The ancient knowledge of indigenous peoples challenges high-tech science in a near-cosmic tale from a South African desert where the world's largest radio telescope is being built with antennae aimed at the far corners of the universe.
Dane Dodds / Denmark, South Africa / 2023 / 89 min / World Premiere
Unique, cinematic autofiction based on 25 years of footage from the director's own life and inner cosmos. The relationship with the love of his youth is the anchor that makes this one of the great love stories of the year.
Giovanni Bucchieri / Sweden / 2023 / 101 min
20 Days in Mariupol
An unflinching and vital inside account of Russia's war in Ukraine, shot in the besieged city of Mariupol by the only journalists left. Courageous, meticulous and with glimpses of hope and humanity amid the devastation.
Mstyslav Chernov / Ukraine / 2023 / 94 min / European Premiere
A Guide to Love and Fighting Capitalism
A deeply sympathetic French sociologist couple specialising in financial inequality realise that it is too early to retire as long as capitalism still rules the world. A poetic, political and very Parisian film.
Basile Carré-Agostini / France / 2022 / 92 min
A Journey and the Doors
Would you let a stranger into your home for a night? A filmmaker goes on a bike ride through Europe to take the temperature of the continent's trust and hospitality after years of talk about borders.
Peter Alsted / Denmark / 2023 / 73 min / World Premiere
A Little Love Package
An exquisitely cinematic city walk around Vienna, where two friends must try to find a home for one of them. Every frame is a delight in a film that is neither documentary nor fiction, but plays its game without rules.
Gaston Solnicki / Austria, Argentina / 2022 / 80 min
A Silent Story
A film director seeks out his childhood friend who molested him when they were both children. He hesitantly agrees to meet and together they return to the repressed past in a brave and deeply unusual tale that breaks a terrible taboo.
Anders Skovbjerg Jepsen / Denmark, Sweden / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
A Storm Foretold
Christoffer Guldbrandsen's long-awaited film about Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone is a chilling report from the rotten core of power, ahead of the riot on Capitol Hill.
Christoffer Guldbrandsen / Denmark / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
A Tiger in Paradise
A surreal journey into singer José González's inner world of thoughts and shadows. Staged with dark humour in the picturesque Swedish countryside around his home with Ruben Östlund's regular creative partners behind the camera.
Mikel Cee Karlsson / Sweden / 2023 / 78 min / World Premiere
Paul McCarthy’s newest virtual reality artwork is part of his larger project ‘A&E’ (2019), encompassing a wide range of media.
Paul McCarthy / United States / 2022 / 10 min
A thought-provoking film that looks at the phenomenon of work in the 21st century with the razor sharp X-ray vision and equally sharp humour. From Kuwait to Korea, from the US to Europe, and from nine to five - with Swedish mastermind Erik Gandini behind the camera.
Erik Gandini / Sweden, Italy, Norway / 2023 / 81 min / World Premiere
An Asian Ghost Story
A cinematic and conceptually inventive film that explores the haunting memories of Asia's late 20th-century modernization through the large-scale export of wigs during the Cold War. Yet, in every wig resides a ghost from the imperial past.
Bo Wang / Netherlands, Hong Kong / 2023 / 37 min / World Premiere
And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine
With a timeline that starts with the invention of photography in the 1800s and (so far) ends with Instagram, this fast-paced and award-winning film takes us on an entertaining surf across the last 150 years of visual culture.
Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck / Sweden, Denmark / 2023 / 85 min
And, Towards Happy Alleys
Iranian film and poetry is a beautiful bird in a cage that gets smaller and smaller. An Indian filmmaker has learnt the language and created a love letter to cinema and freedom. Beautiful, genuine and with liberating humour.
Sreemoyee Singh / India / 2023 / 75 min
A dark film from the hard core of the Colombian queer community, haunted by the ghosts of its young dead. A generational portrait painted on a pitch black canvas, and one of the great cinematic breakthroughs of the last year.
