely 17-year-old Freda Kelly landed a dream job when she started working for a local band that hoped to become big: The Beatles. And they became big - very big, in fact. For 11 years, Freda accompanied the Liverpool boys around the clock. During the day she was their secretary, and in the evening she supplied the teenagers in the fan club with everything from autographs to locks of the boys’ hair. ‘Good Ol’ Freda’ gives us an insight into

how it all began, what happened behind the scenes, and it looks at the times when the four members decided to go their separate ways, and she was left with a fan club full of weeping and suicidal teenagers. But the documentary is more than the story of the world-famous band. It is also a charming story about every teenager’s dream - to be close to one’s greatest idols. The cordial and forever loyal Freda Kelly tells a refreshingly honest story about her time at the epicentre of Beatlemania, while she - to the delight of all Beatles fans - finds old, forgotten memories from the boxes in her attic.

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DANISH DOX Danish documentaries with the courage to grasp life in all its aspects – and the talent to make good films out of it. Experience the latest from both established filmmakers and young directors on the big screen – and join us when we celebrate the great film poet and grand old man of Danish cinema, Jørgen Leth, and his 50 years’ anniversary as a filmmaker! This year’s Danish lineup is characterized by favouring strong and deeply personal stories without shying away from the darker and less comfortable sides of life – and its end. However, there is light among shadows in a collection of films by and about Danish artists young and old(er), films that celebrate life, the imagination and the will to create. Which is exactly what we are here for.

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DIR. CHRISTIAN SØNDERBY JEPSEN & PERNILLE BERVALD JØRGENSEN WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:BLODETS BÅND COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:84M. PRODUCTION:MADE IN COPENHAGEN PRODUCER:HELLE FABER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MADE IN COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

Svend has 16 children. The four youngest with Gitte, whom he is just in the process of getting divorced from after 28 years of turbulent marriage. At the same time, their youngest daughter Christina has decided to leave home. But the break-up of the family also gives rise to endless questions - especially for Christina, who finds out that her family is suffering from collective amnesia about her childhood. This is especially the case for the forced removal that

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she and her siblings feel that they have been unfairly exposed to. While Christina sets out to find out what really happened in her family, Svend decides to help his daughter and in doing so, jog his own memory. He seeks access to the municipal records where one day he and Christina receive a box full of secrets, which have been forgotten and repressed with the help of drink and drugs.


FOUR LETTERS APART DIR. ERLEND E. MO WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:JEG HADER ADHD COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:88M. PRODUCTION:MAGIC HOUR FILMS PRODUCER:LISE LENSE-MØLLER

A film from a time when more and more children are diagnosed with ADHD. Victor is 9 years old, hates ADHD and believes it has something to do with his club feet. When someone mentions ADHD, he crawls under the table and refuses to talk. Martine quickly gets very introverted and struggles with an uncontrollable anger when she feels that something is going against her. Marino will usually withdraw from his environment, get very aggressive and lash out at his surroundings. Victor, Martine and Marino attend a special class

in Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg district. The special class’s teachers and parents decide to take part in an alternative course of treatment, which focuses on the challenges and opportunities of the individual child as opposed to diagnoses and medication. Erlend E. Mo’s film follows the whole process and shows how the children in the space of just half a year make enormous progress, in step with the adults around them starting to see each child in a new way.

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DESCENDING WITH ANGELS DIR. CHRISTIAN SUHR WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:DESCENDING WITH ANGELS COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:PERSONA FILM PRODUCER:CHRISTIAN SUHR WORLD SALES/CONTACT:PERSONA FILM / EYE & MIND LABORATORY, AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK

Muslim exorcism or psychiatric medication? ‘Descending with Angels’ is a research-based, Danish film, which presents us with two highly different solutions to the same problem: namely Muslim Danes who are ‘possessed by evil spirits’, called ‘jinn’. In Århus, a local imam has specialised in exorcising demons, and we are present at one of the dramatic sessions. At the same time, he tries to urge the Århus immigrant community to take a calm attitude to magic and spirits, as it is only with God’s permission that something bad can happen to you. In the

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meantime, a professional psychiatrist tries to chart the phenomenon from a scientific perspective. The film is devoid of music and other dramatic effects and sticks to a sober style, which lucidly examines a complex and, until now, relatively unknown phenomenon in a psychological, anthropological and religious nature from two paradigms. Nonetheless, they have one thing in common: namely the idea that being healed is a consequence of submitting to an outside force, be it either God or biomedicine.


PROMISED LAND DIR. NIKOLAJ BENDIX SKYUM LARSEN WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:PROMISED LAND COUNTRY:DENMARK, UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:48M. PRODUCTION:NIKOLAJ BENDIX SKYUM LARSEN PRODUCER:NIKOLAJ BENDIX SKYUM LARSEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:NIKOLAJ BENDIX SKYUM LARSEN, DENMARK

The Danish artist Nikolaj Larsen’s ‘Promised Land’ depicts the final stage of a group of young men’s dramatic journey from war-torn regimes in Iran and Afghanistan to life as a refugee in Europe. Reza and his three-year-old son live in the ruins of an old building, while they wait and hope for the opportunity to make it to England to get a job, and the chance at a better life. Muhammed, Jafar and Hasan hang out by a depressing and foggy harbour in the French town of Calais. They will do anything to cross the Channel and reach the UK, which lies just 35km away. After several dangerous experiments with

trucks, they finally have a foolproof plan - which involves swimming and a ship. The only problem is: Hasan can’t swim. By combining evocative cinematography with footage shot by the immigrants themselves, the film provides an insight into their close friendships, their hopes, their dreams and their coping mechanisms for life’s miseries. Funny situations arise between the friends along the way, but the drone-heavy soundtrack also contributes to an atmospheric mood in a film about people for whom everything is at stake.

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STOP FOR BUD

DIR. JØRGEN LETH & OLE JOHN & JENS JØRGEN THORSEN

ORIGINAL TITLE:STOPFORBUD COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:1963 RUNNING TIME:12M. PRODUCER:OLE JOHN, JØRGEN LETH, JENS JØRGEN THORSEN

Jørgen Leth’s very first film ‘Stopforbud’ or ‘Stop for Bud’ (directed with Ole John and Jens Jørgen Thorsen) is a small experimental film portraying the American jazz pianist Bud Powell. The film includes a concert recording from Montmartre, where a playing Powell’s fingers and face are studied in a series of shots, but without sound. The soundtrack is composed

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partly of Bud Powell playing, partly Dexter Gordon regaling us with stories of Powell and his impact on jazz both at the beginning and end of the film. Bud Powell was schizophrenic and at times mentally unstable. Especially in the last years of his life, his musical level varied greatly. Unfortunately he died in 1966, relatively soon after this film was shot.


I AM TALKING TO YOU DIR. JØRGEN LETH WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:JEG TALER TIL JER - JOHN KØRNERS VERDEN COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:57M. PRODUCTION:SF FILM PRODUCTION APS PRODUCER:KAROLINE LETH

We are celebrating Jørgen Leth’s 50th anniversary as a filmmaker by showing his latest - and first - film, in connection with the release of Lars Movin’s new book about Leth, ‘Alt er i billedet’ (‘Everything is in the picture’). ‘Jeg taler til jer - John Kørners verden’ is an atypical Jørgen Leth film, as it mostly leaves the stage open for its protagonist, the charismatic painter John Kørner, whom he has followed for five years. The creative process is at the centre of the film, together with Kørner’s enormous paintings.

And luckily so. In many ways, this is a straightforward film and an exciting encounter between two Danish artists from two different generations, who in spite of their different experiences and interests still find a common ground in their art - and in women. As a pre-feature we are showing ‘Stopforbud’ from 1963, co-directed with Ole John and Jens Jørgen Thorsen, about and featuring the legendary jazz pianist Bud Powell. (The film is also known as ‘Stop for Bud’).

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OPEN

DIR. IVALO FRANK WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:OPEN COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:58M. PRODUCTION:I’M HERE PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:IVALO FRANK WORLD SALES/CONTACT:IVALO FRANK, DENMARK

A small group of Greenlanders are imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital in Denmark for crimes of a particularly serious nature - like violent assaults or murder. Many of them are struggling with addiction and personality disorders, and if we knew nothing else about them, we would probably only see them for what they did, and nothing else. Indeed, we actually don’t get to know more than what they themselves tell us in the Danish artist Ivalo Frank’s film ‘Open’, which thereby invites us to draw our own conclusions. But exactly therein lies the film’s strength. Five

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of the inmates talk hesitantly about their lives and about how they allowed it go this far. There are stories about regrets, shame and regular blackouts, but also about the hope of finding a way back to the humanity that they for a moment had lost. Through the pure black and white images we are simply present in their company, without any hint of external drama being drawn into the already tragic stories. In 2006, it was finally determined that keeping inmates imprisoned so far away from their homeland was a human rights violation.


LOST IN MEMORIES DIR. CAMILLA LEE FABRICIUS WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:VEJEN VÆK COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:35M. PRODUCTION:LEE VISION PRODUCER:THOMAS CHRISTIAN NILSSON OG SØS THØSTESEN WORLD SALES: LEE VISION.

Finn and Iris Ytting are living their golden years. The idea was that they would enjoy old age together after a long and happy marriage. But Finn is hit by dementia already as a 65-year-old, and this puts their love to the toughest test. In the film, we meet the couple at a point in Finn’s seven-year illness when Iris asks

herself: can I continue looking after Finn at home, or should I let go and send him to a nursing home? Camilla Lee’s film is in a magical and sober way a beautiful love story, in which all the questions posed along the way still stand unanswered at the end. The film won DR and CPH:DOX’s Talent Award at last year’s festival.

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LAST DREAMS DIR. ESTEPHAN WAGNER EUROPEAN PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:EN GOD DØD COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:59M. PRODUCTION:FINAL CUT FOR REAL PRODUCER:SIGNE BYRGE SØRENSEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FINAL CUT FOR REAL, DENMARK

‘I am so happy to be here...’ sighs an older woman, sitting upright in an armchair, wrapped in a blanket and enjoying a cigarette. Just a few days later, she lies on her bed, lifeless but peaceful, with a flower between her folded hands. ‘Last Dreams’ is a sharply delineated slice of reality at a hospice, the last stop before death. The ubiquitous, static camera observes fragments of conversations about life events and the problems that preoccupy the dying. Hanne does not know if she should contact her only daughter in a last attempt at reconciliation. Britt struggles with her anger over a tough

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upbringing under her late mother’s lack of care. And Myrna is confronted every day with the fear of what inevitably awaits her very soon. As an omniscient observer, Estephan Wagner brings us close to the three women, who must accept that they will depart from this world too soon. The film is as heartbreakingly sorrowful as it is soothing in a very special way. Like a kind of de-dramatisation of death, ample space is given to the brighter moments, which in spite of everything can be found in the midst of all the grief.


LAAMB

DIR. KRISTOFFER HEGNSVAD WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:LAAMB COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:28M. PRODUCTION:HEGNSVAD / ALSTED PRODUCER:KRISTOFFER HEGNSVAD & PETER ALSTED WORLD SALES/CONTACT:KRISTOFFER HEGNSVAD, DENMARK

There is only one rule in Senegalese wrestling, and that is that there are no rules! Nor is there anything resembling safety precautions. The sport is called Laamb and is derived from ritual manhood trials, but in modern times it has developed into a national sport with packed stadiums, huge prizes and extreme idol worship. A sport whose promise of a golden future attracts thousands of hardworking young men, who literally have to fight their way to the top. Not just against each other, but also against an audience that hurtles curses and black magic down on the wrestlers as they march through the arena. With Jørgen Leth’s distinctive voice as

the narrator, ‘Laamb’ follows the 22-year-old cattle herder Ndoff’s attempts to make a breakthrough as a professional wrestler in Senegal. It is the story of a sport that is filled with old myths and extreme tribal rituals, as well as a modern tale about fighting ones way out of poverty. While the wrestling of the past was very similar to the ancient Greek form of the sport, it is now supplemented with boxing. Only without gloves, helmets and mouth guards. The first man to hit the ground loses. Ndoff is selected by his wrestling school to take part in the annual talent event in Dakar, and faces what could be a possible breakthrough.

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BEACH BOY DIR. EMIL LANGBALLE

ORIGINAL TITLE:BEACH BOY COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:27M. PRODUCTION:NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL PRODUCER:EMIL LANGBALLE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ESPACES FILM SCHWITZERLAND, SWITZERLAND

Sex tourism is often associated with flabby, white men. But first Ulrich Seidl reversed the gender roles in his controversial feature film ‘Paradise: Love’ about middle-aged European women on adventures in Kenya, and now a Danish documentary is following suit – but this time with both tact and human empathy! Juma is a ‘beach boy’ who has turned it into a real profession to seduce European women who travel to Kenya to feel young and attractive again. Like so many other young Kenyans, he

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dreams of a better life in Europe. And maybe the dream is actually within reach. His romance with the British ‘sugar mama’ Lynn might well develop into something more than just a naughty holiday fling. The young director Emil Langballe has managed to create a personal narrative, which in a cinematically strong style examines the explosive relationship between post-colonial exploitation and true (?) love, with a liberatingly immodest sensitivity for human dreams and needs.


TAL R: THE VIRGIN DIR. DANIEL DENCIK WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:TAL R: THE VIRGIN COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:28M. PRODUCTION:DENCIK FILM PRODUCER:ANDREAS HJORTDAL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ANDREAS HJORTDAL, DENMARK

Tal R is the city’s best pastry baker! In fact, he is actually one of Denmark’s star artists, who has painted, sculpted and expressed himself to the top of the international arts scene. There are many opinions about who Tal R is, and if it is more noble to make art than to lay tiles. In Daniel Dencik’s portrait ‘Tal R - The Virgin’, we get to know the artist through his colleague (John

Kørner), neighbour (Søren Ulrik Thomsen), German friend (Jonathan Meese), Uncle Ole, several others and, not least, the artist himself and his parents. A film full of charm and everyday magic, where characters, colours and shadows appear like fantasy figures onto the screen.

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SUITABLE DIR. KATRINE PHILP WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:SUITABLE COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:60M. PRODUCTION:BULLITT FILM PRODUCER:RASMUS ABRAHAMSEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:BULLITT FILM, DENMARK

There are 15 million refugees in the world. 500 of them are hand-picked to live out their lives in Denmark, where society is willing to house them, as long as they have what it takes to contribute to society. A policy which ruthlessly picks out the strongest and leaves behind the weakest and most vulnerable refugees. ‘Suitable’ follows four Burmese families, who, while exiled in Malaysia, are invited to interviews with Danish envoys, in the hope of being selected. It ought to be a happy story with the Danish state as a generous protagonist. But

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Katrine Philp’s film also takes a swipe at the Danish smugness and invites us on a journey that is not just long in a geographic sense, but also emotionally exhausting - towards a destination that raises new questions on the notion of identity and the good life. The contrast between the grey winter afternoon in a thermally-insulated provincial home in Denmark, and the inner storm that the citizens who have been declared as ‘suitable’ have to live with, is often as gaping as the journey is long.


A DIFFERENT KIND OF BOY DIR. ULRIK WIVEL WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:EN ANDERLEDES DRENG COUNTRY:DENMARK, SPAIN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:55M. PRODUCTION:BAROK FILM PRODUCER:SIDSEL LØNVIG SIERSTED WORLD SALES/CONTACT:BAROK FILM, DENMARK

The exciting and sometimes difficult transition from childhood to adulthood is portrayed through the eyes of Alexander: a slightly different boy with autism, who has just turned 18 and left home. He is struggling with adulthood, which involves both dealing with mundane chores, the hamster-wheel of everyday life and a football trip to Barcelona with his brother. During the journey to the football city,

life’s major questions are explored between the two brothers. Ulrik Wivel’s film is a warm and accurate portrayal of life with autism, where words and clearly defined boundaries are essential for the young boy. But the film also places a strong emphasis on how difficult it is to create a meaningful life when you don’t quite fit into the frames of normality.

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BALCONY TALES DIR. HELLE WINDELØV-LIDZÉLIUS WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:BALKON FORTÆLLINGER COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:36M. PRODUCTION:MAGIC HOUR FILM, BASMATI FILM AND FLUX (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CHRISTER WINDELØV-LIDZÉLIUS) PRODUCER:LISE LENSE-MØLLER & ELLEN RIIS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:BASMATI FILM, DENMARK

Havana’s balconies are an essential part of life in the Cuban capital – even if they on several occasions have taken the lives of random passers-by as a result of poor maintenance. The balcony is the platform and stage from which one can both observe and take part in the life of the outside world (and houses opposite). Each balcony has its own life and its own stories to

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tell. ‘Balcony Tales’ discovers several of them, as we visit the residents of Havana in their preferred territory and hear them talk. Havana’s balconies form a mosaic of human differences and connections, which Helle WindeløgLidzélius’s charming film manages to portray in a lively and lyrical way.


PURGATORY

DIR. J&K / JANNE SCHÄFER OG KRISTINE AGERGAARD WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:PURGATORY COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:3M. PRODUCTION:JANNE SCHÄFER & KRISTINE AGERGAARD PRODUCER:JANNE SCHÄFER, KRISTINE AGERGAARD WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:KRISTINE AGERGAARD, DENMARK

Janne Schäfer & Kristine Agergaard’s ‘Purgatory’ is a trailer for a non-existent film that you would do anything to see in its entirety. A sensory bombardment which in true Hollywood style imitates the trailer format’s extremely dense, albeit diffuse language, which never reveals the contours of an actual narrative. A young woman wakes up and finds out that she has died during the night, while a member of a mysterious cult tries to create a perfect society in

a ritual that points both forwards and backwards in time. ‘Addressing overwhelming topics such as death and perfection through experiments and fragments, corresponds to how a trailer for a non-existent film makes use of film language without arriving at a finished product. The film will never exist in its entirety, just like death and perfection will never be experienced and understood.’

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CHICXULUB - TIERRA EXTRATERRESTRE DIR. HELENE GARBERG

ORIGINAL TITLE:CHICXULUB - TIERRA EXTRATERRESTRE COUNTRY:MEXICO YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:6M. PRODUCTION:HELENE GARBERG PRODUCER:HELENE GARBERG WORLD SALES/CONTACT:HELENE GARBERG, DENMARK

A meteor impact 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs. Helene Garber’s ‘Chixculub - tierra extraterrestre’ is shot in Yucatán, Mexico, where a guide takes us on a carsick taxi ride towards a small town, where the square is set up as a sort of ‘memorial’ for the extinct species, all the while explaining what happened. A mini-apocalypse does, however, occur in the form of a technical failure, which escalates with

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every bumpy mile of dusty road travelled. The sound disappears in the noise and the passing landscapes are dissolved into a sludge of overexposed pixels. In the end, we make it to our destination, but if you expect a spectacular theme park of Disney’esque proportions, you might well be disappointed. Helene Garberg’s short video is anthropological deadpan at its best.


KORONA DIR. LENA DITTE NISSEN

ORIGINAL TITLE:KORONA COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:10M. PRODUCTION:ACADEMY OF MEDIA ART COLOGNE PRODUCER:UTE DILGER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LENA DITTE NISSEN, DENMARK

Situated somewhere between imagination and reality, ‘Korona’ is portrayed as a flawless montage about the ego’s urge towards liberation in a minimal and precisely- orchestrated juxtaposition of black and white film fragments and an evocative soundtrack. Lena Ditte Nissen has created a dark and romantic film, where a young woman dreams of letting herself be absorbed by the forces of nature. The soundtrack comes in the form of a whispering narration,

which through mythical and adventurous references talks about the Marshwoman’s alluring obscurity and unknown green. As though an allegory of a physical and psychological otherworldliness, where the individual can lose itself in free, joyful fall, far away from the constraints of rationality. An elegant and understated study of the development of both the human soul and the medium of film.

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IN A BRIEF MOMENT OF OPTIMISM DIR. MARIE RØMER WESTH WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:IN A BRIEF MOMENT OF OPTIMISM COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:18M. PRODUCTION:MARIE RØMER WESTH PRODUCER:MARIE RØMER WESTH WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MARIE RØMER WESTH, DENMARK

‘In a Brief Moment of Optimism’ is an improv performance with a man, a skateboard and an empty room. A room that turns out to be the modern church complex St. Agnes, built in Berlin in the mid-1960s - a period which, like the work’s title suggests, was marked by optimism, but which also turned out to be short-lived. A young man idles around the building’s labyrinthine

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interior. Even if Marie Rømer Westh’s video work has no dialogue, it is anything but silent. Sounds help us orient ourselves, as the young man charts the spaces on his way up the floors towards the tower in an open and elliptic work, which allows the viewer to draw their own conclusions about the contextual significance.


DESERT FOR EVER DIR. SØREN AAGAARD WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:DESERT FOR EVER COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:45M. PRODUCTION:SØREN AAGAARD PRODUCER:SØREN AAGAARD WORLD SALES/CONTACT:SØREN AAGAARD, DENMARK

A film adaptation of the final chapter of Jean Baudrillard’s book ‘America’, based on a system which translates one-to-one the book’s words into images, cuts and sound. ‘Desert for Ever’ is, in other words, an ambitious take on the French postmodernist and simulacrum-theoretician’s travel writings from a country that he experienced as an infinite superficiality - and maybe as an intellectual liberation from the world he came from. In Baudrillard’s eyes, America is more an image without a reference than an actual place. A country and a landscape of seductive shapes and colours, pop and illusion. But an illusion lacking a starkly different

reality behind it. Everything in the film is determined by Baudrillard’s novel, even the length. The system has its roots in the (post) structuralist tradition, but updates the speculative theories of the 1970s and 1980s to contemporary America, and does so in a way that confronts the prophetic element of Baudrillard’s vision: has the postmodern condition finally spread to a point where we can no longer frame it intellectually? Or was it bound to a time that has passed? The film is Søren Aagaard’s graduation piece from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

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AUTEURS Meet some of the world’s most respected filmmakers both behind and in front of the rolling camera. From veteran directors Frederick Wiseman, Claude Lanzmann, Ingmar Bergman, Michael Haneke and Roman Polanski to the forever young Alejandro Jodorowsky and James Benning. And speaking of youth, this is also the section that offers you a wondrous journey of discovery through world cinema from 25 countries as seen from the universal perspective of children –in the enthusiastic company of Mark Cousins as a guide. Gianfranco Rosi knocked everybody out by picking up the Golden Lion in Venice for ’Sacro Gra’, but has long since established himself as a filmmaker of character. The Portuguese filmmaker Joaquim Pinto left one of this year’s strongest impressions with ’What Now? Remind Me’, and contemporary auteurs such as Rithy Panh and John Akomfrah are back this year to enlighten us with new films. The field is broad, but the filmmakers in ’Auteurs’ have one thing in common: The personal signature. And that they make great films.

