Do You Know Her
Inspiring and educational animated series that delves into the history and struggle of a number of Danish women to overcome the enormous resistance of their time and pursue their dreams and ambitions.
Karla Von Bengtson / Denmark / 2022 / 30 min
One of Danish documentary's most original voices is back in the US with a new hybrid film in which five American teenagers from a small town in Arizona are invited to participate in a performative performance of their own stories and dreams.
Jon Bang Carlsen / Denmark, Estonia, Norway / 2022 / 76 min
A non-linear, interdisciplinary film work that explores a vast forest area where human and non-human life forms are part of an organic and polyphonic narrative about the history and possible future of the forest.
Pia Rönicke / Sweden, Denmark / 2023 / 100 min / World Premiere
Dry Ground Burning
An epic Brazilian festival hit that mixes action and raw docu-realism in its story of two real-life sisters who run an illegal oil refinery in the middle of a favela and defend it fiercely. Dark, intense and deliriously innovative.
Adirley Queirós, Joana Pimenta / Brazil, Portugal / 2022 / 153 min
An eye-opening drama about a Chinese immigrant and a Central African sand fisherman in their pursuit of wealth and happiness during a civil war.
Ningyi Sun, Pascale Appora-Gnekindy / Central African Republic, China / 2023 / 93 min / World Premiere
Elfriede Jelinek: Language Unleashed
The first major film portrait of Austrian playwright and author Elfriede Jelinek sets new cinematic standards, painting a phantom portrait of a reclusive, intellectual giant and fearless social observer.
Claudia Müller / Austria, Germany / 2022 / 96 min
Ent- (many paths version)
Ent- refers to the unwritten future of quantum tech & its inherent ability to dissolve the computational binary of 0s & 1s. In this version, players navigate non-binary landscapes & encounter entangled forms & quantum generated hybrid creatures.
Libby Heaney / United Kingdom / 2022
Even Hell has its Heroes
Seattle's swampy rivers and wild forests set an atmospheric scene for the tale of Earth – the slowest metal band on earth - which created the drone metal genre, was an inspiration to the grunge rock scene and had an unfortunate hand in Kurt Cobain's death.
Clyde Petersen / United States / 2023 / 110 min / World Premiere
Feminism for beginners - and for everyone else who needs to shake up their habitual thinking! A lively discussion club of a film that tests the many theories in practice through social experiments and performative interventions.
Katharina Mückstein / Austria / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
A knockout hit of a youth film based on the cast's own lives in a mix of fiction and documentary that has been a success in Norwegian cinemas.
Jon Haukeland / Norway / 2022 / 85 min / International Premiere
Fragments from Heaven
Cosmic film from the deserts of Morocco, where nomads search for meteorites under the dome of the sky to sell them to science. A profound, existential experience that fills the cinema screen as few other films.
Adnane Baraka / Morocco, France / 2022 / 84 min
Francesca & Love
A life-affirming and colourful documentary cousin to an Almódovar film about a middle-aged woman's search for love – and about learning to navigate a dating app in your second youth.
Alba Sotorra Clua / Spain / 2022 / 83 min
A poor village in Kenya has been selected by an American NGO to take part in the world's largest experiment in citizen pay. Kenyan co-director Sam Soko follows the project sceptically over three years.
Sam Soko, Lauren DeFilippo / Kenya, United States / 2022 / 75 min
In Godard we trust! The story of one of modern cinema's most influential directors, told in six chapters in the spirit of the director’s own films, with the participation of icons like Anna Karina.
Cyril Leuthy / France / 2022 / 90 min
Great are the Eyes of a dead Father
Loss and longing in a sensual tale of nostalgia for a place you've never really been to.
Afsaneh Salari / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 29 min / World Premiere
Green City Life
What will the green cities of the future look like? The answers are plenty on a tour of the world's cities in a film that looks at solutions rather than problems with optimism and contagious energy.
Manon Turina, François Marques / France / 2023 / 85 min
He Fucked the Girl Out of Me
He Fucked The Girl Out of Me is an 18+ video game about sex work and trauma.Content Warnings are listed in game.
Taylor McCue / United States / 2022 / 32 min
A creative portrait of Faroese artist Sigrun Gunnarsdóttir and the mountainous landscapes that inspire her. Warm, colourful and imaginative, just as her paintings have made her the country's most beloved artist.
Marianna Mørkøre, Beinta á Torkilsheyggi / Faroe Islands / 2023 / 58 min / World Premiere
Hivemind with Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley
Hivemind is a knowledge game for artists to navigate the inner workings of their practice – follow along as we journey through the labyrinth with Artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley.
Joanna Pope, Will Freudenheim, Calum Bowden / United Kingdom, Germany / 2022 / 60 min
Hollow is an essayistic observation of life and death framed by a panopticon.
Mohammadreza Farzad / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
How to Carry Water
This punk rock fairytale doubles as a portrait of Shoog McDaniel — a fat, queer, and disabled photographer working in and around northern Florida’s vast network of freshwater springs, the state’s source of precious drinking water.
Sasha Wortzel / United States / 2023 / 15 min / World Premiere
Film Package / 63 min
A personal and poetic film-essay that effortlessly draws threads from her wild youth in Paris and up to the present day, when the director receives a message that changes her life in an instant.
Mia Engberg / Sweden / 2023 / 78 min / International Premiere
I Got Words
The heyday of Danish rap seen through Norwegian eyes (and with Norwegian humour!) in an unsentimental film about old friendships and the creative rush when two words suddenly rhyme to the beat of a drum machine.
Runar Gudnason / Norway / 2023 / 90 min / International Premiere
I Have Electric Dreams
Award-winning, impressionistic feature film from Costa Rica about a 16-year-old girl, her unpredictable bohemian father, and her first encounters with adulthood and sexuality.
