This year sees a record number of UK films at CPH:DOX. To mark this occasion and celebrate british cinema, CPH:DOX invites you to a “British Evening” at Cinemateket on March 23, where you will be able to attend the screening of ‘Urth’ by Ben Rivers and ‘The Flying Proletarian’ by Phillip Warnell, followed by a Q&A and in the second part of the evening ‘No Trace of Accelerator’ by Emily Wardill. All three films are nominated for the NEW:VISION Award. The British Embassy Copenhagen invites you for drinks at Asta Bar 18.30 in between screenings. Find the Facebook event here.
URTH by Ben Rivers
‘Urth’ documents the failed and shut-down ecosystem Biosphere 2.0 in Arizona. A science-fiction-like, pyramidal building and a laboratory for the creation of an artificial Planet Earth to deal with climate change’s destruction of our own version. The film will be screened together with ‘The Flying Proletarian’ and ‘Xenoi’. Tickets here.
The Flying Proletarian by Phillip Warnell
Through the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s words, ‘The Flying Proletarian’ conjures up a sensory world where the self, the environment and the gravity of thinking are anchored in picturesque scenes from Provence, where the annual ritual of the lavender harvest is underway under blistering sunshine. Tickets here.
No Trace of Accelerator by Emily Wardill
Emily Wardill lets elements of psycho-horror meet Brechtian theatre in her intensely disturbing reconstruction of a mystery, which with an untranslatable ‘unheimliche’ force shakes one of the great modern taboos to its core: the loss of control. Inexplicable fires devastated a small French village for several months in the mid-1990s. The film will be screened together with ‘The Lost Dreams of Naoki Hayakawa. Tickets.
From March 16 to 26, you can also see the following British films on CPH:DOX’s programme:
Accidental Anarchist by John Archer & Clara Glynn
From diplomat to anarchist and from disillusioned to activist. Around the world with the British Carne Ross in search of direct democracy. Tickets & info.
Brexitannia by Timothy George Kelly
The first film about Brexit gives the floor to both the victorious ‘people’ and Noam Chomsky, in a both (tragi)comic, contradictory and disturbing voxpop. Tickets & info.
Do Donkeys Act? by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin
This year’s donkey film! Willem Defoe has provided his pleasant voice and tells us just as much about ourselves as it does about our relationship with animals. Tickets & info.
The Workers Cup by Adam Sobel
The hardworking labourers who are building the venues for the football World Cup in Qatar in 2022 get kicking and organise a football tournament. Tickets & info.
The Islands and the Whales by Mike Day
Faroese fishing culture in the shadow of marine pollution and an uncertain future. A strikingly beautiful film about trust and solidarity. Tickets & info.
Sour Grapes by Jerry Rothwell & Reuben Atlas
The incredible story about a world-class hoax, and about how a charismatic cheater took an eccentric wine world for a ride. Tickets & info.
Lost in France by Niall McCann
Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and The Delgados. Join the Scottish indie scene on a road trip to the small venue in France, where it all started. Tickets & info.
Joe Cocker: Mad Dog With Soul by John Edington
From gas serviceman in Sheffield to England’s own ‘white king of soul’. The premiere of a new film about one of music’s greatest voices – and the man behind it. Tickets & info.
Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock by Barnaby Clay
From Lou Reed to David Bowie and Iggy Pop and their disciples. Rock music’s greatest moments captured by the lens of the legendary photographer Mick Rock. Tickets & info.
Where You’re Meant To Be by Paul Fegan
Around Scotland with Aidan Moffat from Arab Strap in search of ballads, folk songs and the origin of music. Tickets & info.
Machine of Human Dreams by Roy Cohen
The dream of developing artificial intelligence in a fascinating film about the brain’s immense complexity and about a man who has set out to identify it. Tickets & info.
The Future of Work and Death by Wayne Walsh & Sean Blacknell
The robots are coming. And they are changing the two basic human conditions: work and death. Black, British humour meets serious crystal ball gazing. Tickets & info.
Keep Quiet by Joseph Martin & Sam Blair
The paradoxes of hatred and extremism are revealed in a dramatic film full of twists, where a Hungarian neo-Nazi has the surprise of his life and makes a decision that will change everything. Tickets & info.
Evolutionary Jerks and Gradualist Creeps by Duncan Marquiss
Does evolution happen in jerks or creeps? Instantaneous and unpredictable leaps or slow, constation mutations? That is one of the most basic (r)evolutionary questions of biology – but its scope is much wider and extends its scope from fossils to the patterns of 21st century pop music in Duncan Marquiss’ eloquent essay film, where two evolutionary biologists, Niles Eldredge and Armand Marie Leroi, consider the analogies and differences between the cultural and the biological realms. Tickets & info.
Piercing Brightness by Shezad Dawood
British social realism meets ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ in a maximalist hybrid based on meticulous research of UFO sightings in an English village. Tickets & info.
Robinson in Ruins by Patrick Keiller
The travel experiences of the mysterious Robinson: an encounter between nature and modernity told with a gifted British elegance and with a surrealist’s sense of humour. Tickets & info.
Tindersticks vs. Minute Bodies
Sunday atmosphere with the melancholy Tindersticks in the festival’s sofa cinema. This year’s big theme concert at Charlottenborg is a must. Tickets & info.