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THE STUART HALL PROJECT DIR. JOHN AKOMFRAH

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE STUART HALL PROJECT COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:95M. PRODUCTION:SMOKING DOG FILMS PRODUCER:DAVID LAWSON, LINA GOPAUL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:WAVELENGTH PICTURES, UK

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Even if Stuart Hall’s theories sound obvious today, they are far from self-evident. Even though the charismatic and deeply likeable Hall’s revolutionary thoughts about the relationship between culture and self-image are highly relatable, they still provoke a heated debate. Both beginners and dedicated followers of Hall can start here! John Akomfrah’s film consists entirely of interviews, extracts and photographs from Hall’s own archive, and is narrated by Hall himself to the music of Miles Davis, whom he has admired all his life. From when he as a Jamaican immigrant was confronted with the

social differences between gender, class and race in 1950s England until he taught himself to formulate and criticise them in the language that later took a theoretical form as ‘Cultural Studies’. Does it sound abstract and academic? It is not. Hall’s genius consists in communicating his lucid thoughts in a language that you immediately understand. Maybe it’s because he has always followed the modern culture’s films, jazz music and literature as passionately as his own project: to define how we can live a life full of freedom despite all our cultural and human differences.

MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTOR DIR. YVES MONTMAYEUR

ORIGINAL TITLE:MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTOR COUNTRY:AUSTRIA, FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:92M. PRODUCTION:WILDART FILM PRODUCER:VINCENT LUCASSEN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILMS BOUTIQUE, GERMANY

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Already from the first scene the lesson is clear: we should not take anything for granted in the company of the notoriously private master director Michael Haneke, who has made it his trademark to confront us with the most unpleasant aspects of the life of modern man. Here, for the first time, he lets us into his creative process, which is often extremely demanding for both himself and his faithful team, especially when he bubbles and rages on the set of two of his most recent works, ‘Amour’

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and ‘The White Ribbon’. Haneke has often been accused of being both dictatorial and of making sadistic and cynical films. But as we hear from both himself and from actors such as Juliette Binoche, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert, there is also room for doubt, cheerfulness and generosity in Haneke’s deeply personal work. An essential film for anyone who would like to get a bit closer to one of today’s most uncompromising filmmakers.


JODOROWSKY’S DUNE DIR. FRANK PAVICH

ORIGINAL TITLE:JODOROWSKY’S DUNE COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:88M. PRODUCTION:CITY FILM, SNOWFORT PICTURES, CAMERA ONE PRODUCER:FRANK PAVICH, STEPHEN SCARLATA, TRAVIS STEVENS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CITY FILM, USA

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The cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of the sci-fi novel ‘Dune’ is one of film history’s most mythicised projects. After his success with the film ‘Holy Mountain’, Jodorowsky was given free rein in the mid 1970s to do what he wanted. He ultimately chose Frank Herbert’s epic and heavily symbolic novel ‘Dune’ - without even having read it, as he laughingly reveals in this film about the film, where his close friend Nicholas Winding Refn also chips in. Jodorowsky immediately set out to assemble his film crew of ‘spiritual warriors’ consisting of, among other, Pink Floyd, Moebius, H.R. Giger, Orson Welles, Mick Jagger and, not least,

Salvador Dalí as an intergalactic space baron. The ambition was to give the audience the feeling of being on LSD without actually being it, and one can only bang ones head against the wall about the fact that the film was destroyed at the last minute by the American studios, who were not brave enough to tackle the Chilean eccentric. But as the inspiring and charismatic Jodorowsky himself says about his intergalactic ambitions, you have to strive for the impossible to create something original. The fact that his ‘Dune’ in its own way still exists out there (hear him explain how) just bears witness to the man’s almost unlimited creativity.

SACRO GRA DIR. GIANFRANCO ROSI

ORIGINAL TITLE:SACRO GRA COUNTRY:ITALY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:93M. PRODUCTION:DOC LAB PRODUCER:MARCO VISALBERGHI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 14:20 HRS. FALKONER BIOGRAFEN: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 21:45 HRS. PARK BIO: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

A naturalist records sounds of beetles gnawing in palm trees, while an elderly gentleman with a bushy beard entertains his daughter in their one-bedroom apartment, and a group of prostitute transvestites hold a party by the motorway. Gianfranco Rosi’s latest film, which surprised everyone by winning the Golden Lion in Venice, paints a colourful picture of the colourful life on the outskirts of Rome. An area that is framed by the ring road GRA Grande Raccordo Annulare - which encircles the Italian capital like Saturn’s ring. In other words, we are far from Fellini’s and Sorrentino’s picturesque urban worlds and glamourous characters. Out here, among the eternal hum of

busy motorists and aeroplanes that take off and land, lives a plethora of quirky and less quirky characters. The ambulance driver who races from one accident to another, the fisherman who teaches his Ukrainian girlfriend how to eat a melon, the ageing aristocrat who sprawls out on his couch surrounded by kitsch, and the middle-aged gentleman who takes on odd jobs as a model for photo-novellas. In a very simple manner, Gianfranco Rosi lets us peek into the lives of these people, listen to their conversations and follow them in their daily chores. A quirky slice of life outside the bustling capital.

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WHAT NOW? REMIND ME DIR. JOAQUIM PINTO

ORIGINAL TITLE:E AGORA? LEMBRA-ME COUNTRY:PORTUGAL YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:164M. PRODUCTION:C.R.I.M. PRODUCER:JOANA FERREIRA, ISABEL MACHADO, CHRISTINE REEH WORLD SALES/CONTACT:C.R.I.M. PRODUCTIONS, PORTUGAL

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 21:15 HRS. CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

The most acclaimed documentary at this year’s film festival in Locarno was the Portuguese director Joaquim Pinto’s ruthless and deeply poetic video diary from a life lived in shadow of AIDS for the past 20 years. The consequences of the disease (and medicine), the deathlike fatigue, but also a strong sensitivity towards the small details are captured with a real filmmaker’s eye, in a slightly melancholic work but which is absolutely devoid of

sentimentality and clichés. Pinto’s life with his partner Nuno and their pack of dogs creates moments, which in a single breath switch from observations of everyday life to metaphorical abstractions, which imperceptibly appear as a result of the surroundings. Rarely has a film about living with imminent death been so vivacious and generous. The style is raw and the expression is naked, but the experience stays with us for a long time.

LA MAISON DE LA RADIO DIR. NICOLAS PHILIBERT

ORIGINAL TITLE:LA MAISON DE LA RADIO COUNTRY:FRANCE, JAPAN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:103M. PRODUCTION:LES FILMS D’ICI PRODUCER:SERGE LALOU WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LES FILMS DU LOSANGE, FRANCE

GRAND TEATRET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 19:00 HRS. GLORIA: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 17:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 10:00 HRS.

In his latest film, the French documentary master, Nicolas Philibert, explores the anatomy of the radio and awakens ones dormant love for the medium, in a loving portrait of France’s national broadcasting house and its dedicated employees. A house full of sounds and life, inhabited by shimmering personalities, who all cradle their own niches and idiosyncratic quirks. We are there for the heated editorial meetings, get to know the unpretentious news editor and the loveable music editor, who has to stretch up so we can even glimpse him behind mountains

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of CDs and vinyl, which act as both an archive and a monument. We strain to hear the tonal nuances in the recording of a radio drama and talk about potatoes, art and the difference between them in three or four seconds. Through humble and closely observational images, Philibert manages to capture the exceptional in the chaos, and through a mosaic of images (and voices) he gives us the opportunity to see what goes on behind the speakers. Namely an admirable dedication to delivering the perfect broadcast to the listeners every day.


WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION DIR. FRANK SIMON

ORIGINAL TITLE:WEEKEND OF A CHAMPION COUNTRY:FRANCE, UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:93M. PRODUCTION:RP PRODUCTIONS, MARK STEWART PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:ROMAN POLANSKI, MARK STEWART, TIMOTHY BURRILL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:PATHÉ INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 17:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:30 HRS. CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 21:45 HRS.

The racing driver Jackie Stewart is welcomed like an Olympic god when he in 1971 arrives in Monaco, where he is set to drive a Formula 1 race in pouring rain. Surrounded by mechanics, courted by his fans and enshrouded by an almost mythological ‘star quality’, which, however, is compensated for by his winning manners. A young Roman Polanski is there and follows Stewart during a long weekend, where the Scottish gentleman generously shares his experiences from a life behind the wheel and the world beyond - and his driving advice, not least. The excitement, enthusiasm and admiration for one of motor sport’s great champions is on par

with Jørgen Leth’s cycling films from the same period, but the possibility of a fatal accident at the same time throws its shadow over the weekend, which Polanski and the celebrated idol spend in each other’s company. In the 1970s, motor sports was still so risky an affair that driving 240 km/h in the rain was lethally dangerous. A cult film, which for several decades has been impossible to watch, but which this year had a revival in Cannes - now including a wonderful epilogue, where Stewart and Polanski meet again in the same hotel room forty years later.

THE SPIRIT OF ‘45 DIR. KEN LOACH

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE SPIRIT OF ‘45 COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:94M. PRODUCTION:SIXTEEN FILMS, FLY FILM. PRODUCER:REBECCA O’BRIEN, KATE OGBORN, LISA MARIE RUSSO WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:CHANNEL 4 INTERNATIONAL, UK

GRAND TEATRET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 14:20 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 12:00 HRS.

The award-winning social(real)ist Ken Loach makes his debut as a documentary filmmaker with a gripping film about the rise of the welfare state - and a heartfelt warning against taking it for granted. Unsurprisingly, the starting point is British, but its scope is European. The sense of community during the war became the breeding ground for a strong vision of a more just and united society, at a time when the abject poverty and unemployment of the 1930s and 1940s was still defining people’s lives. After years of hopelessness and influenced by the war experience, the British Labour Party came to power in a landslide victory in 1945. There was no end to happiness, everything exuded peace

and growing prosperity. The operation of mines and trains became a public matter and unemployment fell. Right up until Margaret Thatcher set foot in Downing Street. Loach has rolled up his sleeves, and focuses on the hardworking people who built the welfare state stone by stone, and to those who today enjoy its benefits. ‘The Spirit of ‘45’ is a tribute to the spirit that broke with inhuman working conditions and a miserable life in the slums of big cities. And it is another plea for something precious, which far too many people have taken for granted for too long. For why is the generation that owes everything to the social equality project also so eager to dismantle it?

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THE MISSING PICTURE DIR. RITHY PANH

ORIGINAL TITLE:L’IMAGE MANQUANTE COUNTRY:CAMBODIA, FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:90M. PRODUCTION:CATHERINE DUSSART PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE, BOPHANA PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:CATHERINE DUSSART WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILMS DISTRIBUTION, FRANCE

CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: MONDAY 18/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 19/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 20/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

Highlighted as one of the most important films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where the jury headed by Thomas Vinterberg gave it the fully deserved award. Just like ‘The Act of Killing’, the Cambodian Rithy Panh deals with the impossible question of how a film can historically depict a genocide. Over two million people died under Pol Pot’s dictatorship from 1975 to 1979. A period, during which all existing photos and film footage were created by the terror regime’s propaganda machine. Panh himself was 13 years old, and the film is based on his own and his family’s memories of the four dark years that followed. But how does one portray a past for which there exists no pictures?

Panh’s answer is to recreate it in the form of miniature figurines, hand-painted and shaped in clay, which stand for the regime’s victims, while a single voice quietly shares its testimony: ‘People say, that their souls will wander all over the earth’. The paradoxical poetry in Panh’s choice of words (and in the skilfully detailed clay figures) is not just a historical documentation of a bygone past. It is a protest against inhumanity everywhere and throughout time. ‘The Missing Picture’ is presented as this month’s documentary in a collaboration between CPH:DOX and Cinemateket, where it will enjoy its regular cinema release in November.

TRESPASSING BERGMAN DIR. JANE MAGNUSSON & HYNEK PALLAS SCANDINAVIAN PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:BERGMANS VIDEO COUNTRY:SWEDEN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:107M. PRODUCTION:GÄDDA FIVE AB IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH SVT, GOTLANDS FILMFOND, STIFTELSEN BERGMANGÅRDARNA WITH SUPPORT FROM THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE PRODUCER:FATIMA VARHOS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOCUEYE PRODUCTION, USA CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 12:15 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 19:15 HRS.

In the 1960s, Ingmar Bergman moved to the small island of Fårö in the Baltic Sea, leading to much mystery surrounding his new home, where, among other things, his film ‘Persona’ was filmed in 1966. Few people knew the precise location of the place, but after Bergman’s death, the island became known to the public. In ‘Trespassing Bergman’ we join Michael Haneke, Claire Denis, Martin Scorsese and other star directors as they visit the island - the Mecca of film history, as the Mexican filmmaker Iñárritu quite aptly calls it. Bergman’s cinematic heritage is reviewed both lovingly and critically. Are the films, seen through today’s eyes, a mere product

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of their time, or do they still have the same artistic and human value? It is not just anyone who shares their opinion with us: Ang Lee, Isabella Rossellini, Harriet Andersson, Zhang Yimou, Francis Ford Coppola, Takeshi Kitano, Wes Anderson, Robert de Niro, Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott are just some of the people we meet - and it is worth the entire trip to Fårö to hear Woody Allen explain how Bergman in his advanced years had to be pacified by bad films before he could sleep. Likewise to hear Lars von Trier explain his complicated and frustrated relationship to the man he loved, but never received any recognition from.


THE LAST OF THE UNJUST DIR. CLAUDE LANZMANN

ORIGINAL TITLE:LE DERNIÈR DES INJUSTES COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:220M. PRODUCTION:SYNECDOCHE, LE PACTE, DOR FILM, LES FILMS ALEPH PRODUCER:DAVID FRENKEL, JEAN LABADIE, DANNY KRAUSZ WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LE PACTE, FRANCE

GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 10:00 HRS.

The 85-year-old Holocaust historian and intellectual giant Claude Lanzmann adds a new chapter to the tireless unravelling of the complexity of history and morality, which he began with the unique masterpiece ‘Shoah’ in 1985. The Nazis appointed the Austrian rabbi Benjamin Murmelstein as the head of the council of elders who brokered between the Germans and the Jewish community when the Germans created what they themselves called a ‘model ghetto’, the concentration camp Theresienstadt. ‘The Last of the Unjust’ is partly based on a several days-long interview, conducted with the ageing Murmelstein during his exile in Rome in

1975, and partly on Lanzmann’s contemporary travels and reflections. The controversial and obviously intelligent ‘larger-than-life’ character Murmelstein was perceived as a collaborator by some after the war, but calls himself a calculating realist in an impossible situation. And even if he does not make excuses for himself and at the same time acknowledges that he was driven by a certain sense of adventure, his collaboration with Adolf Eichmann also meant that 120,000 Jews could be rescued. A monumental masterpiece with a moral strength beyond compare.

AT BERKELEY DIR. FREDERICK WISEMAN

ORIGINAL TITLE:AT BERKELEY COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:244M. PRODUCTION:BERKELEY FILM, INC. PRODUCER:FREDERICK WISEMAN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL, FRANCE

GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 12:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 12:00 HRS.

The San Francisco university, Berkeley, also goes under the name ‘Berserkeley’, and has been at the centre of many American youth movements - and for the work of many of the country’s best brains. For there has always been plenty of space for free thought in this historical establishment. In other words: it is the ideal place for the now 83-year-old master documentarist Frederick Wiseman to make his 42nd film! Wiseman has during his long career refined the otherwise so modest ‘fly on the wall’ format, which he himself has helped to invent

(and which for a long time enjoyed a nearmonopoly in the documentary genre). But it is probably more his insatiable curiosity that is his trademark in his tireless study of the institutions that in many ways create the framework for our lives. Wiseman spent the fall semester 2010 at Berkeley, at a time when rebellion once again was smouldering in the corridors. Nothing is being spelled out for us or commented on by Wiseman, who as always has a damned good portion of luck to be there when things happen. And yes, it is long - but this is only a good thing.

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DOUBLE PLAY: JAMES BENNING AND RICHARD LINKLATER DIR. GABE KLINGER

ORIGINAL TITLE:DOUBLE PLAY: JAMES BENNING AND RICHARD LINKLATER COUNTRY:FRANCE, PORTUGAL, US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:70M. PRODUCTION:GLADYS GLOVER FILMS, BANDE À PARTE PRODUCER:RODRIGO AREIAS, SONIA BUCHMAN, GABE KLINGER, BERNDT MADER, NICOLAS R. DE LA MOTHE, EUGENIO RENZI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CINETIC RIGHTS MANAGEMENT, USA

CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 17:30 HRS. CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 18:45 HRS.

At first, the connection might not be obvious, but when you experience them in each other’s company, it makes perfect sense that Richard Linklater and James Benning are old friends. Linklater was recently active with the highly acclaimed ‘Before Midnight’, which rounded off a trilogy shot over nearly twenty years. But when he in 1985 started a film club in his Texan hometown of Austin, the first filmmaker he invited was the minimalist James Benning (who was Artist in Focus with his daughter Sadie at CPH:DOX 2008). And this was to be the

beginning of a long friendship that evolved around film (and baseball!), where the two have been each other’s creative sparring partners ever since. In spite of the apparent differences between the younger Linklater’s bittersweet indie realism and Benning’s uncompromising experiments in cinematic time, it is not just their works that brilliantly complement each other - but also their personalities. It is a pleasure to just be able to observe them together. ‘Double Play’ won the documentary award at the Venice Film Festival this year.

STEMPLE PASS DIR. JAMES BENNING

ORIGINAL TITLE:STEMPLE PASS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:121M. PRODUCTION:JAMES BENNING PRODUCER:JAMES BENNING WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CALARTS/FILM, USA

CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 19:15 HRS.

Several years before sending his first letter bomb, the American philosopher and mathematician Ted Kaczynski, also known as ‘The Unabomber’, moved to a secluded cabin in the mountains to isolate himself from the modern world, which he detested. A hut, which James Benning has rebuilt for his ‘Stemple Pass’, which in all its immediate simplicity consists of four long takes lasting half an hour each (one for each season), where we from a fixed vantage point look at the innocuous hut in the middle of the impressive (and immensely

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varied) nature, while a selection of Kaczynski’s letters are read out. The effect is exceptional, but if you know James Benning you might already have an idea of how special the experience is that awaits you. If you don’t, you can (and should!) start here. James Benning was Artist in Focus at CPH:DOX 2008 in a programme with his daughter Sadie Benning, and can also be seen in the portrait film ‘Double Play’ in the company of Richard Linklater at this year’s festival.


FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED DIR. ALAN BERLINER

ORIGINAL TITLE:FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:78M. PRODUCTION:EXPERIMENTS IN TIME, LIGHT & MOTION PRODUCER:ALAN BERLINER, LISA HELLER, SHELIA NEVINS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:HBO, USA

TEATER GROB: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 14:15 HRS.

We immediately sense that the poet, teacher and critic Edwin Honig was an extraordinary man with a keen intellect and a playfully warm heart. And he basically still is. He is just in the process of becoming someone else, or maybe a reduced version of himself. Honig’s memory is slowly disappearing as a result of Alzheimer’s. With ‘First Cousin Once Removed’, the awardwinning director Alan Berliner has created a poignant and cheerful portrait of his distant

cousin, but also a lucid and deeply thoughtprovoking film about the relationship between memory and identity. At one point, Edwin Honig sees an old recording of himself and asks who he’s watching. Alan answers, that it’s himself, to which Honig replies: ‘I’m not impressed.’ It is in glimpses like these that something immensely human is revealed, while Honig with a stranger’s eye reflects on the last chapter of his own life story.

A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM DIR. MARK COUSINS

ORIGINAL TITLE:A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:101M. PRODUCTION:BOFA PRODUCTIONS LIMITED PRODUCER:ADAM DAWTREY, MARY BELL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:HANWAY FILMS, UK

GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 12:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 11:45 HRS. TEATER GROB: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 14:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 10:00 HRS.

Children and films are a winning combination. Maybe because there is something fundamentally fascinating about seeing films that speak to the child in all of us? This is definitely the case if you ask the Irish author Mark Cousins, who turned his best-selling book ‘A Story of Film’ into an acclaimed TV series with 15 episodes, and who has now made a film with extracts from 53 different films from 25 countries. It explores what films can tell us about being a child - and what children can tell us about films. And that is more than you may

think! The examples stretch past the kind of reality-denying mainstream children’s films, which our youngest are usually exposed to, and with Cousins’ contagious enthusiasm and educational wit, we are introduced to countless moments of pure, cinematic magic along the way. So turn off the TV and take your (inner) child to the cinema to embark on a tour through the wonderful world of film. It is bigger than you think.

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A THOUSAND SUNS DIR. MATI DIOP

ORIGINAL TITLE:MILLE SOLEILS COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:45M. PRODUCTION:ANNA SANDERS FILMS WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:ANNA SANDERS FILMS, FRANCE

CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

The young French arthouse star Mati Diop has distinguished herself as Claire Denis’ actor as in the thriller ‘Simon Killer’, but she has also directed a series of excellent films herself. ‘A Thousand Suns’ is shot in Dakar and Alaska, and her characteristic, semi-documentary ‘free form’ aesthetic reaches new heights in a memory trip back to Dakar, which the film embarks on together with the ageing actress. In 1972 she played the lead role in the existentialist road fable ‘Touki-Bouki’ - a legendary, Senegalese cult film directed by Diop’s uncle, Djibril Diop Mambéty. The film is having a revival premiere in Dakar, and Magaye Niang is invited as a guest star. But just like his buffalo motorbike in the

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original film led him to where imagination turns into reality (and vice versa), the freedom of the past now also returns to him as a story - told in free and atmospheric images by Mati Diop in a film which must be the last one before she has her major breakthrough.


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TOP DOX Top Dox is the section for festival hits and front page stories from the world of documentaries. Great films, great stories, and great personalities – and great directors, not least. Many of the films in this section take a closer look at the modern culture we surround ourselves by. From the digital revolution and its more human consequences, to the retro-chic revival of the VHS tape. And from the extreme world of elite sport to the no less hardcore world of dirtbike-riding in Baltimore. This also where you encounter some of the best minds in the universe – no less will do when dealing with Stephen Hawking (’Hawking’) and the recent Nobel Prize laureates behind the discovery of the Higgs particle, whom we meet in ’Particle Fever’. Give him a few more years and Philipp Hartmann (’Time Goes by Like a Roaring Lion’) might be up there with them. In any case, his film is as original and philosophically mindblowing as they come. In sum, a chance to catch up with a selection of the films that made it grand in 2013 and which prove that you can easily be popular without being bland.

