Mads Mikkelsen highlights packed CPH PIX line-up

Grab the popcorn, it's that time of year again.

Mads Mikkelsen highlights packed CPH PIX line-up
The festival will kick off with the world premier of 'Doctor Strange'. Photo: Marvel/CPH PIX
Denmark's largest film festival, CPH PIX, is back for its eight edition and will delight film enthusiasts for two weeks, between October 27 and November 9th.
This year’s programme is the festival's largest both in terms of the number of overall films (226) and Danish productions. These 12 Danish films were created mostly by first-time filmmakers, eight of whom will make their world premieres at CPH PIX.
Copenhague – a love story/CPH PIX


This time around, CPH PIX has also joined forces with the children's film festival Buster, giving the programme a stronger family profile. The films within the Buster programme will be screened during the daytime, while the rest of the movies will screen in the evenings in cinemas across Copenhagen.
All non-English speaking films will be subtitled and therefore accessible to everyone. 
In addition to the film screenings, CPH PIX also bestows a number of awards as part of its two-week programme. Debuting directors will compete for the ‘New Talent Grand PIX’ award worth €10,000, while films will vie for the ‘Politiken Audience Award’ which will support the winning film's distribution in Denmark, Nordisk Film Fonden's ‘Best Children's Film’ and the ‘Best Children's Short Film’.
Opening Night
The world premiere of Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’ (starring among others Benedict Cumberbatch as the main hero, and Denmark's very own Mads Mikkelsen in a familiar role as the main villain) will kick-start the festival on October 27th at Imperial Cinema. Fans of Mikkelsen should make sure to have their tickets to the event, as he will be on hand to introduce the movie to the audience. On the same night, the Nordic Film Award will also be awarded to the chosen best new Danish filmmaker.
Live events

Múm + Menschen am Sonntag

Múm playing Menschen am Sonntag/CPH PIX


CPH PIX programme also features several not-to-be-missed cinematic concerts around town. This year the concerts will include, among others, the silent classic 'Menschen Am Sonntag' (People on Sunday) performed by experimental Icelandic outfit Múm, the animated classic 'Fantastic Planet'  performed by trio B/B/S at the Planetarium and a performance by Andrew Hung of Fuck Buttons after the screening of 'The Greasy Strangler’. 
On location

The together project

The together project/CPH PIX


CPH PIX also offers four on-location events, which are film screenings held in untraditional venues in the city. To name a few, Absalon Church will host the event ‘Sunday With The Devil’, featuring two indie horror films at 1 and 3pm, and Sundby Badet will screen the quirky, romantic comedy ‘The Together Project’ at 5pm. You want to bring your swimsuit for the latter, as the initiative ‘Bio i badet’ will have the audience watching the film while swimming. 


PIX Talks

Terence Davies

Terence Davies/CPH PIX


Three master classes by directors and actors will be held as part of the PIX Talks programme: Amat Escalante, James Schamus and Terence Davies will let the audience into their minds and give a sense of what’s behind their work.
If your Danish is up for it, you can also catch Mikkelsen in an exclusive artist talk in which he'll discuss his career and starring roles in Danish and international films.
There will also be industry talks from PIX participants on the cinema's creative and production processes, all open to the public.

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French films with English subtitles to watch in November

As days get shorter and temperatures drop, November is a great month to enjoy a warm and comforting moment at the cinema. Here’s a round up of the French movies with English subtitles to see in Paris this month.

Cinema in France
Photo: Loic Venance/AFP

The cinema group Lost in Frenchlation runs regular screenings of French films in the capital, with English subtitles to help non-native speakers follow the action. The club kicks off every screening with drinks at the cinema’s bar one hour before the movie, so it’s also a fun way to meet people if you’re new to Paris.

These are the events they have coming up in November.

Friday, November 5th

Boîte Noire – What happened on board the Dubai-Paris flight before it crashed in the Alps? In this thriller Matthieu, a young and talented black box analyst played by Pierre Niney (star of Yves Saint-Laurent among other movies) is determined to solve the reason behind this deadly crash, no matter the costs. 

The screening will take place at the Club de l’étoile cinema at 8pm. But you can arrive early for drinks at the bar from 7pm. 

Tickets are €10 full price, €8 for students and all other concessions, and can be reserved here.

Sunday, November 14th

Tralala – In the mood for music? This new delightful French musical brings you into the life of Tralala (played by Mathieu Amalric), a 48 years old, homeless and worn-out street singer, who one day gets mistaken for someone else. Tralala sees an opportunity to get a better life by taking on a new personality. He now has a brother, nephews, ex-girlfriends, and maybe even a daughter. But where is the lie? Where is the truth? And who is he, deep down?

The night will start with drinks from 6pm followed by the screening at 7pm at the Luminor Hôtel de Ville cinema. There is also a two-hour cinema-themed walk where you’ll be taken on a “musicals movie tour” in the heart of Paris, which begins at 4pm.

Tickets cost €10, or €8 for students and concessions, and can be found here. Tickets for the walking tour cost €20 and must be reserved online here.

Thursday, November 18th

Illusions Perdues – Based on the great novel series by Honoré de Balzac between 1837 and 1843, this historical drama captures the writer Lucien’s life and dilemmas who dreams about a great career of writing and moves to the city to get a job at a newspaper. As a young poet entering the field of journalism, he is constantly challenged by his desire to write dramatic and eye-catching stories for the press. But are they all true?

The evening will kick off with drinks at L’Entrepôt cinema bar at 7pm, followed by the movie screening at 8pm. Tickets are available online here, and cost €8.50 full price; €7 for students and all other concessions.

Sunday, November 21st

Eiffel – Having just finished working on the Statue of Liberty, Gustave Eiffel (played by Romain Duris) is tasked with creating a spectacular monument for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris. It’s ultimately his love story with Adrienne Bourgès (Emma Mackey) that will inspire him to come up with the idea for the Eiffel Tower.

After a first screening last month, Lost in Frenchlation is organising a new one at the Luminor Hôtel de Ville cinema, with pre-screening drinks at the cinema bar. 

Tickets cost €10, or €8 for students and concessions, and can be found here

Thursday, November 25th

Les Héroïques – Michel is a former junkie and overgrown child who only dreams of motorbikes and of hanging out with his 17-year-old son Léo and his friends. But at 50 years old, he now has to handle the baby he just had with his ex, and try not to make the same mistakes he has done in the past. 

The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director Maxime Roy who will discuss his very first feature. 

Tickets cost €10, or €8 for students and concessions, and can be found here.

Full details of Lost in Frenchlation’s events can be found on their website or Facebook page. In France, a health pass is required in order to go to the cinema.