Valentina Maurel / Belgium, France, Costa Rica / 2022 / 110 min
I Took a Lethal Dose of Herbs
A hybrid VR documentary about postpartum psychosis and DIY abortion told through the hallucinatory experience of a former anti-abortion activist – based on a true story from an anonymous woman posting on Reddit.
Yvette Granata / United States / 2023 / 19 min / World Premiere
In the Mist
In a dim room filled with steam and mist, blurred male figures sip the desire and loneliness from each other. Utilizing the medium of VR, CHOU Tung-Yen allows viewers to immerse themselves in the secretive world of gay saunas, and fall into a state between dreaming and being awake, gazing at someone and being gazed at.
Tung-Yen Chou / Taiwan / 2020 / 15 min
A divine journey around the world in the footsteps of Pope Francis, observant and respectfully portrayed by the award-winning Italian documentarian Gianfranco Rosi.
Gianfranco Rosi / Italy / 2022 / 80 min
Ingri Høyland (Hôy La) live score: 'Caterpillar'
As the closing event of our ART:CINEMA Saturday at SMK, we have invited the resident Norwegian musician and composer to perform live newly composed music for a Japanese art film.
When does propaganda become truth? And who pays the price? An Oscar-nominated director's film deconstructs the patriotic myths that protect mandatory conscription into the Israeli army, and pays tribute to those whose young lives ended along the way.
Guy Davidi / Denmark, Israel, Finland, Iceland / 2022 / 100 min
Invasive plant and animal species have changed the Danish landscape. Six nature lovers are on a mission to remove them again, but is it even possible to rewind the human impact on nature, now that we brought them here ourselves?
David Krøyer / Denmark / 2023 / 75 min / World Premiere
Inventing Truth - The Relotius Affair
The story of one of the biggest media scandals of our time is an epic thriller about deception and psychological manipulation in a world where integrity and credibility are everything - but where the art of telling a good story sometimes weighs heaviest.
Daniel Andreas Sager / Germany / 2023 / 93 min / World Premiere
Is There Anybody Out There?
Based on her own rare disability, director Ella Glendining takes us on a journey to find others with the same experience as her. A unique and thought-provoking film about overlooked disabilities and invisible norms.
Ella Glendining / United Kingdom / 2023 / 87 min
ISÁK (koncert) + Rahčan – Ella’s riot (film)
Our Youth Team invites you to a concert with one of Norway's best live bands after the screening of the film depicting the band's Sami lead singer on the environmentalist barricades.
It's Always Been Me
Touching and timely story about two young people who don't feel like the gender they were born as, and about the importance of an understanding family when making choices that will change the rest of your life.
Julie Bezerra Madsen / Denmark / 2023 / 72 min / World Premiere
A brand new five-part series about the charismatic woman with Denmark's biggest voice and her struggle to do things her own way.
Cille Hannibal / Denmark / 2023 / 88 min / World Premiere
Joan Baez, I Am A Noise
A frank and generous portrait of the folk legend and activist with the incredible voice who, at the age of 82, continues to fight the good fight. A visual diary from a cultural icon.
Karen O'Connor, Miri Navasky, Maeve O'Boyle / United States / 2023 / 110 min
José González (live & Q&A) + 'A Tiger in Paradise' (film)
José González was at the center of the resurgence of folk music at the start of the millennium. Now he's visiting the festival with film, Q&A and his live acoustic songs.
Just Before Death
Veteran director Anne Regitze Wivel has created a beautiful and life-affirming memoir about the indomitable staff at Bispebjerg Hospital – and about the last time in her and her husband Svend Auken's lives.
Anne Regitze Wivel / Denmark / 2023 / 73 min / World Premiere
Kafka for Kids
Franz Kafka's famous short story about a man's transformation into an insect, filmed as a surreal version of a children’s TV show by Israeli artist and iconoclast Roee Rosen.
Roee Rosen / Israel / 2022 / 111 min
The incredible story of how 55,000 rare cult films from the world's most famous video store ended up in Sicily is just the first chapter in a wildly entertaining gonzo detective film. A festival favourite and a must for all video freaks.
Ashley Sabin, David Redmon / United States / 2023 / 80 min
Kiss the Future
U2 in Sarajevo. One of the most important concerts in rock history - and the incredible story of how it came about, told by the band themselves and by the survivors of the besieged city's vibrant punk scene in the dark years of the 1990s.
Nenad Cicin-Sain / United States, Ireland / 2023 / 103 min
One of the sensations at this year's Sundance Film Festival was this candid, taboo-breaking in-your-face depiction of life as a black, transgender sex worker in New York and Atlanta.
D. Smith / United States / 2023 / 73 min
A Swedish woman goes to San Francisco and becomes a sex worker in the city's lively underground scene. Narrated as a cinematic diary with a raw, honest and unfiltered authenticity.
Tove Pils / Sweden / 2023 / 95 min / International Premiere
Lars om Lilholt
The soon-to-be 70-year-old, beloved singer-songwriter Lars Lilholt is still going strong and generously shares insights from the long road of his life.
Henrik Veileborg / Denmark / 2023 / 70 min / World Premiere
Generous and imaginative film about the inner life of houseplants, which takes other life forms seriously with creative and artistic originality. A film that expands our consciousness and opens up new paths of thought and action.
Jesse McLean / United States / 2023 / 72 min / World Premiere
Little Richard: I Am Everything
Meet the man who invented rock n' roll in an audience favourite from this year's Sundance festival. Black, queer and with self-made showmanship in a film full of rare footage that upends white music history.
Lisa Cortes / United States / 2023 / 98 min / International Premiere