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12 O’CLOCK BOYS DIR. LOTFY NATHAN

ORIGINAL TITLE:12 O’CLOCK BOYS COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:76M. PRODUCTION:MISSION FILMS, PROSPEKT PRODUCER:ERIC BLAIR, TOM COLLEY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES, USA

GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 23:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 22:30 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: MONDAY 11/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

Illegal racing on both two- and four-wheeled mopeds is the new shit in Baltimore. And the uncrowned kings of the streets are the ‘12 O’Clock Boys’, a gang whose name refers to the noble art of doing an upright wheelie! Pug is a hyper-energetic, young kid from the black ghetto, whose greatest desire is to become the next ‘dirt bike champion’, and the film follows him from age 10 until he gets his first gold teeth a few years later. What you lack in money, you must have in terms of style. In the meantime, races are held in every possible way in the city’s notoriously run-down streets, where the police

for security-reasons are not allowed to chase the several hundred participants in this fundamentally deadly sport. At the centre of all the trouble is the sympathetic and cool Pug, who acts as the film’s guide to the rebellious subculture with an endless string of incredible one-liners, backed by a really tough grime soundtrack. But also with a view to a crisisridden future, which offers little more than unemployment and the kind of fun one creates for oneself. ‘You will learn the right way to do all the wrong shit in Baltimore,’ as one of the experienced riders says. Who said ‘The Wire’?

NARCO CULTURA DIR. SHAUL SCHWARZ

ORIGINAL TITLE:NARCO CULTURA COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:103M. PRODUCTION:PARTS & LABOR PRODUCER:JAY VAN HOY, LARS KNUDSEN, TODD HAGOPIAN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:K5 MEDIAGROUP, GERMANY

GRAND TEATRET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 19:15 HRS. PARK BIO: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 21:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

The drug cartels control everything in the Mexican city of Juárez. The city is popularly known as ‘the murder capital of the World’, and neither the police nor the authorities can do anything about the cartels, which corrupt, murder and accumulate power. In Los Angeles and Mexico a music culture has emerged, which celebrates violence, money and drug dealing - a distorted version of the American dream, which enjoys immense popularity on both sides of the border. The drug trade has become a popcultural

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phenomenon. ‘Narco Cultura’ is an in-depth study of an extreme world, where we follow a disheartened police detective, the impoverished residents of Juárez, and singers who praise the powerful drug cartels from their large homes in Los Angeles. The director Shaul Schwarz, who has a background in photojournalism and who himself has shot the film, risks life and limb in several scenes and doesn’t mince his words in his depiction of the drug culture’s dark side. It is hardcore - now you’ve been warned.


99Ó - THE OCCUPY WALL ST. COLLABORATIVE FILM

DIR. AUDREY EWELL & AARON AITES & LUCIAN READ & NINA KRSTIC

ORIGINAL TITLE:99% - THE OCCUPY WALL ST. COLLABORATIVE FILM COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:103M. PRODUCTION:99% - THE OCCUPY WALL STREET COLLABORATIVE FILM PRODUCER:AUDREY EWELL, AARON AITES, WILLIAMS COLE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FIELD PICTURES, USA

GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 16:15 HRS. TEATER GROB: MONDAY 11/11 AT 18:30 HRS.

Is the Occupy movement the big political mass phenomenon of our times? And what exactly is its famous ‘one demand’? Either way, Occupy introduced the “left” into the 21st century after a decade in which the general tendency was toward the right. From anti-Wall Street campaign, in the wake of the financial crisis, to a global protest movement directed against everything from Middle Eastern dictatorships and greedy banks to mainstream media and environmental collapse: Occupy has come to mean almost as many different things as the movement has participants. With the

media-conscious “Adbusters” group’s conceptual framing as both an iconic and ideological umbrella, Occupy has today become a focal point for virtually every modern leftist cause. Continuing the movement’s ideal of direct democracy, the film about the so-called 99 percent has come about as a collective project with material from over 100 filmmakers. A compact crash course in the discontent ticking like a time bomb under the world’s political and economic elite, and in how to get ones message across.

REWIND THIS! DIR. JOSH JOHNSON

ORIGINAL TITLE:REWIND THIS! COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:90M. PRODUCTION:IPF PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:CAROLEE MITCHELL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:IPF PRODUCTIONS, USA

NORDISK FILM PALADS: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 16:30 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 21:30 HRS. VESTER VOV VOV: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

Do you remember the days when a film had to be rewound? You’re not the only one! ‘Rewind This’ winds back time to the VHS revolution in the 1980s, when the video tape changed the way we watched films forever. Suddenly, you could watch films at home, and a new market exploded. Obscure genre films, porn, crazy comedies and aerobics videos. Videos, which today are viewed as cult by collectors, rental shops and filmmakers with a common love for the ultimate lo-fi format. Meet a number of dedicated VHS nerds in this charming film, which with a low budget and great enthusiasm paints a portrait of the home video culture - a chapter in film history that in a digitalised world of VOD

and Netflix is far from being over. Some VHS enthusiasts cultivate the format because the films that were only released on VHS have assumed a touch of exclusivity and rarity, while others value the physical characteristics of the actual tape. Unlike DVD and Blu-ray, the VHS tape has a kind of fossil history, with layers of old music videos on top of old commercial breaks on top of early 90s sitcoms, or fossil deposits in the form of wear and tear, which reflect the scenes of the film (typically explosions and bare breasts) that were seen by the owner again and again. The question is, is the VHS tape ripe for the same kind of retro comeback as the LP?

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SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME DIR. JANE GILLOOLY

ORIGINAL TITLE:SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:70M. PRODUCTION:SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME, LLC PRODUCER:JANE GILLOOLY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:LOVE AND SHAME LLC, USA

TEATER GROB: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 21:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 14:20 HRS.

In 1960s America, an American couple recorded their affair on 60 hours of tape. The recordings are of an extremely private and often erotic nature, and are a shockingly candid exposé of the man’s infidelity and the couple’s sexual passions. Almost fifty years later, the tape recordings were found in a suitcase bought on eBay, and have now been turned into a minimalist and captivating film. The intimate recordings and the immediate and simple visual style lead the spectator into the suburban life of 1960s America, and directly into the couple’s bedroom, where love and shame went hand in hand. The soundtrack thereby, and quite

atypically for the film medium, creates the images in our head instead of blowing them up on the screen in front of us, and an unusually close and intimate contact occurs between the film’s two invisible protagonists and ourselves as spectators. As opposed to being an outright ‘voyeur’, one instead becomes a listener, and is inaugurated into an unknown couple’s desires, unconditional love and tough decisions. The director Jane Gilooly has created a unique blend of voices and images, a lustful nostalgic blend of impressionistic documentarism and radio montage.

FOR NO GOOD REASON DIR. CHARLIE PAUL

ORIGINAL TITLE:FOR NO GOOD REASON COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:89M. PRODUCTION:ITCH FILM PRODUCER:LUCY PAUL WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:INDEPENDENT FILM SALES, UK

VESTER VOV VOV: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 19:00 HRS. PARK BIO: MONDAY 11/11 AT 21:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

The hypocrisy of power is the first casualty when the master cartoonist Ralph Steadman swings his brush. Since then, through an auspicious coincidence, he met the Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in the early 1970s, he has used his biting intelligence to skewer the American dream with his idiosyncratic drawing style. The fact that the crazy images hide a British gentleman is just one of the great surprises in a visually obstreperous portrait film, which is packed with fantastic and utterly insane archive footage and cock-and-bull stories from the turbulent 1970s. Steadman’s close friend Johnny Depp is our guide on this tour, which

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among many other things takes us on a hunt with William S. Burroughs and to Zaire during the legendary ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’ boxing fight. But it is Steadman’s political commitment that reveals the method in the madness. And the fact that he began his artistic career as a photographer by documenting life on the streets among America’s poor underclass is just as plausible as the fact that he later wrote a book about Leonardo da Vinci in first person singular. The best thing, though, is to hear him tell the whole story himself - because he is really good at it.


PANDORA’S PROMISE DIR. ROBERT STONE

ORIGINAL TITLE:PANDORA’S PROMISE COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:89M. PRODUCTION:ROBERT STONE PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:ROBERT STONE, GAVIN DOUGAN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER) WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:FILM SALES COMPANY THEATRICAL, USA

IMPERIAL: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 09:00 HRS. BARSEBÄCK ATOMKRAFTVÆRK: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 12:00 HRS. BARSEBÄCK ATOMKRAFTVÆRK: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 12:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Chernobyl and Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster - the modern world’s worst nightmare. But what if the general perception of nuclear power is a sheer myth based on ignorance and fear? What if people knew that there are reactors that are 100% safe, controllable and waste neutral? What if nuclear power is the only energy source that can satisfy the world’s unquenchable thirst for energy without posing a threat to our environment? In ‘Pandora’s Promise’, the Oscar-nominated documentary director Robert Stone asks the question if the technology that

we fear most can save our planet from global warming while producing enough energy to lift billions of people in developing countries out of poverty. The film portrays environmentalists, scientists and energy experts, who have undergone a transformation from being radical opponents to becoming vocal advocates of nuclear energy. Stone’s convincing and controversial film, which was a crowd favourite in Sundance this year, opens Pandora’s box and lets the emotional and deeply polarised debate on nuclear power rage with greater force than ever before.

THE CRASH REEL DIR. LUCY WALKER

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE CRASH REEL COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:108M. PRODUCTION:GOOD N’ PROPER PRODUCER:JULIAN CAUTHERLEY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILM SALES COMPANY THEATRICAL, USA

BREMEN TEATER: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 16:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 22:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

During the preparations for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, the professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce crashes on the half-pipe and risks losing both his life and his career. Like a tragic scoop, the film crew followed Kevin both before and after the accident, and we are therefore not only witness to an incredible firsthand look at the intensely competitive environment of extreme sports, but also a determined young man’s stubborn struggle to return to the board, against all odds. There is an unbreakable bond between Pearce

and his snowboard, and he finds it hard to accept his family’s reluctance, even though they fear for his life. Both Pearce’s brothers and particularly David, who has Down’s syndrome, play an important role in these concerns. They don’t want to lose their brother! Lucy Walker is one of the greatest documentary names of her times, and ‘The Crash Rell’ is not only a fantastic story that takes us from one end of the emotional register to the other. It is also a hair-raising film about the consequences of living life to the fullest.

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LET THE FIRE BURN DIR. JASON OSDER

ORIGINAL TITLE:LET THE FIRE BURN COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:95M. PRODUCTION:THE FILM SALES COMPANY PRODUCER:JASON OSDER, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER JOHN ALDRICH, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ANDREW HERWITZ WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILM SALES COMPANY THEATRICAL, USA

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 17:00 HRS. VESTER VOV VOV: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 17:00 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

A sheer knockout of a film, that tells one of this year’s most fiercely dramatic stories in a deeply thought-provoking and virtuously edited way, solely with archive material. ‘Let the Fire Burn’ takes us back to Philadelphia in the late 1970s. On the one hand there is an openly racist police chief known for his militant brutality. On the other hand there is the revolutionary movement MOVE, led by the charismatic John Africa, who in a strange mixture of New Left / Black Power rhetoric and holistic new age religion turned his back on the rest of society, which took a curious interest in the movement’s ultraascetic lifestyle and growing radicalisation. Two fronts; almost doomed to collide. After a fatal confrontation with Philadelphia’s police in 1978, an open war broke out between the two sides. The conflict culminated, when Philadelphia’s police

forces on 13 May 1985 set out to clear the MOVE’s home and threw a fire bomb onto the roof of the house in a desperate attempt to gas out its members. As no one left the building, the message from the commanding officer was clear: let the fire burn. When the smoke cleared, 11 people died and an entire housing block had burned to the ground. In two parallel tracks, the film follows the subsequent trial, where the incredibly articulate MOVE members turn the logic of the law inside out, and the period leading up to the nerve-wracking shoot-out that day in May, which is reproduced so intensely minute by minute that one hangs by the edge of one’s seat. Historical, but relevant. Who decides where the line is drawn between religious freedom and a terror cult in the land of freedom?

CUTIE AND THE BOXER DIR. ZACHARY HEINZERLING

ORIGINAL TITLE:CUTIE AND THE BOXER COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:81M. PRODUCTION:EX LION TAMER, CINE MOSAIC, LITTLE MAGIC FILMS PRODUCER:PATRICK BURNS, LYDIA DEAN PILCHER, SIERRA PETTENGILL WORLD SALES/CONTACT:K5 MEDIAGROUP, GERMANY

GRAND TEATRET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 14:20 HRS. GLORIA: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 17:45 HRS. VESTER VOV VOV: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

Ushio and Noriko Shinohara met at New York’s vibrant art scene in the 1970s. He was 40, she was 19. Ushio was already establishing himself full-swing in the group around Warhol with his ‘action art’ painted with boxing gloves. She became his mistress and assistant - and pregnant. Forty years later, his career is still not flourishing, and even though he is finally sober, both their life together and their loft / studio in New York is still a big mess, which Noriko handles with infinite patience and loyalty

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towards her dead loss of a husband. But now she is finally stepping out of his shadow with her own series of works about the all-sacrificing Cutie and her drunken Bullie - take a wild guess who she is referring to. ‘Cutie and the Boxer’ won the Best Director award at Sundance, and is a bittersweet and picturesque adventure about standing by each other come rain or shine. A deeply charming film about the art of selfrealisation.


GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN DIR. BEN LEWIS

ORIGINAL TITLE:GOOGLE AND THE WORLD BRAIN COUNTRY:SPAIN, UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:89M. PRODUCTION:POLAR STAR FILMS, B.L.T.V. PRODUCER:CARLES BRUGUERAS, BETTINA WALTER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILMS TRANSIT, CANADA

TEATER GROB: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 16:00 HRS. DAGMAR TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

Can you imagine a place that contains all the information that has ever been recorded? Jules Verne and many before him have fantasised about a universal library, but what once was utopian science fiction is becoming a reality as you read these lines. The Internet giant Google is currently in the process of scanning all existing books and creating a digital library, where anyone can read and learn what they want. British journalist and art critic Ben Lewis (‘Art Safari’, ‘The Contemporary Art Market Bubble’) takes us into the controversial and in all senses extremely comprehensive project, which by Google is intended as a democratic and

emancipatory attempt to give all people access to knowledge. But not everyone agrees. Copyright is one thing, but the question of Google’s future monopoly on literature, the favouring of the English / American language (and hence culture), as well as the potential commercial interests provide further ammunition for Google’s critics. Has Google, like a contributor to the project formulates it, just had a ‘cool idea’ and embarked on the project before it was thought through properly? Or must the publishing business and the library world simply recognise that they belong to another millenium?

OUR NIXON DIR. PENNY LANE

ORIGINAL TITLE:OUR NIXON COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCTION:DIPPER FILMS PRODUCER:PENNY LANE, BRIAN FRYE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AUTLOOK FILMSALES GBR, AUSTRIA

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 16:45 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 16:45 HRS.

Nixon: the man, the myth... the film! ‘Our Nixon’ gives us a close-up (self)portrait of one of the most controversial figures in American political history, seen through the optics of a 16mm camera of his three most trusted employees, who were all brought down in the Watergate scandal a few years later. The film consists entirely of footage from a true goldmine of ‘home movies’ from Nixon’s years in power between 1969 and 1974, when the mood in the White House was marked by suspicion and paranoia. At once revealing, intimate, hilarious,

horrifying and trivial. Like when Nixon confides in his three assistants that homosexuality is spread via TV and he’s the public enemy number one. Or historic, like when he talks on the phone to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, while they are on their way to the moon. Today, the footage paints a much broader picture than Nixon’s men could have imagine when they first shot it. Even if there still was room for doubt in the powerful Nixon administration, the message to the outside world was as clear as it was troubling: everything is under control.

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THE NETWORK DIR. EVA ORNER

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE NETWORK COUNTRY:AUSTRALIA, UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:97M. PRODUCTION:NERDY GIRL FILMS PRODUCER:EVA ORNER WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOGWOOF, UK

CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 19:00 HRS. TEATER GROB: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 12:30 HRS. TEATER GROB: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 14:00 HRS.

The story of the first independent TV channel in Afghanistan is a chaotic, funny and liberatingly positive experience. TOLO TV has less than 10 years under its belt, and in those 10 years, quite a bit has happened. To put it mildly. A bunch of dedicated journalists and activists risk their life and limbs daily, not just to make free reports, but also soap operas, reality TV, food programmes and a live show, where people can call in and complain about the authorities – and all in the service of democratic information. And the station is hugely popular in

a country where 60% of the population can’t read and write. But it also has its fundamentalist enemies and other fundamental obstacles to struggle with. The technology is faltering, and everyone has to learn everything from scratch under the guidance of three western media workers, whose arrogant attitude is, frankly, quite irritating. TOLO TV is TV against all odds, from a country where the relationship between media, power and democracy is anything but abstract theory. And the good news is that there is still hope.

THE 727 DAYS WITHOUT KARAMO DIR. ANJA SALOMONOWITZ

ORIGINAL TITLE:DIE 727 TAGE OHNE KARAMO COUNTRY:AUSTRIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:AMOUR FOU VIENNA PRODUCER:ALEXANDER DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU, BADY MINCK WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:AUSTRIAN FILM COMMISION, AUSTRIA

NORDISK FILM PALADS: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 16:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 22:30 HRS.

One out of seven Danish marriages are with a foreigner. But if Danish conditions are even remotely as bureaucratic as they are in Austria, then it is a full-time job to get married at all. Waiting rooms, petty officials, language courses, spot checks and sheer racism have put unconditional love to the test for African Karamo and his Austrian wife to the test, as well as for the other ‘intercultural’ couples, who share their stories with us. Some are happy, others worried, but they are all affected by the complicated

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immigration rules and the state-regulated reality about their shared lives, which among other things involves routine visits by the police to check that their marriage is not pro forma. The forever original Anja Salomonowitz’s political, but also deeply romantic protest film invites a Kafkaesque system to a fight and wins on knockout. Can European countries even allow themselves to reject (married) people at the door? Come dressed in yellow – you will see why!


POWERLESS

DIR. FAHAD MUSTAFA & DEEPTI KAKKAR

ORIGINAL TITLE:POWERLESS COUNTRY:INDIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:GLOBALISTAN FILMS, ITVS PRODUCER:DEEPTI KAKKAR, FAHAD MUSTAFA, LEOPOLD KOEGLER, JUDY TAM WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CAT & DOCS, FRANCE

GLORIA: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 17:45 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 20:00 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

The Indian Katiyabaaz are a kind of modern Robin Hoods, who have made it their mission to steal power at night and give it to the poor. Given that there are three million people in Kanpur, but only half a million of them pay their electricity bill, power cuts of up to 16 hours have almost become commonplace. But the sparks are not just flying from the chaotic web of cables that run across the rooftops, but also between the poorest members of society and the head of the energy company Kesco, Ritu Maheshwari,

who doesn’t end up being the clear-cut villain in the film by the Indian directing duo Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa. The camera does not satisfy itself with being a fly on the wall either, but hums around frantically in the tense atmosphere to take it all in. The question is whether electricity is a product or a right? A question that becomes no less urgent as the world’s megacities become larger and larger. An energetic film about a serious topic!

METAMORPHOSEN DIR. SEBASTIAN MEZ

ORIGINAL TITLE:METAMORPHOSEN COUNTRY:GERMANY, DENMARK, PHILIPPINES YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:84M. PRODUCTION:FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRODUCER:SEBASTIAN MEZ WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WUERTENBERG, GERMANY

DAGMAR TEATRET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 14:20 HRS. GLORIA: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 17:45 HRS.

If Tarkovsky had made documentaries, they might very well have looked like the almost supernaturally beautiful ‘Metamorphosis’, which in many ways is reminiscent of Russia’s Soviet past, both for the eyes and the mind. The Ural region in Russia is one of the most radioactive places on earth. If you have never heard of this before, it’s not your fault: neither have the region’s inhabitants. Under the Soviet regime, a number of radioactive accidents in the region were silenced, and today the locals find it hard to comprehend the disastrous past that their small corner of Russia still suffers from. The

area’s barren but strangely beautiful landscapes here provide the framework for a touching visual portrait of the people who live there today. With man’s technological/biological experiments and nature’s opposition as the recurring thematic force, the film bears us in a harrowing and poetic way through the world, which we otherwise would never (never!) have experienced. A magnificent, scary and deeply intimate work, which paradoxically succeeds with the cinematically impossible: making an invisible threat visible.

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WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL DIR. BEN NABORS

ORIGINAL TITLE:WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:92M. PRODUCTION:GROUP THEORY PRODUCER:BEN NABORS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:GROUP THEORY, USA

TEATER GROB: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 14:00 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

A true success story. 19-year-old William Kwamkwamba from Malawi one day builds a fully functional windmill from old junk, based on nothing more than a picture he found in a book at the library. The windmill generates power for his family and the rest of the village. A few years later, this is the story he calmly and assertively stands and tells thousands of fascinated spectators at TED Global. The preliminary climax of an adventurous journey from a home in impoverished Malawi to the renowned ivy league university Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. A journey that offers him education,

book publications and inquiries from Hollywood. Everyone wants to have William. But together with the popularity we also sense a touch of doubt and melancholy in the thoughtful and loveable prodigy, who faithfully tries to live up to his own and others’ expectations. ‘William and the Windmill’ is a fascinating tale of both the bright and dark sides of sudden fame, and about life between two radically different worlds. And it is a touching portrait of a deeply likeable young man, who also happens to be a selftaught inventor from an African country.

UNTOLD STORIES DIR. HISHAM AL-ZOUKI

ORIGINAL TITLE:UNTOLD STORIES COUNTRY:SYRIA, NORWAY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:46M. PRODUCTION:RAYA PRODUCTION COMPANY PRODUCER:RAYA MEDIA

TEATER GROB: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

The Syrian ‘Untold Stories’ is not just highly relevant right now. Hisham al-Zouki’s insider depiction of the Syrian people’s battles over the last two years, where a budding people’s revolution was brutally bombed back by the regime, will also serve as a historical testimony of what actually took place among the people themselves. The film follows a young Syrian woman who leaves Damascus to travel back to her home town in the middle of the fighting, and who keeps a video diary of what she sees, while she herself becomes an activist in peaceful

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demonstrations. The small fragments paint a picture of fearlessness, strength and tenacity. Men, women and children demonstrate with their heads held high and can finally express what they believe in, while they fight on with words on behalf of those who lost everything in the battle. The women have hidden their faces with flags as veils. Only their hands, feet and voices can be seen and heard, but they speak their own strong language about the conflict’s untold stories - and about the forgotten role of women in the Arab revolution.


