The incredible story of the man who invented the bulletproof vest is a true stranger-than-fiction tale of a mythomaniac, stunt-happy showman and self-taught filmmaker with a few dark secrets up his sleeve.
Ramin Bahrani / United States / 2022 / 89 min
A French Revolution
A modern protest movement seen from the inside in a timely film with an eminent eye for detail that observes the methods, aims and inner contradictions of the French Yellow Vests.
Emmanuel Gras / France / 2022 / 104 min / International Premiere
A House Made of Splinters
Tears turn to soap bubbles and hugs turn to fights in Simon Lereng Wilmont's award-winning film about an orphanage in eastern Ukraine. Eminently observed, and with unforgettable moments of hope.
Simon Lereng Wilmont / Denmark / 2022 / 87 min
A Marble Travelogue
In the marble's cycle from excavation to refrigerator magnet lies a story of the complicated relationship between China and the West.
Sean Wang / Netherlands, Hong Kong SAR China, France, Greece / 2021 / 97 min
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
A Taste of Whale
Faroese whalers have hunted pilot whales for centuries, but today international activists are condemning old traditions. A sober look at the dilemmas of a conflict, that might be more complex than it first appers.
Vincent Kelner / France / 2022 / 89 min / World Premiere
A Thousand Fires
In the middle of Myanmar's oil fields, a couple is working hard to get the petroleum flowing from underground so they can give their wayward son a better future. A critically acclaimed festival hit.
Saeed Taji Farouky / France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palestine / 2021 / 90 min
A.I. at War
What can artificial intelligence tell us about the darkest side of humanity? A philosophical and paradoxical human adventure with a robot as travel companion, and with light in the darkness.
Florent Marcie / France, Iraq, Syria, Malaysia / 2021 / 107 min
After A Revolution
Brother and sister end up on opposite sides after the revolution in Libya, but must find each other again and rebuild the country. A dramatically intense film about big emotions and deep wounds, shot over six years.
Giovanni Buccomino / Libya, Italy / 2021 / 122 min
Mette's near-death experience was so overwhelming for her that she longs to return to understand it. Now she is trying to reconstruct it in virtual reality so she can share her experience with the world.
Theis Mølstrøm Christensen / Denmark / 2022 / 60 min / World Premiere
Four prominent scientists and one artist struggle in their own way to mitigate the man-made mass extinction and understand how humanity's pursuit of wealth might lead to an ecological collapse.
Esther Elmholt / Denmark / 2022 / 65 min / World Premiere
A young couple leave town and camp by a forest lake as the world in and around them gradually transforms. A hauntingly beautiful cinematic work beyond category which dissolves the boundaries between nature and man, self and otherness.
Dane Komljen / Serbia, Germany, Spain / 2022 / 93 min
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
Alfred Dances Ballet
What is it like to have to say goodbye to the life you know in order to pursue your dream? Alfred has been accepted at the Royal Ballet School and is about to start a new chapter in his young life. From 6 years old.
Christian Sønderby Jepsen / Denmark / 2022 / 69 min
All that Remains to be Seen
What would you like to see if you couldn't see any more? A blind mother and her seven-year-old son teach each other how to navigate the world as his vision slowly fades and a new life awaits.
Julie Bezerra Madsen / Denmark, Finland / 2022 / 71 min / World Premiere
All These Sons
Two activists work tirelessly to get young black men out of Chicago's toughest gang environments in a riveting film from the Oscar-nominated director of the CPH:DOX hit 'Minding the Gap’.
Bing Liu, Joshua Altman / United States / 2021 / 88 min
An Eternity of You and Me
A touching and humorous tale of gender roles and two people's struggle to fulfil their dream of having a child - with the director herself in the female lead.
Sanne This / Denmark / 2022 / 75 min / World Premiere
Anna Karina: To Die for a Happy Ending
Danish Anna Karina became the big star of French cinema in the new wave of the 60s. A new portrait film sheds new light on the charismatic actress with her silent film mimicry and homemade dance moves.
Jesper Ravn Nielsen / Denmark / 2022 / 55 min / World Premiere
On the road with slacker queen Courtney Barnett in a cinematic postcard of a film about everything from the Great Depression to stage fright - beautifully and sensually captured on analog 16mm film.
Danny Cohen / Australia / 2021 / 83 min
Oscar-nominated and visually stunning panorama of modern China, from the poorest factory worker to the materialistic middle class, and to the red wine swelling and fashionable elite.
Jessica Kingdon / United States / 2021 / 99 min
Astrid Sonne: Ito Takashi live-score
The Danish composer has created new music for a live performance to the work of Japanese film and video artist Ito Takashi.
A visionary docu-fiction from a floating suburb where youngsters pimp their speedboats and race towards a mind-blowing finale in the city's narrow canals. A delirious, hallucinatory hybrid.
