CPH PIX Film Festival
Copenhagen will be abuzz this month with talk of film and highbrow discussions. CPH PIX is only a few years old but has become one of the premier film festivals in Europe.
This year the festival is dedicated to “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection” director William Friedkin. After his huge success with both these films he went on to make “Sorcerer” a tense thriller that follows 4 men of dubious past. They try to transport a truck load of dynamite through the South American jungle for a shed load of cash.
Legendary electronic music group Tangerine Dream wrote the enigmatic music for the film and will be performing it for the first time ever at Tivoli as part of the festival opening.
Take a look at some of last year’s winners:
New Talent Award to Ramon Zürcher
This first time offering “The Strange Little Cat” is an interesting look into the lives of family members in a Berlin flat over the course of one day. On the face of it, this piece seems to be a simple shot about how wonderful everyday life can be when seen from the outside, but there is something underlying which is awry. Maybe it is the odd film angles, the constant reminder about how we use space or how the characters out of the frame are part of the scenes, but you will want to find out.
The Audience Award to Felix Van Groeningen
“The Broken Circle Breakdown” takes us on a journey through the relationship between Didier and Elise. From their first passionate meetings and their abiding love to their happiest moments and their ultimate fall as their only daughter is struck down. It is an emotional roller coaster that will have you laughing, crying and singing along to the amazing bluegrass score.