EVERYBODY’S CHILD DIR. GARRY FRASER

ORIGINAL TITLE:EVERYBODY’S CHILD COUNTRY:SCOTLAND YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:75M. PRODUCTION:ACONITE PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:AIMARA REQUES WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ACONITE PRODUCTIONS, UK

EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 22:30 HRS. VESTER VOV VOV: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 17:00 HRS.

The documentary version of ‘Trainspotting’ - directed by a debutant who himself is struggling with years of heroin addiction and a past that he finally has to face up to. Garry Fraser grew up in the Edinburgh neighbourhood Muirhouse, where ‘Trainspotting’ actually takes place. But there is not much ‘heroin chic’ about the real thing: an extremely poor and dilapidated neighbourhood, where Fraser himself was abandoned to the authorities as a 8-year-old, in a tough environment of violence and abuse. Now, he wants to break the pattern and give his own

children the life he never had. He visits his parents, who themselves abandoned him, only to find out why things went so badly wrong for him and so many others of his generation. ‘Everybody’s Child’ is the raw and moving story about a man who is determined to get away from his life of crime and drugs. Despite his lifelong descent, one still senses an indomitable determination and optimism in Garry, who also lends a voice to a people, who are more often talked about than listened to.

THE SPECIAL NEED DIR. CARLO ZORATTI

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE SPECIAL NEED COUNTRY:GERMANY, ITALY, AUSTRIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:82M. PRODUCTION:DETAILFILM PRODUCER:HENNING KAMM, FABIAN GASMIA, ERICA BARBIANI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DETAILFILM, GERMANY

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 21:45 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

28-year-old Enea has never had a girlfriend. He has never had sex, either, even if his body otherwise functions normally. The fact is that he is slightly autistic - but otherwise a great guy. There are no legal solutions to his problem, so his best friends Carlo and Alex decide to help him find love and try to be together with a woman. But what starts out as a simple mission becomes a deeply personal journey through Europe, where the three friends’ companionship is both tested and strengthened. ‘The Special

Need’ is a sensitive but wonderfully cheerful and straightforward film about a taboo that rarely makes headlines. Do autistic and other handicapped people have sexual rights? And how does the rest of society tackle the fact that the question is even being asked? An issue, which never overshadows the film’s intimate and universal depiction of the special understanding between three old friends, one of whom happens to be autistic. A warm film that is much larger than its difficult subject.

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INREALLIFE DIR. BEEBAN KIDRON

ORIGINAL TITLE:INREALLIFE COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCTION:DOGWOOF PRODUCER:FREYA SAMPSON WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOGWOOF, UK

DAGMAR TEATRET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 21:30 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

How has the internet influenced a generation that has never experienced a world without constant access to social media, online games and porn? And a generation that, perhaps has only begun to understand the consequences of virtual life on the web? No matter if you grew up before or after the digital revolution, there is plenty of food for well-informed thought in ‘InRealLife’, which examines the impact of technology on our lives since the internet has also become the place where we uncritically share our private information, and where

companies like Google, Yahoo and Apple store everything down to the smallest detail. But there is no finger-wagging or doomsday prophecies in this film, rather it is a reminder of how valuable the ability to think critically and independently is - even if you always have Google at your fingertips. The director Beeban Kidron talks to researchers from Microsoft and MIT, with the WikiPedia founder Jimmy Wales and with her own teenage children about where we are heading. And the predictions she gets about the future are both disturbing and inspiring.

NAN GOLDIN - I REMEMBER YOUR FACE DIR. SABINE LIDL

ORIGINAL TITLE:NAN GOLDIN - I REMEMBER YOUR FACE COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:62M. PRODUCTION:MEDEA FILM - IRENE HÖFER PRODUCER:IRENE HÖFER, ANDREAS SCHROTH WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MEDEA FILM, GERMANY

GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 19:15 HRS. FALKONER BIOGRAFEN: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 21:45 HRS. GLORIA: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 17:45 HRS.

Since her debut in 1970s New York, the American star photographer Nan Goldin has elevated the snapshot into an art form and immortalised her close circle of friends, artists, lovers, bohemians and urban dandies in tens of thousands of photographs. Her opus is vulnerable and unpolished, and favoured by a unique intimacy between the photographer and her subjects. But also marked by an at times self-destructive force that is redeemed in the photograph. Goldin has never spared neither

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herself nor those closest to her in her photographs, which document the dramatic ups and downs of life in an unfiltered way where the act of immortalising those nearest to her also becomes the ultimate declaration of love. Come and witness the life of the charismatic Goldin, who was guest curator at CPH:DOX in 2011, and who lets us in on her practice and scores of anecdotes from her turbulent life, which is a constant source of inspiration - and fascination.


MADEMOISELLE C DIR. FABIEN CONSTANT

ORIGINAL TITLE:MADEMOISELLE C COUNTRY:FRANCE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:93M. PRODUCTION:COHEN MEDIA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ELLE DRIVER, FRANCE

BREMEN TEATER: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 18:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 17:00 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 19:15 HRS.

In her 10 years as editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld revolutionised the French Vogue magazine - a decade during which both naked women, cigarettes and steamily sexy pictures found their way to the exclusive pages, which provoked and inspired fashion lovers and designers all over the world. So in January 2011, when she announced that she was leaving her post, it sent shock waves throughout the fashion world. The rumours about her new job start spreading, and only at the end of the year does she confirm that she is launching her own magazine, CR Fashion Book. ‘Mademoiselle C’

gives us a unique look at one of the fashion world’s most celebrated women’s personal and professional life, surrounded by the fashion elite’s greatest and most original stars. From the time she moves to New York and becomes a grandmother, and until she starts her new fashion empire. At the same time she keeps in touch with her closest friends - including Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino, Tom Ford, Alexander Wang, Donatella Versace and Diane Von Furstenberg. If you liked ‘The September Issue’ with Anna Wintour, then you will love ‘Mademoiselle C’.

10%- WHAT MAKES A HERO? DIR. YOAV SHAMIR

ORIGINAL TITLE:10% - WHAT MAKES A HERO? COUNTRY:ISRAEL YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:90M. PRODUCTION:YOAV SHAMIR FILMS PRODUCER:YOAV SHAMIR, TANYA AIZIKOVICH WORLD SALES: CINEPHIL.20202

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 21:45 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: MONDAY 11/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

War heroes, presidents, superheroes and everyday heroes. All quite different, but made of the same special stuff - ‘the hero gene’? The director Yoav Shamir wants to find the trait that makes people heroes, while testing if he himself, has this gene. In spite of the major doubts of his own family, he sets out on what is an entertaining, thought-provoking and colourful, heroic hunt for the hero gene. We start with our ancestors, the sex-crazed bonobo monkeys in Congo, meet Russian geneticists, American neurologists and sociologists, and end with a modern UFO religion. We hear about heroes from all over the world. From resistance heroes

under Nazism, to the woman who chased away a tiger with a shovel, and the man who laid himself under a passing train to save an epileptic. Along the way, many opinions are expressed about the origins of heroes. Are we heroes, because it makes us happy to help others? Are we heroes, because we are selfish - or are selected people simply born with steel in their veins? ‘10% What Makes a Hero’ is a funny, informative and dramatic film, which will not just change your perception of everyday heroes, but also gets you to consider the stuff you are made of.

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FAITH CONNECTIONS DIR. PAN NALIN

ORIGINAL TITLE:FAITH CONNECTIONS COUNTRY:FRANCE, INDIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:117M. PRODUCTION:CITE FILMS - 26 RUE MONTROSIER - 92200 NEUILLY SUR SEINE - FRANCE & JUNGLE BOOK ENTERTAINMENT (INDIA) PRODUCER:RAPHAËL BERDUGO (FRANCE) & GAURAV DHINGRA (INDIA) WORLD SALES/CONTACT:CITÉ FILMS, FRANCE PARK BIO: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 10:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 17:45 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 12:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 16:45 HRS.

Over one hundred million people are estimated to participate in the Hindu religious ritual Kumbh Mela, which takes place every three years at selected places along India’s river banks. Great thoughts are exchanged over smoking chillums between naked holy men Sadhus - and spouses stay away from each other in the chaotic crowds when it’s time for the holy bath. In the middle of it all, the Indian director Pan Nalin’s camera runs into the 9-year-old boy Kishan Tiwari, who captivates everyone around him with his speed and intellect. Kishan claims

to be an orphan, but when he is suddenly picked up by his father, all the puzzled people who have talked with the little rogue realise that they have been duped. Pan Nalin’s fascination with the profound boy drives him out to the same area that inspired Rudyard Kipling to write the ‘Jungle Book’, to find what he calls his own contemporary version of Mowgli. ‘Faith Connections’ is a visually almost overwhelmingly powerful film about a people with a faith that is so strong it gives us goosebumps.

BEYOND THE EDGE 3D DIR. LEANNE POOLEY

ORIGINAL TITLE:BEYOND THE EDGE 3D COUNTRY:NEW ZEALAND YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:93M. PRODUCTION:GENERAL FILM COOPERATION PRODUCER:MATTHEW METCALFE

EMPIRE BIO: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 19:30 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 19:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 15:00 HRS.

It is cold on top of Mount Everest, but there is one hell of a view. If you don’t have the physique to climb the famous mountain, then you have the opportunity to relive the very first ascent to the top here - in 3D! Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first two men to climb Mount Everest 60 years ago. ‘Beyond the Edge’ recreates their superhuman feat in rarely seen footage and without other

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comments than extracts from hours of original interviews with the two heroes who, in their own words, let us in on their victories, dreams, and skirmishes. The result is adrenaline-pumping and visually unique, but it also gives us a fascinating and inspiring insight into the iron will and psychologically complex teamwork that are the prerequisites for completing the impossible.


MANHUNT DIR. GREG BARKER

ORIGINAL TITLE:MANHUNT COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:100M. PRODUCTION:HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS, MOTTO PICTURES, PASSION PICTURES PRODUCER:GREG BARKER, JOHN BATTSEK, JULIE GOLDMAN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MOTTO PICTURES, USA

NORDISK FILM PALADS: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 19:00 HRS. DAGMAR TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 12:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

On 2 May 2011, Osama bin Laden, America’s public enemy number one, was killed in Pakistan. The action lasted only 40 minutes. But the hunt for bin Laden actually took no less than two decades and began with a team of charismatic female CIA analysts known as ‘The Sisterhood’, who patiently pieced together bits of evidence and discovered Al Qaeda long before anyone had heard anything about the organisation, and who repeatedly warned of the new threat of terrorism before 11 September - after which all the rules changed. It is almost too obvious to compare ‘Manhunt’ with the feature film ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, which coalesced

the CIA sister’s collective efforts into one single person. But as a former war correspondent, the director Greg Barker has a sure sense of drama in the detail, and himself meets bin Laden in an incredible scene recorded in the late 1990s. A brilliantly told film, which is as nerve-wracking as a thriller, as thorough as a hardcore journalistic detective story - but also incredibly fascinating in its psychological depiction of a group of extremely dedicated (but otherwise quite ordinary) people’s work of mapping out the terror network Al Qaeda from an infinite sea of information. And of the difficult moral choices they also had to make.

THE ARMSTRONG LIE DIR. ALEX GIBNEY

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE ARMSTRONG LIE COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:122M. PRODUCTION:JIGSAW PRODUCTIONS, KENNEDY/MARSHALL COMPANY, MATT TOLMACH PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:ALEX GIBNEY, FRANK MARSHALL, MATTHEW TOLMACH WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:JIGSAW PICTURES, USA BREMEN TEATER: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 20:30 HRS. PARK BIO: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 21:30 HRS. GRAND TEATRET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 19:15 HRS.

Lance Armstrong was considered one of the greatest athletes the world had ever seen after he beat cancer and won the Tour de France no less than seven times. The success gave him an enormous fortune and worldwide fame. As a piece of inspiring sporting history and the initiator of Livestrong, Armstrong was quickly transformed into a pure pop phenomenon. In 2009, Alex Gibney was commissioned to make a film about Armstrong’s return to the Tour de France, four years after announcing his retirement. But what began as a comeback ended as a study of the anatomy of a lie. The cycling comet vehemently denied all allegations of abuse through performance-enhancing drugs,

and Armstrong led aggressive lawsuits against journalists and publicly humiliated former friends, who claimed the opposite. In January 2013, the web of lies collapsed under the once so celebrated Lance Armstrong, and he admitted his guilt to Oprah Winfrey in a TV interview, which was subsequently criticised for only scratching the surface. ‘The Armstrong Lie’ gives us unique access to interviews with Armstrong’s former team mates and the alleged doping mastermind Dr. Michele Ferrari, many of whom have never spoken to the media before - as well as a previously unseen level of access to Armstrong himself.

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TIM’S VERMEER DIR. TELLER

ORIGINAL TITLE:TIM’S VERMEER COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:SONY PICTURES CLASSICS PRODUCER:PENN JILLETTE, FARLEY ZIEGLER, WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MONGREL MEDIA, USA

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When the software programmer Tim Jenison comes across a book about the Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer and about the tools that he and his assistants had access to when they made several of his masterpieces, Jenison had the brilliant idea of creating an exact copy of Vermeer’s painting ‘Music Hour’ by using the same materials, from a conviction that everything can be copied with the help of technology. The problem is just that he has no idea how to paint, that Vermeer’s method has remained a mystery to the world, and that the

original hangs in Buckingham Palace. This becomes the beginning of an obsession with perfection. Jenison travels to Vermeer’s hometown in Holland and builds a replica of the painter’s studio in a garage. But is there anything in the great masters’ paintings that don’t have to do with pure technique? ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ is an exciting and highly entertaining detective story, which in an original way examines the value of what after all might not be the age of technical reproducibility.

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DIR. STEPHEN FINNIGAN

ORIGINAL TITLE:HAWKING COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:86M. PRODUCTION:DARLOW SMITHSON PRODUCTIONS LTD PRODUCER:STEPHEN FINNIGAN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILMS@59, USA

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Stephen Hawking is the most famous living scientist in the universe. Both for his revolutionary thoughts and the excellent communication of them, and for the handicap that in the course of his long life has cost him the use of his limbs, but not his witty mind. ‘Hawking’ is the story of his life told by himself (through a voice synthesiser), and is the story of a superhuman talent and how he developed from being a lazy student who found out that he had two years left to live, to being a popular cultural icon with guest appearances on both

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‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Star Trek’. Hawking talks about his illness without a trace of bitterness, and he is the natural focal point of the many champagne receptions he still participates in. For, as he himself states, if the number of parties you are invited to are a measure for how far you have come in life, then he has done very well indeed. But he also has two marriages behind him, and in this autobiographic film there is also room for more existential thoughts, alongside the dizzyingly abstract physical theory. A remarkable man’s story, told in his own words.


PARTICLE FEVER DIR. MARK LEVINSON

ORIGINAL TITLE:PARTICLE FEVER COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:99M. PRODUCTION:PF PRODUCTIONS, LLC PRODUCER:DAVID KAPLAN, MARK LEVINSON, ANDREA MILLER, CARLA SOLOMON

DAGMAR TEATRET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 12:00 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 19:00 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

Imagine being able to see Edison light his first light bulb or Franklin pull his hand back after his first electric shock. For the first time ever, we are here invited to attend the launch of one of history’s scientific milestones, which could potentially change the course of history. ‘Particle Fever’ follows six blazingly intelligent scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, CERN’s famous and notorious particle accelerator, which recreates the conditions that

existed moments after the Big Bang – and thus are faced with an invention that may reveal the origin of everything that exists, and also with the philosophical questions that arise when the boundaries of our knowledge about why we exist are expanded. Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist and subsequently film director, and expertly edited by Walter Murch (‘Apocalypse Now’), ‘Particle Fever’ is a tribute to new discoveries and the people behind them.

TIME GOES BY LIKE A ROARING LION DIR. PHILIPP HARTMANN

ORIGINAL TITLE:DIE ZEIT VERGEHT WIE EIN BRÜLLENDER LÖWE COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:FLUMENFILM PRODUCER:FLUMENFILM | PHILIPP HARTMANN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FLUMENFILM, GERMANY

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It is wonderful to see a film once in a while, wherein there is space for so many different ideas, as in this German film about one of the most elusive phenomena: time. And the director Phillip Hartmann even suffers chronophobia - a fear of the passage of time! A fear that he confronts with intellectual openness and a very German sense of humour in his travels to the atomic clock in Braunschweig, which determines what the time is everywhere in Germany (but which nonetheless loses a second every one and a half years), and a desolate desert where time

stands still. We think. The 37-year-old Hartmann realises that he has lived about half of his life, and decides that every minute of the film should represent one year of his life - so when he reaches the 37th minute, his own cinematic (clock)work has caught up with him. ‘Time Goes By Like a Roaring Lion’ is a freely speculating and liberatingly philosophical mind-bender of the very best kind. In short: everything you need to know about time explained in 76 minutes, which could not have been spent on anything better.

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GENERATION IRON DIR. VLAD YUDIN INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:GENERATION IRON COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:106M. PRODUCTION:THE VLADAR COMPANY, AMERICAN MEDIA PRODUCER:EDWIN MEJIA, VLAD YUDIN, JEROME GARY WORLD SALES/CONTACT:THE VLADAR COMPANY, USA

BREMEN TEATER: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 19:00 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 21:30 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

There are three voices in the world who master the voice-over: Werner Herzog, Jørgen Leth and Mickey Rourke. And of course (and hallelujah!) it is the latter who lends his deep, Hollywood-dramatic narrator’s voice to this thrilling odyssey about testosterone-pumped men, who are fighting to be named this year’s bundle of muscles. We are talking about the mother of all bodybuilding competitions, Mr Olympia. ‘Generation Iron’ is a kind of sequel to the docu-cult classic from 1977, ‘Pumping Iron’ with a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Herculean lead role. The former Terminator contributes to the film together with a number of

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other bodybuilders to shed light on the many facets of the sport. But the film’s main focus is the eight man strong gallery of aspiring bull-necks, who are preparing for the big strongman competition. And here, the focus quickly turns to the two favourites, the cocky defending champion Phil ‘The Gift’ Heath, who lives a life of luxury with fast cars and jacuzzis, and the thoughtful Kai Greene, who paints and reflects on his tough childhood from his Brooklyn apartment. The stage is set, the spray-tan oil is glistening and the veins are pumping. But there can only be one...


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FOOD ON FILM Five films about modern food culture – and the disastrous lack of it. Documentaries can cause us to reflect on the deep-rooted habits of society. Our food habits no less, and with this series it has been our ambition to discuss whether modern food culture can at least claim to be civilized, when our consumption is so massively based on industrialized products? And when the very production of food has such a direct impact on the future of our planet? Let us know what you think. Selected screenings are followed by debates and culinary treat where you can learn more about the food you eat and expand your taste at the same time. Bon appetit!

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SEEDS OF TIME DIR. SANDY MCLEOD WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:SEEDS OF TIME COUNTRY:US YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:76M. PRODUCTION:HUNGRY, INC. PRODUCER:SANDY MCLEOD, CHIEMI KARASAWA, EMILY TRIANTAPHYLLIS, & JD MARLOW WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:ISOTOPE FILMS, USA

EMPIRE BIO: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 14:45 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 16:45 HRS.

Cary Fowler is a man with a mission. A mission that is about securing the foundation of nothing less than earth’s survival in the form of the world’s smallest currency: seeds! The scientist and tireless idealist Fowler has set out to collect all existing grain types in an enormous seed bank on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean, before it is too late. And too late it soon may be. The earth is overpopulated, there are more and more mouths to feed, and we are beginning to feel the disastrous effects of climate change on our planet. In recent decades we have experienced

periods of drought and severe floods, and together with these disasters we have lost important grain types, which means that they will be extinct within a few years. But nobody understands what devastating impact the extinction of these grain types would have on mankind. It is not just about the survival of this generation, but that of future generations. The good news is that someone has started to do something about it! ‘Seeds of Time’ is simple in its style, but the story of Fowler’s struggle is both touching and inspiring.

SOMM

DIR. JASON WISE

ORIGINAL TITLE:SOMM COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCTION:FORGOTTEN MAN FILMS PRODUCER:JACKSON MYERS, CHRISTINA TUCKER, JASON WISE, WILLIAM FOWLER WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:CARGO FILM & RELEASING, USA

BREMEN TEATER: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 18:20 HRS. DAGMAR TEATRET: MONDAY 11/11 AT 14:20 HRS.

Juicy grapes and a panoramic view across the sun-ripened vineyards, accompanied by a relaxed jazz score. And then the holiday is over! At least for the four men who are preparing for their life’s exam in their fight to achieve the extremely prestigious title of master sommelier, expert in the noble art of wine. An impressive knowledge about the history and theory of wine is one thing, impossible taste tests another - and on top of that they also have to be able to put their sensory experiences in words in a sophisticated language, which to untrained ears sounds like pure gibberish, and which becomes

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more and more weird and funny as the hour of reckoning approaches and a lack of sleep makes itself felt. Everything is sacrificed for the intensive study of the magic of wine. No, it is certainly no bed of grapes to take the world’s toughest wine test and obtain the title of ‘Somm’. For the rest of us, however, it is a geeky, thrilling and unusually entertaining experience, which leaves us with the question as to how many glasses of wine one has to have drunk to have the courage to embark on such a demanding project.


THE LAST CATCH DIR. MARKUS SCHMIDT

ORIGINAL TITLE:DER LETZTE FANG COUNTRY:GERMANY YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:85M. PRODUCTION:LICHTBLIK FILM PRODUCER:MARKUS SCHMIDT WORLD SALES/CONTACT:AUTLOOK FILMSALES GBR, AUSTRIA

NORDISK FILM PALADS: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 16:30 HRS. TEATER GROB: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

From fish yarn in the Mediterranean to tuna auction in Japan. We travel around the world in ‘The Last Catch’, which sounds the depths of the (over)fishing industry – a shady industry that is desperately hard-pressed and experiencing corrupt growth, and which is threatening to destroy several species. On the one side of patchy legislation we follow two groups of fishermen from the southern French coastal town of Séte. Strong traditions define the two groups of fishers, and while one of the family businesses is struggling to survive as a result of the stricter requirements of tuna fishing, the other is benefiting from a legal loophole. A loophole, which allows otherwise illegal fishing in an area off the Libyan coast. On the other side

we join the environmental analyst Robert Mielgo, who is on an eternal mission to track overfishing in the many nooks and crannies of the Mediterranean and to make sure that no illegal fishing is being conducted. The fact that Mielgo himself started his career in the shady part of the industry and was one of the first people to fish off the Libyan coast just gives the story an extra twist. Mielgo decided to switch sides from cynical fishing desperado to dedicated caretaker of environmental interests to make use of his knowledge of the industry in a race against time before the net closes in – not least on the bluefin tuna, which might soon be extinct as a result of the headless overfishing in the world’s oceans.