Yuri Ancarani / Italy, France, United States, Qatar / 2021 / 100 min
It is summer, the days are long and a young woman is home alone in an old villa in an enigmatic and atmospheric film from the twilight between documentary and fiction. Shown on 35mm film.
Lilith Kraxner, Milena Czernovsky / Austria / 2021 / 95 min
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
Behind The Swedish Model
Behind the scenes of the first corona wave in Sweden, where state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell went solo on a global scale - and became an involuntary public figure overnight.
Viktor Nordenskiöld / Sweden / 2022 / 75 min / International Premiere
Believer - How to Sell a Dream
Success, happiness and wealth can come through aloe vera products, says Danish Kim Madsen, who has made a fortune selling the dream. But is the path to success really that simple?
Anders Gustafsson / Denmark / 2022 / 89 min / World Premiere
An elegant portrait of a maestro without equal. The life, music and activism of one of the 20th century's most popular composers and the mind behind ‘West Side Story’ - Leonard Bernstein.
Douglas Tirola / United States / 2021 / 105 min / International Premiere
Bigger Than Us
From Indonesia and Malawi to the USA. Across the globe, young activists are creating a better future than the one they currently face. The good news is that it works - and that they are many.
Flore Vasseur / France / 2021 / 96 min
Working with the South African women of the Black Mambas, where the fight against poachers is also a fight for women's liberation and empowerment. Tough training, tough attitude - but driven by hope for a better future.
Lena Karbe / Germany, France / 2022 / 81 min / World Premiere
Blue / Red / Deport
With a zest for life, an Afghan refugee throws himself into making a feature film in the Moria camp, where he lives. Despite the tragicomic chaos around him, his project culminates in an unforgettable finale.
Lina Lužytė / Germany / 2022 / 82 min / World Premiere
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
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
A musical road trip around LA with the singer with the troubled mind, who looks back on the endless summers with his buddies in The Beach Boys. Good vibrations with a touch of melancholy.
Brent Wilson / United States / 2021 / 93 min
Three young Bosnian brothers are left to run the family farm in the mountains while their fundamentalist father serves two years in prison. An epic about the origins of radicalisation.
Francesco Montagner / Czech Republic, Italy / 2021 / 97 min
Swedish feel-good hit from Sundance, where a troupe of 60+ female dancers in Florida give their own generation a fresh shot of vitality through colourful dance numbers and irrepressible optimism.
Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen / Sweden / 2022 / 83 min
'Captured' is a participatory installation, which captures your face and creates a new identity for you in a virtual community, where crowd behaviour leads to unsettling scenarios of ritualised humiliation.
Hanna Haaslahti / Finland, Germany / 2021
Carbon - An Unauthorised Biography
With creative spirit, philosophical depth and 'Succession' star Sarah Snook as narrator, we get the life story of carbon. Born of the stars, present within ourselves, and with the power to create and destroy.
Daniella Ortega, Niobe Thompson / Australia, Canada / 2022 / 90 min / International Premiere
The first episode of a new Danish documentary series about a collapsed tourism industry, depicting the resilience, hope and imperative choices of a business world under historic pressure.
Eva Mulvad, Mikala Krogh / Denmark / 40 min
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
The legendary urban planner Jane Jacobs was a pioneer with great vision and a deep humanism that was far ahead of her time. A film about architecture, urbanity and city life.
Matt Tyrnauer / United States / 2016 / 92 min
‘Civil Dusk’ is a film installation about a post-migrant notion of belonging. In a semi-autobiographical narrative, Europe-born artist David Uzochukwu re-assesses his own gaze upon his Nigerian father.
David Uzochukwu, Dafe Oboro / Germany, Nigeria / 2022 / 26 min / World Premiere
A dairy cow's life from birth to end. Andrea Arnold's sober and unsentimental film ditches dialogue and moral judgements in favour of a pure, observant and uniquely powerful simplicity.
Andrea Arnold / United Kingdom / 2021 / 94 min
A sensitive and poignant film about three young girls' grieving process after their mother's suicide, told over a period of 10 years. An unsentimental education, but one made with intimacy and love.
Jenifer Malmqvist / Sweden, Denmark / 2022 / 88 min / World Premiere
The discovery of the wreck of the last slave ship to arrive on American shores in the 1800s becomes an opportunity for the descendants of the enslaved to take ownership of their own past.
Margaret Brown / United States / 2022 / 108 min / International Premiere
The legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York City is under renovation. From behind every door of the mythological tower of babel, old ghosts and great stories appear.
Amélie van Elmbt, Maya Duverdier / Belgium, Netherlands, France, Sweden, United States / 2022 / 80 min
Drengeblå / Sange fra i dag
'Drengeblå / Sange fra i dag’ is an installation and song cycle by Aske Zidore and Anders Lauge Meldgaard revolving around the theme of economy as a life form and language.
Aske Zidore, Anders Lauge Meldgaard / Denmark / 2022 / 30 min / World Premiere