Theo Montoya / Colombia, France / 2022 / 74 min
Annie Hughes (concert) + 'North Circular' (film)
After this evening of film, Irish folk music and a concert in the Cinematheque, you'll want to live in a pub in Dublin.
Award-winning existential portrait of artist Apolonia Sokol told over 13 years by filmmaker Lea Glob. One of last year's great sensations, and a film of rare depth and power.
Lea Glob / Denmark, Poland, France / 2022 / 116 min
Aquaphobia connects inner psychological landscapes to exterior ecosystems. Told in parallel to a break-up story between the viewer and a water microbe, each environment explores one of five stages of treatment for aquaphobia, within the context of global rising water levels. en
Jakob Kudsk Steensen / United States / 2017 / 7 min / World Premiere
As Mine Exactly
A mother and son revisit the medical emergency that reshaped their lives, and the remarkable fragments that remain of that time, in this intimate blend of virtual reality and performance film.
Charlie Shackleton / United Kingdom / 2022 / 30 min
Atomic Hope: Inside the Pro-Nuclear Movement
Nuclear power - yes, please? Thought-provoking insight into the grassroots activist movement convinced that hated nuclear power is the future and the quickest way out of the climate crisis.
Frankie Fenton / Ireland / 2022 / 82 min
Atuel is a surrealist documentary game in which you explore beautiful, dreamlike landscapes inspired by the topography and wildlife of the Atuel River Valley in Argentina.
Santiago Franzani / Argentina / 2022 / 30 min / International Premiere
AUM: The Cult at the End of the World
The incredible story of how a harmless yoga school turned into a Buddhist death cult that launched a terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway is a disturbingly universal journey into a closed world of radicalisation and extremism.
Ben Braun, Chiaki Yanagimoto / United States / 2023 / 106 min / International Premiere
Insightful diary about a young Danish basketball talent who goes alone to the US to test her skills and pursue her dream. But what do you do when you all of a sudden find yourself in another country during a worldwide lockdown?
Ida Høeberg, Sofie Melin / Denmark / 2023 / 95 min / World Premiere
Baghdad on Fire
A burning insider account of the hopes and dreams of Iraqi youth, led by a 19-year-old woman who faces the enormous consequences of fighting for democracy, freedom and a future.
Karrar Al-Azzawi / Iraq, Norway / 2023 / 65 min / World Premiere
Some of Denmark's most prominent voices contribute to this debate-starter of a film on the human condition and our perception of ourselves - and of each other, not least.
Simon Lec / Denmark / 2023 / 80 min / World Premiere
Bittersweet and intimate memoir of two young friends' loyal friendship in the 1970s, told through an exchange of letters between Bucharest and Tehran as the two countries' regimes crumbled at almost the same time.
Vlad Petri / Romania, Croatia, Iran, Qatar / 2023 / 71 min
Hidden camera footage augments this perilous high-stakes journey as we embed with families attempting to escape oppression, ultimately revealing a world most of us have never seen.
Madeleine Gavin / United States / 2023 / 115 min / International Premiere
blacktransarchive.com/WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT
An interactive archive made to store and centre black trans people. We will never be forgotten again.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley / United Kingdom / 2020 / 20 min
Blix Not Bombs
A deep and thorough interview-portrait of Swedish top diplomat Hans Blix, who held world history in his hands in Iraq 20 years ago. International politics dissected with rare insight and elegance.
Greta Stocklassa / Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden / 2023 / 83 min / World Premiere
Bobi Wine: The People's President
Political activist and pop star Bobi Wine is the young generation's hope for the future in Uganda, where the opposition leader's path to the presidency starts with popular protest songs that go viral in the ghetto.
Christopher Sharp, Moses Bwayo / United Kingdom / 2022 / 114 min
Behind the camera during Hollywood's sex scenes in an eye-opening and engaging film-about-film that sheds light on the rotten sides of the film world with wit and bite. A must-see for any serious cineast.
Kristy Guevara-Flanagan / United States / 2022 / 86 min
Book reception: Margaret Tait
Book reception for the first Danish translation of the texts of filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait.