THE FRUIT HUNTERS DIR. YUNG CHANG

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE FRUIT HUNTERS COUNTRY:CANADA, CHINA, FINLAND, JAPAN, UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:94M. PRODUCTION:EYESTEELFILM, NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA, CBC, PRODUCER:MILA AUNG-THWIN, KATHERINE BAULU, RAVIDA DIN WORLD SALES/CONTACT:EYESTEEL FILM, CANADA

DAGMAR TEATRET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 14:20 HRS. EMPIRE BIO: MONDAY 11/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

What does a water cherry or a lychee look like? And how many kinds of bananas are there actually apart from the one kind that is sold in super markets? Join American actor and food activist Bill Pullman on a time and culture travel into the hidden world of fruit, where fruit enthusiasts from all corners of the world let us in on the mango’s, durian’s and dragonfruit’s mysterious world - and find out! New findings, endangered species and a cheerful appetite for nature’s sweetest raw material are the organic

ingredients in a humorous and warm film, which also contains a critique of the standardisation and monoculture of the food industry. A trend that is in sharp contrast to the fruit hunters’ burning desire to preserve and disseminate their knowledge about the fascinating diversity of fruit. ‘The Fruit Hunters’ takes us to a world that we as ordinary supermarket shoppers had no idea existed - and which leaves us with a strong desire for a bite of fresh fruit.

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THE MOO MAN DIR. ANDY HEATHCOTE

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE MOO MAN COUNTRY:UK YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:98M. PRODUCTION:TRUFFLE PIG FILMS, BACHELIER FILMPRODUKTION, PRODUCER:HEIKE BACHELIER, ANDY HEATHCOTE, JAMES COLLIE WORLD SALES/CONTACT:FILM SALES COMPANY THEATRICAL, USA

EMPIRE BIO: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 17:30 HRS. TEATER GROB: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 12:00 HRS. STEDSANS: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 17:00 HRS.

Steve Hook and his motley crew of unpredictable dairy cows have won the hearts of both audiences and critics since the film premiered at Sundance and in Berlin. With a herd of 72 cows, Hook & Son’s milk production is far smaller than what is usually tapped and distributed from heavyweight farms in the milk production industry, who otherwise dominate today’s supermarket aisles. Steve does it all himself. He handles everything from maternity assistance for his calving favourite cow Ida to old-school delivery of milk bottles to the customers’ doorsteps. Filmed with beautiful and

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understated images in the rural setting of Sussex, with dew-covered meadows and wet soil between the hooves, we over the course of one year follow Steve’s food-patriotic struggle to produce ecological, unpasteurised raw milk for the consumer culture of our times, which is otherwise used to cheaper, processed-to-death dairy products. A mild, but utterly captivating portrait of a dedicated farmer and his beloved cows, which all have their own quirky and charming personalities, and where especially the favourite cow Ida threatens to steal the spotlight.


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DOX:LAB DOX:LAB is CPH:DOX’s own international film production programme. DOX:LAB was launched in 2009, and has been an overwhelming success – artistically as well as with the audiences at other film festivals in Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Venice, Berlin and Toronto, to name but a few. The concept behind DOX:LAB is to pair selected filmmakers in teams of two. Each team is given carte blanche and a grant to create the widely different and artistically powerful films the likes of which can now be experienced at CPH:DOX 2013. The ambition of DOX:LAB is to stimulate cultural exchange in cinematic terms, and to create special and challenging works of artistic vision. And we are excited to present this year’s new films – some in their final versions, some as works in progress – that all fulfil this ambition in widely different but equally challenging ways, as they go beyond the real to explore the realms of the imagination. DOX:LAB continues in 2013 with a new generation of filmmakers who will meet each other for the first time and start developing ideas during the festival. For more information on DOX:LAB, please visit cphdox.dk/doxlab.

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LA ULTIMA PELICULA DIR. RAYA MARTIN & MARK PERANSON

ORIGINAL TITLE:LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA COUNTRY:GERMANY, DENMARK, PHILIPPINES YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:88M. PRODUCTION:CINEMA SCOPE PRODUCTIONS, DOX:LAB, CINEMATOGRAFICA, FISCHER FILM, CANANA PRODUCER:MARK PERANSON, CHRISTOS KONSTANTAKOPOULOS WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:CINEMA SCOPE PRODUCTIONS, CANADA CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 19:00 HRS. CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 21:15 HRS.

After the success of ‘Easy Rider’, Dennis Hopper went to Peru in 1970 to make his now legendary ‘The Last Movie’, a chaotic head-trip and mythological meta-Western, which immediately became a cult film. 42 years later, another young director (Alex Ross Perry) followed in Hopper’s spiritual footsteps to Mexico to document the end of the world as predicted by the Mayan Indians, and to make the very last film ever. ‘To make a film is a destructive act,’ as he says from the start. A moment of prophetic megalomania, which turns into a kind of credo for the film-in-the-film, which we subsequently see being made. And for ‘La Última Película’ itself. Convinced of his own genius, our bitter, young hero and his Mexican guide (Gabino Rodriguez, who is a regular

actress for Nicolás Pereda) travels out to temples beleaguered by American new-age hippies, and where René Redzepi from Copenhagen’s world-renowned Noma restaurant is currently cooking the last meal. The end is near! The apocalypse is approaching! An apocalyptic delirium, where all the film’s layers of reality ultimately collapse into a cinematic revelation. Peranson and Martin have shot their joint film on all conceivable film and video formats (it is screening here on 35mm film). For it was not only planet earth that was facing extinction, if everything had gone according to plan. The production of celluloid film was also about to cease by the year 2012. One of the two disasters, as we know, was called off last-minute, the other became a reality.

NOT AT HOME

DIR. KATJA ADOMEIT & SHAHRBANOO SADAT WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:NOT AT HOME COUNTRY:DENMARK, AFGHANISTAN YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:66M. PRODUCTION:HAMBURG PRODUCER:VERENA GRÄFE-HÖFT, KATJA ADOMEIT WORLD SALES/CONTACT:ADOMEIT FILM, DENMARK

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

A deceptively simple film, which finely weaves together its two parallel narratives, but leaves the direct link between them unexplained. A young Afghan girl is waiting at a bleak asylum centre in Germany to either be granted asylum or picked up during the night and forced to the airport. A young man is on hunger strike in the centre’s canteen, with his lips sewn together in protest. A wordless and platonic attraction arises between the two. In Kabul, we visit a family with a father, whose face we never see, but who from a corner in the living room sits and commands his wife and many daughters around, while they

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have no intention of taking his advice and orders without stubbornly hitting back. ‘Not at Home’ is a piece of raw realism from a worrying moment in the country’s history, when international troops are on their way home from Afghanistan and abandoning a people, of whom we actually know very little, to an uncertain fate. But Katja Admoeit and Shahrbanoo Sadat’s film is also a modern hybrid with a distant cousin in 1990s Iranian cinema, where the actors in the German part are played by real asylum seekers, and where the reality behind the elusive narrative comes firmly to the forefront.


AUSTER (WORK IN PROGRESS)

DIR. KADRI KOUSAAR & MAXIMILIANO SCHONFELD

ORIGINAL TITLE:AUSTER (WORK IN PROGRESS) COUNTRY:ESTONIA, DENMARK, ARGENTINA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:31M. PRODUCTION:PASTO CINE PRODUCER:BARBARA FRANCISCO WORLD SALES/CONTACT:PASTO, ARGENTINA

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Somewhere in the Argentine outback, in the middle of nowhere, where people live in self-built houses, lives a young woman who can heal people’s sick pets and exorcise demons. Or is she just a victim of her own demons? Hard to say, because she lives outside of all established norms, and so does the young man who unsuccessfully tries to seduce her in the moments where they are not sitting and chatting, smoking and drinking red wine and Coke straight from the bottle. The young woman tells how she, as a child, was close to being abducted by a ghost ship. At the beach nearby

lies a huge, rusty hull of a ship, like a fossil of an industrial past long gone. ‘Auster’ is a disturbingly intense film with suggestive powers. From opposite ends of the real world, the two Estonian/Argentinian directors Kadri Kousaar & Maximilian Schonfeld have come together to create a fantastic film about faith and miracles, and about the gulf that lies between them, where one hardly knows what is real and what is not. The dialogue simply suggests a larger and more threatening connection, which remains outside the frame.

LA ISLA (WORK IN PROGRESS)

DIR. KASIA KLIMKIEWICZ & DOMINGA SOTOMAYOR

ORIGINAL TITLE:LA ISLA (WORK IN PROGRESS) COUNTRY:POLAND, DENMARK, CHILE YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:30M. PRODUCER:REBECA GUTIERREZ CAMPOS, JAN NASZEWSKI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:NEW EUROPE FILM SALES, POLAND

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Several generations of a family gather for a reunion in a large wooden hut on an island, surrounded by dense and wild nature. Children and dogs play and pass in and out between the adults, while regional dishes are being prepared. But one of the guests is missing. And nobody in the family knows why yet. Dominga Sotomayor and Kasia Klimkiewicz’s film borrows its motifs and understated drama from various familiar genres, but rearranges them in an original way. What starts out as a skilfully handled piece of ensemble realism gradually unfolds unto

something bigger, as the young children start to explore the area and find an old, overgrown house without windows, and the family’s middle-aged mother loses her way and walks along a lake. Here the surroundings are reflected in the middle like two parallel worlds - possibly a forewarning of the last scene, where the fisherman hears a fatal piece of news over an old radio and sails off through a foggy and bare half-world to deliver it to the waiting family. ‘La Isla’ is, in other words, a story told in pictures.

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LAS LUCHADORES DE MEXICO (WORK IN PROGRESS) DIR. RANIA ATTIEH & MARIE LOSIER

ORIGINAL TITLE:LAS LUCHADORES DE MEXICO (WORK IN PROGRESS) COUNTRY:FRANCE, LEBANON, DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:22M. PRODUCTION:CPH:DOX PRODUCER:MARIE LOSIER WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:MARIE LOSIER, GERMANY CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Bim bam boom, meet the Moreno sisters! Three tough women in their forties, who have more in common than their family origins. Under the name ‘Las Luchas Morenas’, they practice the Mexican national sport: wrestling! A sport that is more theatre, and which has here almost become a kind of surreal musical with the three strong matrons in the all-important lead role. Marie Losier’s characteristic whirring 16mm camera swirls curiously around them and

captures it all in a cheerful and musical tribute to fantasy, to the child in all adults, and to Mexican culture, which cultivates all things grotesque and taboo-breaking. Costumes and makeup worthy of a Russ Meyer film are used together with props such as a severed pig’s head in a baroque film where everything is possible. But it is ultimately a tribute to the three women, who in spite of all their differences have chosen to lead their lives according to their own ideas.

TAPROBANA (WORK IN PROGRESS)

DIR. GABRIEL ABRANTES & VIMUKTHI JAYASUNDARA

ORIGINAL TITLE:TAPROBANA (WORK IN PROGRESS) COUNTRY:DENMARK, PORTUGAL, SRI LANKA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:25M. PRODUCTION:GALERIA ZE DOS BOIS PRODUCER:VIMUKTHI JAYASUNDARA OG NATXO CHECA WORLD SALES/CONTACT:GALERIA ZE DOS BOIS, PORTUGAL CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

The Portuguese national poet Luis Vaz de Camões was a libertine and bon vivant, who in the mid-1500s was exiled in Sri Lanka and subsequently Goa and Macao, after having stabbed one of the king’s servants in a drunken rage. It was during his exile in the Portuguese colonies that he wrote his Homeric epic ‘Os Lusíadas’ (1572) about the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama and about the brave people of the seas - a work that is today considered to contain the Portuguese national soul itself. It was also here that he began a sodomistic relationship with a beautiful, Chinese woman.

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All this according to Gabriel Abrantes and Vimukthi Jyasundara’s short film, which admittedly takes certain liberties with the history of the national poet. For example when he in a blissful opium vision receives solid advice from a baby monkey that lies in a woman’s lap and sucks on its big toe. ‘Taprobana’ is eccentric in the purest sense of the word: far removed from normality - at least the normality that the Western colonial mentality of the day and its notions of imperial sovereignty portrayed. All fantasy, but ‘based on a true story’!


WALK WITH ME (WORK IN PROGRESS) DIR. JOHAN OETTINGER & PETER TUKAI MUHUMUZA

ORIGINAL TITLE:WALK WITH ME (WORK IN PROGRESS) COUNTRY:DENMARK, UGANDA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:12M. PRODUCTION:DOX:LAB PRODUCER:JOHAN OETTINGER, PATRICIA DRATI, TINE FISHER, NATHAN MAGOLA

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Using a mix of live action and puppet animation, this is a shining example of a film for children, and about childhood. A 9-year-old girl lives in rural Uganda. She is beautiful and full of life. Her biggest dream is to become a dancer. While she is performing her duties on the farm, she spends her time daydreaming. The task she likes best is looking after the goats - she is responsible for both the adult goats and their

kids, and it is above all the kids she loves most. One day, one of the kids falls ill, and even though she tries to take care of it, she ends up having to kill it. The task is too much for her, and hesitant to kill the kid, she instead nurtures and looks after it. The kid becomes increasingly ill, and she stays with it until it finally dies. A story about getting older, about life and - most importantly - about dancing.

FROM A DISTANCE (WORK IN PROGRESS) DIR. RANIA M.TAWFIK & LAILA HOTAIT SALAS

ORIGINAL TITLE:FROM A DISTANCE (WORK IN PROGRESS) COUNTRY:DENMARK, LEBANON YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:9M. PRODUCTION:CPH:DOX PRODUCER:RANIA M.TAWFIK & LAILA HOTAIT SALAS WORLD SALES/CONTACT:DOX:LAB, DENMARK

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Rania and Laila are on a journey to find what they once lost. They are both daughters of Arab migrants and both soon in their thirties, and they are starting to reflect on their time on earth. Their fragmented memories of childhood, swimming pools, war and migration are gradually woven

into their journey through the deserted landscapes. A complex and beautiful film, which in a short space of time manages to say a lot about the kind of things that are better expressed in pictures than in words.

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AB

DIR. ANDREAS KOEFOED & IVAN FUND

ORIGINAL TITLE:AB 3D COUNTRY:DENMARK, ARGENTINA YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:80M. PRODUCTION:DOX:LAB, FRUTACINE PRODUCER:TINE FISCHER, IVAN EIBUSZYC, IVAN FUND, ANDREAS KOEFOED WORLD SALES/ CONTACT:FRUTACINE, ARGENTINA

CINEMATEKET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 21:30 HRS. NORDISK FILM PALADS: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 16:30 HRS.

A sensual and philosophical film in two parts about friendship and farewells - partly in 3D. Yes, the third dimension can actually be used for something other than explosions and spaceships. In this case to be present in a situation or a moment, while the summer sun sets over the city and a single voice confesses her doubts and dreams to us. ‘AB’ is shot over three days in a small town somewhere in Argentina. Here we meet Arita and Balencha, two young girls and close friends who are like sisters to each other. Most of their friends have moved to Buenos Aires, but even if your boyfriend is trying to tug you along, it takes courage (and money in your pocket) to say

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farewell to each other and the place you have grown up in. But time passes and change happens, no matter if you want it or not - and maybe even Arita and Belencha will one day grow apart. But until then their days are spent talking, dreaming and finding a new home for a cardboard box full of puppies among friends and neighbours. Ivan Fund and Andreas Koefoed share a great talent for capturing the intimate scenes between family and close friends where many years of compassion and trust are expressed in single gestures. Together, they have made a film where the inner and outer world with a nod to Terence Malick - come together to create a higher, yet unceremonious unity.


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AUDIO:VISUALS AUDIO:VISUALS is an exclusive concert series curated and produced by CPH:DOX, held around Copenhagen before and during the festival, in an ambitious attempt to explore the field between visual art, and live music in new and challenging ways. The concept is simple. We have invited some of the most exciting musicians and film, visual and performance artists from both Denmark and abroad to collaborate creatively across different media and genres. The idea is to combine live concerts, stage acts and installations in unique events where sound, light and performance take part on an equal basis. And ’unique’ is to be taken literally. Many of the events in the series will only be presented this once. Musically the series covers a wide field. From ghetto-tech to indie rock, and from prog to pop. Genres that will all have a visual counterpart in the work of like-minded artists, both young and the more established. We would travel far to experience the twelve events in AUDIO:VISUALS ourselves. So take the opportunity to see them while you have the chance!

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MAJICAL CLOUDZ + SUPPORT: GOLDIE CHORUS

JAZZHOUSE: MONDAY 21/10 AT 20:00 HRS.

Before CPH:DOX really starts rolling, we will hand the stage to the Montreal-based duo Majical Cloudz. Like the son of a true Twin Peaks character, and with a youth in the techno band Friend and Fruity Loops, the doors stood wide open for Devon Welsh. But he ended up becoming neither an actor nor producing apple-picking beats, but instead decided to create his own musical two-man army. And together with his musical friend Matthew Otto, Majical Cloudz took shape. In May, their debut album ‘Impersonator’ was released. A minimalist work that encapsulates an electronic

and atmospheric sound, where the songs are supported by beautiful synth-soul productions topped with loops and vocals. Backed by impressive reviews, Majical Cloudz have received international attention, and the band belongs to a league of its own - especially live on stage, enshrouded in its own magic visuals. Majical Cloudz demands an intense level of attention, which is repaid in turn, once you have found the way to the magical and melancholy cave. The concert is organised in collaboration with Smash! Bang! Pow!

JAMES FERRARO + SUPPORT: WHY BE

TEATER GROB: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

In spite of his young age, the experimental musician James Ferraro has already become a cult phenomenon - a kind of electronic Ariel Pink and the pioneer of the ‘vaporwave’ music movement. When we invite the musical alchemist and his quirky brain to Copenhagen for the first time, we can expect bizarre, synthetic pop symphonies, and it will no doubt be a colourful bombardment when he revives the Game Boy and refreshes the sound of 1990s TV series in his mix of his own hyper-digitalised yuppie samples. For tonight’s audiovisual occasion, Ferraro will bring along homemade visuals, which will be played with his latest

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album “NYC:HELL 3:00 AM” and its theme of an inferno-struck Manhattan. For the audience at Teater Grob, Ferraro is promising ‘loops of Terminator 2, CGI dollars, luxury, credit cards, plastic trees and other symbols of capitalism built into a musical language, which aims to shed light on a specific side of New York City.’ Ferraro thereby partly continues the theme of last year’s ‘Sushi’ and not least his 2011 work ‘Far Side Virtual’ - the favourite album of the magazine Wire that year, and an album that in each its own way comments on humanity’s excessive consumption.


JERUSALEM IN MY HEART + SUPPORT: OWN ROAD

JAZZHOUSE: SATURDAY 26/10 AT 21:00 HRS.

Bayat, Bouzouki and Zurna. It sounds - and is - exotic when these string, wind and harp instruments are sampled together with gloomy electronic drones, drum machines and laments. The brains behind it is the experimental music and performance trio Jerusalem In My Heart, and in the basement of Jazzhouse they will explore a floating, painful and compelling universe, created through the fusion of classic and modern Arabic music, rough Western sounds and a dreamy visual universe. The frontman of Jerusalem In My Heart is Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, who is originally from

Lebanon. Together with the French musician and producer Jérémie Regnier, he explores his Middle Eastern roots in a soulful, melancholy electronic landscape. The overwhelming and captivating music unfolds in a richly visual universe, which is projected live on 16mm film by the Chilean filmmaker Malena Szlam Salazar. You can look forward to experiencing Jerusalem In My Heart in their element - live - and see for yourselves why they have been signed by the prestigious record label Constellation Records (Godspeed You! Black Emperor). The concert is presented in collaboration with Jazzhouse.

HOLLY HERNDON VS. AKIHIKO TANIGUCHI

TEATER GROB: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

The electronic beauty Holly Herndon only needs herself and her best friend, the laptop, to create her both ice-cold and avantgarde, but also corporeal and hard-pumping universe. Equipped with a doctorate in electronic music and last year’s excellent debut album ‘Movement’, the young San Francisco-based musician conjures up an unparalleled electronic universe. But one not so unimportant acoustic element enjoys access to the otherwise robotic universe: Herndon’s voice. But even here, she pushes the boundaries of the human / machine symbiosis, when she in a live environment explores the expression and function of the voice (and

breathing). Herndon plays with and challenges her vocals - sometimes beyond recognition when she twists, cuts, bends and distorts them in many different ways. At times, the countless vocal samples are manipulated so strongly that they are completely drained of physicality and melt together with the rest of her well-produced compositions on home-built electronic instruments and programmes. Herndon’s shadowy vocal techno is tonight complemented by a strong visual side, which the experimental musician herself has created exclusively for her performance at CPH:DOX.

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FACTORY FLOOR VS. DAN TOMBS + SUPPORT: EAST INDIA YOUTH

VEGA: MONDAY 14/10 AT 21:00 HRS.

No, Factory Floor is not yet another overused reference to Andy Warhol’s infamous studio. On the contrary, the band name has to be understood literally as the machine room where the London trio’s experimental productions take shape. It is the sound of the repetitive, heavy assembly line productions and the addition of raw metallic synth-rock, which is guaranteed to make the Factory Floor concert the most explosive and ‘psycho’-delic storage room experience you will ever have. When Factory Floor hits Vega, they will try out the music from their brand new debut album and prove that the four years that the album has been underway

have been worth the wait. For even if it is only now that the trio releases a fully-fledged album, they have spent time in the company of musicians such as Throbbing Gristle and the drummer Stephen Morris from New Order / Joy Division. Factory Floor also has a visual collaboration with the artist Dan Tombs, who has produced for, among others, Gold Panda, Jon Hopkins and James Holden. Tombs will oversee the distribution of vitamins for the eyes, when he live cracks the colour codes with his glitchy visuals. The concert is organised in collaboration with Smash! Bang! Pow!

60 MINUTES OF VIVALDI RECOMPOSED: MAX RICHTER VS. DARK MATTERS

VEGA: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

Supported by the symphony orchestra Copenhagen Phil, the musical pop avant-gardists Wildbirds and Peacedrums will reinterpret ‘The Four Seasons’, which is guaranteed to ascend to stormy heights and windless conditions. The Swedish Wildbirds and Peacedrums have over the past few years taken a firm hold among Scandinavian audiences, and with their unique and unrelenting music productions packed in their bags they are once again ready to visit Copenhagen. The duo’s music is driven by a powerful, expressive and soulful vocal, which is accompanied by a lively drum arrangement that would make most tribes green with envy. Over the years, the duo has earned much praise from

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critics, and this in spite of the beginner’s problems they had to determine the genre of Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin’s musical universe. This was proven at an awards ceremony in 2008, when the duo received an award because their percussive music was categorised as jazz. But the truth is probably, as they themselves say, a ‘mixture of old blues, soulful storytelling and more dance-influenced music with a repetitive and stubborn beat’. After the musical storm has subsided, the American CHLLNGR will machine-mix pop synth noise and drone bass, and give us their take on a cool, poppy post-dubstep.


