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Fallen statues. Gender and identity. Politics and pop culture. Art – and the world around it – is at the centre of CPH:DOX. And here we’ve gathered a selection of this year’s highlights. The programme covers the whole festival and ends with three special days of films, talks and live performance at the National Gallery of Denmark on April 1-3. The three days open with SMK Friday dedicated to this year’s theme: subjectivity and worldviews.

The CPD:DOX Art Programme is presented in collaboration with Kunsten.nu og Region Hovedstaden

01.04 - 03.04

ART:CINEMA

WEEKEND AT SMK – THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF DENMARK, APRIL 1-3

The festival’s strong focus on documentary as an art form culminates with a weekend at the National Gallery of Denmark, opening Friday April 1 with a special edition of SMK Fridays, dedicated to this year’s theme: subjectivity and worldviews.

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Aleph

Aleph

A visionary free-form travelogue inspired by Jorge Luis Borges' short story ‘The Aleph', which explores enigmatic connections across continents. A must for literates and cineastes alike.

Iva Radivojevic / United States, Croatia, Qatar / 2021 / 91 min
Beba

Beba

A poetic and raw coming-of-age story about a young Afro-Latina woman from New York who uncompromisingly turns her gaze on herself and her origins. One of the strongest debuts of the last year.

Rebeca Huntt, Rebeca Huntt / United States, Mexico / 2021 / 79 min
Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

Nina Menkes' performative film talk is an entertaining, yet urgent and timely introduction to critical film theory, with 175 clips from Hollywood classics and cult films. A fresh look at old norms and forms.

Nina Menkes , Nina Menkes / United States / 2022 / 105 min
Marina Abramović & Ulay: No Predicted End

Marina Abramović & Ulay: No Predicted End

Former lovers Marina Abramović and Ulay meet after 30 years to talk about their lives, legacies, and work. Two of performance art’s most uncompromising names in conversation, no filter.

Kasper Bech Dyg / Denmark / 2022 / 95 min
Mutzenbacher

Mutzenbacher

What to do with 'problematic' art and literature created in 'another time'? Ruth Beckermann gives us a possible answer in her performative Berlinale winner, based on a 1906 pornographic novel.

Ruth Beckermann / Austria / 2022 / 100 min
The Neutral Ground

The Neutral Ground

Dethroned statues and monuments painted over with graffiti. Comedian CJ Hunt travels to New Orleans, where the debate over history rages. Entertaining and topical, but with depth and shadows.

CJ Hunt / United States / 2021 / 83 min
A Night of Knowing Nothing

A Night of Knowing Nothing

The winner of the award for the best documentary at last year's Cannes Film Festival is a cinematic breakthrough and a politically urgent report from young India. An essay told in a series of letters.

Payal Kapadia / France / 2021 / 96 min
Prism

Prism

Cameras have long been calibrated and optimised for white skin tone. Three artists from Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Belgium explore how film technology's invisible bias is linked to historical inequality.

Rosine Mbakam, An van Dienderen, Eléonore Yameogo / Cameroon, Belgium, Burkina Faso / 2021 / 78 min
Sportcast 2

Sportcast 2

Set to images of an old football match between Malmö and Helsingborg, Swedish artist Sara Sjölin tells the tragicomic story of a failed and destructive relationship with an ex-boyfriend.

Sara Sjölin / Sweden, Denmark / 2022 / 110 min
Stinking Dawn

Stinking Dawn

A Viennese exhibition space becomes the site of a collective project, where the boundaries between body and world dissolve in a delirious and darkly funny mirror image of civilisation itself.

Gelitin, Liam Gillick / Austria, United Kingdom / 2022 / 92 min
The Treasures of Crimea

The Treasures of Crimea

A collection of historical artefacts from Ukraine is stranded in a museum in Amsterdam as Russia annexes Crimea. For to whom should they be returned? A deep dilemma turns courtroom drama.

Oeke Hoogendijk / Netherlands / 2021 / 82 min
The Year of the Everlasting Storm

The Year of the Everlasting Storm

Seven short films from some of today's most original artists and directors. A love letter to the world and to cinema from a year (soon to be two) of global storm. Documentary, fiction and video art.

Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul / United States, Iran, Chile, Thailand, United Kingdom, Singapore / 2021 / 115 min