The first two years in Denmark's only crisis centre for young people under 18. Joannahuset gives vulnerable young people a temporary home and a helping hand in the fight against a bureaucracy that doesn't always listen to them.
Mette Korsgaard / Denmark / 2023 / 71 min / World Premiere
Eye-opening global investigation into the social contract and cohesion, by Swedish docu-veteran Fredrik Gertten ('Push') with bestselling author Rutger Bregman as his deeply sympathetic expert witness.
Fredrik Gertten / Sweden / 2023 / 93 min / World Premiere
A sensory film from the twilight between two worlds. In a village on Mexico's southern coast, a small community lives in a complex, spiritual bond with nature's animals.
Daniel Ulacia Balmaseda, Ginan Seidl / Germany / 2023 / 90 min / World Premiere
The incredible friendship of two 2-year-old Norwegian boys in a delightful and seriously cute film with all the ups and downs that accompany any real friendship. A tale about how two little humans take shape along the way.
Gunhild Westhagen Magnor / Norway / 2022 / 70 min
Isabelle Huppert on stage and backstage, preparing for a Chekhov play. A vivid and elegant portrait of one of the world's coolest and most charismatic women, who lets us into her creative process.
Benoit Jacquot / France / 2023 / 80 min
The lively, touching and until now secret story of a trans community in 1950s New York and their sanctuary in a villa outside the city, told by the guests themselves to the director of 'Little Girl'.
Sébastien Lifshitz / France, United States / 2022 / 97 min
Charlottenborg Opening Party
Get ready for a wild colorful collaboration between Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Jeremy Deller and CPH:DOX where we invite you to join the opening of the CPH:DOX party scene.
Consensus Gentium is an emotionally responsive film designed to be experienced on a mobile phone. Set in a future of surveillance and bias AI, the film watches you back, then the narrative branches in real time depending on your eye gaze.
Karen Palmer / United Kingdom / 2023 / 24 min / European Premiere
A hauntingly beautiful real-time dance performance on stage at the English National Ballet, sublimely conveyed on camera by the Oscar-winning director behind 'Amy'. An aesthetic experience unlike any other whether on stage or on screen.
Asif Kapadia / United Kingdom / 2022 / 87 min
Parisian nouvelle vague magic in a modern film made by a collective of friends that encapsulates both the shimmering unreality of life and of the corona years with a jazzy and restless energy. Shot on an old video camera and with radical artistic freedom.
Mario Valero / France / 2022 / 80 min
Cyborg: A Documentary
Artist Neil Harbisson was born colour blind, but an antenna drilled into his skull enables him to hear colours and today he is the world's first officially recognised cyborg. Meet a man who may be the prototype of the human of the future.
Carey Born / United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Spain / 2023 / 87 min / World Premiere
Two of Pina Bausch's mythological dance works are reinterpreted in Dresden and Senegal in an iconic film that pays tribute to both Bausch and the hard-working dancers who today embody her revolutionary ideas about dance.
Florian Heinzen-Ziob / Germany / 2022 / 112 min
De humani corporis fabrica
Two of the most radically innovative minds of contemporary cinema are back with an experience unlike anything seen on screen: A high-tech moving image work shot inside the human body.
Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor / France / 2022 / 115 min
The depths of the world's oceans are the new Wild West as gold fever rages among mining companies fighting for the right to extract rare metals from the planet's last untouched environment.
Matthieu Rytz / United States / 2023 / 93 min / European Premiere
Density of Emptiness
An analysis of space in the city of Tehran from the perspective of some of the cities’ vulnerable women.
Shirin Barghnavard, Shirin Barghnavard / Germany, France, Iran / 2023 / 19 min / World Premiere
Dark and melancholic reflection on the Srebrenica massacre and the tragedy's reverberations in the half-empty city, where three of the survivors each bear the heavy testimony of the past.
Kumjana Novakova, Guillermo Carreras-Candi / Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Spain / 2022 / 72 min