THE HAXAN CLOAK + SUPPORT: PHARMAKON

JAZZHOUSE: SUNDAY 3/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

It is not for the faint-hearted when we turn Jazzhouse into a trip to Purgatory. The New York-based Pharmakon kicks off the night, when she turns up her post-apocalyptic and electronic darkness in an attempt to confront the human being with its vulnerabilities. Her style is harsh and moves between industrial soundscapes, punk rawness and into an aggressive noiseelectronic sphere. Later in the evening, the stage is taken over by the London-based sound artist Bobby Krlic, who is also disguised as The Haxan Cloak. With his noise drone music, he creates brutal beats and blowtorch noise, and with the

self-made visual stroboscope and smoke inferno he draws the audience into an underworld, where painting, alluring and bass-heavy beats take over ones breathing. The music is reminiscent of the film music behind Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic ‘The Shining’, for which the groundbreaking composer Wendy Carlo has created hair-raising and sinister electronic horror music. It is this soundscape that is created when The Haxan Cloak turns up the goosebump dials and disappears into the musicality of machines. The concert is organised in collaboration with Smash! Bang! Pow!

DISCLOSURE

VEGA: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

This year’s festival is kicked off in hard style with bouncy bass lines, hard beats and dizzying melodies, as the hot house duo Disclosure hook up their live instruments and electronics! In other words, Vega is going to be steaming when the two tender-aged but energetic brothers, Guy and Howard Lawrence alias Disclosure, will take to the stage surrounded by an exuberant visual light show and explore their playpen filled with synthesisers, hi-hats, power-pads, electronic drums and much more. Even if the brothers are so young that Howard still has not made it past his teenage years, and the sharp duo still only

has one album under their belt, they have already made it to the top of the UK’s electronic music scene and were a hit at this summer’s Roskilde Festival. They float in the sphere between pop, house and dubstep, and on their debut album they have enjoyed the eminent participation of artists such as AlunaGeorge, Eliza Doolittle and Sam Smith from Friendly Fires. Cameos that have helped smooth off the rough edges and give the young brothers’ razor-sharp productions a soul-like vibe. The concert is organised in collaboration with Live Nation and Vega.

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FUCK BUTTONS + ATP AFTERPARTY FEAT. DJ BARRY HOGAN

PUMPEHUSET: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Last year, Fuck Buttons qualified to be the musical frontrunners at the Olympic opening ceremony in London. The musical athletes took part in Danny Boyle’s soundtrack and fed the audiences with atmospheric and techno-driven electronic music. Fast forward to summer 2013. Fuck Buttons releases its third album, “Slow focus”, which once again is a musical demonstration of how Benjamin John Power and Andrew Hung challenge and expand their productions. “Slow focus” has become one of the most critically acclaimed albums this year, and the duo has found the recipe for the perfect mix between electronic badass-techno, piercing synth sounds and hip-hop beats. Apart from the

Bristol duo’s impolite name, they are also known for their obscure music laboratory, which does not contain any classic rock instruments - they know very well what a guitar sounds like, which is why they have no intention of using it. Instead, they arm themselves with electronic shoegaze sounds, effects pedals and Fisher Price gear as they embark on an industrial sound attack. Their arsenal of instruments and ear-splitting noise drones will not just beat the hell out of our eardrums, our eyes will be well-challenged too, as Fuck Buttons will perform their own visuals at the show. The concert is organised in collaboration with Smash! Bang! Pow!

JENNY WILSON VS. DANIEL WIRTBERG + SUPPORT: MY BUBBA

ØSTRE GASVÆRK TEATER: MONDAY 11/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

We are extremely proud that our favourite Swede Jenny Wilson has agreed to play songs from her upcoming album live for the first time during CPH:DOX. The concert - her first in over two years - is even the world premiere of an audiovisual collaboration with the film director Daniel Wirtberg. Together, they last year created the monumental short film ‘Beyond That Wasteland’, which we will show before the concert. Afterwards, Jenny Wilson and her band will take to the stage with an enchantingly cinematic backdrop created for the evening by Daniel himself. On Jenny’s brand new album ‘Demand the Impossible’, she has been digging in the archives to find inspiration - more

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specifically in the archives of 1968, when the Parisian youths went to the barricades with spray cans and exclamations such as ‘Be realistic, demand the impossible!’. For Jenny Wilson, the rebellion is also synonymous with the inner abrasions and uncontrolled chaos that her body had to fight against the last few years, as she was treated for cancer. Her latest album is therefore a belligerent discharge of energy. Live, and with Wirtberg’s visual backdrop, our autonomous music warrior will therefore transform the abandoned gas tank into a musical stronghold and throw stones at the injustices of the surrounding world.


RBMA X CPH:DOX: ZEENA PARKINS, AUGUST ROSENBAUM & LARS GREVE VS. DARK MATTERS + SUPPORT: MAGIK MARKERS EDISON TEATER: MONDAY 11/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

The three genre-breaking musicians Zeena Parkins, Lars Greve and August Rosenbaum will construct a melodic hybrid of redemptive and delicately fragile shapes, when they for the first time perform together. Apart from having the exclusive title of Björk’s harp player, the multi-instrumentalist and avantgardist Zeena Parkins is also the catalyst of the electronic harp. She uses her instrument like a sound machine with an undreamt-of level of skill, and fuses surreal, futuristic and intricate collisions. Together with the saxophonist Lars Greve, she will explore a jazz musical language, which is both unclassical and balanced, but which also

features sophisticated constructions and fine details. The evening’s third musician is the jazz pianist August Rosenbaum, who at the tender age of 24 has already worked together with artists such as Quadron and Rhye, has thereby made made a name for himself internationally. The piano magician Rosenbaum paints musical works of art, which unfold through subdued improvisations of refined, lyrical beauty. The performance collective Hotel Pro Forma will create a visual frame around the musical constellation. The concert is organised in cooperation with Red Bull Music Academy.

LINDA PERHACS + SUPPORT: JOMI MASSAGE

MODERNA MUSEET, MALMØ: WEDNESDAY 20/11 AT 18:30 HRS. JAZZHOUSE: FRIDAY 22/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Even if you were young in the 1970s, it is not certain that the name Linda Perhacs rings any musical bells, for after she released her debut album ‘Parallelograms’, she disappeared in the mists of oblivion. But with the rise of the 00’s New Weird America generation, she received the musical attention that her work deserved. And it was not exactly a bunch of nobodies who now captured her visionary talent, but people like Devendra Bahnart, Daft Punk and Animal Collective. It is therefore with great pride that we have managed to convince one of today’s greatest cult artists to come to Europe for the first time, and we leave Jazzhouse’s beautiful

setting to Linda Perhacs and band, and let them enchant us with cinematic soundscapes and open up to a dreamy time bubble with attractive sensory experiences. The singing talent will also bring along samples from her upcoming album ‘The Sould of All Natural Things’ - the first in 43 years (!) - which, among other artists, features the singer Julia Holter. Before that, one of Denmark’s coolest women will take to the stage: Jomi Massage. She used to be one quarter of the noise rock band Speaker Bite Me, but has long since embarked on her own project which is both experimental, brave, powerful and vulnerable at the same time.

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SYRISK AFTEN: OMAR SOULEYMAN VS. ‘UNTOLD STORIES’

VEGA: WEDNESDAY 6/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

The conflict in Syria is something that affects us all. With this evening we are sending our thoughts and support to the Syrian people with an insider’s look at the popular uprising in a new film, and with a tribute to the vibrant, Syrian (music) culture. We start with a special screening of the film ‘Untold Stories’, which chronicles the civil war battlefield in an uncensored portrayal of the civil war in the town of Zabadani and its division between the rebels and the regime. The film records the battle field, and together with the demonstrators we get close to the war’s cruel reality, and to the people’s thoughts behind the political cries. After the film, we will pay

tribute to life again, turn up the pace and show a more life-affirming side of Syria with the Syrian cult musician Omar Souleyman. He takes to the stage with his very own Syrian techno, which is mixed together with a Middle Eastern sonic chaos of kitsch and quality. Arabesque wedding songs, cheap keyboard rhythms and the the sounds of cassette tape suffering the silent cassette tape salad death. With a past as a wedding singer and 500 released tapes he has a very long singing career behind him, which continues with a new album produced by the electronic genius Four Tet.

GÄY + FIRST HATE

TEATER GROB: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 21:30 HRS.

Two of the best new bands from the underground, Gäy and First Hate, are ready to hold their first double concert with visuals at Teater Grob. Gäy are four young rockers from Grenå, who play trashy new wave with 60s pop references. The Copenhagen boys from First Hate, on the other hand, fuse noise bass with

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keyboards in a melodic eurotrash synth pop in gloomy pop outfits. The members of both bands are aged between 16 and 20, and bring with them new, visual shows, which by their own admission are dreamy, slightly unreal, sedating and ritualistic. In other words: completely in line with their music.


‘DISORDER’ LIVE DIR. HUANG WEIKAI

ORIGINAL TITLE:DISORDER COUNTRY:CHINA YEAR:2009 RUNNING TIME:58M. PRODUCTION:HUANG WEIKAI PRODUCTIONS PRODUCER:HUANG WEIKAI WORLD SALES/CONTACT:MICHEL NOLL, CHINA

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

‘Everything is under control’. That is this year’s slogan at CPH:DOX, and it runs through the entire programme, all the way to China and back again. But this should not be taken too literally tonight, when the experimental multiinstrumentalist Snölepoarden performs live sounds for the Chinese film ‘Disorder’, which depicts a world of equal parts apalling indifference and horrifying brutality. The grainy black-and-white images look like those from surveillance cameras that have wrested themselves free and started to explore the city, and here they meet abandoned babies, violent

demonstrations, floods, accidents and suicide threats. With this visual background - a chaotic Chinese metropolis - Snöleoparden wants to give the film a new, imaginative twist and perform brand-new music. Snöleopoarden has previously worked with Chinese artists, and he will throw himself into the job with his instrumental wonderland, which in the past has included everything from tape recorder, xylophone to zithers. The result is an unpredictable soundtrack for a dystopian big city symphony, which is guaranteed to shake your foundations.

DALGLISH VS. ‘PINE RIDGE’

FALKONER BIOGRAFEN: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 21:45 HRS.

The Berlin-based American Dalglish is the man behind the soundtrack of Anna Eborn’s Danish/Swedish documentary ‘Pine Ridge’, about the life of young people in a Native American reservation on the fringes of the United States, who would all escape from the place if they only knew where to. An atmospheric film, which earlier this year was selected for the prestigious Venice Film Festival. Tonight’s special screening is followed by a live show with Dalglish, who takes to the stage with

industrial 90s IDM and dark ambient, and who tonight will turn the Falconer cinema into a death-dream of bass-heavy beats and crackling digital rain. He is one of the hottest new names on the electronic scene and can be experienced both on the big screen and in real life. If other CPH:DOX darlings such as The Haxan Cloak and Raime mean anything to you, then there is all the more reason to come along. This will be dark!

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FÖLLAKZOID VS. BROWN SHOES ONLY + SUPPORT: PAPIR

STENGADE: FRIDAY 1/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

There is kraut on the menu! Join us when we transform Stengade to a self-service table full of cosmic krautrock dipped in an acid bath of melodies. The evening starts off with the Danish instrumental trio Papir, which plays hypnotic and groovy rock music, where they partly improvise their way through the thundering landscapes, which draw on both Can and Michael Rother. Afterwards, the stage and the mood is set for Chilean Föllakzoid, who cultivates the more desert-rocking and psychedelic corners of krautrock. Like a locomotive, which has left the rails and in true E.T. fashion heads towards the distant galaxies, the band will shroud the

listener in debauched rock mechanics. And if this is not enough to create inner kaleidoscopes: they will tonight collaborate with the visual artist brownshoesonly. Behind the name is the creative Chicago citizen Nick Ciontea, who works as an electronic technician during the day and makes synthesisers and video art at night. He has previously made visuals for people such as The National and M83 with his analogue textures and patterns, and tonight they will fit the music of the hand-playing and hardworking Chileans like a glove. The concert is organised in collaboration with Smash!Bang!Pow! and Stengade.

RBMA X CPH:DOX: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA LIVE! VS. ‘OFF THE BEATEN TRACK’

PUMPEHUSET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

‘Every time I have to go on after these guys, I get scared, ‘cause their shows are always sick!’. This is the admission of Benga in tonight’s film, ‘Off the Beaten Track’, about the colourful energy bombs from Buraka Som Sistema. So there is something to look forward to when the hard-pumping party catalysts after the screening of the film about them take to the stage at Pumpehuset and get the party started with a colourful live show. The concert offers a mix of hard beats, progressive Kuduro from Angola’s slums and a sweaty stage show. But before you try out your best dance moves to Buraka Som

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Sistema’s uncompromising and bass-heavy fusion of music from all corners of the world, we will warm up with the film ‘Off the Beaten Track’. The documentary gives us a look at the Portuguese sound system’s creative process, and follows them during an entire year, where they explore the remote corners of several continents in their search for new, exciting an original beats and inspiration for their upcoming album. So bring along your wildes dance moves and help raise the roof when the ever-exuberant Buraka Som Sistema gets the party going - both on the big screen and on stage!


REDWOOD HILL VS. ‘MÆND OG METAL’

PUMPEHUSET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Pumpehuset will come under attack as we recreate the moshpit atmosphere from the Copenhell heavy metal festival with a smashing night, which will kick off with the new Danish film ‘Men and Metal’, followed by a live performance with the hard-working Danish metal band Redwood Hill. The film follows five former workers, who tell cock-and-bull stories about drinking, socialising and fighting in a tough-as-nails man’s world at the legendary

B&W shipyard on Refshaleøen, where Copenhell takes place every June. The powerful and atmospheric images of worn hands are mixed with an instrumental version of Redwood Hill’s latest album ‘Descender’. Redwood Hill’s hybrid of post-metal and black metal from a depressive underworld has enjoyed great reviews since last year’s Roskilde and Copenhell festivals. So let your hair grow and train your neck muscles, and you will be ready for this autumn’s metal event.

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EVENTS & PARTIES The films continue out in real life with a series of offbeat events for those who dare. Win the title of unofficial World Champion of YouTube Battle, listen to radio in the dark, take a trip to the nuclear power plant of Barsebäck, and dance on the tables at our very own DOX:CLUB! Join our Voodoo Party at the avantgarde-ferry Illutron, get (natural) high with Snoop Lion at Bremen, or show what you got when we invite Denmark’s biggest (!) names in bodybuilding for the screening of ’Generation Iron’ – the long-awaited follower to 1977’s cult classic ’Pumping Iron’ with a young Schwarzenegger as the leading man. And don’t forget to join the party as we celebrate Danish film poet and number one Tour de France enthusiast Jørgen Leth on his 50 years anniversary as a filmmaker!

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TOUR DE LETH: JØRGEN LETH 50 YEARS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

BREMEN TEATER: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 20:30 HRS.

This year, the grand poet and grand old man of Danish documentary, Jørgen Leth, can celebrate his 50th (!) anniversary as a filmmaker. But he’s probably not going to do that. So we will! To the father of all cycling enthusiasts we dedicate an evening devoted to the two-wheeler with the film ‘The Armstrong Lie’ about the rise and fall of the former Tour de France star. Jørgen

will comment on the Armstrong saga, followed by a small concert with Abdullah S. We are also visited by an all-star lineup of cycling stars and Leth’esque family members, and the most musical riders from the rock’n’roll cycling team Gruppo Sportivo Velopresse - also known as the rock band Powersolo - will turn up to perform a super-doped live show!

YOUTUBE BATTLE The audience is guaranteed an explosion of talent, musical surprises, videos, poor resolution, chaos and an atmosphere close to boiling point when CPH:DOX for the sixth time PUMPEHUSET: THURSDAY 7/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

opens its doors for this year’s YouTube Battle, which this time takes place at Pumpehuset. The rules are simple: show the best YouTube video and win the audience’s favour! The video that gets the most applause from the audience wins.

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Eight teams will take to the stage in a battle that takes place on the border between the visual and the auditive, the poetic and the profane – in the space between art and fight.


NUCLEAR POWER - YES, PLEASE! A GUIDED TRIP TO THE BARSEBÄCK POWER PLANT WITH ‘PANDORA’S PROMISE’ BARSEBÄCK ATOMKRAFTVÆRK: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 12:00 HRS. BARSEBÄCK ATOMKRAFTVÆRK: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 12:00 HRS.

Barsebäck - the Swedish nuclear power plant on the other side of the Sound - opens its doors to those who dare look their own prejudices about nuclear power in the eyes. We will screen the pro-nuclear film ‘Pandora’s Promise’ and are given a guided tour of Barsebäck, which no longer produces nuclear power, but which is still active. The excursion includes the bus journey,

screening and guided tour. Note: there is a limited number of tickets, and due to security reasons you have to register with us two weeks before departure. Read more about the event on our website, where you can buy tickets and register. There are two departures: Saturday, 9 November and Sunday 10 November. An opportunity you should not pass up!

VOODOO PARTY @ ILLUTRON Don’t try this at home, kids! Internet voodoo is on the rise in Ghana, where electronics and black magic are part of a view of life that can easily accommodate both modern technology ILLUTRON: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 20:30 HRS.

and age-old, occult rituals. This is what the eminently beautiful and mysterious film ‘Lettres du Voyant’ is about - and tonight we are celebrating its premiere with a voodoo party at Illutron, a former ferry (now a floating space for

electronic music and visual arts), which is moored in Copenhagen’s own answer to a parallel reality outside the reach of civilisation: Sydhavnen. The director himself will come and welcome you to his film.

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CHINESE STREET PARTY

HALMTORVET: SATURDAY 9/11 AT 17:00 HRS.

You are invited when we on Saturday November 9 create our own Chinatown on Halmtorvet and mark this year’s big China series at CPH:DOX with nothing less than a Chinese block party! The street party starts at 17:00 hrs with Chinese food, music and lights from the coloured lanterns. The party continues at Fook Lam Moon (Istedgade 8 - entrance: 50 kr.) with

dim sum, drinks and China-style entertainment from 19:00 to 22:00 hrs. As an added bonus in the fortune cookie, the wonderful people from Today Købmand and Restaurant Magasasa will give all customers a 5% discount upon presentation of a festival ticket during the festival period.

FINAL PARTY: ZEBRA KATZ VS. ‘12 O’ CLOCK BOYS’

VEGA: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 21:00 HRS.

Everyone is invited to this year’s closing party - and you are coming too! The confetti cannon is loaded and will kick off the night with ‘12 O’Clock Boys’, a hubbub of a film about Baltimore’s illegal dirt bike gangs’ breakneck street races, as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. Gold teeth and head on! There will also be plenty of head-on entertainment when the queer rapper and first class provocateur Zebra Katz takes to the stage after the screening to mix house

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sounds with dark, bottomless beats and plenty of fuck-you attitude. Katz pissed his territory last year with the alternative ‘do-your-fuckinghomework’-hymn ‘Ima Read’, where he managed to squeeze in the word ‘bitch’ no less than 87 times. The New York rapper has since issued the hip hop-based EP ‘Drklng’. Come and join the conclusion of this year’s festival, when Vega opens its doors to a night of potentially epic dimensions.


VICE:DOX PARTY FEAT. ‘REINCARNATED’

BREMEN TEATER: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 22:00 HRS.

CPH:DOX and Vice team up for an evening with the Vice-produced film ‘Reincarnated’. We kick off a fat hip hop party with a cinematic trip to Jamaica together with the self-crowned Snoop Dogg, in his search to find a deeper meaning to a life of smoke and intoxication. In the film ‘Reincarnated’, the former gang-banger has once again taken on new challenges, and this time we go behind the production of a reggae album with Major Lazer and his subsequent Rastafari reincarnation as Snoop Lion. Later in the evening we leave behind the hip hop dog/lion to fire up the dancefloor, and

with Unkwon behind the turntables we guarantee a party until the early hours of the morning. Unkwon alias Anders Dixen first emerged as a part of Den Sorte Skole, later formed the DJ duo Dokkedal / Dixen, and for the past few years he has been a part of the partying music collective Yo Fok. His debut album ‘Fractures’ made the critics hand out verbal high fives for the extremely well-produced electronic work, which draws the listener into a woozy-fest that is slowly driven forward by beats and distorted vocal samples.

RADIO CINEMA: PRIVATE MEMORIES

TEATER GROB: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 17:30 HRS.

‘This one goes out to all you lovers out there...’ In the radio montage ‘Leonard and Marianne’, Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen reminisce about each other, themselves and their time together on the Greek island of Hydra in the 1960s. And in the film ‘Belleville Baby’ the memories the director

Mia Engberg’s youth in Paris suddenly come flooding back, thanks to a phone call from the past. CPH:DOX and Copenhagen Radio Cinema invite you to a cross-media evening with both film-viewing and radio-listening in the name of nostalgia, remembrance and love, where we send a loving thought to former lovers.

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THIRD EAR & JANE GILLOOLY: SECRET SOUNDS With the American director Jane Gillooly’s film ‘Suitcase of Love and Shame’ and the premiere of the Danish radio magazine Third Ear’s audio play ‘The Blue Letter’ (please note: in Danish), TEATER GROB: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

we invite you to a night where you for once can satisfy your curiosity. A night where you can poke your nose in things that are none of your business at all, in two works that transcend the boundaries of private life. Stories constructed

from personal correspondence that was never meant to have an audience of more than one person. But can we do that? Are there stories that should never be told? And what if they’re just too damned good to resist?

FUCK FOR FOREST @ WAREHOUSE 9 - FILM, DEBATE AND AFTERPARTY

WAREHOUSE 9: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 19:30 HRS.

Utopian dreams of free sexuality, selftransgression and a radical environmental consciousness define the Berlin-based activist group Fuck for Forest’s plans on how we should save the planet and its climate. An NGO, which makes and sells amateur porn online to raise money to save the rain forest. But things don’t quite go according to plan in the film of the

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same name. Fuck for Forest - both the film and the group - are controversial causes of much debate, and at Warehouse 9 we will show the film ‘Fuck for Forest’ followed by an unblushing debate with activists from Copenhagen’s underground - and a party with drinks and DJs. Not a night for prude people.


THE INSTITUTE X THE JEJUNE IMMERSION DIR. SPENCER MCCALL

ORIGINAL TITLE:THE INSTITUTE X THE JEJUNE IMMERSION COUNTRY:US YEAR:2012 RUNNING TIME:91M. WORLD SALES/CONTACT:PEN AND BANJO FILMS, USA

CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 21:45 HRS.

A mysterious and puzzling phenomenon recently occurred in San Francisco, where 10,000 people took part in a mysterious game that gave them access to a seemingly secret, underground world hidden just below the surface of everyday life. Reality and fiction collide and create unexpected and disturbing consequences, as elements of counterculture, neo-religiosity and street art are fused. A quasi-religious cult, a

bizarre role-play – or…? See the film ‘The Institute’, save your ticket and come to Cinemateket’s box office afterwards. We have received the following text from a Dr Enneagon: ‘You are cordially invited to connect into what may become an experience of a lifetime, where you suddenly may begin to notice small things that you never before had been aware of - until your entire universe is transformed forever.’

OCCUPY NIGHT ‘99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film’ describes the great political mass phenomenon of our time. CPH:DOX invites you to a film screening at Grand followed by a GRAND TEATRET: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 16:15 HRS.

discussion with two of the American directors and Mikkel Bolt, a lecturer in modern culture, and sociologist and blogger Eskil Halberg. The panel is moderated by Lars Trier Mogensen. After the film, we will all continue to an evening with short films, visual art and music with,

among others, DJ Hvad at Kayak Bar, which is situated under Knippels Bro – symbolically located between the Stock Exchange and the National Bank. Organised in collaboration with The Triangle Project.

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LIVE BODYBUILDING SHOW!

BREMEN TEATER: SUNDAY 10/11 AT 19:00 HRS.

He stole our hearts in the cult classic ‘Pumping Iron’ back in 1977. Now, Arnold is back, but not as a muscular protagonist. A younger generation of bodybuilders have landed, and the fight for the title of Mr Olympia is harder than ever. Sweat, pain and self-discipline are just the beginning, so get ready for a night filled with

energy and drama that is guaranteed to be a true show. Witness the mania and pure biceps strength at Bremen, when CPH:DOX together with Denmark’s very own Loaded Cup, Stellan Bossen, presents ‘Generation Iron’. We guarantee tanned, toned and glistening bodybuilders.

THE WILL – AS A PLAY DIR. KASPER SEJERSEN WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:TESTAMENTET COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:60M. PRODUCTION:EVENTMINISTERIET PRODUCER:RIKKE HEDEAGER

SKUESPILHUSET DET RØDE RUM: THURSDAY 28/11 AT 20:00 HRS. SKUESPILHUSET DET RØDE RUM: FRIDAY 29/11 AT 20:00 HRS. SKUESPILHUSET DET RØDE RUM: SATURDAY 30/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

For many years, Henrik and his brother Christian have lived with the knowledge that they one fine day will inherit several million from their rich grandfather. A certainty that Henrik has planned his life after. But a web of intrigues and suspicions open up in front of Henrik, as soon as his grandfather is laid in the coffin. The memories of a childhood marked by failure, manipulation and greed force Henrik to make an important choice in his life. An epic and tragicomic story about money, manipulation and

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liberation. And the dream of a better life and a look at how big a price one is willing to pay to be the master of ones own life. Based on Christian Sønderby Jepsen’s award-winning documentary ‘The Will’, which premiered at CPH:DOX 2011, where it received the Nordic:Dox Award. The use of the brother’s story is approved by the director, the brothers themselves and the production company Copenhagen Bombay. (Please note: in Danish.)


FAMILY INVESTIGATION DIR. TUE BIERING & MARIE ROSENDAHL CHEMNITZ WORLD PREMIERE

ORIGINAL TITLE:FAMILIEUDREDNING COUNTRY:DENMARK YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:60M. PRODUCTION:EVENTMINISTERIET PRODUCER:RIKKE HEDEAGER

SKUESPILHUSET DET RØDE RUM: MONDAY 11/11 AT 20:00 HRS. SKUESPILHUSET DET RØDE RUM: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 20:00 HRS.

On stage are seven ordinary people. They are not actors. Through their children they have ended up in each other’s families. They do not know each other’s stories and expose their lives on stage, to find out whom they have ended up in a family with. At this performance they have all come together for the first time. It turns out that they have already crossed each other’s paths over the past 60 years, by pure chance: the butcher’s daughter, who bathed in sausage water and regrets that she never became a go-go dancer. The girl from the evangelical home, who did not dare follow her dreams. The man, who has read the encyclopaedia twice and

can prove his own immortality. The dyslexic boy who ran away from home, had a girl in every port and later suffered from amnesia. The man, who became 15cm shorter in one day and learned to fly by the power of thought alone. The girl, who wanted to see the whole world and met Amdi Petersen. And the woman who received letters from Mick Jagger and has seen all 5243 episodes of ‘Glamour’. ‘Familieudredning’ is a performance about life’s coincidences, and youth’s dreams and expectations for the future, and about the fantastic aspects of every single, ordinary person’s life.

MADE IN INDIA DIR. DITTE MARIA BJERG

ORIGINAL TITLE:MADE IN INDIA YEAR:2013 RUNNING TIME:120M.

TEATER GROB: SATURDAY 16/11 AT 17:00 HRS. TEATER GROB: SUNDAY 17/11 AT 15:00 HRS.

In the West, infertile couples dream of becoming parents of their own biological child. In India, impoverished women offer to become surrogate mothers by offering to grow the couples’ fertilised eggs in their uterus. There is both supply and demand. It is the free global market. Commercial surrogate motherhood is a rapidly growing industry in India. Here, impoverished women can earn up to five annual salaries in nine months. They can achieve a better life, independence and an education for their children. And Western couples can see their dreams of parenthood become fulfilled. A win-win situation? Global capitalism? Exploitation of the world’s poorest women? The

docu-show ‘Made in India’ invites audiences on a fascinating journey to Dr. Patel’s baby farm in the small Indian town of Anand. ‘Made in India’ is a co-production between Global Stories (DK), Riksteatern (SE) and Odense Teater (DK). Starring: Amrita Pande and Nanna Bøttcher. Director: Ditte Maria Bjerg. Research: Amrita Pande. Set Design: Filippa Berglund. Video Design: Tobias Stål. Video Photographer: Miriam Nielsen. Script: Sandra Theresa Buch and Tanja Diers. Guests with accreditation can get tickets for the show. Max. 5 seats per show, first come first served. Reservation of tickets will be found here: www.grob.dk.

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INDUSTRY SEMINARS CPH:FORUM DOC ALLIANCE ART:FILM SWIM CONFERENCE DOX:LAB CPH:MARKET

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SEMINARS Again this year, CPH:DOX presents a broad lineup of seminars, offering audiences as well as international industry professionals a chance to meet filmmakers, artists, and others with ideas to share. As always the seminar lineup reflects the core activities of CPH:DOX and its parallel activities. Therefore our great focus on artists’ films in the feature length format is a key presence this year, where we continue to expand our ART:FILM initiative with our partners: Frieze Foundation, LUX, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. This year we are also launching our new crossmedia platform SWIM – Scandinavian World of Innovative Media – with partners from the Øresund region. And along with it, we are launching the 1st international conference ’The World 2.0 – Do It Together’ which is held at the National Gallery on November 14 and 15. Participation is key – and there is plenty to learn, plenty to take home.

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2 DAYS WITH ULRICH SEIDL 360 MIN.

DEN DANSKE FILMSKOL: LØRDAG 9/11 KL.10 + SØN 10/11 KL.10:00

We proudly present a two day seminar with internationally acclaimed director, scriptwriter and producer Ulrich Seidl (Austria), held at the National Film School of Denmark. His films have been shocking and extreme - but to Seidl his films are not just to show a semblance of the world but rather show reality. Ulrich Seidl is a master when it comes to developing the narrative form by mixing documentary style. Focusing on Ulrich Seidl’s work, the seminar will

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deal with his work as a director and scriptwriter working in the ‘cinema-in-between’ documentary and fiction. They will discuss his production method, how he combines research and storytelling to create authenticity in characters and location, the narrative, visual storytelling, the positioning of the audience, art and anything else they find interesting. The seminar will be moderated by the Danish Director Birgitte Stærmose.


MASTER CLASS: LISANDRO ALONSO

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 10:00 HRS.

Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso is often regarded as one the most unique talents in contemporary Latin American cinema. In his formally rigorous, minimalist works, he combines the formal techniques of both fiction and documentary and most of the time uses non-professional actors. Each of his four mysteriously atmospheric films to date - ‘La libertad’ (2001), ‘Los muertos’ (2004,) ‘Fantasma’ (2006,) and ‘Liverpool’ (2008) - closely follows the daily life of a solitary man to signify a larger

journey or inner quest. The seemingly prosaic activities - cutting wood, journeying home, searching for a theatre - become powerful allegories when set against vast landscapes, dreamlike sequences, cinematic manipulations, and soundtrack music. In a conversation with the film critic and journalist Dennis Lim, Alonso will also touch upon the subject of his latest film in the making, ‘Sin titulo’ (set to be released in 2014), which is partly shot in Denmark, with Viggo Mortensen in a main role.

CTRL + ALT + DEL: LOSING CONTROL AS AN ARTISTIC PRACTICE

CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 14:00 HRS.

The thoughts behind this year’s major theme, ‘Everything is Under Control’, are presented in a doppelgänger seminar, where all the participants are stand-ins for existing and fictional filmmakers, thinkers and critics. An intellectual look-alike contest and a ‘genius party’, which in itself is a reconstruction of a predetermined

conversation about control and loss of control in modern documentaries – and in the world that the films recreate with images and sound. We will show extracts from current films. Exciting things will be discussed, and the group will reach some funny, useful and surprising conclusions.

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MEDIA IN CHINA BETWEEN CHAOS AND CONTROL

TEATER GROB: MONDAY 11/11 AT 15:30 HRS.

Chinese media are among the world’s most restrictive. Nevertheless, Chinese people today have better access to information and a greater freedom of expression than ever before. All of this is a result of the people’s increased opportunities to acquire and share uncensored information with the help of social media and new technology. This poses a number of new challenges to the great wall of censorship. Moderated by the journalist and China expert

Mette Holm, Cao Peixin (lecturer of Communication Studies at the University of China in Beijing) and Michael Anti (Chinese journalist and blogger) will discuss how it affects the regime’s ability to control the media and the media’s content. And how do you manoeuvre journalists and bloggers in the world’s most populous country through and around this enormous field between chaos and control?

MOVEMENTS IN CHINESE DOCUMENTARY FILM

TEATER GROB: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 15:00 HRS.

China’s independent documentary movement is one of the country’s most significant social and cultural phenomena. The independent documentary scene struggles to survive under tough and difficult conditions, where not just the lack of funding blocks the way. It is still difficult to obtain access to mainstream media, and almost every other distribution channel is under state control. Meet Meng Xie (Film director and curator, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in

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Beijing), Yi Sicheng (Director, the independent Chinese documentary film festival Yunfest), Zhang Yaxuan (Film curator and Director of China Independent Film Arhcive) and Wang Bo (Filmmaker) - some of the most significant figures from the independent Chinese documentary scene, in a seminar about the right to film. Moderator: Eric Messerschmidt (CEO, The Danish Cultural Institute in China).


ART:FILM & FRIEZE FOUNDATION

CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 12:00 HRS.

In October 2013, CPH:DOX hosted a think tank in collaboration with Frieze Foundation, LUX and International Film Festival Rotterdam during the Frieze Art Fair in London. A wide range of leading artists, curators, film foundations, museums and galleries were invited to the think tank to talk about the future and new collaboration opportunities between the art and film worlds. Today, an increasing number of films are being produced in the crossroads between the two worlds, but it is remarkable

how few actual institutional initiatives exist that cover both genres. The panel will present some of the discussions that were central to the think tank. The panel will include the organisers of the think tank and a selection of invited experts, including: Filipa Ramos (Vdrome), Marie Schmidt (Danish Film Institute/NDS), Maggie Ellis (Film London), Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures) and Marianne Torp (the National Gallery of Denmark - Statens Museum for Kunst)

ART:FILM: MEET MARK LEWIS AND PIERRE BISMUTH

CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 15/11 AT 10:00 HRS.

Two of the finest artist working in the field between visual arts and film will talk about their works and methods. Pierre Bismuth is no stranger to the Danish audience. Bismuth often works with humour as an object, and we guarantee that he is not a dull person in real life. In 2004, he won an Oscar for best screenplay, which he developed together with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman. Bismuth is currently working on a surprising film full of wit

and humor, a mix between a rigorous American thriller and an extravagant European conceptual piece, that Bismuth may reveal during the session. Canadian artist Mark Lewis has had his films shown in museums and galleries all over the world. Much of Mark Lewis’ works centers on the notion of the cinema itself, technology and the different genres of film and as such he is a meta master artist per se. Moderator will be director and art critic, Ben Lewis.

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CPH:CO-PRO

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 14:30 HRS.

For the first time, CPH:DOX and EDN European Documentary Network are facilitating co-production opportunities between international producers. The aim is to match producers from Denmark and abroad to strengthen relations across borders, encourage co-productions and strong working

relationships. 10 selected film projects will be presented to a room of international producers. Each of the projects has specific co-production needs and requirements. In addition to the projects being presented, each project team will introduce us to the co-production opportunities available in the country they come from.

1 + 1 = 3 / FILM + ART + SCIENCE

CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 14:30 HRS.

How do you make a documentary in an interdisciplinary context? What synergies come about when you work across industries and disciplines? What is happening in the new interdisciplinary crossroads between documentary, research and art? A large number of new documentary and art film projects are taking innovative approaches to develop new types of knowledge and insights, by interacting with research environments and engaging in other cross-disciplinary partnerships. These are not films ABOUT research, but films and research, which themselves are approached in a fashion that creates knowledge and films in a new way. CPH:DOX, in collaboration with the MEDIA desks of Denmark, Belgium, Germany and Holland, has invited a

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number of renowned directors, who all work in this new field. Meet Michael Madsen, Renzo Martens and Adam Wakeling, and hear about their processes, experiences and visions for a new type of documentary. The case studies are followed by a discussion among experts with a background in both film and research: Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, CEO of the Center for Culture and Experience Economy and chairman of European Creative Industries Alliance, Christian Fonnesbech from Investigate North, Ib Bondebjerg, professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen, as well as the documentary film director Phie Ambo. Moderated by Jakob Høgel from the Danish Film Institute.


INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 10:30 HRS.

Investigative journalism is a resourceintensive field that is struggling to survive in a time when the media landscape is changing fundamentally. In Denmark, investigative documentary filmmaking is shouldered by a relatively small group of journalists. We have invited a couple of heavyweights within the genre to talk about methods, challenges, funding and the future of independent documentary journalism. The debate will focus on the conditions needed to research the important

story. Is there enough time, goodwill and financing available to produce resourceintensive journalistic films in today’s media landscape? Meet the journalist and filmproducer Helle Faber and the journalists and directors Tom Heinemann and Miki Mistrati, all of whom are filmmakers who have worked with Danish and international documentaries and earned major international acclaim. Moderator: Christoffer Guldbrandsen.

FILM THAT CHANGE THE WORLD - 2.0

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 12:00 HRS.

A Serious debate about the freedoms and limitations of critical journalism. Critical documentary filmmaking has a little sister - a new sub-genre that is storming ahead. It was born from the world 2.0, it is fundamentally activist, it wants to be more than film; it wants to change the world. It is filmmaking on a mission, filmmaking that strives for change, active campaigns and targeted social media. Can films change the world and get the audience to actively participate and demand social and political change? And what happens when documentaries get critically close to power

and shake the structures that have strong interest groups behind them? We have invited a strong panel of directors and broadcasters to talk about films that take a close-up look at things: Mark Donne, activist and journalist (his film UK GOLD is participating in this year’s F:ACT AWARD), Mette Hoffmann Meyer, editor at the Danish public broadcasting channel DR2 and initiator of the series ‘Why Poverty?’ and finally the creative and talented directors from Golden Girls film production; Arash and Arman Riahi. Moderator will be acclaimed Danish journalist, Martin Krasnik.

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HYBRID JOURNALISM

CINEMATEKET: TUESDAY 12/11 AT 14:30 HRS.

Remarkable films are currently being produced, which have a foot in both the documentary as well as the journalistic film and research tradition. Films like ‘The Ambassador’ and ‘The Act of Killing’ indicate that something new is happening in the crossroads between the two genres, which is shaking the heavy foundations of the journalistic toolbox: new forms of investigative journalism, different approaches to the reportage format and a

serious reinterpretation of the journalist’s role. They are films on a mission, often a mission to change the world, rewrite history or experience it from the inside in a new way. We invite you to a discussion about the crossroads between documentary and journalistic method with the directors Mads Brügger, Werner Boote and Ben Lewis. The discussion is moderated by the journalist and editor of BBC Storyville, Nick Fraser.

ANIMATION + DOCUMENTARY = ANIDOX

CINEMATEKET: THURSDAY 14/11 AT 15:00 HRS.

AniDox:Lab is a new international workshop and laboratory, where documentary filmmakers and animation directors come together to develop new approaches to fostering and developing cooperation between animation and documentary filmmaking. Meet the students from The Animation Workshop, which is a part of VIA University College School of Creative

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Industries, when they present the best projects of the workshop. After each presentation, there will be time for a Q&A with the directors. The head of the workshop, Tim Leborgne, and the AniDox:Lab instructors and producers Uri and Michelle Kranot will talk about the teaching process and the specific results that have come about by combining the two genres.


SWIM FORUM: TELLING TRANSMEDIA STORIES

CINEMATEKET: WEDNESDAY 13/11 AT 13:00 HRS.

Do you want to learn more about the current possibilities of media? SWIM is an innovative cross-media initiative at CPH:DOX. At the SWIM Forum, projects are presented that are being developed at SWIM. The seminar lasts half a day and starts with an introduction to the field. Afterwards, eight projects are presented, which subsequently get feedback from a panel of

experts, potential investors and distributors. SWIM Forum aims to create networks and challenge existing production, distribution and financing conventions. The event is closed, but the general public is welcome if there are available seats. More information about SWIM and SWIM Forum can be found on swimbabyswim.dk.

TALENT AWARD 2013 PRESENTED BY DR, DFI FILMWORKSHOP AND CPH:DOX CINEMATEKET: FRIDAY 8/11 AT 14:30 HRS.

Young filmmakers will again this year have a unique opportunity to present their film idea to the professional documentary film industry. 25,000 DKK are at stake in development and production funding from the Danish public broadcaster DR, with equipment being provided by the Danish Film Institute’s “Filmværkstedet” film workshop. The Talent Award focuses on the

development of young and creative directing talents. The 10 selected finalists will compete on Friday, 8 November at a talent pitch at Cinemateket. Here, a professional panel will announce the final winner of the talent award 2013. The jury consists of Mette Hoffmann Meyer (DR), Prami Larsen (Filmværkstedet), Helle Faber and Nanna Frank Møller.

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CPH:FORUM CPH:DOX IS SUPPORTED BY

OFFICIAL PARTNER

CPH:FORUM is CPH:DOX’s international financing and co-production event, dedicated to supporting creative, visual and auteur-driven films. This international financing event, held during CPH:DOX, facilitates the development and financing of creative and visually strong film projects. CPH:FORUM was the first pitching venue for many great projects such as ‘Searching For Sugarman’, ‘Armadillo’ and ‘The Act of Killing’. This year, 27 national and international film projects were selected for pitching from 13 to 14 November. New this year, we’re excited to announce the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award of €15,000 for the event’s best pitch!

MEDIA PARTNERS

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

The Forum is an international hotspot where European and international professionals meet the Nordic scene to support innovative films and compelling storytelling.

AWARD SPONSORS

Reflecting CPH:DOX’s profile, the Forum has 3 main focus areas:

FICTIONONFICTION Challenging works in the ever-growing hybrid landscape between fiction and non-fiction. CINEMA- High-end theatrical feature length documentaries with international distribution potential.

CPH:FORUM also offers: Tailored one-on-one meetings with financiers and co-production partners

- A range of engaging seminars, master classes INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

ART- Feature film projects directed by visual artists, conceptualized to be screened both OFFICIAL PARTNERS within the institution of cinema and visual arts.

and case studies raising new agendas.

- CPH:MARKET; screening facilities of more than 200 new films - Networking, drinks, dinners and great fun!

For the third year running we are pleased to host an ART:FILM Symposium in collaboration with LUX and IFFR on 15 November. Here we connect people from the worlds of visual art and cinema to exchange knowledge and contacts, and to CIAL SPONSORS support filmmakers and artists working on feature projects in between the two fields.

SWIM PARTNERS

SPONSORS

KulturMetropolØresund CPH:FORUM is kindly funded and supported by MEDIA, Nordisk Film & TV.

OFFICIAL CARRIER

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

MUSIKUDVALGET

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DOC ALLIANCE

YOUR ONLINE DOCUMENTARY CINEMA - DAFILMS.COM Doc Alliance is a partnership between seven key European documentary film festivals - CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, Planete + Doc Film Festival Warsaw, Visions du Réel Nyon, FID Marseille and DocLisboa. The aim of the Doc Alliance initiative is to support the diversity of feature documentaries and to convince audiences of the fascinating, moving and instructive aspects of the cinéma du reel in which reality surpasses fiction and becomes spectacular. Each member festival of Doc Alliance proposes a film and a film critic and will screen a minimum of 3 out of the 7 nominated films. The film critics form a Jury that then announces the winner of the Doc Alliance Selection Award. This year, the award ceremony with a cash prize of €5000 will take place during Festival de Cannes. The Doc Alliance FILMS - DAFilms.com is Doc Alliance’s online distribution tool. It offers The Doc Alliance SELECTION represents seven high-quality films. ONLINE a selection of 800 outstanding and important contemporary documentary films from all over the world, selected by the seven partner festivals. The online platform is a curated space, which offers a different programme each week, reaching out to audiences all over the world. For free or for a small fee people can view the films directly on their computer or download them in various formats.

FREE EVENT ONLINE: As a one-off event you are able to watch CPH:DOX films on DAFilms.com for FREE! On the 17th - 19th of November 2013 we are showing 5 exclusive films from this year’s festival program for 48 hours only. Make sure to log on and the watch the films before it is too late. THE SELECTED FILMS FOR THE ONLINE EVENT ARE: Pine Ridge // Anna Eborn, Google and the World Brain // Ben Lewis, My Stuff // Petri Luukkainen, The Real Life // Arnaud Gerber and Rohmer in Paris // Richard Misek

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ART:FILM As years previous, CPH:DOX will again focus on the meeting between contemporary art and film, through seminars with leading artists, curators and filmmakers. Over the last three years, we have explored the borderland between film and contemporary art through film screenings, project presentations, seminars and performances. CPH:DOX’s vision is to connect the film and art scene by joining the institutions of both worlds to exchange knowledge, ideas, and practices thereby, developing new ways of working that can support the growing community between film and visual arts. Based on a Think Tank held earlier this year at Frieze Art Fair we have invited artists, curators and filmmakers who work on these edges to discuss and present new methods, processes, ideas towards a shared future. The idea behind ART:FILM and the Think Tank is to focus on financing, production and distribution of feature length films – films that exist on this frontier between cinema and visual art and attract professionals from both industries. CPH:FORUM is proud to present a list of these ART:FILM projects at CPH:FORUM. CPH:DOX highlights films at this year’s festival such as A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (2013, Ben River & Ben Russel) – pitched at CPH:FORUM 2011. ART:FILM is organized in a collaboration between CPH:DOX, Frieze Foundation, IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and LUX.

ART:FILM CASE STUDY - MEET MARK LEWIS AND PIERRE BISMUTH Two of the finest artist working in the field between visual arts and film will talk about their works and methods. Pierre Bismuth is no stranger to the Danish audience. Bismuth often works with humour as an object, and we guarantee that he is not a dull person in real life. In 2004, he won an Oscar for best screenplay, which he developed together with Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman. Bismuth is currently working on a surprising film full of wit and humor, a mix between a rigorous American thriller and an extravagant European conceptual piece, that Bismuth may reveal during the session. Canadian artist Mark Lewis has had his films shown in museums and galleries all over the world. Much of Mark Lewis’ works centers on the notion of the cinema itself, technology and the different genres of film and as such he is a meta master artist per se. Moderator will be director and art critic, Ben Lewis.

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ART:FILM & FRIEZE FOUNDATION PANEL DISCUSSION AND THINK TANK WITH FRIEZE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FILM IN THE FIELD OF ART. In October 2013, CPH:DOX hosted a think tank in collaboration with Frieze Foundation, LUX and International Film Festival Rotterdam during the Frieze Art Fair in London. A wide range of leading artists, curators, film foundations, museums and galleries were invited to the think tank to discuss the future and new opportunities for collaboration between art and film. Today, an increasing number of films are being produced at the crossroads between the two worlds, but it is remarkable how few institutional initiatives exist to cover both genres. The panel will present some of the discussions that were central to the think tank. The panel will include the organisers of the think tank and a selection of invited experts, including: Filipa Ramos (Vdrome), Marie Schmidt (Danish Film Institute/NDS), Maggie Ellis (Film London), Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures) and Marianne Torp (the National Gallery of Denmark). RUNNING TIME: 90 MIN CINEMATEKET: CARL BIO FRIDAY 15/11 12:00PM

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SWIM is a transmedia initiative launched to stimulate innovation and new ways of thinking within media in the Region of Øresund. The project is an initiative by CPH:DOX in collaboration with New Danish Screen, Film i Skåne and BoostHbg. SWIM is co-financed by Interreg IVA. We are living in a world of new opportunities. Being able to communicate stories about the past, present and future has always been essential to human beings. But never before have we had the possibilities we do today. Through the internet and cheaper, more user-friendly technology, people are able to tell their stories and share them with the world. This creates changes in what stories are told, the way they are being told and how we share and consume them. This is what SWIM is about.

THINK TANK

Twice a year SWIM hosts a Think Tank with the intention of pushing forward the development of the industry.

SWIM LAB

In SWIM Lab 10 projects are developed over a period of 8 months – the process is specifically tailor-made for transmedia.

SWIM FORUM

Internet and new technology have changed the conditions for how we tell, produce, share and finance films and other formats. SWIM Forum is a new pitching arena presenting projects that explore this field. SWIM Forum gathers organizations, companies, experts and funders with the mutual goal to make the pitched projects happen.

CONFERENCE

SWIM and CPH:DOX host the 1st International Conference, `The World 2.0 – Do It Together´, during this year´s festival. The conference investigates how we can utilise creative methods in combination with new media and technology to enhance communication, create relevance to people and actively shape society. For more information visit: swimbabyswim.dk

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1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE THE WORLD 2.0 – DO IT TOGETHER CPH:DOX is launching a new conference in collaboration with SWIM - Scandinavian World of Innovative Media. The conference,’The World 2.0 – Do It Together’ gathers creative forces from a wide variety of fields including artists, creative entrepreneurs and activists. It investigates how we can utilise creative methods and strategies in combination with new media and technology to enhance communication, create relevance to people and actively shape society. The conference focuses on the possibilities that we face in a 2.0 era and addresses how the Internet and new technologies are changing the world as we know it. In this way, we will explore the possibilities for artists and creative entrepreneurs to communicate with people in new ways and interrogate how they, through creative strategies and methods can contribute to shaping the world we live in whilst adapting to a changing landscape within the creative industries. By bringing together leading practitioners from the world of art, documentary, transmedia, music, design, activism, media, communication, gaming, and technology, we hope to stimulate debate, spread ideas and showcase the future from the creative’s point of view. We will create a platform for art and creativity to join forces with technology, business and entrepreneurship. The conference will be composed of a mix of presentations, debates, live performances and case studies from a wide variety of international professionals. The speakers include Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum from activist duo The Yes Men, Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist of Google+ for brands, artist Renzo Martens, Big Data Designer Moritz Stefaner, Transmedia Expert Michel Reilhac, Game Developer Paulina Bozek, CEO of Vice Denmark Lars Hemming Jørgensen, and co-founder of Red Bull Music Academy Torsten Schmidt among others. Through the conference, we strive to provide networking opportunities across a variety of sectors to explore the possibilities available to us in the ‘World 2.0’, thereby creating an eclectic space where inspiration can flow and new cross-collaborations and networks can grow. Place and time: The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (Statens Museum for Kunst). Thursday November 14: 09.30 – 17.00 and Friday November 15: 09.30 – 16.00. Register: at www.cphdox.dk Arranged by: CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, SWIM, Scandinavian World of Innovative Media and Statens Museum for Kunst Official Media Partner: Conferize. Follow our profile and meet other participants here:www.conferize.com

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DOX:LAB

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DOX:LAB is CPH:DOX’s own international film production programme. DOX:LAB was launched in 2009, and has been an overwhelming success – artistically as well as with the audiences at other film festivals in Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Venice, Berlin and Toronto. The concept behind DOX:LAB is to pair selected filmmakers in teams of two. Each team is given carte blanche and a grant to create the widely different and artistically powerful films the likes of which can now be experienced at CPH:DOX 2013. The ambition of DOX:LAB is to stimulate cultural exchange in cinematic terms, and to create special and challenging works of artistic vision. And we are excited to present this year’s new films – some in their final versions, some as works in progress – that all fulfil this ambition in widely different but equally challenging ways, as they go beyond the real to explore the realms of the imagination. DOX:LAB continues in 2013 with a new generation of filmmakers who will meet each other for the first time and start developing ideas during the festival. For more information on DOX:LAB, please visit cphdox.dk/doxlab.

DOX:LAB Teams 2013/14:

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CPH:MARKET CPH:MARKET is our Video-on-Demand film market running in conjunction with CPH:DOX. This year the market will be open from the 7th -17th November from 10am - 8pm. All festival delegates have access to the digital screening market, with priority given to buyers, festival programmers and curators. The market is located at The Danish Film Institute on the 4th floor and presents 20 viewing stations of iMacs operated with an on-demand digital screening system, offering professionals easy access to an extensive line-up of more than 200 contemporary documentary titles. CPH:MARKET is a curated market that reflects CPH:DOX’s overall interest in visually and artistically strong documentary films. All films selected for an official festival screening at CPH:DOX are automatically included in the digital market. In addition to these titles, the market also includes four exclusive series curated especially for the market. This year’s curators are Tate Media, Ben Lewis, Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains and Doc Alliance Films CPH:MARKET is kindly funded by MEDIA, established in close cooperation with ioGates and sponsored by Fritz Hansen furniture and AiAiAi headphones.

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TATE MEDIA

Tate Media is the Tate’s in-house media production facility, making short documentaries about artists for TV and online, the weekly video series TateShots, and a range of cross-platform digital projects. Recent initiatives have included the Tate Movie Project - a crowd-sourced animation made with Aardman for the BBC; The Gallery of Lost Art, an immersive virtual exhibition for Channel 4; and Global Studios - an interactive film series in which artists across the world respond to questions submitted by Tate visitors. All of our projects are intended to bring art to wider audiences, and to fulfill Tate’s mission to increase public understanding and enjoyment of art. The films which have been chosen for this year’s CPH:DOX festival are a selection of highlights from Tate Media’s work in the past year. Some of these films are from our TateShots series and some are specially commissioned short documentaries to highlight special exhibitions at Tate through the year. These films are seen online as well as in the galleries and we’re very pleased to share them with CPH:DOX visitors as well. If you’re interested in art and artists then please follow our Tate channel online for more of the same. Susan Doyon, Director and Producer at Tate Media

TATE MEDIA HAS CURATED THE FOLLOWING FILMS SALOUA RAOUDA CHOUCAIR: FROM BEIRUT TO TATE MODERN / DIRECTOR: SUSAN DOYON (UK) WILLIAM KLEIN: IN PICTURES / DIRECTOR: MARTIN HAMPTON (UK) DAIDO MORIYAMA: IN PICTURES / DIRECTOR: MARTIN HAMPTON (UK) DIAGRAM OF AN ARTIST: ROY LICHTENSTEIN / DIRECTOR: ALISON CHERNICK (UK) TATESHOTS: ED RUSCHA / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK) TATESHOTS: GARY HUME / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK) TATESHOTS: IBRAHIM EL-SALAHI’S ’THE INEVITABLE’ / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK) TATESHOTS: KURT SCHWITTERS’S PORTRAITS / DIRECTOR: SUSAN DOYON (UK) BMW TATE LIVE: CHARLES ATLAS AND COLLABORATORS / DIRECTOR: LISA CAZZATO VIEYRA (UK) TATESHOTS: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK)

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BLTV Ltd is an independent production company based in London specializing in International Arts and Factual documentary. Creative director Ben Lewis has produced films shown on over 70 TV channels worldwide incl. BBC, ZDF, Arte, YLE, NPS, DR, TV2, VPRO, AVRO, TG4, RTE, Fox Italy, SBS, ETV, NHK, SVT, PBS, The Documentary Channel and ABC and which have been recognised with many awards incl. a Grierson, Grimme, and Golden Panda. Ben Lewis has made feature documentaries and series on highly topical subjects, which have provoked public debate and influenced political decision-making. ‘The Great Contemporary Art Bubble’ stimulated an international controversy about the fairness of the art market in 2009, while ‘Blowing Up Paradise: French Nuclear Testing in the Pacific” (2004) is credited with influencing the French government’s decision to compensate its soldiers and citizens who suffered illnesses after working for on atomic installations in Tahiti. Ben Lewis’ last film “Google and the World Brain” premiered at Sundance, was shown on the BBC, where it topped iPlayer ratings, and then went to 40 film festivals and many TV channels including Al-Jazeera US and NHK Japan. Ben’s previous film “Poor Us: An Animated History of Poverty” was part of the Why Poverty? project. It was shown on seventy TV channels in Autumn 2012 and was jointly awarded a Peabody Award. The Guardian called it “a miracle of clarity and compassion.” REAL BRITAIN FOR CPH:DOX When CPH:DOX invited me to curate ten documentaries for their online market place, I knew instantly I wanted to put together my favourite films about Britain and Britishness. This was not only because I have just made a comic and contemporary series about Britishness, “What Brits Love”, but also because a certain kind of British identity has recently been heavily promoted around the world, with the Olympics, the marriage of Will and Kate and then the birth of their son. I don’t think these glossy exercises in carefully-managed national branding really tell you what Britain is about. Britain is anarchic, rebellious, eccentric and what it seems to be on the surface is always a game disguising what is really going on underneath. Below you will find my guide to Real Britain. Ben Lewis, Director at BLTV. http://www.benlewis.tv/

BEN LEWIS TV HAS CURATED THE FOLLOWING FILMS WHAT BRITS LOVE: HATS / DIRECTOR: BEN LEWIS (UK) WHAT BRITS LOVE: SANDWICHES / DIRECTOR: BEN LEWIS (UK) THE LOST RACE / DIRECTOR: BEN LEWIS (UK) MODERN TIMES - LIDO / DIRECTOR: LUCY BLAKSTAD (UK) THE ROAD / DIRECTOR: MARK ISAACS (UK) THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED / DIRECTOR: TOBY AMIES (UK) THE BRUCE LACEY EXPERIENCE / DIRECTOR: JEREMY DELLER & NICK AMBRAHAMS (UK) CLOWNS / DIRECTOR: DAISY ASQUITH (UK) THINK OF ENGLAND / DIRECTOR: MARTIN PARR (UK) FOLIE à DEUX – MADNESS MADE OF TWO / KIM HOPKINS (UK)

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LE FRESNOY - STUDIO NATIONAL DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS

Le Fresnoy is a post-graduate art and audiovisual research centre. Its aim is to enable young artists to produce works using professional standard equipment under the direction of established artists. The theoretical and practical work embraces all audiovisual languages, from electronic and traditional media (photography, cinema, video) to digital technology and other state of the art media developments. The projects developed by students are directed by invited artists/teachers who, in the course of their one or two year residency, will produce a personal project with the assistance of students. Artists who have served as visiting teachers since October 1997 include: Michael Snow, Claire Denis, Chantal Akerman, Mathieu Amalric, Benoît Jacquot, Tsaï Ming-liang, Miguel Gomes, Denis Côté, João Pedro Rodrigues, Antoni Muntadas, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, Christian Rizzo, Ben Rivers, etc… The production work is complemented by an ambitious artistic programme. This includes various exhibitions and events, which explore all aspects of creativity, in particular “Panorama”. Every year in June and July, the exhibition “Panorama” showcases the projects by young artists at the start of their careers as well as works by the visiting professors. Curated by a recognised art professional, this event is attended by critics, gallerists, directors of arts centres and festivals from around the world. With regard to cinema itself – i.e. works made for theatrical screening –the films made by students at Le Fresnoy do differ from film school productions by virtue of their formal experimental dimension (taking into account the medium itself, for one thing), their tendency to dialogue with other practices (through documentary, for example) and their openness to an artistic culture that looks beyond the exclusively narrative conception of cinema. Alain Fleischer, Director at Le Fresnoy

LE FRESNOY HAS CURATED THE FOLLOWING FILMS: SALOUA RAOUDA CHOUCAIR: FROM BEIRUT TO TATE MODERN / DIRECTOR: SUSAN DOYON (UK) WILLIAM KLEIN: IN PICTURES / DIRECTOR: MARTIN HAMPTON (UK) DAIDO MORIYAMA: IN PICTURES / DIRECTOR: MARTIN HAMPTON (UK) DIAGRAM OF AN ARTIST: ROY LICHTENSTEIN / DIRECTOR: ALISON CHERNICK (UK) TATESHOTS: ED RUSCHA / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK) TATESHOTS: GARY HUME / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK) TATESHOTS: IBRAHIM EL-SALAHI’S ’THE INEVITABLE’ / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK) TATESHOTS: KURT SCHWITTERS’S PORTRAITS / DIRECTOR: SUSAN DOYON (UK) BMW TATE LIVE: CHARLES ATLAS AND COLLABORATORS / DIRECTOR: LISA CAZZATO VIEYRA (UK) TATESHOTS: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART / DIRECTOR: NICK ALDRIDGE (UK) 298


DOC ALLIANCE FILMS

DAFilms.com is an online distribution tool of the “Doc Alliance” - a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals: CPH:DOX Copenhagen, Doclisboa, DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille, Jihlava IDFF, Planete Doc Film Festival and Visions du Reel Nyon. The website offers Video on Demand and permanent access to almost 800 documentary and experimental films. Audiences and film professionals from all around the world can legally watch all the films at DAFilms.com; for a small fee, they can view the films directly on their computer or other mobile devices or download them in AVI and DVD formats. DAFilms.com offers a selection of contemporary documentary films from the world over, with an emphasis on European cinema. In addition to offering notable recent films, the website also functions as a film archive of important documentaries. Including works by masters such as Ulrich Seidl, Jørgen Leth, Peter Mettler, Agnes Varda, Nicolas Philibert, Helena Teštíková, but also films by emerging filmmakers and film students. Every month, it expands its catalogue with the addition of up to 20 new titles chosen by the 7 partner festivals involved in the Doc Alliance. The films are selected on the basis of strict dramaturgic criteria, with an emphasis on their social and aesthetic value and signature style. The website is open to all innovative approaches, including progressive or provocative documentaries that stimulate open dialog between the filmmakers and the viewers. Diana Tabakov, Buyer at Doc Alliance www.DAFilms.com

DOC ALLIANCE FILMS HAS CURATED THE FOLLOWING FILMS THE ART OF DISAPPEARING / DIRECTOR: BARTEK KONOPKA & PIOTR ROSOŁOWSKI (PL) THE LAUNDRY ROOM / DIRECTOR: FLORIANE DEVIGNE & FRED FLOREY (CH, FR) THE GREAT NIGHT / DIRECTOR: PETR HATLE (CZ) AT THE END OF THE MILKY WAY / DIRECTOR: LEOPOLD GRÜN & DIRK UHLIG (DE) TWENTY-ONE-TWELVE THE DAY THE WORLD DIDN´T END / DIRECTOR: MARCO MARTINS (PT) MY AFGHANISTAN / DIRECTOR: NAGIEB KHAJA (DK) LA BUISSONNIÈRE / DIRECTOR: JEAN-BAPTISTE ALAZARD (FR)

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An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker .. Everybody’s Child ..................................... Everyday Rebellion ...................................

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Faith Connections ..................................... The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty ........... Fatal Assistance ........................................ The Filmballad of Mamadada .................. First Cousin Once Removed .................... For No Good Reason ................................ Former Models.......................................... Four Letters Apart ..................................... From a Distance ........................................ The Fruit Hunters ...................................... Fruits of Our Land ..................................... Fuck for Forest ...........................................

230 104 86 59 213 220 157 185 247 239 153 96

Generation Iron ......................................... Gibraltar..................................................... Good Ol’ Freda .......................................... Google And The World Brain .................... The Great Dictator .................................... The Great Hip Hop Hoax .......................... The Great Night ........................................

234 149 181 223 118 174 43

Hair............................................................. Hawking ..................................................... Head and Hands (my black angel) ........... Hooly Bible ................................................ The Host and the Cloud............................ Hotel Room ...............................................

52 232 158 128 145 154

I Am Talking To You .................................... In a Brief Moment of Optimism ............... In God We Trust ......................................... InRealLife ................................................... Inside Out: The People’s Art Project ......... Interkosmos............................................... La Isla (work in progress) ......................... Isle of Flowers ........................................... It for Others ...............................................

189 202 85 228 24 116 245 123 58

Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’ .... Jodorowsky’s Dune ..................................

179 207

Kopfkino .................................................... Korona .......................................................

71 201

The Last Catch ........................................... Last Dreams .............................................. The Last Moose of Aoluguya ................... The Last of the Unjust .............................. Let The Fire Burn ....................................... Lettres du voyant ...................................... Little Proletarian ........................................ Lost In Memories ...................................... Love Me .....................................................

239 192 135 211 222 57 133 191 38


The Lovely Month of May......................... 106 Lovely Young People.................................. 152 Laamb......................................................... 193 Las Luchadores de Mexico........................ 246 The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear............................................ 143 Mademoiselle C......................................... 229 Magnetic Reconnection............................. 170 La maison de la radio................................ 208 Manakamana............................................. 49 Manhunt..................................................... 231 Massacred for Gold................................... 25 Master of the Universe.............................. 84 McDonalds Beef 2000............................... 119 Metamorphosen........................................ 225 Michael H. Profession: Director................ 206 The Missing Picture................................... 210 Mistaken For Strangers............................. 164 The Moo Man............................................. 240 The Mother and the Sea............................ 36 Mothers...................................................... 131 My Love Awaits Me By the Sea................ 42 My Stuff...................................................... 73 Nan Goldin - I Remember Your Face........ 228 Naomi Campbel......................................... 39 Narco Cultura............................................. 218 Natpwe, the Feast of the Spirits............... 55 The Network............................................... 224 Never Forever............................................ 168 A New Product........................................... 155 Night Replay............................................... 144 No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka.............................................. 81 Not at Home............................................... 244 Off the Beaten Track................................... 172 Oldschool Renegades................................ 173 Olympia...................................................... 103 Open........................................................... 190 Our Nixon................................................... 223 Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton.............................. 169 Pandora’s Promise..................................... 221 Particle Fever.............................................. 233 Perfumed Nightmare................................. 117 Pine Ridge.................................................. 67 Population Boom....................................... 83 Portrait of a Lone Farmer.......................... 64 Powerless................................................... 225 Promised Land........................................... 187 Propaganda................................................ 148 Purgatory.................................................... 199 The Questioning........................................ 129 The Real Life............................................... 21 Redemption................................................ 60 Rehearsal.................................................... 151

Reincarnated.............................................. 180 The Reunion............................................... 40 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised....... 114 Rewind This!............................................... 219 Rohmer in Paris......................................... 20 Sacro Gra.................................................... 207 Seeds of Time............................................. 238 Self-Portrait at 47 KM................................ 136 Self-Portrait: Dancing at 47 Km................ 137 A separation............................................... 70 The Shadow............................................... 74 The Sheik and I.......................................... 102 Sicko........................................................... 109 Silk ............................................................. 167 Somm......................................................... 238 The Special Need....................................... 227 A Spell To Ward Off the Darkness............. 48 Spin............................................................. 122 The Spirit of ’45.......................................... 209 Stay Home!................................................ 32 Stemple Pass.............................................. 212 The Stone Roses: Made of Stone............. 165 Stop for Bud............................................... 188 Stop the Pounding Heart........................... 45 A Story of Children and Film.................... 213 The Stuart Hall Project.............................. 206 Suitable....................................................... 196 Suitcase of Love and Shame.................... 220 Tal R: The Virgin.......................................... 195 Taprobana (work in progress)................... 246 The Target Shoots First.............................. 115 Teenage...................................................... 22 A Thousand Suns....................................... 214 ’Til Madness Do Us Part ........................... 23, 132 Tim’s Vermeer............................................ 232 Time Goes by Like a Roaring Lion........... 233 TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard................................... 110 Trespassing Bergman................................ 210 Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America............................................... 124 The Trick Brain............................................ 54 The UK Gold............................................... 79 La Ultima Pelicula...................................... 244 Underground.............................................. 111 The Unknown Known................................ 88 Unplugged.................................................. 178 Untilled....................................................... 53 Untold Stories............................................ 226 Walk With Me (work in progress)............. 247 The War Campaign.................................... 90 We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks 87 Weekend of a Champion........................... 209 What Now? Remind Me............................ 208 When The Bough Breaks........................... 134 William and the Windmill.......................... 226

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